Matthew Henderson has been working continually on the "Sustainable Business Desigantion Program" and has seen great results! He has a dozen or more certifications and keeps certifiying business owners on a weekly basis. In addition to his traveling from town to town weekly, he has also been engaged in developing the Sustainble Business Compact, which is a program that brings corporations together to abide by sustainable principles that promote health, wealth, and prosperity to surrounding communities and the entire region. Matthew has been witnessing the momentum created when corporations pledge to support their communites.
My schedule with Sustainable Pittsburgh has been full of work this month as I have been moving forward in certifying business owners to the Sustainble Business Designation. I have visited 11 boroughs out of the 19 total and received 28 certifications. The amount of certifications does not yet match the intended goal of 40, however with the towns that I still need to meet with and conduct business visits, as well as, towns with follow up, I will be able to exceed the given goal and double the certifications received. I have also been working with Town Center Associates and introducing business owners to the Downtown First Pledge, in which I have recieved 49 pledges thus far. In addition to the Sustainable Business Designation program, I have also been working on benchmarking a Sustainable Business Compact program, which is moving forward in its development and implementation. Recently, I have conducted data entries and data analysis and interpretation to be used in future focus group discussions for the compact. Including the programs I'm working with and the impact it has and will have on the regions I'm thankful to be working alongside Sustainable.