Thursday, May 3rd AT 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Taking Action To Advance Social Equity In The Workplace

Oregon Convention Center: Room C125-C126
Track: Organizational Best Practices

Businesses are embracing the need for improvements to existing equity, diversity and inclusion programs. The challenge has been to advance these important issues in a robust, systematic and holistic fashion. Corporate social responsibility frameworks such as B Corp and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) allow for a snapshot in time assessment of environmental and social performance but does not offer a clear roadmap for continuous improvement across a wide range of equity indicators. Leading businesses in the design, engineering, consulting, contracting and manufacturing sectors have adopted the JUST Program as a management tool to improve diversity at all levels of the organization, build a more inclusive corporate culture and enhance employee engagement efforts. In this panel conversation, leaders from JUST labelled businesses will discuss specific actions they have taken to advance social equity polices, programs and practices in their organizations.

Speakers

Francis Janes
JUST Manager
International Living Future Institute
Jim Nicolow
Principal
Lord Aeck Sargent
Elizabeth Torres
Social Responsibility Strategy Coordinator
Bioconstrucción y Energía Alternativa
Emily Naud
Sustainability Manager
GCI General Contractors
Heidi Creighton
Associate
BurroHappold Engineering