We do sustainable events – but how is Social Enterprises working to become an increasingly sustainable company itself? We specialize in sustainability and social impact conferences and summits, and we hold ourselves to the same standards we recommend to our clients and assure our stakeholders that we mean business when it comes to implementing the triple bottom line across all aspects of our enterprise.
Centrally located in Old Town, our office is conveniently located on the Green and Yellow Max lines , 4 blocks from the Portland Streetcar Central Loop Line and several Tri-met bus lines. Our location and indoor bike parking make biking a synch for employees and clients. Over 80% of our employees commute using alternative transportation and are eligible for alternative transportation reimbursement.
We value workplace health at Social Enterprises, and believe that healthy workers have increased workplace morale and productivity levels. Our office was recently outfitted with all new adjustable-height standing desks. Our office fitness challenge is set to kick off in May, where we will track our exercise and compete for points to win a Fitbit! Quarterly retreats set aside time for team bonding. In celebration of Spring, our team embarked on an urban wine tour through Portland.
B Corp Certified
We have entered our third year as a certified B Corp and we continue to apply the triple bottom line to all facets of our business. View the highlights of our certification below and our B Corp Impact Report.
- Environment: >50% of office supplies from recycled/sustainable materials; >50% of
GHG emissions from corporate headquarters are offset by certified carbon credits; Actively aids development of solutions to major environmental problems
- Employees: >50% of health insurance premiums paid for individuals and families; >80% of employees are employed in low-income communities; Majority of managerial positions held by women/minorities
- Community: >40% of customers/beneficiaries are nonprofits; majority (>50%) of
business targeted at low-income areas
Reaching New Heights
We are consistently striving to heighten our sustainable practices at Social Enterprises. This year’s goal is to achieve Green Business certification via The City of Portland’s Sustainability at Work.
View the comprehensive Social Enterprises Sustainability Policy.