Derek Smith

Executive Director, Resource Innovation Institute

Derek Smith has been a leader in triple bottom line ventures in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors for 15 years. Most recently, he founded and led Clean Energy Works, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that facilitates residential energy efficiency upgrades throughout Oregon and Washington. He has directed energy programs for the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, and he has created an award-winning sustainability program for a national retailer who was part of bringing to market certifications standards such as the Forest Stewardship Council and Marine Stewardship Council.