Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 4:00pm

The Future of Responsible Business: Jeffrey Hollender will share his experience of how launching four social enterprises over 40 years has shaped his perspective on what business’s role must be to address the social and environmental challenges now facing the world.  He will also cover what changes and strategies are required to make responsible business more effective, sustainable and responsible, where business is falling short and what it must do to successfully navigate a radically changing world. Lastly he will discuss the new concept of “net-positive,” the newest aspiration of the worlds leading responsible companies.

Jeffrey-HollenderJeffrey Hollender is the co-founder of Seventh Generation and author of several books including The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Business Will Win.

Jeffrey travels near and far to inspire us all to think differently about the role business plays in society. As the co-founder of Seventh Generation, a leading brand that creates natural household cleaning and personal products, Jeffrey seeks to promote authenticity, transparency, and progressive business practices in all his endeavours. Jeffrey is also an adjunct professor at New York University, co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council and board member of several organizations.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 @ 8:30am

Community Development & Social Innovation: What is happening to community development? There is a subtle shift happening – we are using new words, and our language is evolving. As our language evolves it drives us to working together. Throughout history we have diverged from responsibility and relationship. Today we are seeing a new convergence where community development efforts are  influencing stronger outcomes based on  human qualities and characteristics of cooperation.  Systems have driven us to others being responsible. Learn from
Carol about how today’s best practices puts community in the driver’s seat for change, impact and stronger social outcomes.

Carol Anne Hilton2Carol Anne Hilton is a recognized leading First Nation’s business entrepreneur with a MBA from the University of Hertfordshire, England. She has obtained a solid understanding and application of First Nation’s economic development best practices and brings extensive knowledge and experience in community development, business management, corporate relations, engagement strategies and project management. She also serves and has served on several boards.

Joni Avram – Forum Emcee

Joni AvramJoni Avram is principal and founder of Cause & Effect Marketing, a brand and engagement consultancy supporting business and community leaders who want to operate with new paradigms as they support their dramatic growth and amplify their community impact.