Merger of Non-Profits Encourages Sustainability for Tampa Bay

June 6, 2015


Merger of Non-Profits Encourages Sustainability for Tampa Bay

TAMPA, FL – The Sustany® Foundation, a leading facilitator of sustainability in Tampa Bay has announced that they have completed the merger with Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa Bay (SBC) a non-profit working to raise the profile of sustainability in the business community.

“We look forward to leveraging the vision and expertise of The Sustainable Business Coalition to enhance Sustany®’s commitment to Tampa Bay’s unique qualities by uniting best practices,” says David Reed, President of The Sustany® Foundation and President of Shepard Capital Partners, LLC, “Together with SBC, we have an opportunity to make a true impact on the business community.”

In the fall of 2014, the two non-profit organizations identified several programmatic and operational synergies and began initial merger discussions. On January 21, 2015, executive and board leaders of both organizations unanimously approved the merger. “The Sustany® Foundation’s leadership and membership engagement are terrific,” says Andrew McIntosh, Chairman of the SBC and partner with the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. “Through the combined organization, and in partnering with University of Tampa, we see opportunity to efficiently extend our impact by supporting companies’ adoption of sustainable business practices.  Advancing the interests of people, planet and profit – it’s good for business.  And when people see this, it’s great for our community.”

About the Sustany® Foundation: Founded in 2007, Sustany® supports sustainability through education and programs which advance economic prosperity, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility. They strive to be the leading facilitator of sustainability through efficient and effective aggregation and investment of resources for Tampa Bay’s citizens today and into the future.

About Sustainable Business CoalitionThe mission of the Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa is to support development of a sustainable economy in the Tampa Bay area by promoting and facilitating adoption of sustainable business practices that align profitability with environmental and social responsibility for the advancement of People, Planet & Profit.