Idealist Consulting a finalist for Oregon Ethics in Business award

By: idealconsult | 6.15.17

Idealist Consulting has been named a finalist in the Rotary Oregon Ethics in Business Award in the small business category. The winner will be announced at the Oregon Ethics in Business banquet held Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Portland Art Museum with keynote speaker Lisa Sedlar, CEO of Green Zebra.

The Oregon Ethics in Business banquet honors organizations and individuals who have demonstrated ethical business practice in its broadest interpretation: in the workplace, the marketplace, the environment, and the community. Awards are given in three categories: large business, small business, and nonprofit. The recipients of these awards will have, by act and example, gone beyond the expected to achieve excellence in ethical business practices.

Here is a brief excerpt from Idealist Consulting’s submission:

“We treat our employees with the same respect and honesty as we do our clients. Trust is the glue that keeps our work family together. Celebrating our commitment to being humans first, we pay living wages, hire for diversity, encourage and support the importance of a healthy work-life balance. On a daily basis, we act according to strong company values and employees are empowered to lead projects and take initiative.”

In its 14th year, the Oregon Ethics in Business banquet is hosted by the Rotary Club of Portland, one of the largest Rotary Clubs in the world. In addition to these business awards, Rotary will help promote ethical conduct by granting five $2,000 scholarships by the Portland Rotary Charitable Trust.

About Idealist Consulting

Idealist Consulting serves progressive organizations of all types with services ranging from Salesforce and marketing automation implementation and support to custom Salesforce application development.

As one of the first 50 B Corporations, Idealist Consulting has strong ethical principles: honesty, social responsibility, economic equity, and reducing our environmental impact. Idealist Consulting is regularly evaluated on the commitment to these principles, and has been honored to achieve “Best for the World” awards several years running.

“Businesses need to be focused on their community,” CEO and Founder Rob Jordan said. “We believe there is an ethical responsibility to run your company efficiently.”

You can learn more about how Idealist Consulting came to be, their guiding principles, and pragmatic staff here.

About the Rotary Club of Portland

The Rotary Club of Portland was the 15th chartered club out of 33,000+ chapters around the globe. Among their diverse membership you will find that all members are dedicated to Service Above Self, a core principle of Rotary.

“The awards are tied back to the Rotary’s 4 way test, a guiding principle of the Rotary,” Corrin DeWaard Executive Director of the Rotary Club of Portland said. “The 4 way test is a useful tool for working through issues in our (member’s) lives and guides how we conduct ourselves professionally and personally. The awards are an extension of that.”

You can find more information on the Rotary Club of Portland here and purchase tickets to the banquet here.

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