About

The Soul of the Next Economy Forum is where the non-profit sector, government, business, and educational institutions converge. Fueled through innovation, collaboration and corporate social responsibility we come together to:

learn

learn about local and global social and development issues

connect

connect with peers, industry experts and other sectors addressing these issues

engage

engage in sustainable business oriented solutions to these issues


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Meet our Committee

Angie Redecopp

Angie Redecopp

Forum Chair

Angie is a former corporate lawyer with Borden Ladner Gervais and development director with International Justice Mission Canada. Angie is now an associate professor at Ambrose University where she teaches in the business program and development studies minor.

Nicholas Newnes

Nicholas Newnes

Forum Coordinator

Nicholas is a BBA student at Ambrose University where he is also the President of the Student Council and former President of the Ambrose Business Society. He is a Co-Founder of Care Styling, a training institute that seeks to fill the gaps of mental illness prevention.

Randy Poon

Randy Poon

Committee Member

Randy is an associate professor and the Chair of the Business Administration program at Ambrose University. Formerly, Randy worked for the Canadian government in a variety of federal departments as well as working in management consulting.

Patti Dolan

Patti Dolan

Committee Member

Patti is a portfolio manager with SAGE Investment Advisors, Raymond James Ltd. Patti works with individuals, families, nonprofits and foundations in aligning their investments to their values.

Franco Savoia

Franco Savoia

Committee Member

Franco is the Executive Director of Vibrant Communities Calgary, a non-profit organization with the mission of reducing poverty through working collaboratively to engage Calgarians.

Paul Gomes

Paul Gomes

Committee Member

Paul is the Founder and Managing Director of the Fig Tree Foundation. He has a strong desire to engage investment professionals in the quest to find new solutions to old problems and to encourage them to use their gifts and skills in order to find those solutions.

Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey

Committee Member

Paul is the Events Co-Lead at the Fig Tree Foundation and is also the Co-Founder of Mobile Escape, a local start-up that brings the wonder of educational escape rooms to the classroom.

Alisa Tukkimaki

Alisa Tukkimaki

Committee Member

Alisa is the CEO of the Fig Tree Foundation. Formerly, she was a Regional Director within the Action Coalition on Human Trafficking Alberta and a community development Program Leader with Carya.

Testimonials

What are people saying about the Soul of the Next Economy?
Trevor Haynes

Trevor Haynes

BLACK DIAMOND GROUP

"This is both a great opportunity for current thought leaders to connect and brainstorm, and also an incredible opportunity to give young entrepreneurs an understanding of how social responsibility can enhance the success of a business."

Leighton Healey

Leighton Healey

BOOTKIK

"Today more than ever, the best and the brightest care more about why you do what you do and how you go about the ‘doing’ than what you do. The Forum speaks directly to this important emerging theme in the marketplace – a theme that I predict is not going anywhere!"

Patti Dolan

Patti Dolan

SAGE INVESTMENT ADVISORS

"The concept of Corporate Sustainability has come a long way from 'feel good' community projects to more complex strategic planning for a company. CSR has become the corporate DNA; 'It’s just how we do business'."

"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."

Blogs

learn about what organisations are doing differently in our ecosystem
Highlights

A Spotlight on B Corps

The Soul of the Next Economy continues to encourage companies to integrate social responsibility throughout their entire organisations and one way of doing this is through the certified B Corp movement.

Feature

Business with Purpose

Servus Credit Union took business with purpose to a whole new level as they reshaped their mission over the last year. Servus is now doing business with a “noble purpose”, described by author Lisa Earle Mcleod as a purpose that is both aspirational and practical.

Collaboration

EconoUS 2017

In the bigger picture or the why of community economic development, we know communities can have much more impact in shaping their destiny by collaborating and supporting entrepreneurial solutions to build services and address community-based challenges. 

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150 Ambrose Cir SW
Calgary, AB
T3H 0L5

 

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+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 6907

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