A symposium titled, “Greening the Pathway to Recovery,” will highlight the key issues of sustainability in the legal and business sectors. It will occur on March 31 and April 1, 2011, at the University of Oregon’s White Stag Building in Portland, Oregon.
This event is produced by the Green Business Initiative Student Association, a joint venture of students from the University of Oregon School of Law and the Lundquist College of Business.
The symposium, presented in partnership with Pacific Continental Bank, brings together regional and national business leaders, policymakers, academics, and legal practitioners to engage in discussions on what is necessary to realize the goal of achieving sustainability in this recovering economy. The two-day event will explore the policies and practices necessary to unlock the full potential that green business represents.
The first day of the event will feature a guest speaker between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., which will be followed by a reception. On the second day a keynote presentation and four open-dialogue panels, will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. followed by a reception for symposium participants.
This year’s keynote speaker is Ralph Cavanagh, co-director of the Natural Resource Defense Council’s energy program and a board member of the Northwest Energy Coalition, the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, and the Renewable Northwest Project.