A Study in Contradictions

It’s fair to say that Kleos, as an organization, is not comfortable with being confined. As a charitable organization, it seeks to be involved with the business community. As an international development organization, it promotes local progress. Even as an organization with a clear mandate and goal, it allows for […]

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Community Innovation Challenge Inspires Entrepreneurial Thinking

An interview with Peter Fenwick, Sessional Instructor at Ambrose University 1. Tell us how Ambrose University encourages its students to develop entrepreneurial thinking. Calgary’s post secondary schools are working hard to make experience in entrepreneurial thinking mandatory for students. Ambrose requires that all students take a course called Business 390: […]

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Leading the Way to Shared Prosperity

Alberta International Development Office: Leading the way to shared prosperity Established within the Government of Alberta in 2013, the Alberta International Development Office (AIDO) plays an important role in achieving Alberta’s international priorities. The AIDO leverages the public sector to support the private sector, educational institutions and civil society organizations […]

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Innovation for a new economy

Written by Centaine Tyler, Vibrant Communities Calgary Innovation is at the core of doing business differently, which is why the Forum chose “Innovation for all” as the overarching theme for this year’s Soul of the Next Economy Forum. “We don’t think oil is going to come back to what it […]

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SkyFire Energy on Becoming a B Corp

An interview with David Vonesch COO at SkyFire Energy 1. Tell us a bit about SkyFire Energy and why you decided to become a certified B Corp? SkyFire Energy is a solar EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) company that designs and builds solar electric systems – everything from residential to small […]

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The History of the Forum

The Soul of the Next Economy Forum owes its creation to the Calgary West chapter of the Rotary Club. For many years, the chapter had hosted the Calgary Microcredit Conference at the Danish Canadian Club. At the 2013 Social Enterprise World Forum held in Calgary, Bob Schulz from the Haskayne […]

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Myth of Capitalism

A major economic puzzle in recent years has been: why are wages growing so slowly despite an expanding economy and a booming stock market?

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Mountain Equipment Co-op: Embracing change & building community

An interview with Brad Clute, Regional Sustainability and Community Investment Coordinator at Mountain Equipment Co-op.  1.    What key changes did Mountain Equipment Co-op make over the last year? Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) has always been a nimble organization. Because we are a retail business structured as a co-operative, it is […]

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Better Business Profile: Enbridge’s Approach to Energy Efficiency

The post Enbridge’s Approach to Energy Efficiency appeared first on CBSR. Written by Sarah Naiman. As part of CBSR’s “Do Business Like a Canadian” campaign, they interviewed Enbridge, a Canadian company who has become a leader in today’s global energy industry. Linda Coady, Enbridge’s Chief Sustainability Officer, moderated last year’s Executive Roundtable. Leor Rotchild, Executive Director […]

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Where are they now?

The 2017 Soul of the Next Economy Forum had some incredible learnings and outcomes. One of the winners of the Lion’s Den Social Innovation Challenge was Lino, who started a project to identify the lack of career paths for immigrants in Calgary. We interviewed Lino to see how the project […]

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Better Business – What did you change over the last year in your business – business practice, mission, employee related etc.?

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