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Aspiring Social Entrepeneur: B Corp 101 Measuring What Matters

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11110 104 Avenue Northwest 11-159 Allard Hall, MacEwan University

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Join us for the Aspiring Social Entrepreneur Learning Series!

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Session 6: B Corp 101 Measuring What Matters Mar 25 | 9 a.m. -12 p.m.

Presented by Carla Heim (BDC)

B Corps™ make up a global movement of entrepreneurs who are dedicated to making a positive impact, whether it’s by improving the livelihoods of their workers, strengthening their community ties, or revolutionizing current green practices.

The common thread linking Certified B Corporations®, such as Alberta-based Chandos and Fiasco Gelato, is that they were created and are run by people who define success as more than money – and they measure it using the B Corp assessment.

If you are a purpose-driven entrepreneur or an employee of a purpose driven business and are interested in completing an impact ‘health check’ using the B Impact Assessment, this workshop is for you.

This workshop will help you measure the impact your company has on:

  • Your employees
  • The community
  • The environment
  • Your customers

You’ll gain insight into the ways your company is making a strong and beneficial impact, as well as areas for improvement.

Participants will be given unlimited access to the Measure What Matters tool: a free, confidential digital platform tailored to the B Corp principals.

Please bring your laptop.

Meet the Presenter

Carla Heim (Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC))

Carla is the Senior Advisor, Social Entrepreneurship at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the only bank in Canada dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. She works to help grow the national movement of certified Beneficial corporations (B Corps). She also helps BDC’s efforts to support more women entrepreneurs.

Carla has thirty-plus years’ experience in managing, advising and financing businesses. She brings rich, hands-on expertise and insights to help these socially innovative and women entrepreneurs succeed.

Series Background

If you are a student, entrepreneur, or business owner and have a desire to explore how to use entrepreneurial initiatives to solve social problems and make a positive impact on society, the Aspiring Social Entrepreneur Learning Series is for you.

Instead of measuring success through profit alone, a social entrepreneur is guided by a triple bottom line — people, planet, profit. This series will introduce you to the basics of social enterprise and guide you through the process of turning your idea into a venture with social and environmental goals. It will also give you the tools and confidence needed to pitch to investors and secure the funding you need to make an impact.

You’ll learn from thought leaders in social innovation and enterprise, and expand your network of fellow changemakers.

What will I get out of it?

  • Explore the concept of social entrepreneurship
  • Gain a better understanding of how you can use business for social good
  • Practical tools to help you move your social enterprise idea forward
  • New connections with other like-minded social entrepreneurs
  • Confidence to engage in social change initiatives

Sign up for the whole series (recommended), or individual workshops.

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The Aspiring Social Entrepreneur Learning Series is sponsored by the CPA Education Foundation Alberta. With a mandate to strengthen the future of the accounting profession in Alberta, the CPA Education Foundation supports business education and students, and the incubation of innovative ideas. Click here to learn more.

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