Wednesday, October 12
6 pm to 9 pm
Studio D2D
401 Hall St. SW
Grand Rapids, 49503

In 1994 a small group of like-minded companies launched an initiative that would allow local companies, colleges, governments and non-profits to share knowledge and collaborate on initiatives promoting sustainable business practices within their organizations and the region. One of the first organizations of its kind in the world, West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum has served as a support network for two generations of triple-bottom-line practitioners, playing a critical role in distinguishing West Michigan as the nation’s unofficial capital of sustainable business, helping to popularize green building, sustainable product design, beyond-compliance practices and savings-driven sustainability.

This October the forum will celebrate its work with the Third Annual Triple Bottom Line Bash.  A sell-out in its first two years, the event has become the signature function for local sustainable business professionals in West Michigan.

Featuring a too-be-announced entertainment theme, this year’s venue moves into a historic converted factory space at Studio D2D in Grand Rapids.  Dinner from Kangaroo Kitchen.  Bar from Brewery Vivant and a to-be-determined winery.

Individual tickets are $100 each.

Tickets are sold out.

Sponsorship information available here: Triple Bottom Line Bash Sponsor Solicitation 2016

The Sustainable Business of the Year Award

Will honor the company that best represents the values of the triple-bottom line.  Past winners include Brewery Vivant and Organicycle. This year’s finalists include Amway, Aquinas College, Catalyst Partners, City of Grand Rapids, Disher Design & Development, Grand Valley State University, Herman Miller, Kent County Department of Public Works, and Rockford Construction.



2015 Sustainable Business of the Year: Brewery Vivant


The West Michigan Sustainable Business Hall of Fame

A lifetime achievement award, the Hall of Fame honors individual practitioners that have made the greatest contribution to sustainable business in West Michigan.

Meet prior honorees here.


Future Sustainable Business Hall of Fame Award

Will honor an emerging sustainability professional deserving greater recognition for his or her work.

Special Recognition: Change Agent Award

Will honor an organization that is modeling a pace-setting commitment to the triple-bottom line.  The award was created with the specific purpose of recognizing an organization that deserves wider recognition for its efforts, and to provide a visible platform for personnel leading those efforts to be recognized by his or her peers.

Special Recognition: Champion AwardWMSBF-84

Will honor organizations that have a legacy of sustainable business leadership and have helped define our region as a center of sustainability expertise and accomplishment.  The award establishes a mechanism by which we can permanently honor the handful of local organizations that merit recognition every year.

More Event Details

Hosted bar, beer and wine.

Sustainably sourced hors d’oeuvres, plated dinner, dessert and coffee.

Cocktail attire.

Entertainment program to be announced.


2015 Future Hall of Fame Award Winner: Brock Rodgers

Tentative Agenda:

6:00 pm Bash
6:50 pm Welcome
7:00 pm Dinner
7:50 pm Hall of Fame Awards and Entertainment Program
8:45 pm WMSBF Update
8:55 pm Sustainable Business of the Year
9:00 pm Adjourn