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Looking Back on 2014

December 29, 2014

This year was filled with amazing opportunities to partner with clients from a wide range of backgrounds to advance sustainability as a whole. In total we assisted with the production of 12 conferences in 2014 – with plans to add more in 2015! We are committed to enhancing local communities by creating high-level, revenue-generating, innovative events that educate attendees and help create a socially-driven, sustainably minded world. Our ultimate goal is to create memorable collaborative experiences that empower sustainable communities.

We are also committed to producing sustainable events that minimize environmental impacts and make positive economic and social impacts on the communities we touch. We implement a comprehensive policy based on industry-wide standards across the entire lifecycle of each event. If you haven’t done so already – Click here to read the Social Enterprises Sustainability Policy.

Check out all of the 2014 Events

Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference | February 6-7, 2014

Arizona Higher Education Sustainability Conference | March 24-25, 2014
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GMIC Sustainable Meetings Conference | April 15-17, 2014
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GoGreen Seattle | April 29-30, 2014
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Elevating Impact Summit | June 20, 2014

Green Sports Alliance Summit | July 21-23, 2014
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EV Roadmap 7 | July 24-25, 2014
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Oregon BEST FEST | September 15-16, 2014

EcoDistricts Summit | September 24-26, 2014
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Rewards NW | October 7, 2014
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GoGreen Portland | October 16, 2014
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Within Our Reach | December 10-12, 2014
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Preview our 2015 line-up of events here.

We hit another milestone as an organization in 2014 when we committed to the B Corporation framework. We are able to hold ourselves accountable 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. Learn more about our B Corporation status and find other businesses committing to #BTheChange.

Cheers to 2015 from the Social Enterprises, Inc. team!

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The 2014 Green Sports Alliance Summit – It’s a Wrap!

July 29, 2014

The fourth annual Green Sports Alliance Summit took place in Santa Clara, CA July 21-23, 2014

The Green Sports Alliance Summit serves as a platform for the sports community to unite around sustainability – bringing together more than 600 industry stakeholders to learn from 80+ leaders and engage their peers in meaningful dialogue around better environmental practices and proven solutions that help to advance the green sports movement. The 2014 program covered the day’s most critical topics in professional and collegiate sports greening via a dynamic mix of venue tours, workshops, case study presentations, leadership plenaries, keynotes and networking events. Held in the tech capital of the world amongst many iconic professional and collegiate sports teams, the 2014 Summit was the most exciting and influential gathering yet.

2014 Summit Highlight Video

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Click here to view select photos in the 2014 Summit Image Gallery. Photos courtesy of Rielle Photography.

2014 Notable Moments

  • Sports industry executives Chris Granger, President, Sacramento Kings; Dave Kaval, Club President, San Jose Earthquakes; and Chris McGowan, President & CEO, Portland Trail Blazers took the stage to discuss the future of the industry and how sustainability is coming into the spotlight.
  • James Curleigh, President of Levi’s® Brand and Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-Founder of B-Lab and former Co-Founder and CEO of AND1 delivered rousing keynote addresses.
  • San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York and San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee CEO & President Keith Bruce joined the main stage to share sustainability plays that are helping Super Bowl 50 and the San Francisco Bay Area plan for a lasting legacy.
  • On the day following the launch of the NHL Sustainability Report, the first document of its kind produced by a major sports league in North America, the Green Sports Alliance honored NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman with the 2014 Environmental Leadership Award. NHL Director of Sustainability Omar Mitchell accepted the award on the Commissioner’s behalf and joined a panel of industry leaders to share how the League has started on a journey toward greater sustainability.
  • “The National Hockey League family truly is honored,” Commissioner Bettman said. “As intensely as our Clubs compete against one another on the ice, all are unified by the commitment to become a more sustainable business, to combat major environmental challenges and to preserve the roots of our game.”
  • Green Sports Alliance held the second annual Women, Sports & the Environment Symposium, a participatory dialogue around the role women leaders can have in the development of a more sustainable future – using sports as an instrument of change to address community and environmental issues.
  • Green Sports Alliance teamed with USGBC & San Jose Earthquakes for Green Apple Day of Service at the Aptitud Community Academy school garden.

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About the Green Sports Alliance

The Green Sports Alliance is a non-profit organization with a mission to help sports teams, venues and leagues enhance their environmental performance. Alliance members represent over 230 sports teams and venues from 20 different sports leagues.

Social Enterprises Involvement

For the 4th consecutive year, our team was responsible for assisting the Green Sports Alliance in the following:

Production

Branding & Marketing

Partnership

Program Development & Management

Social Enterprises, Inc. Joins Ranks of Oregon Benefit Corporations and Becomes a Certified B Corporation!

February 12, 2014

PrintWe are proud to announce that we have gained certification as a B Corporation and officially changed our legal corporate status to a Benefit Corporation.

What is a Certified B Corporation?

B Corporations are a new kind of business that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

After a lengthy process 3rd party, B Lab, verified signed and stamped that we have worked hard to achieve a higher level of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.

We are joining over 900 businesses worldwide where we are not only competing to be the best in the world, but FOR the world.


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Social Enterprises was founded in order to give organizations generating important change on the frontiers of sustainability and social impact an affordable and professional resource to execute events that support their ongoing work.

With the Benefit Corporation framework, we are able to hold ourselves accountable 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.

Not only is sustainability the focus in the events we plan, it’s also the aim of how we take care of our employers, contractors, sponsors, community, and of course the environment.

We are proud and incredibly grateful to be recognized for the work we have done for the community and the environment. We are excited to represent B Lab’s mission and be a part of the B Corporation movement!