Under the leadership of its new Chair, Marc Nichols, the Sustainable Business Network of Washington (SB NOW), the Capitol Region's pre-eminent organization dedicated to environmental, social and economic progress, has expanded its board of directors and services to reflect the growing need and demand for its services.
"I am excited about the activities we have planned for the rest of the year that will enhance the growth of the Washington area's sustainability sector and improve the quality of life and the environment of our region," said Mr. Nichols.
Among these new activities are monthly networking opportunities aimed at growing DC's sustainability sector, as well as educational events with high profile speakers, including a June conference on sustainability-focused business opportunities in the National Capitol Region. SB NOW is also launching a new weekly publication, Sustainable Solutions, which will provide the latest sustainable developments in the region, including business growth ideas and opportunities, and sustainability tips to SB NOW's 4,000-person mailing list.
Guiding SB NOW's new strategic direction is a board that has been expanded to include eight new board members, including: Jigar Shah, Chief Executive Officer, Carbon War Room; Peter West, President and Chief Executive Officer, West Sustainability, LLC; Lyle Yablonsky, Divisional Vice President, AXA Advisors, LLC; Mark W. Carter, Senior Vice President, Market Transformation to Sustainability; Adam Clampitt, Vice President, Corporate & Public Affairs, Levick Strategic Communications; David Harwell, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Career Management and Development, American Chemical Society; Karen Marcus, Esq., Attorney, Finkelstein Thompson, LLP; and Lucille Pilling, Ed.D., Chief Executive Officer, Pilling & Associates
"SB NOW is fortunate to have these highly professional and respected people on our board. It speaks to the quality of this organization to have their respective backgrounds and expertise," said Mr. Nichols. "Each of these individuals brings specific strengths, skills and experiences that will help SB NOW serve its members and the community."
In addition, to manage its expanding services, SB NOW has hired LRG, Inc., a D.C.-area public affairs and association management firm to oversee the organization's operations. Ranked among the top 20 public relations firms in the highly competitive Washington, D.C. market by the Washington Business Journal, LRG is a private company with a public service mission-advancing organizations and issues that help individuals, strengthen communities, and promote sustainability.
For complete bios of all SB NOW board members, visit http://www.sbnow.org/template/page.cfm?page_id=41
About SB NOW
The Sustainable Business Network of Washington (SB NOW) was founded in 2004 as a community of businesses, non-profit leaders, professionals, academia, and government representatives dedicated to building a more socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable local economy. The mission of the organization is to help make the Washington D.C. metro region a more sustainable place to live and work now -- and in the future - fully realizing its potential as a world-class capital city.
The Network exists to help empower consumers and businesses, working in partnership with communities, to embrace a corporate citizenship/corporate social responsibility (CSR) business model informed by the concept of the triple bottom line: People, Planet, and Profit. SB NOW offers targeted services such as its recently developed Certifiably Green© green certification and benchmarking program, and provides practical programs that address the unique needs and leverages the singular aspects and resources of the National Capital region to create measurable business and social value in the Washington, D.C. metro region.