About Green Business Bureau

From the start, Green Business Bureau has sought to change the world for the better through software that helps businesses become more sustainable. As a trusted authority in green business, we provide online solutions to help purpose-driven businesses of all sizes learn, prioritize, manage and certify green initiatives. Our customers use our sustainability framework and solutions to engage employees, manage their sustainability programs and become greener.

VISION

We envision a world where every business is environmentally and socially responsible.

MISSION

Our mission is to help companies become more sustainable efficiently and cost effectively.

VALUES

We balance profit and purpose. We put our employees and customers first and grow our business to create a virtuous cycle of doing more good for the planet and society while we grow.

Challenge

We understand that small and medium-sized businesses do not have the budget, resources and time that large corporations have to hire sustainability experts and consultants nor the time to develop custom software solutions for sustainability. Our goal is to provide online solutions that take the cost, complexity and time out of managing sustainability programs and certifications.

OUR SOLUTION

Our EcoAssessment™ and EcoPlanner™ online tools enable businesses to understand, prioritize, implement and certify green initiatives and sustainable business practices. As a trusted 3rd party, we provide businesses with an official online seal and EcoProfile™ to validate and promote their green commitments and accomplishments.

APPROACH

GBB believes that providing businesses with the right tools can help them inspire their employees to create an amazing culture that will drive their company’s sustainability efforts.  Our approach encourages the buy in of all key stakeholders to drive positive and demonstrable operational change by making it easy to track, measure and certify results through a common sense framework, shared KPI’s and shared accountability.

BENEFITS

Our members have shown that green business practices improve operational efficiency, reduce operational costs, elevate their brand, improve their reputation, retain employees, attract customers and drive sales.

WHY DO COMPANIES JOIN GBB?

Guidance & Recognition
See how members use our EcoAsessment, EcoPlanner and EcoScorecard software to manage their sustainability programs. With the help of GBB’s online tools, plans, and guides, employees can now drive the green cause at your company without expensive consultants.

Causes

At GBB we think it is critical not just to talk about our core values but to demonstrably practice them.  We are proud to give back to both our local and global community by being part of 1% for the Planet and donating to causes that are important to us.

GBB is a Carbon Neutral Business

In addition to our other sustainability efforts, GBB is proud to be a carbon neutral business. We have partnered with Aclymate, to measure and offset the carbon footprint of our business operations.

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
CEO

Tom is CEO of the Green Business Bureau and is responsible for the direction and growth of the company. He has been a leader in the Green business community for over 15 years and is passionate about bringing practical sustainability solutions to the business world. He is also Co-Founder of IzzitGreen Business Rewards. Prior to embarking on his sustainability solution endeavors, Tom spent over twenty five years in the technology industry in sales and management and is an advisor to several technology start up companies.

Bill Zujewski
PRESIDENT

Bill is the President of the Green Business Bureau and is responsible for day to day operations. He is also head of Marketing and responsible for building the company’s brand and promoting the value of being a certified green business and GBB community member. Bill is passionate about making businesses environmentally and socially responsible to make the world a safer and better place. Before co-founding Green Business Bureau, he held executive leadership positions at Tulip, PTC, Axeda, Oracle, ATG, eDocs and BroadVision.

Julie Craighill
CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER

Julia is the Chief Sustainability Officer of the Green Business Bureau and is responsible for the company’s sustainability program and services. A frequent speaker and prolific author on issues of sustainability and resiliency, Julia is known for her solid, pragmatic guidance that helps organizations make the leap from good intentions to long-term, profitable performance. Since starting Ensight Consulting seven years ago, Julia has helped dozens of companies, from large multi-national corporations to a two-person yoga studio, reduce their environmental impact and demonstrate corporate responsibility. And to extend offerings beyond those that want bespoke consulting, she created the Green Office Academy to provide affordable and flexible online courses on how to create a planet-worthy workplace.

Maggie Okponobi
VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBER SUCCESS

Maggie’s career started in the education sector as a teacher before committing to the Peace Corps and educational development in The Gambia, where she helped establish an Early Childhood Education school that now is serving 265 students in counting. After returning to the U.S., Maggie worked as Funding Coordination Manager at School Specialty, a company that provides necessary educational supplies for schools, and helped transform the company into a successful sustainable organization. Now Maggie has joined our Green Business Bureau family as the Vice President of our Member Success Program. With Maggie’s diverse experience in education, environmental science, and program management, plus exceptional interpersonal skills, she seeks to form lasting relationships with key opinion leaders to make plans into a reality.

Jane Courtnell
MARKETING DIRECTOR

Jane is the Marketing Director at the Green Business Bureau. Jane believes marketing is a powerful tool for communicating sustainability and promoting green business solutions. Jane’s passion for environmental sustainability started during her biology degree at Imperial College London, where she then continued her studies at Imperial’s Business School to think about sustainability in a business sense. Jane has an enthusiasm for science communication and how biology can be used to solve business issues, such as employee wellbeing, culture, and of course, business sustainability.

Leah Mowery
SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM MANAGER

Leah Mowery is a Sustainability Program Manager for Green Business Bureau who works to develop the latest sustainability initiatives and valuable member content for companies of all types. She is also a contributor to the GBB Blog and Newsletter. Leah is passionate about using creativity and storytelling to relay the importance of sustainability. She has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal and earned a Master’s in Global Sustainability with a concentration in Climate Change at the University of South Florida.

Sarah Long
SUSTAINABILITY ANALYST

Sarah Long is a Sustainability Analyst for the Green Business Bureau and is also their Chief Editor and Social Media Director. Sarah has a Master’s degree in Global Sustainability with a Sustainable Energy concentration from the University of South Florida. Her passion is to help companies across all industries find their unique place in the sustainability movement and identify actionable steps for them to take. Sarah works closely with Green Business Bureau members to showcase their accomplishments, the hardworking individuals behind the success and their visions for the future.

GBB Member Advisory Council

Green Business Bureau is fortunate enough to have amazing sustainable businesses as members. Our GBB Member Advisory Council consists of executives and managers from over a dozen companies. We meet regularly and collaborate on strategic and tactical topics including sustainability vision, mission, values, creating a green culture, employee engagement, policies, programs, new green business initiatives.  We focus on finding ways for our companies and employers to become more sustainable and use their business as a force for good. Here are some of the current members of our member advisory council.

Christian Møller-Holst

Goodwings

CEO & Founder

Alexander Register

CyberArk

Corporate Development and Strategy

Kaytlin Moeller

Fenix Outdoor

Sustainability Manager

Lynda Kuechle

Martinrea International

Senior Accounting Analyst

Christian Moore

Concentric Advisors

Director Special Projects

Matthew Hare

Hit Promotional Products

Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety

Kierstan Thomann

Shutterfly, Inc.

Corporate Sustainability Manager

Genevieve Belec

C&C Packing

Directrice Principale des Ressources Humaines

Stephen Thomas-Schulere

Balboa Travel

Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions

Lindsay Lewis

Sintavia

Marketing Manager

Michelle Coleman

GCX

Human Resource Manager

Michele Moore

Watson Gloves

Corporate Social Responsibility

Thomas Hughes

NaturChem

Chief Financial Officer

Erich Elleson

AssetMark

Facilities Manager

Eva Miekus

AssetMark

Facilities Team Lead

OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Hiring college students and jump starting their careers is part of our core mission.

Every year we hire interns from around the world to help us develop content, define new green initiatives, improve our solutions, support our members and evangelize sustainability. These Green Ambassadors are critical to our success and have an impactful role here. You can learn more about the role and responsibilities here.

If you are passionate about protecting the planet and are interested in working with us to make the business world more sustainable, eMail us at interns@greenbusinessbureau.com or contact us.