Edmonton Community Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer Martin Garber-Conrad has been leading efforts to mobilize investment in social enterprises for much of his adult life. Many in Edmonton know him for his work in the 1990s to establish the Kids in the Hall restaurant, a very successful social enterprise for youth at risk, at City Hall. As CEO at ECF Martin leads one of Canada’s largest charities.
In this interview Martin reveals his thoughts about the short history and the longer term prospects for the social finance movement, including certification of B-companies, social entrepreneurship and EMG companies.
Impact, a video production of Wayfinders Business Co-operative, interviews Barbara McKenzie, Chief Executive Officer at The Business Link in Edmonton, Alberta. The Business Link provides a variety of supports for small business throughout Alberta. Recorded in February, 2020.
WBC CAFÉ on ZOOM | 1:00pm Friday, June 12, 2020 with David Dodge
Topic: The Future of Edmonton’s Environmental & Economic Transformation, Post COVID-19 with David Dodge
Café Host: Klaas Rodenburg.
About Our Guest: David Dodge is the host & producer of Green Energy Futures, a multi-media series that tells inspiring stories about Canadians involved in the green energy revolution in their homes, businesses and communities. Check out their videos, radio feature on the CKUA Radio Network & blog episodes at: www.greenenergyfutures.ca
David is also the Strategic Project Manager, Climate Policy (Motion 1.5) for the City of Edmonton, and a proud member of Wayfinders Business Cooperative. We are delighted to have him! 🙂 LCA