ELEVATE BUSINESS 2020

Where Capital Meets Heart

March 4, 2020 | 7:30am - 5:00pm

The Evergreen
618 SE Alder St. Portland, OR 97214

Have you noticed that something is shifting in business? When the Business Roundtable proclaimed the purpose of business is to bring value to its stakeholders, they put a stake in the ground for the next decade and more. The changes will be significant across every level of business.

This conference will help you discover what this accelerating trend toward stakeholder capitalism means for you and pinpoint next steps to keep you relevant in investment, consumer, and talent markets. Ask yourself!

  • How do I embrace this shift and maintain profitability?
  • How do I position my business to attract investors?
  • How does caring for people help my bottom line?
  • How can I shop and invest with companies that match these values?
  • EXPLORE & LEARN

    Get ready for the triple bottom line reality. Take away ideas and practical next steps from experts on investment, lending, and issues related to “human capital.” 

    BUILD COMMUNITY

    Connect with local companies, business partners, and professionals who commit to making business a force for good in the world.

    Empower Results

    Ignite your passion for positive business and decide your next steps to apply these practices in your own business or team.

    Inspire Sponsors

    Round Table Company
    We Think It Matters

    Why Portland and Oregon?

    Oregon’s business landscape is comprised of a variety of urban and rural business communities. Portland is home to a number of iconic brands and celebrated companies that represent a higher purpose in business by supporting social enterprise, amazing cultures, stakeholder engagement, and conscious leadership. Companies such as NW Natural, Keen Shoes, Oregon Chai, Ruby, Dave’s Killer Bread, XPlane, New Seasons Market, Salt & Straw, Nossa Familia Coffee, and many more represent progressive, positive business in our community. Our dedicated rural small businesses are the heart of opportunity and growth for our wider communities.

    Over 2200 Oregon companies have adopted Oregon’s Benefit Corporation legal structure and Portland has the most active Certified B Corp community in the US. Numerous other companies are dedicated to sustainable practices, integrated social responsibility programs, and creating great workplaces for their employees. Together, we represent a community that strives for a triple bottom line and to elevate business to new levels of service to humanity.

    Master of Ceremonies - Corey Blake

    Corey Blake began his storytelling career as an actor, starring in one of the 50 greatest Superbowl commercials of all time (Mountain Dew, Bohemian Rhapsody) and in campaigns for American Express, Miller Beer, Mitsubishi, Wrigley’s Gum, Hasbro, and other name brands. Today, Corey is the founder and CEO of Round Table Companies (RTC), the publisher of Conscious Capitalism Press, and a speaker, film director, artist, and storyteller. He has been featured on the cover of the Wall Street Journal and his work in storytelling has been quoted/featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and Inc., Forbes, and Wired magazines.

    Corey pioneered the business comic book, packaging and publishing dozens of titles—including best sellers by Tony HsiehMarshall Goldsmith, and Robert Cialdini, and has spent over a decade helping CEOs, founders, and thought leaders to electrify their brand using the storytelling mediums of books, films, podcasts, and art installations. His work has yielded 15 Independent Publisher Awards, a Belding, a Bronze Lion, and a London International Advertising Award. His articles have been published in Writer Magazine, and on FastCompany, Forbes.com and The Huffington Post. He is the creator of the Vulnerability Wall—whose clients include Microsoft, ADP, Marketo, and Workday—and the Vulnerability is Sexy™ card game. His documentary of the same name won 2017 ADDY and HERMES awards for branded content, and his TEDx talk, has over 23,000 views. Corey travels around the country delivering keynotes and facilitating storytelling workshops for organizations of all sizes.

    Keynote Speakers

    Case Study - NW Natural

    Mary Moerlins, Corporate Citizenship Manager for NW Natural will present a case study about the organizational transformation the company has experienced in their journey to providing renewable energy and implementing sustainable business practices. More details to come.

    Mary Moerlins

    Mary Moerlins
    Corporate Citizenship Manager,
    NW Natural

    Featured Speakers

    Champion Sponsors

    Rochford Creative

    Advocate Sponsors

    Endorse Sponsors

    Aligned Law

    CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

    Check-in: 7:30-8:30 AM Program: 8:30-5:00

    Take part in ELEVATING Business in 2020

    Sign-up for ELEVATING Business 2020 conference App. Take action in Pre-Event promotion, Live Action Quizzes and Polls during the event, and other rewarding opportunities to ELEVATE Business in 2020.

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    Conscious Capitalism Portland is the local chapter of Conscious Capitalism Inc., a global movement helping forward-thinking leaders reframe the way they do business to focus on its higher purpose, embrace the interests of all stakeholders, and bring consciousness to leadership and business culture.

    CCPortland serves the Portland metro area, Salem, NW Oregon, Vancouver, WA, Clark County, WA, and SW Washington. We help connect, educate, and inspire businesses, organizations, and individuals who share a commitment to elevate humanity through business.

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