3rd Annual International Conference on Business & Sustainability

  • Dates:
    Nov 05 - 06, 2009
  • Event Type:
    Conference

Organized By

Portland State University

Contact Information

Elizabeth Whalen
Director of Corporate Responsibility & Community Engagement
503.725.3721
ewhalen@pdx.edu
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This conference brings together leading industry practitioners and scholars to share best practices and leading edge research. The conference's innovative format provides for in-depth dialogue from industry representatives during the first day, followed by a series of presentations from academic researchers on the second day.

regenerate: How can sustainability inspire creative solutions? Innovative approaches? New ways of solving economic, social and environmental challenges?

The theme of this year’s conference is regenerate. In the midst of a difficult economic time sustainability provides both an ethos and an operating principle for deriving new methods to revitalize our organizations and societies. Through the lens of regenerate, a series of presentations, interactive case study sessions and keynote addresses during this two day event will provide immediate value to those seeking ideas for sustainability-focused inspiration and implementation in their organizations.


Thought provoking presentations by and conversations with:

Mark Brodeur, Nestle Purina Petcare Company, Director of Sustainability, North America

Ron Corbin, Toyota Corporation, National Logistics Manager

Victor d’Allant, Executive Director of Social Edge, Skoll Foundation

Matt Flannery, Kiva Microfunds, CEO and Founder

Meredith Lopuch, World Wildlife Fund Deputy Director, Sustainable Seafood Initiative

Stephanie Ryan, B Corporation

Richard Seireeni, author of The Gort Cloud

Candace Taylor, Wal-Mart, Director, Corporate Strategy and Sustainability

Conversations that Matter
Well-Being and the Economy

Mark Anielski, author of The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth

David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth

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This conference brings together leading industry practitioners and scholars to share best practices and leading edge research. The conference's innovative format provides for in-depth dialogue from industry representatives during the first day, followed by a series of presentations from academic researchers on the second day.

regenerate: How can sustainability inspire creative solutions? Innovative approaches? New ways of solving economic, social and environmental challenges?

The theme of this year’s conference is regenerate. In the midst of a difficult economic time sustainability provides both an ethos and an operating principle for deriving new methods to revitalize our organizations and societies. Through the lens of regenerate, a series of presentations, interactive case study sessions and keynote addresses during this two day event will provide immediate value to those seeking ideas for sustainability-focused inspiration and implementation in their organizations.


Thought provoking presentations by and conversations with:

Mark Brodeur, Nestle Purina Petcare Company, Director of Sustainability, North America

Ron Corbin, Toyota Corporation, National Logistics Manager

Victor d’Allant, Executive Director of Social Edge, Skoll Foundation

Matt Flannery, Kiva Microfunds, CEO and Founder

Meredith Lopuch, World Wildlife Fund Deputy Director, Sustainable Seafood Initiative

Stephanie Ryan, B Corporation

Richard Seireeni, author of The Gort Cloud

Candace Taylor, Wal-Mart, Director, Corporate Strategy and Sustainability

Conversations that Matter
Well-Being and the Economy

Mark Anielski, author of The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth

David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth