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Making Plans

January 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Free – $15

Making Plans – “So What is Sustainability Anyway?”

Pre-registration is required. Register HERE!

This workshop is ideal for:  Sustainability Directors, Sustainability / Environmental Consultants, Environmental Compliance Officers, Environment Health & Safety Professionals, Accountants, Marketing & Communication professionals with an interest in sustainability.


The past year served as a dress rehearsal for future disruption. SBR will kick off 2021 with a semester focused on what businesses can take away from 2020 to forge a better way forward. Our winter semester focuses on creating and implementing a sustainability plan – what should be included in a plan, measuring progress and reporting to stakeholders.

Sustainability planning is intended to articulate an organization’s vision to create a more sustainable business and provide a blueprint that outlines goals and initiatives, and how and when identified initiatives will be accomplished. The plan provides the framework for the organization to move to a higher level of sustainability, balancing costs with environmental benefits and the impacts to the stakeholders involved.


This workshop will address:

What sustainability means and how a business can relate to the Sustainable Development Goals

How a business can address the “S” and “G” in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) by showcasing examples that include equity, ethics, board oversight, etc.

How a business can move forward with creating a plan utilizing tools and templates



4:00 – 4:05: Welcome and intro to WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable and today’s speakers

4:05 – 4:10: What do we mean by sustainability and what do you think (interactive poll)

4:10 – 4:30: Presentation, What is sustainability and what should be included in a sustainability plan?

4:30 – 4:45: Company Panel, presenting their past, current and future plans

4:45 – 5:00: Beehive discussions in smaller groups

5:00 – 5:20: Report back from beehives and moderated Q&A

5:20 – 5:25: SBR tools to assist you with your planning

5:30: Program ends


Amanda Pike, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Quantis

Nira Johri, Sustainability Director, Rich Products

Brenda Young, Owner, Niagara Malt

Asa Guilamo, Executive Director, SBR


Pre-registration is required. Register HERE!

The zoom meeting link will be emailed to all registered attendees ahead of the workshop.



January 28, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free – $15