BY EMILY LIEDEL
Inside the topsy-turvy world of corporate sustainability rankings.
BY KIM MOORE
As momentum grows at the state level to introduce far-reaching environmental regulations, such as carbon pricing and the Clean Fuels Program, Oregon employers continue to go the extra mile to create green workplaces for their employees.
If your company made this year's 100 Best Green Companies in Oregon list, share your achievement with customers, clients and employees with 100 Best Green Companies branded merchandise.
with presenting sponsor
2015 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon luncheon
Where: The Nines Hotel, Portland
When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Keynote speaker: Sarah Severn, principal at Sarah Severn Consulting, and former senior director at Nike.
11:00 a.m.: Registration opens
Noon: Luncheon begins, featuring keynote speaker
12:30 p.m.: On-stage awards to the Top 10 Green Workplaces
12:50 p.m.: Oregon Business magazine's June issue with full rankings is released
1:00 p.m.: Event concludes
Oregon Business magazine presents: "Greening Your Workplace" seminar
Join Oregon Business for a dynamic two-part seminar exploring best practices in sustainable workplaces. A panel of experts will review challenges, strategies and metrics of success involved with going green. Attendees will then break into small groups, sharing stories, ideas and innovations.
9:00 a.m.: Registration opens
9:15-10:15 a.m. Panel discussion
10:15- 11:00 a.m. Small group discussion
Panel Discussion participants:
Moderator: Megan Shuler, Sustainability at Work Manager, City of Portland
Lisa Petterson, AIA, LC, LEED AP BD+C. Associate Principal | Director of Sustainability Resources, SERA Architects
Sarah Severn, Principal, Sarah Severn Consulting, former Nike Director
Renee Spears, President Rose City Mortgage. Ranked No.1 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon 2014; No. 4 in 2013.
Jordan Folks, Chair of the Green Team, Research Into Action, Inc. Ranked No. 2 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon 2014; ranked No. 1 in 2013
Based on its widely recognized 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project, the 100 Best Green Companies are determined by an anonymous employee survey and an independent assessment of the employers’ sustainability practices.
For the seventh annual 100 Best Green Companies in 2015, Sustainable Practices questions were incorporated into both the 100 Best Nonprofits survey, conducted April-June 2014 and the 100 Best Companies survey, conducted August-November 2014. More than 17,000 employees from 450 Oregon workplaces took part in these two surveys.
In March, we will notify all company and nonprofit survey participants whether or not they are a 100 Best Green Company. We will celebrate these workplaces at a luncheon event on May 27, 2015 at the Nines Hotel in Portland.
100 Best Green Companies: Download the 100 Best Green logo here for use for your website, advertising or marketing.