Arizona Forward can look back at 50 years of members who have shaped the state’s transit options, water supply, open spaces and much more. From light rail to Tempe Town Lake, our members have impacted the everyday lives of today’s population. But there’s a question in the back of our minds: Who will succeed us to make an even bigger impact over the next five decades?
This is a significant strategic question. We must plan today so that we can count on a next generation of skilled, enthusiastic sustainability leaders. That’s why AZF has launched the pilot class of its Emerging Sustainability Leaders Program. Participants will be sustainability advocates in decades to come, and we are committed to building a program that will set the standard for environmental thought leadership. As Emerging Sustainability Leaders participants take greater leadership roles in their organizations, we hope they will likewise assume greater roles on our boards and committees.
Our member organizations are backing this program with time and resources. The pilot class recently visited Intel to meet with Todd Brady, Director of Global Public Affairs and Sustainability. He demonstrated Intel's far-reaching sustainability success, including initiatives to preserve valuable water and generate clean, renewable energy. By connecting with such world-class organizations, program participants will build the tools to connect the needs of business and the environment. And AZF will position itself for another half-century of leading conversations in partnership with the state’s leading businesses, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.
We are seeking sponsors and speakers for the Emerging Sustainability Leaders Program. Please contact Stacie Beute to discover how you can be part of growing the future of sustainability leadership. You can also read our blog post to learn more about the participants in our pilot class.