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Chicago Sustainability Business Alliance:Evening Nexus featured presentations by IGC members

Sustainability ©


January 22, 2010

Germany, the Netherlands, France and Austria provided information on each country’s business trends in the sustainability industry

The first CSBA event in 2010 was a great success for four IGC members as they presented valuable background information on four European countries to the audience. Since linking Austrian companies with US companies is one of our offices’ most important tasks, meeting with sustainability-oriented enterprises from the Chicagoland area proved to be of great value to the international speakers. Bringing together a vibrant mix of “green minds” from all over the world is a wonderful opportunity to effectively promote the ongoing and ever-growing sustainability issues.

CSBA is a non-profit organization, part of Foresight Design. The organization has existed for two years and focuses on promoting sustainable business activities. There are 160 members of the organization, most them small and medium-sized companies in a wide range of industries. The Dutch Trade Commission was a founding member. CSBA organizes numerous networking events, where a member hosts the event and facilitates a discussion about a particular matter.

IGC (International Green Coalition) is a group of foreign chambers of commerce and trade commissions here in Chicago that are dedicated to helping to preserve the earth. Among the members are the French and Austrian Trade Commissions, the German American Chamber of Commerce, the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce and the India America Chamber of Commerce. Its mission statement is to foster an ever increasing level of responsible action by business and individuals to protect the planet.

IGC’s primary goal is to provide interested parties, whether they be industrialists, service providers or consumers, with hands-on tools to help minimize the environmental impact of their activities in an efficient manner.