GWC 4.0 Finale and Awards Celebration

Finale and Awards Celebration

On Thursday, September 14, 2017, GWC participants and sustainability professionals were invited to join this gathering of the sustainability community.  Attendees were among the first to learn which organizations achieved the top score in 2016-2017 Green Workplace Challenge! Robert (Bob) Nutting, Principal Owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, was the evening’s featured speaker. During his keynote, “Sustainability: A Winning Play for Workplaces and the Region,” Nutting shared bottom-line benefits of sustainable business practices for organizations of all types. Each sustainable "action" an organization takes contributes to a more economically competitive region and a better quality of life for all.

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Sustainability: A Winning Play for Workplaces and the Region

Featured Keynote Presentation by Robert (Bob) Nutting

Principal owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates

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Robert (Bob) Nutting is the sixth principal owner and Chairman of the Board of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Nutting Company, a fourth generation, family-owned company which traces its roots to the founding of The Ogden Newspapers, Inc. in 1890 by his great grandfather, H. C. Ogden. Nutting currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Ogden Newspapers, as well as Chairman of Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

As Chairman of the Board of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Nutting has led an organizational overhaul since assuming control of the now 130-year-old franchise in 2007. Under his leadership, the organization has experienced transformational change both on and off the field. Nutting has been active in governance for Major League Baseball, serving on the Executive Council, as well as Chairman of the Ownership Committee, and as a member of the Investment Committee and Baseball Endowment, LP.

Under his guidance, The Ogden Newspapers has grown from 12 daily newspapers in four states to a current count of 44 daily newspapers in 16 states. During his tenure, the company has added Ogden Publications, North America’s largest magazine publisher focusing on sustainable lifestyle and self-reliance with a diverse mix of nationally circulated magazines, including Mother Earth News and Mother Earth Living.

Nutting has demonstrated that same long-term commitment to the future of the three family owned resort properties, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Hidden Valley Resort and Laurel Mountain Ski resort. The focus at each resort has been to enhance the experience for families by improving and expanding upon the facilities and offerings.

An avid outdoorsman and conservationist, Nutting is the driving force behind a coordinated effort to make operations from all of his companies more environmentally friendly. For his leadership in the cultural shift toward environmental responsibility, Nutting was honored by the National Resources Defense Council with the Game Changer Award in 2013.

Nutting currently serves on the Board of the Green Sports Alliance, a leading, nonprofit organization focused on leveraging the influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities. He also supports various environmental programs, including as Vice Chairman of the Nature Conservancy/West Virginia Chapter and as a board member of the Green Sports Alliance.

He is a licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor, an avid fly fisherman and skier.


Thursday, September 14, 2017


5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

(5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Registration and Networking Reception)


Senator John Heinz History Center

Mueller Center, 5th Floor

1212 Smallman Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222


$25.00 for Green Workplace Challenge Participants

$35.00 for Sustainable Pittsburgh Member/GWC Non-Participant

$45.00 for Sustainable Pittsburgh Non-Member/GWC Non-Participant

Price included 2 drink tickets


In 2015, Sustainable Pittsburgh celebrated the achievements of 49 organizations who saved over $1.5 million in energy costs, 28.5 million gallons of water, and diverted 436 tons of waste from landfills through their participation in the Green Workplace Challenge. The 2016-2017 Green Workplace Challenge resulted in even greater achievements, with 92 actively competing organizations.

Sustainable Pittsburgh is the official event sponsor. This event does not necessarily represent the views or endorsement of the Heinz History Center.