GBB membership offers the most recognized and trusted online green business certification program available for small and medium-sized businesses seeking market recognition for their commitment to sustainable business practices.

Green Business Bureau’s globally recognized and unique self-paced certification process credits member businesses for green efforts already completed, while empowering further improvement through step-by-step guides for implementing green best practices.

The Green Business Bureau program is based on the concept that good business and green business go hand-in-hand. All initiatives are money saving and deliver significant return on investment that empower member companies to grow stronger and healthier every day.

GBB Leadership

Green Business Bureau is lead by a group of passionate sustainable industry innovators with decades of experience building valuable sustainability, technology and business services companies.

Thomas Permatteo

Tom is the President of the Green Business Bureau and is responsible for the direction and operations of the company. He has been a leader in the Green business community for over ten years and is passionate about bringing practical sustainability solutions to the small business community. He is also a Co-Founder of IzzitGreen Business Rewards. Prior to embarking on his Green initiatives Tom spent over twenty five years in the Technology industry in sales and management. He is an active advisor to several technology start up companies.

Kent Shanklin

Kent is Vice President of Business Development and Channels for the Green Business Bureau and is passionate about bringing the Green Certification message to the market. He has been involved with promoting corporate sustainability initiatives for ten years and was formerly a Sales and Management Advisor to IzzitGreen Business Rewards. Prior to entering the Green space, Kent spent several decades as a software technology sales executive.  He and his wife own a small wine brand in Napa, California, and are proud members of Green Business Bureau.

Kevin Ng

Kevin manages GBB member profiles and continually seeks to ensure every member take advantage of all the tools and benefits GBB certification can provide. Kevin firmly believes that the principal key for a company’s sustainability lies within the framework commonly known as the triple bottom line, ie. Profit, Planet, and People. Kevin has been on a social mission throughout his career, has a graduate degree in industrial/organizational psychology, and enjoys using public transportation.