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Portland Business Journal 4th Quarter Sustainability Luncheon

The Nines Hotel
525 SW Morrison St
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)



Don’t miss this exciting luncheon featuring Nike CEO, Mark Parker, Futurist, Andrew Zolli and a panel with PGE CEO, Peggy Fowler and Ecotrust President, Spencer Beebe!

REGISTER NOW! Price increases after November 14th!

Friday, November 21st 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Nines 525 SW Morrison Ave. Portland OR 97204


After running competitively at Penn State University, Parker joined Nike as one of the first footwear designers in 1979. And he’s been at the center of Nike innovation ever since. For almost 30 years, he’s brought innovative concepts and engineering expertise into such vital roles as Vice President of Consumer Product Marketing, Vice President of Global Footwear and Co-President of the Nike Brand. Parker is responsible for the growth of NIKE, Inc.'s global business portfolio, which includes Converse Inc., Cole Haan Holdings Incorporated, Umbro Ltd., and Hurley International LLC.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS Andrew Zolli, Curator, Pop!Tech and Fellow, National Geographic

Named to Fast Company’s Fast 50 in 2005, Zolli is the creator of Pop!Tech, an annual conference of thought leaders exploring the social impact of technology and the future. As Fellow of the National Geographic Society, Andrew leads development of a global initiative to envision new scenarios for a sustainable world in 2030 and beyond. He has been the futurist-in-residence for American Demographics magazine, Popular Science, National Geographic and NPR’s Marketplace.

PANELISTS Peggy Fowler, CEO and president of Portland General Electric Fowler leads Oregon’s largest electric utility with a strong record of environmental stewardship. Her tenure began at PGE in 1974 as a chemist in the company's analytical laboratory performing extensive environmental testing. She worked her way up through the ranks to be named CEO and President in 2000. Fowler was one of the first utility leaders to support a federal cap-and-trade system on carbon emissions and is helping to direct the region’s sustainability efforts as a member of the Oregon Global Warming Commission.

Spencer Beebe, President of Ecotrust Economist and Forester, Spencer Beebe founded Ecotrust in 1991 to focus his energies on preserving the rain forests of home, after spending 14 years with the Nature Conservancy. Ecotrust was founded on the notion that economic and ecological systems are mutually interdependent. To this relationship Ecotrust and others have sought to add a third "e" — social equity — to ensure that economic development awards benefits to all the region's citizens. Beebe serves on the boards of ShoreBank Corporation, Tamastlikt Cultural Institute and Walsh Construction Company.

Tickets to the Sustainability Luncheon are $45 when pre-paid online by November 14, 2008 and $50 thereafter and at the door. Reserved tables of 10 with priority seating may be purchased for $400, or $450 after November 14. Ticket price is non-refundable after November 14. Checks can be mailed to The Business Journal at 851 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland 97204. Credit card information can be faxed to (503) 227-2650. Payment in advance guarantees your reservation in case the event is sold out. Questions? Call Events Assistant, Mason Walker at 503-219-3427.