The B Corp Certification identifies companies that are using their businesses as a force for good.
However, this movement is bigger than just individual companies; together, Beneficial Corporations make up a community of entrepreneurs that are transforming how we understand corporate social responsibility. Together, they fuel the B Corp movement, where businesses strive not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world!
This workshop serves as an introduction to the B Corp movement and certification process featuring Carla Heim from Canadian B Corp, BDC. This is an opportunity to hear how B Corps, such as Beau’s Brewery, are using their businesses as a force for good while still maintaining successful and profitable business models.
Carla Heim is 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.
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
BDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. It promotes Canadian entrepreneurship with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses. With its 118 business centres from coast to coast, BDC provides businesses in all industries with financing and advisory services. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers equity, venture capital and flexible growth and transition capital solutions. BDC is also the first financial institution in Canada to receive B Corp certification. To find out more, visit bdc.ca.