Featured Programs

Sustainable Business Compact
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Sustainable Business Compact is a commitment and performance platform that provides a credible and rigorous pathway for businesses to advance and publicly demonstrate their corporate sustainability achievements.
Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge
The Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge enables organizations to participate in a friendly challenge program where they can receive due recognition for their sustainable actions and achievements, which results in earning points.
Sustainable Small Business
The Sustainable Small Business Designation Program, a FREE program of Sustainable Pittsburgh, recognizes small businesses for implementing sustainability actions that are simultaneously good for their bottom line, the environment and their communities.
Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant
The Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant gets to the true heart of sustainability and demonstrates a commitment to managing the social and environmental impact of its operations as central to its strategy for economic success.

Who We Are

In response to Southwestern Pennsylvania’s emergence as a hotbed for advancements and innovations in sustainability policy and practice, Sustainable Pittsburgh launched Champions for Sustainability (C4S). C4S combines a ten-year strong network of sustainability leaders from companies big and small across sectors, entrepreneurs, community leaders, university researchers, educators, and others.


Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 11: SP Challenge 3rd Quarter Celebration

Location, time and details to be announced.

Wednesday, October 24:
CEOs for Sustainability Presents: Partnering with Suppliers for a Competitive Edge

Location: Covestro BrightSpace, Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Time: 8 – 9:30 am (breakfast and registration at 7:30 am)


Are you responsible for purchasing or working with suppliers at your business? Involved in strategy, business development, marketing, or operations? Come learn how to reduce costs and risk, achieve sustainability goals, and create value throughout the supply chain — from sourcing to logistics.

More companies recognize that good business depends on successful supplier relationships. After all, the supply chain accounts for 50–70 percent of total expenses and greenhouse gas emissions at most manufacturing companies. The benefits of a sustainable supply chain can be significant: greater efficiencies, a boost to brand value, increased risk management, a better product, even new sources of revenue. Yet, in a recent global survey, only 52 percent of companies had adopted any sustainable sourcing practices.

Join CEOs for Sustainability as leaders from local and global businesses describe the benefits and how to get started.

Keynote speaker: Kathy Limper, Global Sourcing Manager/Regional Sustainability Lead NAFTA, Covestro

CEOs for Sustainability Panel:

Who Should Attend:

– Executives in Procurement, Supply Chain, Logistics, Warehousing, Fleet Management, Waste Management, O&M

– Leaders in Strategy, Business Development, and Marketing

– Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Leaders


Thanks to the CEOs for Sustainability Speaker Series sponsors:

Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge
Finale and Awards Celebration

The competition ends January 31, 2019, after which the Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge team will be evaluating the results of the competition. Results will be announced in March 2019 during the program’s Finale and Awards Celebration. Check back as the competition proceeds for more details, or subscribe to the SP Challenge Newsletter.

Check back for updates, or view upcoming workshops at SPChallenge.org.

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