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`Who's Profiting and How' focus of UO symposium.

Byline: Sherri Buri McDonald The Register-Guard

For the seventh year running, the University of Oregon will host a symposium on sustainable business.

The Nov. 13-16 conference, titled "Who's Profiting and How," includes many speakers who will share ideas on how businesses can lower costs and boost efficiency while addressing environmental and social concerns.

On Friday, Nov. 14, Michael Shuman, director of the Green Policy Institute, and Jack Roberts, executive director of the Lane Metro Partnership, a business recruitment agency, will debate the topic "Global vs. Local."

Other speakers include:

Donna Wilson, vice president of human resources at VanCity, Canada's largest credit union, with 297,000 members and 1,600 employees.

John Cusack, founder of Gifford Park Associates, a sustainability consulting firm.

Carsten Henningsen, co-founder of Portfolio 21, a mutual fund that invests in environmentally responsible companies.

Henningsen also founded Progressive Investment Management, a socially responsible investment company.

Alan Durning, executive director of Northwest Environment Watch, a Seattle-based research group promoting sustainability in the Pacific Northwest.

The conference is free and open to the public. However, donations are encouraged to defray costs. It will be held in the newly completed Lillis Business Complex.

For more information, call 346-0670, or e-mail sbs@darkwing .uoregon.edu, or visit the conference Web site at www.uoregon.edu/~sbs.
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