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People First - B Corp and Social Entrepreneurship

  • NAIT CAT Building CAT 309D 10304-10524 117A Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB T5G Canada (map)

What are B Corps™?

B Corps represent a movement of entrepreneurs who are proud of their companies’ 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 Fiasco Gelato and Unbelts, is that they define success as more than money – and they measure it using the B Corp assessment.

This assessment helps companies develop novel metrics of success by measuring their current impact in four key areas:

  • governance

  • employee engagement

  • community impact

  • environment footprint

If you are interested in learning how B Corps differentiate themselves via high standards of accountability, transparency, and social/environmental performance, then this session is for you!


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 B Corporations. 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.

Join us in CAT 309D for this informative session