To celebrate the fall harvest season, Net Impact has organized a series of intimate dinner events at sustainable restaurants throughout the city. Space is limited, so make sure to RSVP as soon as you can. If you have any questions, please contact Calgary.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can business restore the Rainforest? The Guayaki Market-Driven-Restoration business model
Guayaki’s strategic adviser Pierre Ferrari, will share the amazing story of the company’s Market-Driven-Restoration business model which directly links customer purchases to partner farming communities in the South American Atlantic Rainforests. Guayaki’s partners sustainably harvest organic yerba mate from Rainforest grown cultivations and reforestation projects, generating a renewable income stream which enables these communities to improve their lives and restore their lands.
The CSR career path: Current Opportunities & Future Realties
Are you currently interested in CSR communications consulting work? How do you position yourself for CSR work if you are switching career paths? Join an in-depth discussion with Judy Sandford, a Net Impact member and CSR Strategist at Addison, a brand strategy and communications design firm. She’ll share insights, growing challenges and trends as a professional in this field.
Added Value: A Socially Responsible Urban Farming Enterprise
Ian Marvy, the Executive Director of Added Value will be speaking about urban farming and its importance in promoting sustainable development and youth leadership in underserved communities. Added Value’s work in Red Hook has created opportunities for the youth of South Brooklyn to expand their knowledge base, develop new skills and positively engage with their community through the operation of a socially responsible urban farming enterprise. This dinner discussion will be held at iCi Restaurant. Since opening in 2004 the owner, Catherine Saillard, has consciously chosen to purchase their food from locally farms, including Added Value, and has successfully woven the restaurant into the social and economic fabric of Brooklyn.
7:30-8:00pm – Arrival & cocktails
8:00-8:30pm – Introductions
8:30-10:00pm – Dinner and Added Value discussion/Q&A
JustMeans – “What good work are you doing now?”
Various social media sites exist today that provide a platform for companies to promote the good work they do, as well as provide valuable resources for individuals looking to find good work to get into! Deb Berman, Managing Director of JustMeans will lead a discussion on how businesses and individuals looking for socially responsible work can make the most of JustMeans’ social media platform which focuses on engaging and informing their online community about socially responsible business. She will also highlight trends in social media for sustainability.