January 10, 2012
UO green business symposium examines ‘Foundations for Sustainable Business’
How can we make the American business model stronger? Learn what it takes from leaders in the business and legal sectors, policymakers, and members of academia at this two-day symposium focused on:
- Corporate Governance in a Social Enterprise
- FTC Green Guides and Green Certifications
- Intellectual Property and Economic Development
- Realignment of Capital for a more Sustainable Economy
The fifth annual Green Business Initiative Student Association (GBISA) symposium, “Operating in the Green: Foundations for Sustainable Business,” will welcome keynote presenters Stuart Graham, chief economist for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and Andrew Kassoy, co-founder of B Lab, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
The symposium takes place during two half-day sessions Thursday, Feb. 9, and Friday, Feb. 10, at the White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St. in Portland. Thursday afternoon participants can choose between a set of informative presentations on legal entities and corporate governance or green marketing and the FTC Green Guides, followed by a reception and dinner. Friday morning will feature a set of sessions discussing the role of intellectual property in commercializing green technology and economic development. Participants may choose to attend one or both half-day sessions.
GBISA is a joint venture of students from the University of Oregon School of Law and Lundquist College of Business.