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Oregon’s Best Green Companies

Green Businesses in Oregon

Green Businesses in Oregon

Looking for a new job? Care about sustainable practices? Well Oregon Business’s “100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon” rankings may prove decisive in your search. Using surveys that prompted employees and employer-representatives to answer a series of questions about satisfaction with their employers’ sustainable business practices, Oregon Business created a poll by which to rank Oregon’s businesses.

The results aren’t exactly surprising. Industries like “Architecture, Engineering and Design” (11%) and “Environmental Research and Advocacy” (10%) were among the best represented on the list. Construction fell just short at 9% of the total 100 businesses that made the final cut. Private companies accounted for 57% of the businesses listed, while non-profits came in second at 34%.

In the top 10? Hotel chain Kimpton, SERA Architects and local grocery staple New Seasons all ranked up there. For the full list, consult the original article here: 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon.

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Green Trends: Why American Companies Are Lagging Behind

Global Trends in Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability: Global Trends

Environmental Sustainability: Global Trends

Sustainability has emerged as one of the primary drivers of innovation and business development around the world, but not all regions are performing equally. Newsweek’s recently released Green Rankings 2011 report indicates that European corporations continue to lead the pack when it comes to sustainability reporting, while U.S. companies remain some of the most prone to environmental controversies.

Why are American companies lagging behind their European counterparts? Is it the result of cultural differences? Or are regional regulatory disparities shaping industry differently? Read more about global green trends and the driving factors behind them: Continue reading