Savvy business leaders are the driving force behind transformational sustainability strategies, linking business sustainability performance, financial performance, and regional quality of life.  Recognizing executives’ critical role in achieving these tremendous potential benefits, CEOs from leading private-sector companies throughout the Pittsburgh region have established the CEOs for Sustainability executive council. Their vision:

CEOs for Sustainability is exemplary executive leadership and collaboration to drive positive change in the region. By demonstrating responsibility and creativity in the use of precious resources (human, natural, energy, capital and materials), we ensure enduring economic and social prosperity for our businesses and for our regional community.

Business Case for

Benefits and Sustainability Trends

Resources for Getting Started

Business Sustainability Programs

Best Practices for SWPA Businesses

Sustainability Reports

Workshop Summaries

Improving Business Performance and Quality of Life in the Region

Through CEOs for Sustainability, CEOs of the region’s leading companies share best sustainable business practices and collaborate in growing the ranks of those around the region that reap the benefits of a triple bottom line — for people, planet, and profits. The group is working to increase the number of businesses that practice, measure, and publicly report their sustainable business performance. The CEOs recognize that prosperous businesses are the foundation of a successful, strong region.

About the CEOs

Co-chaired by WindStax Wind Power Systems Founder and CEO Ron Gdovic and Covestro LLC President Jerry MacCleary, CEOs for Sustainability is an outcomes-based leadership network.

Co-Chair Ron Gdovic

Founder and CEO
WindStax Wind Power Systems

Co-Chair Jerry MacCleary

Covestro LLC

The group is facilitated by Bill O’Rourke, the former Vice President of Sustainability, Environment, Health and Safety at Alcoa. Sustainable Pittsburgh coordinates the initiative in concert with its Champions for Sustainability business network.

CEOs for Sustainability is guided by the vision and sustainability leadership of participating executives.

CEOs for Sustainability Executive Council

Jeff Broadhurst,
President and CEO

Lalit Chordia, Ph.D., Founder and CEO

Ned D. Eldridge,
President, CEO and Founder

Ron Gdovic,

Steve Guy,
President and CEO

Chuck Hammel,

Colin Huwyler,

Joseph A. Massaro III, President and CEO

Place Name Here,
Store Manager,
Greater Pittsburgh Area

Robert Nutting,
CEO and Principal Owner

Jack Scalo,
President and CEO

Jerry F. MacCleary, President

Antonis Papadourakis, Ph.D., President and CEO

Murray Rust,

Andrew JG Schwartz, Managing Principal


Ernie Sota,

Venkee Sharma,

Raymond Yeager,
President and CEO

Research Liaison:
Susan S. Everingham,
Director, RAND Pittsburgh Office