3 young sustainability professionals reveal career path secrets
3 young sustainability professionals reveal their secrets and tips to launching a successful sustainability career.
Joel Solomon of Renewal Funds on glorifying wisdom over money
From gardener to venture capitalist, meet Joel Solomon the founding partner of Renewal Funds, a $98 million mission based venture capital firm.
Denise Taschereau of Fairware on sticking to your values
Do you wonder where your office swag comes from? This question and the typical answer (not sustainably sourced), drove Denise Taschereau to create Fairware when she realized how difficult it was to source promotional merchandise that reflected the values of organizations doing meaningful work. Denise is the chief executive officer and cofounder of …
Geoff Earle of CharityVillage on people not just profit
Six years ago, Geoff Earle was your typical successful corporate executive, climbing the typical corporate ladder. But Geoff is anything but typical. And when he got near the top, rather than keep going he switched ladders. Geoff is now the chief operating executive of CharityVillage, Canada’s most popular nonprofit job board. We talk …
Marsha Doucette at WE on the unexpected nonprofit career path
A Director of National Partnerships at WE describes how her nonprofit career is personally rewarding everyday.
Lars Boggild: Investing in solutions at Vancity Community Investment Bank
Lars Boggild is the Impact Capital Finance Analyst at Canada’s first 100% impact and values based bank (yes, a bank that cares) – the Vancity Community Investment Bank.
The future of Impact Investing
We asked 10 social finance leaders to predict what is coming up in the world of impact investing, how we can prepare for it and what the opportunities are. Themes include mainstreaming, prioritizing outcomes over outputs and the rise of the Millennial investor.
Carol Cone: The original CSR and Purpose Expert
The Purpose icon spoke with Bmeaningful about her career, what she’s learned along the way and insights to the future of Purpose and what you can do to capitalize on the opportunities.
Carol Cone: Rapid fire career advice
The Purpose icon spoke with Bmeaningful about career advice and things she wished she knew earlier in her career.
Jonathan Hera: Impact investing with a gender lens
For those of you who think men can’t be trailblazer’s for women’s issues think again. His passion for women’s issues is deeply personal and has led him to
Rehana Nathoo: Impact Investing at the Case Foundation
Rehana talks about how and why she got into the profession, advice she has for others and a look to the future of impact investing.
Fatima Crerar: A day in the life of a Senior Manager of Social Impact
Fatima shares her typical day, what CSR means at ecobee and insights on what it takes to work in corporate social impact. Aim high, always. This is one of Fatima Crerar’s work/life philosophies and a great guiding principle for all of our careers. We first met Fatima a few years ago …
Lindsay Colley: Living a Social Impact life
Tim Hortons’ former manager of sustainability, Lindsay Colley, now Director of Thought Leadership at Canada’s audit regulator. As a masters teacher in corporate social responsibility, she shares tips for sustainability professionals on their first day of work and provides insights for the future of the industry. She also talks with us about how we can …
Chris Baylis: Secrets of sponsorships
A career path story of starting a business, sponsorship secrets and tips for killing it on your first day of work.
Dylan Itzikowitz: From accident victim to accessibility activist
When Dylan Itzikowitz was hit by a car and required the use of a wheelchair, he not only realized how inaccessible our society is, but that the symbol that was meant to represent accessibility didn’t really. Dylan is on a mission to get the Dynamic Symbol of Access – a symbol of a wheelchair …
From investment banker to social entrepreneur: Meet Tariq Fancy, founder of Rumie, a nonprofit Tech Startup
Prior to starting Rumie, described as the “world’s best social startup” and nonprofit that makes access to free digital education possible, Tariq Fancy appeared to be your typical investment banker. But Tariq is anything but typical. His story, and the story of Rumie, began in Kenya during a childhood visit that ignited his …
A Leadership Story. Meet Jennifer Jones, President at Toronto Public Library Foundation
As children we’re taught the tale about the tortoise and the hare. Jennifer Jones’ story reminds us of the moral of that tale: slow and steady still wins the race. Jennifer shares that it took her over a decade of living and working in various countries across different companies and industries to …
How to volunteer your way to a career switch: Q&A with Rose Lipton, Director of Canada Programs, Right To Play
Rose Lipton had always wanted to be a teacher, but when she started teaching she found herself frustrated by the systemic challenges of the public school system and made the difficult decision to switch career paths. Taking a more active role on a community level, Rose started volunteering. Rose’s story …
How a philosophy degree led to a thriving social enterprise: Ryan Turnbull, Founder and President at Eco-Ethonomics
An interview with the founder and President of Eco-Ethonomics, a consulting firm specializing in applied ethics, social innovation and social impact.
A Social Entrepreneurship story: Shelley Jones, Owner of dignify
From stay at home mom to social entrepreneur, Shelley Jones is the owner of dignify an online store selling “kantha” blankets- unique quilts, hand stitched in Bangladesh by women who are recovering from or vulnerable to sexual exploitation. Witnessing a better way to do business early in her career, planted the seed that profit …