We provide renewable energy and carbon offset solutions to Fortune 500 companies, utilities, universities, government agencies and other organizations that are working to make their operations and services more sustainable. And we’ve been doing this for nearly 15 years. You could say we know these markets inside and out — poised to provide prized expertise, top-of-the-line service and quality products that offer our clients exceptional, customized sustainability solutions.

After all, solving the most significant challenge of our generation is a tall order. But it’s a challenge that energizes us. We hope you’ll join us.

6 of the top 10

corporate renewable energy purchasers are 3Degrees clients.

2500 Megawatts

of renewable energy capacity supported annually

8 Time Winner

of the Green Power Leadership Award

74 of the Fortune 500

companies have purchased renewable energy from 3Degrees

84 government agencies

turn to 3Degrees

20% of Americans

touched by our efforts

Recognition & Industry

Awards

It’s about more than the numbers.

But we like those too.

At 3Degrees, we don’t just believe in what we do — we’re pretty good at it. And we’re proud to represent the renewable energy industry with recognition from some of the best in the business. See for yourself:  

8
EPA Green Power Supplier of the Year 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
7
San Francisco Green Business 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
5
Environmental Finance #1 REC Trading Company in North America 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2008
3
Energy Risk Magazine #2 U.S. Voluntary Emissions Reductions Dealer 2011, 2010, 2009
2
San Francisco Bay Area Best and Brightest Company 2015, 2014
2
The Climate Registry Climate Registered Platinum 2015, 2014
1
National Best and Brightest Sustainable Company 2014
1
B Lab Best for the World for Worker Impact 2013

Partnerships

Partnerships come naturally to us.

Memberships are just the cherry on top. Here are some organizations that are important to us:

Community & Commitment

B CORP

A Global Movement

At 3Degrees, our business is our mission — becoming a certified B Corp was just the next step. Built upon the idea that businesses need to consider the impact of their products and services on their employees, community and environment, the B Corp certification demands rigorous standards of social and environmental performance.

We are proud to join a community of like-minded companies redefining what business success means — where the goal is not just to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world.

3D GIVES

3DGives: Giving Back

Simply put, 3DGives is our way of giving back — 3Degrees style.

Throughout the year, the program provides one-time donations and matching gifts to environmental nonprofit organizations important to our employees. Any 3Degrees employee may nominate an organization to receive a donation. We also sponsor paid employee volunteer hours in our local communities for full-time 3Ders. After all, creating a better world is why we’re in this business — what better way to start than by giving back?

Our Sustainability

Renewable Energy

We match 100 percent of our company-wide electricity use with renewable energy certificates

Carbon Offsetting

We balance out all emissions resulting from employees’ car and air business travel with carbon offsets

Water Restoration

We purchase Water Restoration Certificates to cover the water footprint of our business operations

Smart Commuting

We subsidize fare costs for full-time employees who commute to work using public transportation

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Leadership

Dan Kalafatas
Executive Chairman and Co-founder
Dan Kalafatas with 3Degrees
With 3Degrees (previously part of 3 Phases) since 2002
Honors B.A. Economics, Dartmouth College; MBA with a certificate in Public Management, Stanford University

In graduate school at Stanford, Dan sat in on a speech delivered by T.J. Glautier, former Deputy Secretary and COO of the U.S. Department of Energy under the Clinton administration. It resonated with Dan, inspiring him to play a part in building the renewable energy sector in the United States to address climate change.

In 2007, Dan co-led the formation of 3Degrees with Steve McDougal, a spin-off of the 3 Phases Energy Services division Dan co-founded and ran from 2002 through 2007. Under Dan’s leadership as CEO (until January 2015), 3Degrees successfully entered the utility green pricing, REC and carbon offset markets. Currently, he serves as the Executive Chairman of 3Degrees’ Board of Directors, focusing on strategic initiatives and the company’s long-term corporate strategy.

When Dan isn’t building double bottom-line businesses, he lives with his wife and three children in Marin County. Dan also serves on the board of trustees of the Mark Day School and is an advisor to Northern Arizona University’s Master’s in Climate Science and Solutions program, the Palo Alto Impact Center and the National Professional Science Master’s Association.

Steve McDougal
CEO and Co-founder
Steve McDougal with 3Degrees
With 3Degrees (previously part of 3 Phases) since 2003
Honors B.A. Political Science and Economics, Colorado College; MBA Northwestern University

After a highly-successful run in strategic marketing at CNET Networks (now CBS Interactive), Steve decided to turn his talents to pursuing what he saw as an urgent issue: addressing climate change. While admittedly always having a green streak, the career change was inspired by Mark Hertsgaard’s narrative Earth Odyssey and a serendipitous introduction years later with Hertsgaard himself. When Steve came across 3 Phases through a press release about a family farm’s small REC purchase, things fell into place. In 2003, he joined 3 Phases as the director of marketing and business development.

In partnership with Dan Kalafatas, Steve formed 3Degrees (previously part of 3 Phases) in 2007. For the next four years, he successfully led 3Degrees’ Retail REC and Carbon Offset group as the vice president of marketing and business development, becoming the company president in 2012. Today, he oversees all day-to-day operations while directing the development of corporate strategy as 3Degrees’ CEO.

When taking a break from his CEO responsibilities, Steve enjoys coaching his kids’ sports teams, skiing and learning to play piano. He also sits on the board of a mid-sized educational and environmental foundation. Earth Odyssey still sits on his bookshelf.

Sumit Kapur
Chief Financial Officer
Sumit Kapur with 3Degrees
WITH 3DEGREES SINCE 2012
B.A. APPLIED MATHEMATICS, HARVARD UNIVERSITY; MBA HARVARD UNIVERSITY

In a nutshell, Sumit likes building things. Equations. Data. Processes. Websites. He also enjoys building businesses.

With a strong belief that the finance function can leverage its position at the center of a company’s data and processes to drive growth, Sumit has co-founded several successful startups. After working on Wall Street as a vice president at Morgan Stanley for several years, he transitioned into the residential solar leasing business as the vice president of finance at Sungevity, with the purpose of leveraging his talents to make a positive impact on the environment. While previously overseeing both finance and IT at 3Degrees, he now solely focuses on leading our finance and accounting teams.

Born in Jaipur, India and raised in South Dakota, Sumit enjoys home improvement projects and playing the ukulele. He also serves on the board of the Bay Area Leadership Foundation, an education- and opportunity-gap nonprofit.

Adam Capage
VP, Community Solar
Adam Capage with 3Degrees
WITH 3DEGREES (PREVIOUSLY PART OF 3 PHASES) SINCE 2006
B.A. POLITICAL SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER; M.A. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, DENVER

For as long as he can remember, Adam saw promise in harnessing the sun’s energy. He took his first stab at doing just that when, at age nine, he drew a picture of plans for a solar powered car — complete with solar panels on top.

He has been at it ever since, developing new business approaches to increasing the adoption of solar and wind energy while growing the market for utility-sponsored green power programs. His 16 years of experience in the energy industry spans high-profile positions at E Source and the Colorado Governor’s Office of Energy Conservation in addition to various industry leadership roles. Today, Adam spends his time working on the next evolution of green power: community solar.

When not working on developing new approaches to expanding renewable energy, Adam enjoys playing ping pong and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Kim Fiske
VP, Renewable Energy Procurement
Kim Fiske with 3Degrees
With 3Degrees since 2016
B.A. University of California, Berkeley; MBA San Diego State University; MPH San Diego State University; M.A. Bioethics and Society, King’s College London

Ten years in the clean energy field, two master’s degrees and a passion for the environment led Kim to King’s College London in 2014 to pursue a third master’s in bioethics. It was there she fully recognized the complexity and intensity of the climate change issue — writing her dissertation on the moral imperative for humanity to act on climate change.

Today, Kim leads our renewable energy procurement division, advising businesses on how to reduce their carbon footprint through the purchase of renewable energy. Her 15 years of work in the energy industry – ten in renewables – spans positions in the wind and solar business across functions such as: project acquisitions, strategic partnerships, development, financing and procurement. At Iberdrola Renewables, Kim managed and built the U.S. solar power business across all functions, closing the company’s first sale-leaseback financing structure for more than $100 million. As the the director of wind asset management at PPM Energy, she developed and managed a team responsible for profit and loss of over 2,000 megawatts of wind assets.

Like all good Oregonians, Kim likes to explore the great outdoors with her dog (even in the rain); that is, when she isn’t busy getting master’s degrees.

Scott Eidson
VP, Environmental Markets
Scott Eidson with 3Degrees
With 3Degrees since 2010
B.A. Economics, Wesleyan University; MBA HEC Paris; M.A. International Business Law and Sustainability, Tufts University

Armed with two master’s degrees, four languages, one Peace Corps service and lifetime recognition as an Eagle Scout, Scott is what people would call “well-rounded.”

His passion for value-driven work and interest in double bottom-line businesses led him to pursue roles in community development post Peace Corps, including stints as an entrepreneur in residence at Pacific Community Ventures, where he developed a product to provide affordable healthcare to low- and middle-income employees, and a microfinance consultant in Africa and Latin America. His experience directing portfolio management at Bernstein Global Wealth Management elevated his financial expertise. Today, Scott brings his natural entrepreneurial prowess, mastery of metrics and passion for sustainability to lead our Environmental Markets team at 3Degrees.

When Scott isn’t living in foreign countries or overseeing environmental markets strategy, he enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, surfing (basically, outdoor activity) and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Amanda Mortlock
VP, Utility Partnerships
Amanda Mortlock with 3Degrees
With 3Degrees (previously part of 3 Phases) since 2004
B.A. Spanish and Mathematics, Linfield College; MBA University of Oregon

Twelve years ago, Amanda came to 3Degrees (previously part of 3 Phases) looking for a job that would allow her to make a positive impact in the world. One MBA, one husband, one dog, two daughters and several promotions later, she serves as the Vice President of Utility Partnerships at 3Degrees, overseeing all of our national utility partnerships.

In her role, Amanda brings over a decade of experience partnering with utilities to design, launch and manage some of the most successful voluntary renewable energy programs in the country. And with almost 15,000 bike-commuting miles logged — and nearly as many vegan meals prepared — she’s doing her part to make an impact.

When Amanda isn’t saving the world, you can find her exploring the Rose City with her family. From hiking to biking to camping, and actually enjoying the rain, Amanda is a true Oregonian at heart.

Kathy Coffey
Board Member
Kathy Coffey with 3Degrees
3Degrees board member since 2012
B.A. Economics, Wellesley College; MBA University of Virginia

Kathy is a member of the 3Degrees Board and President and Chief Operating Officer of ARB. ARB is an investment company that holds and manages a portfolio of private company, private equity fund and project equity investments in the environmental and renewable energy sectors. She also sits on the boards of SunLink Corporation, Natural Systems Utilities and American Refining Group.

Prior to joining ARB, Kathy was managing director with Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown’s investment banking group, a partner at Seven Hills LLC and a managing director at FTV Capital.

She is a contributor to Great from the Start, How Conscious Corporations Attract Success (a business book for entrepreneurs) and has a self-published photo book, Lost. Kathy is a long-time volunteer with the San Francisco SPCA’s Animal Assisted Therapy Program.

Careers

“Hands down one of my favorite things about working at 3Degrees is the people. Everyone on my team is incredibly smart, kind, hardworking and fun. You really can’t ask for more than that.”

BROOKE M.
PORTFOLIO MANAGER

“We have a perfect mix of adventurers, bookworms, cat lovers, dog lovers, West Coasters, East Coasters, moms, dads, creative folks, science folks — we all average out to motivated and hardworking individuals who understand the necessity of a work-life balance.”

KELLY C.
ASSOCIATE PARTNERSHIP MANAGER

“The talent, opportunities, and drive at 3Degrees make it truly exciting to put nose to renewably-powered grindstone each day.”

GARRETT D.
Associate Director, National Outreach

“I greatly appreciate the work-life balance that I’ve had since I started working with 3Degrees three years ago. Not only do I feel like I get to contribute to my community in a positive way, I also have the freedom and ability to enjoy the great Pacific Northwest.”

WHITNEY G.
Senior Outreach Coordinator

We’re green, we’re growing and we’re looking for the best — passionate, talented and enthusiastic 3Ders who share our vision for a more sustainable world. And we’ll make it worth your while. Beyond real people, solid salary setups and the usual medical and dental, we offer flexible PTO, a fresh-hopped fridge, health and wellness perks, and a positive work environment that emphasizes growth opportunities and work-life balance (really).

Sound like a good fit? Browse our openings to get a taste of what we have to offer.

OUTREACH

Looking for part-time work with purpose? Look no further.

We’re always on the search for superb, sustainably-minded, seasonal outreach associates to drive our community education and activation efforts through event promotion and door-to-door outreach. In fact, our front-line teams are the foundation of our efforts to connect customers with cleaner energy on a massive scale. Interested?

There’s plenty in it for you:

  • Competitive hourly compensation with additional commissions to sweeten the deal
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching program after six months
  • Promotions & compensation awarded for outstanding performance
  • Extensive, ongoing sales training and renewable energy industry education

3Degrees is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

3degrees outreach associates during a courtesy knock route