Impact8 – Quebec’s first investment-readiness program supporting high-impact ventures. The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing launched the Impact8 initiative because we saw a broad spectrum of potential opportunities for impact. There was the opportunity to grow the pipeline of investible opportunities in impact investments, the opportunity to help social entrepreneurs navigate the ecosystem of support and […]Read More ›
B-Corporations: The Toronto Story
Are you interested in B Corporations? So are we! We are so interested we organized an evening with three awesome B Corp entrepreneurs and the manager of Canada’s B Corp hub at MaRS. Come out to learn more about B Corps and network with others who share our enthusiasm for businesses that do good.
On May 13th, 2014 at 7pm we will be meeting at Toronto’s Tranzac Club to discuss the B Corp movement and its emergence in Canada with:
- Joyce Sou, Manager of B Corps and Social Impact Metrics at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
- Alice Klein, Co-Founder, Editor and CEO of Now Magazine
- Seema Pabari, Activist, Filmmaker, Mother & Owner of Tiffinday Catering
- Ran Goel, Founder of Fresh City Farms & Food Activist
These Toronto based entrepreneurs have created businesses that provide meaningful employment, respect our environment and build stronger communities. Over the last year and a half they have chosen to become certified B-Corporations. We’ll hear their stories about what it took to become certified and what this has meant for their social, environmental and economic bottom lines.
As manager of the Canadian B Corp Hub, Joyce Sou will provide the context and insight into the emergence of B Corporation in Canada. Essentially, B Corps are “a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems”. While they originated in the United States, B Corporations have been spreading. They are now in 32 countries and nearly 1000 strong with over 110 here in Canada. B Corporations and other forms of social enterprise represent the changing landscape of business. Social entrepreneurs and conscientious boards are stepping up to the social and environmental challenges and responding to shifting consumer demands. B Corporations represent the shift away from simply having a corporate social responsibility strategy to embedding environmental, social and governance benefits into every aspect of their business. For a quick primer on what it means to be a B Corp and #BtheChange, click here.
Join us on Tuesday, May the 13th at 7pm to learn more about this new type of corporation and to hear the stories of three Toronto B-Corp pioneers.
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