2019 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit

In 2019, the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will continue to explore new and promising areas of environmental sustainability by focusing on opportunities in the new green economy. We will take a look at how businesses, institutions and communities are finding success by incorporating sustainable practices into their operations.


Our Keynote Speaker: Andrew Winston

Andrew Winston is a globally recognized expert on how companies can navigate and profit from humanity’s biggest challenges. His latest book, The Big Pivot, was selected as one of the best business books by Strategy and Business magazine. The book provides a practical roadmap to help leaders build resilient, thriving companies and communities in a volatile world. 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 is also author of the Harvard Business Review Magazine cover story, Resilience in a Hotter World and the HBR feature Energy Strategy for the C-Suite..

Andrew’s 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. His earlier career included advising companies on corporate strategy while at the Boston Consulting Group and strategy and marketing roles at Time Warner and MTV.

Today, Andrew is also a highly respected and dynamic speaker, reaching audiences of thousands at high-profile events like TED with an entertaining message of practical optimism: the world’s challenges are great, but business has the tools, resources, and creativity to build a prosperous world. He received his BA in Economics from Princeton, an MBA from Columbia, and a Masters of Environmental Management from 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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