April 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

About this Event

WSBC’s April Roundtable will be focused on Energy. They will have a speaker from the Wisconsin Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy to share perspectives about resources, directions, and impact on Energy and Business in Wisconsin.

The presentation will be followed by a discussion about the connections between Green Masters Program actions in Energy and developing recommendations and initiatives for consideration and implementation. This will be your chance to share approaches to energy use or the 2021 survey and hear about other approaches from other Green Masters Program participants.

WSBC will share existing and emerging resources to make a part of your strategies for continual energy improvement.

Join us to take a closer look at the value we can realize through our shared approaches to superior energy performance.


Green Masters Energy performance at Kohler Company

Roundtable Facilitator:

Mark (Mac) McDermid, Senior Sustainability Consultant, WMEP

Mark delivers a variety of sustainability programs directly to businesses and through their supply chains. Mark was on the team that developed and delivered 21st Century Pathways – a comprehensive program for “right-sizing” company sustainability programs and integrating sustainability into business decision-making. He provides training and implementation support for third party standards including but not limited to International Water Stewardship Standard, environmental management systems (ISO 14001:2015), quality (ISO 9001:2015), employee health and safety systems (ISO 45001). He assists with sustainability metrics development, planning, and improvement frameworks including The Sustainability Consortium (THESIS SYSTEM), water risk analysis, Global Reporting Initiative, CDP (Water, Supply Chain, Carbon, Forestry), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX), Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit(SMETA), SA 8000, US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, Greenhouse Gas Protocol, general carbon calculation, water foot-printing, and risk analysis and carbon management.

Mark previously served as the Bureau Director for Cooperative Environmental Assistance in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Business Support and Sustainability. The Bureau administered Green Tier, Wisconsin’s environmental performance program.

He has served on several policy advisory bodies to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, was a former chair of the National Quick Silver Caucus, represented Wisconsin on the Environmental Council of the States and served for more than 15 years on the Small Business Environmental Council. Prior to his sustainability work, Mark worked in production for Cray Computer Corporation and as Director of Management Services for a 500 bed Intermediate Healthcare Facility.