JUNE 14, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM



Join us for the 2019 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit - the region's premiere sustainability conference!

This year's theme, From Green to Gold: Opportunities in the New Sustainable Economy, explores how businesses and communities can benefit from incorporating sustainable practices. We are thrilled to announce Andrew Winston, renowned business consultant and author of Green to Gold and The Big Pivot, as our keynote speaker! Hear from regional Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge winners including Cincinnati about their plans to leverage their awards during the plenary session. Engage with regional leaders during our 14 breakout sessions which explore opportunities in the new sustainable economy. Topics include zero waste, renewable energy, building efficiency, circular economy, sustainable investing and more.

Secure your seat today! This event regularly reaches capacity.


Our Keynote Speaker: Andrew Winston

Andrew Winston, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, is a globally recognized expert on how companies can profit from solving the world’s biggest challenges. His views on strategy have been sought after by many of the world’s leading companies, including HP, Ingersoll Rand, J&J, Kimberly-Clark, Marriott, PepsiCo, PwC, and Unilever. Andrew's latest book, The Big Pivot was selected as one of the Best Business Books by Strategy+Business magazine. Andrew’s first book, Green to Gold, was the top-selling green business title of the last decade, selling more than 100,000 copies in seven languages. Inc. Magazine included Green to Gold on its all-time list of 30 books that every manager should own. Andrew’s speeches around the globe, including a TED talk, provide a practical and optimistic roadmap to help leaders build thriving, resilient companies in a volatile world. He received degrees in economics, business, and environmental management from Princeton, Columbia, and Yale.

Highlights for this year’s Summit:

  • A keynote address by Andrew Winston, a globally recognized speaker and writer on business strategy and mega-trends.
  • A plenary session featuring regional winners of the Bloomberg Foundation American Cities Climate Challenge.
  • A lunchtime awards ceremony honoring regional organizations who have successfully incorporated sustainability into their operations.
  • Breakout sessions where attendees can dive deeper into issues such as energy, transportation, innovations in water technology, institutional food purchasing, waste reduction, healthcare, cultivating emerging leaders, greening communities, and green workforce development opportunities.

  • $45 Early Bird

    $55 after May 13

    All day entry,
    networking coffee 

    and lunch provided

    $65 Early Bird

    $75 after May 13

    All day entry,
    networking coffee 

    and lunch provided

    NEW Green Umbrella Members
    (Includes 1 year individual membership)

    $80 Early Bird

    $90 after May 13

    All day entry,
    networking coffee 

    and lunch provided


    (Student ID required at door)

    $15 Early Bird

    $20 after May 13

    All day entry,
    networking coffee 

    and lunch provided

    Venue Location

    Xavier University
    Schiff Conference Center
    Cincinnati, OH, 45207

    (513) 541-1538


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