Sustainability in Business, by Janice Shade, Evan Goldsmith, and Lauren Bass, Vermont Small Business Development Center
What does it take to be a sustainable business and why does it matter to your business? That's the question Janice Shade, Evan Goldsmith, and Lauren Bass will answer during an interactive, one-hour webinar. Learn the basics behind the sustainable business movement, how to consider a sustainability strategy for your company, and how these efforts can have a positive impact on your bottom line.
Introducing sustainable practices now can create adaptability for your business in the future. Whether sustainability to you means implementing environmental strategies now, leading to lower utility costs in the future or managing your hiring practices to provide employment for under-represented individuals, DOING GOOD PAYS!
Janice Shade is a social entrepreneur, financial innovator, and author with 30 years' experience building brands, businesses, and movements. As Founder/Executive Director of the Capital Innovation Lab, she leads efforts to catalyze a regenerative capital system that supports healthy, resilient, interconnected, local economies. Her book, Moving Mountains: The Power of Main Street Americans to Change Our Economy, illustrates how citizen investors can be a positive force for change in their communities.
Lauren Bass is the Director of LaunchVT, Vermont's premier startup accelerator program, and a part-time Instructor at UVM's Grossman School of Business. She is also a reformed entrepreneur and third-generation family business stakeholder who believes in harnessing business as a force for good. Inspired by her own family's efforts to build community value, Lauren enrolled in UVM's Sustainable Innovation MBA program and graduated in 2020. Since then, Lauren has focused on harnessing the power of sustainable, scalable, entrepreneurship as an engine to fuel Vermont's growing startup community and economy.
Evan Goldsmith is an impact driver, social entrepreneur, and sustainability professional with 25+ years' experience working with triple bottom line businesses in Vermont and around the world. He has guided companies to B Corp Certification, and has worked on all aspects of creating sustainable consumer products - from determining conceptual feasibility to sourcing, supply chain management, and sales. Evan is currently the Head of Global Business Development for IndiVillage Tech Solutions.
This webinar is open to ACEDC and ACCoC members only and registration is free.
Registrants will receive a Zoom link from the Addison County Chamber of Commerce via email shortly before the webinar starts.
Hosted by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Addison County Economic Development Corporation