The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council has released a report suggesting ways the state can foster job growth in its burgeoning renewable energy market, reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
The study reportedly stresses the importance of hewing to a so-called "triple-bottom line," which evaluates a company's social and environmental impact as well as its fiscal well-being. Companies from Wisconsin that were cited in the paper included Kohl's, Johnson Controls, Miron Construction and S.C. Johnson & Son.
Another issue discussed in the report was the amount of money spent out of state by Wisconsin companies in the renewable energy sector, despite the fact that the state has many opportunities to create jobs related to wind and solar power.
"Of the $19 billion that we spent last year, 87 percent of that money went out of state," said Tom Eggert, the executive director of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. "That's going to help people's economies in places other than Wisconsin."
According to its website, the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council brings together several companies and organizations from around the state in order to promote sustainability in a wide range of fields.