Washington, DC — The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) provides knowledge to trusted professionals who, with their credibility, amplify messages to national audiences to solve everyday environmental problems. Together, we generate lasting positive change.

For the last four years, the National Environmental Education Foundation has elevated and encouraged the conversation within companies on the need, value and role of environmental and sustainability (E&S) employee engagement programs designed to enhance corporate sustainability goals. Through the NEEF Business Sustainability Education Roundtable, in which more than 20 companies have participated, NEEF has identified challenges, opportunities and success stories related to establishing and managing E&S employee engagement programs.

Toward the goal of making the valuable work of the Roundtable accessible to the larger business community, NEEF is pleased that GreenBiz Group has agreed to house the employee engagement work of the Business & Environment Program. The new partnership between NEEF and GreenBiz Group will place employee engagement strategically as a focal area for GreenBiz’s vast business audience. Planned activities include continuing annual research studies on corporate employee engagement trends, featuring in GreenBiz media and meetings exemplary employee engagement programs inside companies, and publishing regular articles and columns on the topic by GreenBiz’s editors and expert network. Employee engagement also will continue to be a key focus of the GreenBiz Executive Network, a membership-based, peer-to-peer learning forum for corporate sustainability executives.

We are grateful for the time, dedication and ideas contributed by the NEEF Roundtable members. The partnership with the GreenBiz Group would not have been possible without their support and commitment to successful employee engagement programs.