West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will host its 12th Annual Green Leaders Golf and River Outing on Tuesday, August 8 at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University.
Each summer WMSBF hosts a networking event and fundraiser that provides sustainable business leaders and their allies, friends and colleagues a chance to enjoy the natural resources they work to protect while raising funds to support programs that introduce emerging professionals to opportunities in waste diversion, climate action and corporate social responsibility.
A golf outing for several years, the event was recently expanded to include a Grand River kayak expedition to accommodate changing recreational interests. Participants do not have to be a WMSBF member or sustainability professional to enjoy the event.
Proceeds from this year’s event will partially fund three fellowships for local students and recent graduates in 2018. WMSBF has long recognized the critical role emerging professionals play in forwarding corporate and community sustainability initiatives. It has supported these future green leaders with fellowships, internships and other financial support. The outing has allowed the organization to invest nearly $100,000 into the careers of emerging sustainable business professionals in West Michigan.
Past recipients of scholarships or fellowships are now in sustainability leadership positions at local companies, universities and non-profits.