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The Portland State University chapter of Net Impact, in conjunction with PSU’s Impact Entrepreneurs, will enter its second term in January of offering free consulting services for Oregon companies engaged in the B Corp certification or recertification process. Join them?

Resource: Sustainable business case studies

Sustainable business and social entrepreneurship cases are written by students, faculty, and staff and are available for classroom use. Many of them focus on local organizations, and nearly all of them are free for educators to use.

New book takes a careful look at value creation and sustainability in investments

This month, the publisher Palgrave Macmillan released the newest title in the Diversity, Leadership and Responsibility series.

VIDEO: The Gender Gap Year

With the help of PSU Impact Entrepreneurs’ Social Innovation Incubator, two high school teachers set out to confront gender inequities in the modern workplace by empowering young women with the skills and knowledge to translate their success in the classroom to leadership positions in the real world.

Behind the scenes of the Local Hero Awards: A sustainability internship story

When I started interning for Edible Portland in early March, I hit the ground running—literally—all around Portland. As part of my internship, I’ve visited restaurants, farmer’s markets, produce and farm stores, an espresso bar, bakery, home garden and even took a trip into Oregon wine country.

VIDEO | Fortified: True Stories of Climate Action

An executive, a student, a diversity strategist, a tribal leader, an activist, and a veteran—they’re all taking on climate change. And they all came together at Portland State University this winter to share a live story about their efforts at an event called Fortified: True Stories of Climate Action. Missed the event? Not to worry—we filmed it just for you.

Come tap into the business of sustainable beer

As it turns out, an affinity for craft beer can be better for your financial future than a night out on the town would lead you to believe. On October 21, an event at Portland State’s Lincoln Performance Hall will bring together two brewery leaders who are proof of just that—and further proof that it’s possible to do it all while looking out for the well-being of people and the planet.

The power of sustainable business networking

Sustainable Business Oregon, an offshoot of the Portland Business Journal, is a publication that connects the local sustainable business community in Portland. Together with PSU’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions and the PSU School of Business Administration, they recently held a networking event for those interested in connecting with others in the Portland community on sustainable business.

Reaching elevation

The first-ever Elevating Impact Summit last week at the Gerding Theater in Portland drew hundreds of changemakers—students, entrepreneurs, investors and more—who gathered to talk about ways that businesses and nonprofit organizations can solve social issues.