Become a member of SMSBF

We have a membership level for every individual and organization.

Benefits include discounted admission to events and access to member’s only symposia and networking.

Being a member of SMSBF is more than attending events. It’s having the opportunity to see emergent sustainable business trends in Southeast Michigan firsthand. By joining SMSBF, you’ll have opportunities to connect with and get to know a wide array of individuals, from associates within large multi-nationals to entrepreneurs who are at the leading edge of sustainable business. SMSBF is the organization where people connect, discover and learn about anything and everything having to do with sustainable business in Southeast Michigan.

Members of SMSBF Envision Businesses as More than Simply “Maximizing Shareholder Value.”

In his book Cannibals With Forks, John Elkington is credited with coining the term Triple Bottom Line (TBL), which speaks to the purpose of a business as being something more than simply making money for its owners. By Elkington’s definition, a business ought to produce value – or margin – in three distinct areas:

  • People – or Social Margin
  • Planet – or Environmental Margin
  • Profit – or Monetary Margin

At SMSBF, we envision a world where business leaders take seriously the call to achieve sustainability by creating TBL value. This will take willingness to learn what TBL means to a particular business at a particular point in time, the courage to discover what it will take to make sustainability practicable, and the vision to connect with the right people – those who are passionate about the sustainability movement.