“The body’s 17 founding members span a wide range of company types and sizes — from data security startup eLoop LLC to commercial real estate firm Oxford Development Company to IKEA. Pirates principal owner Bob Nutting is on board, as is CEO of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group Jeff Broadhurst.
“’We expect that table to grow,’ said Court Gould, executive director of Sustainable Pittsburgh , the nonprofit advocacy group that helped coordinate the council’s formation.
“The council’s purpose is two-fold: First, get more CEOs to join by pledging to meet specific goals and track progress . Second, get the word out to the broader business community that sustainability — or avoiding environmental harm and the depletion of resources — can and should go hand-in-hand with profitability.”