Most entrepreneurs understand that sustainability is a key concept in today’s economy. What is less understood is how sustainability principles can be incorporated into an entrepreneurial venture, or the extent to which a strong sustainability model can add significant and measurable value to almost any enterprise.
In this workshop, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of sustainable business and learn how to incorporate these fundamentals into your overall operating model. From profitability to brand equity to risk management, sustainability touches on nearly every facet of a company.
By exploring the “tools” associated with sustainable business management, this workshop will help you to better understand this often misunderstood topic while allowing you to harness what is fast becoming one of the most foundational areas of entrepreneurship.
Speaker Bio: Mischa Kaplan
Mischa is a business owner, entrepreneur, consultant, and part-time professor in the School of Business at Algonquin College. As the president of Rainbow Foods and co-founder and managing partner of Brightside Capital Management, Mischa possesses more than a decade of experience leading small and medium-sized organizations. He has been recognized extensively for his efforts in the areas of business development, entrepreneurship, and sustainable business management, being a 2016 “Forty Under 40” recipient and more recently being selected as one of 32 Canadian entrepreneurs to represent Canada as part of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance delegation to Berlin in summer 2017. A national leader in sustainable business practices, Rainbow Foods won a “Sustainable Retailer” award in early 2016 and became the first “Fair Trade designated” private workplace in Ontario later that year. In addition to his efforts at Rainbow Foods, Mischa has lectured on the benefits and challenges of sustainability to a variety of audiences in Ottawa and across the country.