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MEET THE BUSINESSES BUILDING A BETTER WORLD OCTOBER 5TH, 2017

TALKS: Massey Hall

178 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1T7

2 PM - 5 PM

Free Street Fest:
Yonge-Dundas Square

1 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5B 2R8

4 PM - 9 PM

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE COMMUNITY OF CERTIFIED 
B CORPORATIONS

Certified B Corporations are for-profit companies that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. B Corps amend their corporate governance to allow directors and operators to consider the impact of their business on all stakeholders, not just financial shareholders. They are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. There are over 2,000 Certified B Corps around the world, including more than 60 in Toronto.

  • Onnia Harris
    Onnia Harris
  • Onnia Harris
    Onnia Harris
    Onnia Harris is the 2nd Shift Production Operations Lead for People Against Dirty Manufacturing (method) in the Pullman neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, IL. Onnia has been part of the Southside Soapbox team since 2015, starting first as a temporary associate before transitioning into a Mover + Maker role in 2016, and was recently promoted to her lead role. Onnia has been a force for good at the Soapbox, learning how to operate several production lines after having never worked in a manufacturing environment prior to joining PAD. Onnia previously worked in the healthcare industry before finding her calling as a person against dirty. Onnia has helped method keep it weird as a member of our employee committees, including our culture-focused PAD pod. When she’s not fighting dirty, Onnia is spending time with her three kids and her extended family, and volunteering her time + energy to continue to have a positive impact on her native Pullman neighborhood.
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  • Jeff Ward
    Jeff Ward
  • Jeff Ward
    Jeff Ward
    Jeff Ward is the founder and CEO of Animikii Indigenous Technology. He is Ojibwe and Métis, originally from Manitoba, and now lives and works in Victoria, BC on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen (Songhees) Nation. Jeff is a serial entrepreneur; he’s launched a variety of businesses and his track record as an entrepreneur reaches back to his high school years. Jeff founded Animikii in 2003 and has orchestrated and managed its growth ever since. Everything Jeff does in business is geared towards uplifting his family, communities and Indigenous Peoples.
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  • John Mackey
    John Mackey
  • John Mackey
    John Mackey
    John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, has led the natural and organic grocer to a $15.7 billion Fortune 500 company with more than 460 stores and 87,000 team members in three countries. The company has been included on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 20 consecutive years. While devoting his career to helping shoppers satisfy their lifestyle needs with quality natural and organic foods, Mackey has also focused on building a more conscious way of doing business through Conscious Capitalism.
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  • Marilou van Golstein Brouwers
    Marilou van Golstein Brouwers
  • Marilou van Golstein Brouwers
    Marilou van Golstein Brouwers
    Marilou van Golstein Brouwers is Chair of the Management Board of Triodos Investment Management BV, a subsidiary of Triodos Bank. Triodos Investment Management is a specialist in developing and managing impact investment funds investing in Emerging Markets, Energy & Climate, Sustainable Real Estate, Arts & Culture, Sustainable Food & Agriculture and SRI with EUR 3.3 billion total assets per 31 December 2016. Marilou has served on the Board of Directors of banks in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Russia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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  • Shainoor Khoja
    Shainoor Khoja
  • Shainoor Khoja
    Shainoor Khoja
    Shainoor Khoja is a global changemaker and serial entrepreneur. She is the Regional Advisor to Mercy Corps and the founder of Better Business Enterprise (BBE), a consultancy identifying new opportunities in emerging markets and the developed world for businesses to address the needs of base of the pyramid populations. BBE works with clients to explore commercial opportunities using technology, and to develop innovative business practices and has secured projects in Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Zambia, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Syria, USA, and the Middle East. Shainoor previously held the position of Managing Director Roshan Community at Afghanistan’s #1 mobile operator, Roshan, an Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development Company. She was an integral part of fundraising over USD 180 million for the company as well as establishing Roshan’s award-winning CSR program. Shainoor sits on several boards and committees such as the International Development Research Center Canada (IDRC), Canada World Youth, Arab Excellence, UAE University, and she is a Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at Babson College.
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  • Marie-Josée Richer
    Marie-Josée Richer
  • Marie-Josée Richer
    Marie-Josée Richer
    Marie-Josée founded PRANA with her husband, a company specializing in 100% organic snack foods. Their main goal? To raise awareness about the repercussions of food choices and to make organic food more accessible, one nut at a time! Through PRANA Marie-Josée’s desire to have a positive impact on the people as well as the planet, aims to change the food manufacturing landscape in order to build a better world for future generations. Eleven years since the beginning, the young entrepreneur and mother of three continues to pursue her dream. Her company has turned into a family of 70 employees and PRANA products are distributed across Canada as well as in the United States. She has managed to position the company as a leader in the food industry in terms of environmental standards, notably by obtaining the B Corp certification.
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  • Michael Denham
    Michael Denham
  • Michael Denham
    Michael Denham
    Michael Denham was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of BDC on August 10, 2015. Mr. Denham brings nearly 30 years of management experience to BDC, having led large organizations with a pan-Canadian presence. Based in Montreal since 2001, Mr. Denham most recently served as President and CEO of AquaTerra Corporation. Prior to this, he was the Senior Managing Director of Accenture’s Canadian division, a role he held since 2011 after joining the company in 2007. Before this, he was President, Business Process Services with CGI Group, and Senior Vice President, Strategy at Bombardier Inc., where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy and global partnerships. Mr. Denham began his career in 1987 with McKinsey & Company, and was a Leader of their Canadian practice, focusing on manufacturing and mining from 1994 to 2001. Mr. Denham is bilingual and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) from Princeton University and a Master of Science in Economics with distinction from the London School of Economics.
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  • Justin Charron
    Justin Charron
  • Justin Charron
    Justin Charron
    Justin is a line operator for Rhino Foods. He is originally from the small town of Jericho, VT and for the greater part of his twenties, he toured internationally with live performing musical artists such as Grace Potter, Blue October, Ingrid Michaelson and Robert Randolph as a stage manager. As he grew as a young professional, his priorities shifted, and he found himself wanting to stay closer to home. Justin began work as a temporary associate at Rhino Foods and quickly discovered a newfound interest in the manufacturing world. He started out on the production line with a promising personal drive and in just two weeks started making cookie dough batters. One year later, he was promoted to a line operator and holds the position to this day. Justin began volunteering through Rhino Food’s employee volunteer program and continues helping out at The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf in Burlington, VT. He is happily engaged to his fiancé Stephanie.
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2017 
B INSPIRED TALKS

Business can be a remarkable tool for positive social and environmental impact without sacrificing profit. This year’s talks centre on the concept of interdependence: if business depends on a healthy society and planet, how can business contribute to them in turn? Hear firsthand how these leaders are reimagining the role of business in society and finding success in more ways than one.

 

Massey Hall OCTOBER 5, 2017 2 to 5 PM

178 Victoria Street, Toronto

ON M5B 1T7
(Shuter Street just east of Yonge Street)

 

Phone: 416-872-4255

Box Office Hours (in-person)

12pm to show time on performance days only

GET TICKETS NOW

Tickets to the 2017 B Inspired talks cost $35 per person and are available on Massey Hall’s website. Seats are limited—get yours today!

For a limited time, you can access a bundle of four tickets for $100 using promo code BCORPBUNDLE.

 

FREE STREET FESTIVAL

Mingle with the global leaders of mission-driven business in Toronto’s own Yonge-Dundas Square.  Plus explore booths featuring Toronto’s local B Corp community. Free food, drink, music and giveaways. Open to the public.

 

Featuring your favourite responsible brands:

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company

High Park Brewery

Cupanion

Klean Kanteen

Beekeeper’s Naturals Inc.

Genuine Health

Propeller Coffee Co.

Plum Organics

Ben and Jerry’s

Patagonia Inc.

African Bronze Honey Company Inc.

Prana BioVegan Inc.

Reunion Island Coffee

B Work

The Alinker Inventions
Lunapads

Bullfrog Power

ME to WE

Carrot Insights Inc.

NOW Magazine

FREE LIVE MUSIC
EVENT SUSTAINABILITY EVENT ACCESSIBILITY

B Inspired is an event for everyone. All venues are wheelchair accessible and gender neutral restrooms will be provided as options for guests. Bilingual and closed captioning speaker services are available during the B Inspired talks.

 

All event support materials are recyclable or reusable - no disposables! When it comes to food we partner with local organizations who support local, organic, in-season, and sustainable choices.

2017 B INSPIRED 
SPONSORS

Use the hashtag

#BINSPIREDTO

to share pics and connect with other attendees!

MEET THE BUSINESSES BUILDING A BETTER WORLD OCTOBER 5TH, 2017
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE COMMUNITY OF CERTIFIED 
B CORPORATIONS
2017 
B INSPIRED TALKS
Massey Hall OCTOBER 5, 2017 2 to 5 PM
GET TICKETS NOW
FREE STREET FESTIVAL FREE LIVE MUSIC
EVENT SUSTAINABILITY EVENT ACCESSIBILITY
2017 B INSPIRED 
SPONSORS
#BINSPIREDTO
MEET THE BUSINESSES BUILDING A BETTER WORLD OCTOBER 5TH, 2017
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE COMMUNITY OF CERTIFIED 
B CORPORATIONS
2017 
B INSPIRED TALKS
Massey Hall OCTOBER 5, 2017 2 to 5 PM
GET TICKETS NOW
FREE STREET FESTIVAL
FREE LIVE MUSIC
EVENT SUSTAINABILITY EVENT ACCESSIBILITY
2017 B INSPIRED 
SPONSORS
#BINSPIREDTO
MEET THE BUSINESSES BUILDING A BETTER WORLD
OCTOBER 5TH, 2017
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE COMMUNITY OF CERTIFIED 
B CORPORATIONS
2017 
B INSPIRED TALKS Massey Hall OCTOBER 5, 2017 2 to 5 PM
GET TICKETS NOW
FREE STREET FESTIVAL FREE LIVE MUSIC
EVENT SUSTAINABILITY EVENT ACCESSIBILITY
2017 B INSPIRED 
SPONSORS
#BINSPIREDTO
MEET THE BUSINESSES BUILDING A BETTER WORLD
OCTOBER 5TH, 2017
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE COMMUNITY OF CERTIFIED 
B CORPORATIONS
2017 
B INSPIRED TALKS
Massey Hall OCTOBER 5, 2017 2 to 5 PM
GET TICKETS NOW
FREE STREET FESTIVAL
FREE LIVE MUSIC
EVENT SUSTAINABILITY EVENT ACCESSIBILITY
2017 B INSPIRED 
SPONSORS
#BINSPIREDTO
MEET THE BUSINESSES BUILDING A BETTER WORLD OCTOBER 5TH, 2017
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE COMMUNITY OF CERTIFIED 
B CORPORATIONS
2017 
B INSPIRED TALKS
Massey Hall OCTOBER 5, 2017 2 to 5 PM
GET TICKETS NOW
FREE STREET FESTIVAL
FREE LIVE MUSIC
EVENT SUSTAINABILITY EVENT ACCESSIBILITY
2017 B INSPIRED 
SPONSORS
#BINSPIREDTO
MEET THE BUSINESSES BUILDING A BETTER WORLD OCTOBER 5TH, 2017
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE COMMUNITY OF CERTIFIED 
B CORPORATIONS
2017 
B INSPIRED TALKS
Massey Hall OCTOBER 5, 2017 2 to 5 PM
GET TICKETS NOW
FREE STREET FESTIVAL
FREE LIVE MUSIC
EVENT SUSTAINABILITY EVENT ACCESSIBILITY
2017 B INSPIRED 
SPONSORS
#BINSPIREDTO
MEET THE BUSINESSES BUILDING A BETTER WORLD OCTOBER 5TH, 2017
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE COMMUNITY OF CERTIFIED 
B CORPORATIONS
2017 
B INSPIRED TALKS
Massey Hall OCTOBER 5, 2017 2 to 5 PM
GET TICKETS NOW
FREE STREET FESTIVAL
FREE LIVE MUSIC
EVENT SUSTAINABILITY EVENT ACCESSIBILITY
2017 B INSPIRED 
SPONSORS
#BINSPIREDTO