September 22 & 23

A Virtual Event Experience

The 2020 Sustainable Business Summit will be a virtual event experience!


We are excited to announce our move towards a more sustainable and climate friendly event model with SBR’s “2020 Summit Reimagined”. This  virtual event experience is designed to be fun, engaging and dynamic.

If nothing else, COVID-19 has crystalized the importance of valuing resilience, appreciating the fragility of life, and understanding the importance of how decisions deferred create dire consequences for present and future generations.  While we are focused on reducing the curve, it is also important that we not lose sight of the valuable lessons we are learning that will be key to moving towards a more resilient and regenerative economy for Western New York.

Connections, knowledge, sharing and learning are needed, perhaps more now than ever. We will feature national business leaders, innovative networking opportunities, live panel discussions, local business leaders, entertainment and much more. Join us to Invest, Connect, Learn and Recognize. Engage with us on the real sustainability issues you face.  Remember that while we may be socially distancing, we are not alone.


Keynote Panelists

Martin Wolf

Director of Sustainability & Authenticity, Seventh Generation Inc.

Martin Wolf is responsible for ensuring the design of sustainable products at Seventh Generation, a well known manufacturer and distributor of ecological household and personal care products. He is also responsible for creating a more sustainable business model, and for creating more sustainable systems of commerce.

Andrew Watterson

Sustainable Value VP, GOJO Industries

Andrew Watterson is the Sustainable Value VP at GOJO Industries, the inventor of PURELL® brand solutions including America’s #1 hand sanitizer. In his role as Sustainable Value VP, Andrew leads Sustainability, Corporate Communications, Community Relations, and Diversity & Inclusion. Previously Andrew served as Senior Vice President and Head of Sustainability for KeyBank, Senior Consultant at Brown Flynn, and the First Chief of Sustainability for the City of Cleveland.

Dennis Elsenbeck

Head of Energy and Sustainability, Energy Consulting Services, Phillips Lytle LLP

 Phillips Lytle Energy Consulting Services Head of Energy and Sustainability Dennis W. Elsenbeck is a well-recognized expert in the energy field and is a highly sought-after lecturer on a variety of topics across the U.S. He is also a member of the New York State Climate Action Council, created in the 2019 Legislative Session as part of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) to address and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Speakers & Moderators

Antonio Quiñones-Rivera

Product Safety and Sustainability Senior Manager
GOJO Industries

Cheri Peele

Senior Research Associate
Clean Production Action


Mary Sennett

Quality & Compliance Manager
Tapecon Inc

Alexandra McPherson

Niagara Share

The Program



4 Keynote Panels with national sustainability leaders


4 networking opportunities & cocktail hour “Meet the Winners”


Discover and choose from our smorgasbord of pre-recorded sessions


Celebrate the Recognition Winners incl the 2020 Eric Lindstrom Sustainability Star



The Sponsors

Scholarship Sponsor

Change Agents

Sustainable Stewards