Annual Sustainability Lecture and Forums

The Annual Lecture showcases leading-edge sustainability initiatives, expands our vision of what is possible, and generates excitement around sustainability. It features nationally known speakers who work in the trenches promoting innovative sustainable business practices.


Judy Wicks speaking at the Annual Lecture, March 2014

Speakers have included:

  • Judy Wicks, Founder of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE)
  • Michelle Long, Co-founder of Bellingham’s Sustainable Connections and current Executive Director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
  • Andy Mangan, Executive Director of the US Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Cheri Chastain, Sustainability Coordinator for Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
  • Steve Lippman, Director of Corporate Citizenship for Microsoft

During their visit, lecturers also participate in a number of ancillary events hosted by the SBC. These events have included:

  • classroom visits at the University of Montana School of Business Administration
  • forums or workshops that explore hot sustainability topics
  • networking receptions or meals with local change agents

You can view videos of many of these presentations from the last few years. To request a full list of SBC’s Annual Lectures and their availability on DVD, send us a note via our contact page.

"Sustainable Business: How Can We Scale It in Time?" with Steve Lippman, Microsoft's Director of Corporate Citizenship, 2013 Annual Lecture series

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