“The Corporate Sustainability Council provides a perfect venue for Kentucky-based corporations to openly discuss and forge partnerships to pursue profit-making practices which also support the state’s natural landscapes and environmental health. Collaborating benefits the communities where we live, work and play. – John Gagel, Manager of Sustainability for Lexmark
The Conservancy’s Kentucky Corporate Sustainability Council (CSC) was established in 2011 in response to a growing awareness among state-based businesses that their operations rely and have significant impacts on lands and waters. These companies have learned that protecting the Commonwealth’s diverse landscapes – farmlands, forests, rivers, karst systems, and lakes and streams – can benefit a business’s bottom line and elevate its reputation while strengthening the economy and promoting a healthier world.
Since 2011, the CSC has convened Kentucky-based businesses, Conservancy staff and leading sustainability experts at forums where members network, learn from each other, and identify solutions to environmental challenges that reflect common points of interest between business and nature.
Collectively, Kentucky’s business community serves as a valuable clearinghouse for the type of entrepreneurship, ingenuity and determination necessary for helping the state’s natural landscapes stand up to human and resource development, a changing climate and other challenges. Support from Kentucky’s corporations, many doing business outside of the state, also benefits the Conservancy’s efforts to protect and restore natural habitats and working landscapes around the world.
Join Today! Help us protect the lands and waters essential to maintaining a healthy environment and vibrant economy in Kentucky. Contact Cadell Walker (859-259-9655, ext. 5017 or email@example.com) to learn more about the Conservancy’s Kentucky Corporate Sustainability Council.