The Power to Change Things

Hosted By: 

WSU Student Center Building


Thursday, June 27, 2019
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT


Wayne State University
Student Center Building
2nd Floor Ballroom
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202

The Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum invites your participation in a daylong conference on sustainable business practices and triple-bottom-line (People-Profit-Planet) business strategies! This event will see the congregation of Southeast Michigan’s business leaders come together to explore modern issues of business sustainability. Not only will this provide great networking, but the workshop will include plenary sessions and three breakout workshop tracks.

SMSBF is proud to have Terry Link as our keynote speaker for the event. Terry is a long-time thought-leader in Michigan; he brings more than twenty-five years of experience advancing sustainability initiatives in Michigan. His work has led to a number of advances, bringing resources to bear on the most pressing issues of our day.

In his blog, “Possibilitator”, Terry makes a cogent message. Terry knows the need to challenge the status quo; he’s well-read and shares his knowledge and wisdom freely. His insights are inspiring, far-ranging and point toward the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit.

The break out tracks are built around the three bottom lines of people, planet, and profit. More details about each track will be found below as we get closer to the event.

  • People Track
  • Planet Track
  • Profit Track

A “vendor mall” will feature small local businesses that are creating triple-bottom-line value. The event will include breakfast foods and lunch. Sign up today and lock in your commitment to sustainable business in Southeast Michigan!!

Triple Bottom Line Forum - Begins in








Interested in Sponsoring Our Event?

This day long event was designed to attract an audience of decision-makers in sustainability arena, primarily from across Michigan. We encourage participation from a range of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, banking, finance, insurance, health care and governmental sectors. Sponsorships provide valuable visibility and networking opportunities.

  • Whole Event Sponsorship – $1,500
    • Slide about Business on Website, with link to Business’s website (posted from time of pledge to 7/15/19)
    • Full Slide at Event
    • Special Recognition at Event
    • Spokesperson Opportunity to Speak at Event
    • 400 Word Blog Post about Business with link to Newsletter
    • Receive 3 Event Registrations (a $225 value)


  • Food and Beverage Sponsorship – $800
    • Slide about Business on Website, with link to Business’s website (posted from time of pledge to 7/15/19)
    • Full Slide at Event
    • Recognition at Event
    • Receive 2 Event Registrations (a $150 value)


  •  People, Planet, or Profit Track Sponsorship – $500
    • Full Slide at Event
    • Recognition at Event
    • Receive 1 Event Registrations (a $75 value)


  • Keynote Speaker Sponsorship – $100
    • Full Slide at Event


  • General Sponsorship – $50
    • Logo on Slide with All Other Sponsors at this Level


Thank you to our generous sponsors and event attendees! Without the support of our sponsors, the Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum could not exist.