Do Business Like a Canadian

The 5th annual Soul of the Next Economy Forum once again promises to be a catalyst for change in how business is done locally, across the country and around the world.

On Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, an expected 300 social entrepreneurs, industry leaders and champions of corporate social responsibility will come together at Ambrose University to engage in thought-provoking discussions — and to spark business innovation.

Soul of the Next Economy in Calgary
The Forum, hosted by Ambrose, Vibrant Communities Calgary and Fig Tree Foundation, has become a prime gathering for businesses, non-profits, government and educational institutions to converge and collaborate, focusing on changing the way business is done and making a positive impact on society.

“It is when we come together with our unique, individual expertise and creativity that we can innovate and find value both for our own organizations and the world that we live in,” says Angie Redecopp, Associate Professor at Ambrose and Forum Chair.

This year’s spear line-up is sure to challenge and inspire.

Leor Rotchild, Executive Director for Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR), will moderate the Executive Roundtable, where business leaders will discuss what it means to “Do business like a Canadian” and the role business has in enhancing communities both locally and globally.

“There’s enormous opportunity to leverage Canada’s positive image and develop a 'Team Canada’ approach to doing business,” explains Rotchild, who served previously as a corporate responsibility advisor to two large oil and gas companies, was a principal architect of the Energy Futures Lab and co-founded a B Corp environmental business called DIG.

“September marks the launch of CBSR’s new national campaign — Do Business Like A Canadian — which celebrates transformational business practices and innovative business leaders.

“The campaign involves events across several Canadian cities and Soul of the Next Economy Forum will be a great place for Albertans to get involved.”

Lynda Kuhn, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Purchase Champion at Maple Leaf
Foods, will deliver a keynote speech on changing the way business is done, reflecting on her work with national brands and spearheads the company’s vision to be the most sustainable
protein company on Earth.

Dr. Éliane Ubalijoro, Executive Director of CLEAR International Development and Professor of Practice at McGill University will be speak on this year’s theme of innovation for all: bringing the sectors together for greater prosperity, sustainability, competitiveness and well-being. CLEAR (Capacity for Leadership Excellence and Research) is a cutting-edge consultancy firm whose aim is build the operational capacity of entities with research activities and health projects in resource-limited settings in developing countries, especially in Africa.

These, plus countless opportunities to learn, share and network, make attending the Soul of the Next Economy Forum an investment sure to deliver great returns.


Be part of the change!

Soul of the Next Economy Forum 2018
Sept. 28, 2018 • 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Ambrose University Campus

Register today to share and learn in this premier gathering of social entrepreneurs, innovators and champions of corporate social responsibility.

Early bird registration (until Aug. 31)     =     $99
Regular registration (starting Aug. 31)     =     $149
Non-profit registration (starting Aug. 31)     =     $119
Student registration     =     $79

(all fees subject to processing fee and GST)

Register online today — and join the conversation.


 

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