On Wednesday, June 10, 2015 the Tampa Bay business community will come together to recognize and honor for-profit businesses in the Tampa Bay Area that engage in practices that increase economic opportunities and improve the environment and community.
The Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa Bay, Inc. and the University of Tampa Center for Ethics will hold the 7th Annual Sustainable Business Awards at the University of Tampa’s Vaughn Center. Companies that are considered for the award must meet three core criteria.
Companies must strive to be good corporate citizens of the Tampa Bay community by improving work environments and community outreach; they must show sustained positive economic performance that contributes to the overall economic health of Tampa Bay; and they must be engaged in contributing to the environmental health of the Tampa Bay area through programs such as waste reduction and improved energy efficiency.
The goal of the awards is to bring favorable attention to companies that are embracing sustainability. Business leaders “who are doing not just the right thing but the smart thing” says Andrew McIntosh, chairman of the Sustainable Business Coalition (SBC) and partner with the law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. The SBC, working in concert with University of Tampa Center for Ethics and now also with The Sustany Foundation, recognizes ‘sustainable businesses’ in Tampa Bay. “Through the SBC, we have established and continue to develop a platform through which businesses can be recognized and share best practices with other sustainability-minded leaders,” adds McIntosh.
The 2015 Sustainable Business Awards luncheon will be held on Wednesday June 10th at the University of Tampa’s Vaughn Center 9th floor from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Click here for details.