Sustainable Growth Coalition


  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Transitioning to a clean-energy economy.
  • Improving materials flows.
  • Protecting resources.
  • Improving water quality, quantity and access.


Minnesota-based coalition with global impact


2016 - present


ESG executives and professionals

The Sustainable Growth Coalition is uncovering business growth opportunities, driving innovation, and promoting thriving communities and regions. 

Over 20 businesses and organizations form the Sustainable Growth Coalition, a business led partnership harnessing their expertise to advance the next frontier of corporate sustainability—the circular economy, where all energy is renewable, waste is eliminated, and natural resources are protected and preserved. Individually, each organization is committed to sustainability, and recognize that together they can have a larger, societal impact on their operations, industries, environment, and community. 

A Bit More About Us

Environmental Initiative convenes and provides staff support for the Sustainable Growth Coalition. The Sustainable Growth Coalition meets quarterly and members:

  • Co-develop initiatives and projects to solve environmental challenges in business.
  • Guest blog for Environmental Initiative.
  • Sponsor and lead a Best Practices & Learning Lab series highlighting innovation.
  • Develop case studies for the Circularity Toolkit.
  • Host the Executive Network.

Steering Committee

Logo for Tennant Company

Being a member of the Sustainable Growth Coalition affords us a broader perspective on the latest issues and solutions of the circular economy, which allows us to accelerate becoming a truly circular company.

Tennant Company


Join us as a member

Leading Minnesota businesses and organizations are invited to submit a membership application for review and consideration. Additional information about the Sustainable Growth Coalition is available in the charter and executive summary.

Circularity Toolkit

The case studies in the Circularity Toolkit highlight successful organizations which understand that no problem is isolated, comprehensive solutions mitigate risks, and action builds more resilient economies.

Corporate Guide to Sustainable Landscaping

Leading businesses and organizations are capturing value by turning corporate properties and potentially under-valued landscapes into productive, biologically diverse areas.

C.H Robinson: Calculating carbon emissions for sustainable supply chains

Sustainable Growth Coalition member C.H. Robinson’s recent efforts include Emissions IQ to help customers track their supply chain's transportation emissions and carbon footprint.

HealthPartners: Promoting circularity and building a business case

At HealthPartners, the secret sauce for achieving circularity is in senior leadership support, strategic partnerships, accountability, and a strong connection to its mission.

Our Experts

More than ever before companies are driven to make meaningful, positive impacts to address complex environmental and social issues across the globe. Minnesota has a proud leadership history addressing these challenges, but we’ve reached a new tipping point—one that encourages us to bring our talents and expertise together to tackle issues from natural resource scarcity and risk to changing customer preferences.

Contact our experts to learn how your organization can participate in the Sustainable Growth Coalition and its Executive Network.