West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum is a regional network of business, government, non-profits and academia dedicated to promoting business practices that demonstrate environmental stewardship, economic vitality, and social responsibility.
Founded in 1994 under a fiduciary arrangement, the forum became an independent 501c3 non‐profit in 2009. It is today the leading membership organization for practitioners of beyond‐compliance sustainability practices in the state and an active facilitator of participatory community sustainability initiatives, promoting positive change and operational improvements through education and collaboration.
A marketplace of ideas, discussion and problem-solving around sustainable business for diverse and often competing interests, the forum serves as
- A mechanism for professional development, networking and tribe-building for practitioners and organizations.
- A platform for investments in shared capacity to address organizational, industry and community sustainability concerns.
- A “boundary organization” providing linkages between industries, governments, non-profit interests, and academia.
WMSBF boasts consistent involvement from a majority of the region’s most recognizable brands, largest employers and most innovative entrepreneurs, advocates and educators.