The 403: Community
Having an impact in a larger community is something many businesses strive for, it can positively benefit the community, the staff, and a businesses brand. There are many ways a business can implement corporate social responsibility (CSR) into a business plan and at our next 403 event, we take a look at just that.
Join us for a panel conversation and hear from local business leaders who have successfully incorporated a CSR strategy into their business.
Prior to the panel discussion, there will be curated networking, connecting you to the people you want to talk to. Canapes and Beverages will also be served throughout the evening.
- Devin Goss, Co-founder and CEO, BluPlanet Recycling
- Louisa Ferrel, Founder, True Buch Kombucha
- Rhonda Roth, Chief Development Officer, United Way of Calgary and Area
- Member ticket: $35.00
- Non-member ticket: $70.00
Devin is the co-founder and CEO at BluPlanet Recycling, an award winning, Calgary based recycling collection service provider. Devin leads the financial and marketing strategies at BluPlanet. Congruent with Devin’s personal values, the company is a leader in sustainable business practice. A Certified Benefit Corporation (B-Corp), Vibrant Communities Living Wage Leader, UN Caring for Climate signatory, and REAP Calgary member, BluPlanet’s success is measured as much by its impact on the local community and environment as by its economic benefits.
Devin holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce (B.Comm) as well as master’s degrees in environment and business (MEB) from the Unitversity of Waterloo and a master’s in science, behavioural science (M.Sc) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Louisa Ferrel is one of the founders of True Buch Kombucha. She holds a B.Comm. from the University of Calgary and a CPA, CA designation.
Having spent a dozen years working in accounting, HR and recruiting, she’s now honing her “Jack of all Trades” skills at True Buch (a Calgary based kombucha company that makes delicious probiotic beverages, pays employees a living wage, collaborates with other local businesses and reinvests in the local community).
Rhonda Roth is the Chief Development Officer at United Way of Calgary and Area, and is dedicated to building meaningful and trusting relationships with donors, partner workplaces and foundations, and ensuring United Way has the resources to drive sustainable solutions to complex social issues. Rhonda is responsible for developing and implementing integrated fundraising and giving plans for the initiatives, collaborations, and programs United Way funds.
Rhonda joined United Way in 2010 as the Director of Individual Giving. Prior to United Way, Rhonda brought over a decade of fundraising experience serving in the development and alumni relations program at the University of British Columbia. Rhonda holds a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Commerce, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Calgary.
In her free time, Rhonda enjoys cycling with her husband, Dylan, and her two kids, Jack and Katie.