2019 Sustainable Business Summit

Building Your Business –

           Reducing Your Footprint

May 8, 2019 at Hotel Henry

Registration is now open for our annual 2019 Summit. We are building on last year’s success when we brought together over 180 people representing 87 businesses across WNY and South Ontario. This year, we are offering a thought provoking key note lunch you don’t want to miss, several hands-on breakout sessions and engaging networking events. Come join the fun and be inspired. Save if you register now!


The Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce strategic sustainability leader Philip Ivey as our Summit Luncheon
Key Note Speaker!

Philip will share his insight and counsel of his sustainability journey over the past 30 years at Milliken—a global corporation that combines science, design and insight to tackle the issues and concerns of today with over 35 manufacturing facilities and 7,000 employees. He will convey the challenges and lessons learned along the way as well as how Milliken has created healthier materials that have spurred corporate opportunities and growth. Don’t miss out on the chance to learn, listen and engage with this inspiring sustainability speaker.

He will convey challenges and failures along the way, and how they have turned restrictions on ingredients into company opportunities. Don’t miss out on the chance to listen to an inspiring speaker and his recommendations for how to get the inspirational change agents within an
organization on board.

Philip Ivey is the Global Strategic Sustainability Leader for Milliken. As a professional sustainability leader, Philip manages sustainability drivers​ for Milliken’s global floor covering
division, including leading educational courses about material health transparency issues and programs. Philip was recently voted to the Carpet American Recovery Effort (C.A.R.E.) board of directors, which works on market-based solutions for the elimination of post-consumer carpet
going to landfills in the US. He graduated from Auburn University and is certified WELL Faculty, a LEED Green associate and a Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt.


Awards Ceremony

At the 2018 Summit ten local companies were recognized as leaders in sustainability and sound environmental practice by the WNYSBR.  Applications are now open so you too can be recognized.  Apply before April 5th!

The Program



lunch and afternoon
plenary presentations by sustainability leaders


3 networking opportunities including cocktail hour with our exhibitors


choose from 4 themed tracks with 8 sessions and 20+ presenters


business success stories at the Second Annual SBR Recognition Ceremony


Early bird deadline is March 27th, act now to SAVE $25 OFF the ticket price!