Film Screening Community Event - June 28
Closing the Loop
A Documentary Film About the Circular Economy Revolution
Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Portland State University: Smith Student Union: Parkway North
Cost: $5 - Purchase your ticket here. Seating is limited.
Closing the Loop is an optimistic exploration of diverse businesses making the change from a linear (take-make-waste) economic model to a circular (zero waste) economic model. The film takes an in-depth look at business sites from the UK, Europe, Latin America, and South Africa.
Created by Emmy Award winner, Graham Sheldon & Dr. Wayne Visser, Professor of Integrated Value at Antwerp Management School, Closing the Loop is the world’s first feature-length documentary on the circular economy. Closing the Loop debuted on Earth Day in April 2018 and already is already slated for 125 screenings in 38 countries, with new ones being added daily.
The key takeaway message from Closing the Loop is that moving to a circular economy is not only essential and urgent, but also entirely possible, if we take inspiration from the pioneers, such as those featured in the film, and scale up similar business models, product innovations and customer solutions around the world.
"Prosperity" Film Screening and Discussion
5/30/18- Bloodworks Live Studio
We had a Portland premiere showing of Pedram Shojai's eye-opening documentary about an important companies that are tackling the issues of triple bottom line business practices.
This was followed by a group discussion and panelist presentations by local conscious capitalist leader and innovators.
CCP Community Evening - Values
4/25/18- 100 SW Market St.
We had a fun evening of open networking and exploration of company values and how they shape the way we live, at work and at home.
Elevate Business 2018 Conference
- A “deep dive” into Conscious Capitalism and its principles from one of its founders. Learning how the Portland business community represents these values and see compelling evidence that supports this approach to doing business.
-Connections with a variety of local companies, business partners, and professionals who know that business can be a force for good in the world.
-Igniting passions for positive business and decisions on what you need to do next to apply these principles in your own business or team.
- International thought leader/keynote speaker and co-founder of Conscious Capitalism, Raj Sisodia. Raj is the author of numerous conscious business titles including Conscious Capitalism and Firms of Endearment. He is FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business at Babson College.
- Portland business leader David Howitt, founder and CEO of The Meriwether Group, a private equity, business accelerator, and advisory firm committed to changing how human values are expressed in business. David and his wife created and built Oregon Chai, a beloved NW brand.