RALEIGH – The Wake County Economic Development Office recently announced the creation of a new Business Sustainability Roundtable (BSR). The roundtable will include public and private institutions, convening heavy hitters like the Raleigh Chamber, NC State University’s Office of Partnerships, and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies.

The group will also include members from other prominent regional organizations Credit Suisse, Duke Energy, John Deere, SAS, and Wake County Government.

The roundtable plans to use United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as guidelines for the new organization.

“By bringing together industry, government, and academia, Wake County and the Research Triangle region will be uniquely positioned as a global innovator in sustainability,” said Adrienne Cole, Raleigh Chamber CEO & President, in the press release. “We look forward to working collaboratively to create solutions that improve the quality of life for our communities while strengthening economic growth and job creation.”

Introduction at the Raleigh Sustainability Conference This Week

The vision for the new roundtable will be shared in more detail at the upcoming Raleigh Chamber Sustainability Conference, taking place Wednesday, March 29th at the Raleigh Convention Center.

The event will highlight companies on the leading edge of sustainability practices and discuss Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), climate change, clean energy adoption, and conservation, among other topics, according to the Chamber website.

The Sustainability Conference will also include a keynote from the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Michael S. Regan.

Tickets for the event are still available and more information is available on the Raleigh Chamber website.