Business for Good

About the Conference

The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University is committed to advancing sustainable business practices that promote responsible management of economic, social, and natural resources. Business for Good is a one-day event for faculty, staff, students and invited guests to learn and share how sustainable business practices relate to us all. For more information, visit us online at business.

Triple E Awards

The Triple E Award (previously Green E Award) recognizes individuals for outstanding accomplishments in the area of sustainable business at Appalachian State University. The "E" stands for Economy, Environment and Equity. 

Previous Recipients:

Pia Albinsson, 2023
Dave McEvoy, 2023
Rajat Panwar, 2020
Joseph Cazier, 2019
Todd Cherry, 2019
Heather Dixon-Fowler, 2018
John Whitehead, 2018
Leigh & Pam Dunston, 2017
Tammy Kowalczyk, 2017
Heather Norris, 2016

Recent Events

The 2023 Global Opportunities & Business for Good Conference was held Friday, November 10, 2023. Find more information at the 2023 Global Opportunities & Business for Good Conference webpage.

2023 Conference

The 2023 Global Opportunities Conference was held on Friday, November 10th in the Grandfather Mountian Ballroom. Participants heard from insight speakers: Joel Olsen, Delphin Ruché, Schumata Brown, and John Bender. The audience learned about citizen science and regenerative tourism in the Arctic ecosystems of Norway, got an insider's perspective on building the local economy while preserving its natural beauty in coastal Jones County, NC, and learned about the potential positive impact of Boone’s first sustainable bed and breakfast. Program PDF

2022 Conference

On Friday, September 23, 2022, Business for Good featured Brian Matt, head of ESG Advisory for the New York Stock Exchange; Jordan Feigh, Sustainability and Product Stewardship Manager, UNIFI; and Michael Winters, President & Chief Revenue Officer, WinCup. View the program.

2021 Conference

During the 2021-22 academic year, Business for Good partnered with the Global Opportunities Conference, to host an event on Friday, March 25. Learn more.

2020 Virtual Conference

Appalachian's Walker College of Business hosted a panel discussion about Beyond Zero, an inspirational roadmap for how business can reverse climate change. Attendees received exclusive, pre-release access to the award winning documentary Beyond Zero. 


2018 Conference

2017 Conference

2016 Conference

Friday, August 19, 2016
Download the program [PDF]
Read the news release
Photos from the event