Sustainability Leadership Forum

Identify and address environmental problems and opportunities in business

The first Sustainability Leadership Forum (SLF) launched in Atlanta in 2008 with the purpose of gathering likeminded Sustainability VPs and Directors of Fortune 500 Companies to identify and address the complex issues regarding environmental and societal problems and opportunities in their businesses. Working through their issues, with the help of outside experts, SLF members develop viable, innovative best practices that their respective organizations sanction and implement within their organizations. Sustainability Leadership Forums are structured to succeed.

Contact Leadership Forum to learn more about joining an existing Sustainability Leadership Forum or establishing a group in your city.

Sustainability Leadership Forums are structured to succeed

Beginning with Atlanta in 2008, followed by Chicago, Dallas, London, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., each Sustainability Leadership Forum (SLF) has been established to function independently with its own by-invitation-only membership of Sustainability VPs and Directors of global corporations.

The SLF’s corporate members within any individual city’s Forum are non-competing. Their representatives (two per company) meet bimonthly, taking turns to host at their respective places of business. In addition to a professional facilitator per group, invited guest experts share Best Practices. Membership is limited to 15 companies per city. The member-driven, non-competitive framework promotes meaningful relationships and trust within each group. The global nature of members’ operations further allows participants to make valued contributions and receive optimal value from others because they face opportunities and challenges of a similar scale.


  • A facilitator runs each Forum to maintain a well-organized, high-functioning structure.
  • Expert guests (invited by the group) help streamline and expedite processes, minimize costs, and foster success.
  • Member organizations take turns hosting local meetings at their offices to support attendance and provide greater insight into the host company’s sustainability journey.
  • Corporate representatives are decision makers within Fortune 500 companies.
  • Round table discussions are private; fellow members are not competitors.
  • A regular schedule of six meetings per year results in high attendance, ongoing contact between meetings, long-term connections, and valuable feedback.
  • All members from all Forums are invited to an annual All-City Summit, where all SLF cities and members gain from dynamic exchanges

An organization’s annual membership is $3,750.00 for two representatives, delivering a robust ROI.

Contact us to learn more about joining an existing Sustainability Leadership Forum or establishing a group in your city.


  • AGCO
  • Birla Carbon
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Clorox
  • Cox Enterprises
  • Home Depot
  • IHG
  • Newell Brands
  • OmniMax
  • Papa Johns
  • Pirelli
  • Rheem
  • Shaw Industries
  • Southern Company
  • Southwire
  • Superior Essex
  • TK Elevator
  • UPS
  • WestRock

  • AbbVie
  • Baxter
  • CC Industries
  • Comerica
  • Crown Holdings
  • Horizon Therapeutics
  • ITW
  • Illinois Tool Works (ITW)
  • Ingredion
  • Kraft Heinz
  • Littelfuse
  • Navistar
  • Oatly
  • Sloan
  • Smith+Nephew
  • United Airlines
  • Walgreens
  • Whirlpool

  • 48forty Solutions
  • American Airlines
  • Ericsson
  • Oncor Electric
  • Pioneer Natural Resources
  • T-Mobile
  • Vizient
New York

  • AB InBev
  • BNY Mellon
  • Burlington Stores
  • Colgate
  • Colgate - Palmolive
  • IBM
  • IBM Corporation
  • Momentive Performance Materials
  • New York Life

  • Amtrak
  • Bentley Systems
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Campbell's
  • Cardinal Health
  • Chemours
  • Church & Dwight
  • Comcast
  • DuPont
  • Enersys
  • FMC
  • FMC Corporation
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Lutron
  • MillerKnoll
  • Novo Nordisk
  • QVC
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Superior Essex
Washington DC

  • American Chemistry Council
  • American Cleaning Institute
  • American Coatings Assoc.
  • American Forest & Paper Association
  • Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
  • Consumer Healthcare Products Association
  • Corn Refiners Association
  • Household & Commercial Product Assoc.
  • International Sleep Products Assoc.
  • National Asphalt Pavement Association
  • Plastics Industry Association
  • Printing United Alliance
  • The Fertilizer Institute
  • U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association

  • Amgen
  • Cardinal Health
  • Edison International
  • Newell Brands
  • Sephora
  • The Clorox Company

  • AGCO
  • Birla Carbon
  • HelloFresh
  • Oatly
  • Rheem
  • T-Mobile

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