How to 'B' Successful: B Lab and New Belgium Brewery "At the Epicenter"
Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (MDT)
BEST ORGANICS INC & COMPASS NATURAL MARKETING PRESENT
How to "B" Successful
The Art & Science of Building a Sustainable Company
Join us "At the Epicenter" as we host pioneering B Lab Co-founder
Andrew Kassoy and Jenn Vervier, Director of Sustainability at New Belgium Brewery, for a lively discussion on redefining success in business.
Learn what it takes from entrepreneurs, policymakers, consumers, and workers to build a society in which businesses compete not just to be the best in the world, but best for the world.
Thursday, April 11, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
@Sterling Rice Group, 1801 13th St., Ste. 400, Boulder, CO 80302
A welcoming networking reception precedes the interactive talk.
$10 Regular Adults | $7 Nonprofit | $5 Students
$25 Group Rate (3 Regular Adult Tickets)
Learn why more than 700 companies in 60 industries across
24 countries have chosen to become B Corp certified.
B Corp certification is an innovative platform for green-conscious companies of all sizes that wish to incorporate sustainability into their business culture. B Lab, the non-profit behind B Corp, serves a global movement of entrepreneurs using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab has created powerful tools for businesses and entrepreneurs to define goals and measure success with regard to social and environmental performance, financial accountability, and transparency.
New Belgium, an award-winning craft brewery in Fort Collins, CO, is B Corp certified and is a leader in implementing and promoting social and environmental responsibility in all facets of its business operations under the guidance of Jenn Vervier.
About the Speakers
Andrew Kassoy, Co-Founder of B Lab, created the organization with longtime friends Bart Houlahan and Jay Coen Gilbert. Before leaving the private sector to form B Lab, Andrew spent 16 years in the private equity business, most recently as a Partner at MSD Real Estate Capital, an affiliate of MSD Capital. He is a Board Member of the Freelancers Union and the Freelancers Union Insurance Company and a Board Member of Echoing Green.
Jenn Vervier is Director of Sustainability and Strategy at New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, CO. She is responsible for the brewery's sustainability management system, corporate responsibility reporting, greenhouse gas accounting, natural resource management, legislative advocacy and philanthropy. Jenn is on the Boards of the Colorado Conservation Voters, Colorado State University’s Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Enterprise, and the Steering Committee for the American Sustainable Business Council.
At the Epicenter Sponsors
Sponsor partners include the following leaders in natural, organic and sustainable business.
At the Epicenter | Bringing Sustainable Business Leaders Together
When & Where
Best Organics, Inc.
About An Evening at the Epicenter
An Evening at the Epicenter is a series of interactive talks for entrepreneurs and business and community leaders in the $300-billion market for natural, organic, sustainable and socially responsible products and services. An Evening at the Epicenter is produced by Best Organics Inc., a leading organic gift and brand promotions company; and Compass Natural LLC, a leader in LOHAS communications, public relations, strategic marketing and business development.
Launched in 2010, An Evening at the Epicenter has featured Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org; John Elstrott, Chair of Whole Foods Market; local economies expert and author Michael Shuman; Fox Health News correspondent Chris Kilham; Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients; and Arran and Ratana Stephens, founders of Nature's Path Foods.
About Best Organics, Inc.
Best Organics Inc., a majority woman-owned business, is a leading provider of premium, hand-packed, organic gift basket collections featuring gourmet, eco-friendly products from local, regional and U.S.-based producers and leading brands. Its gift collections are presented in keepsake gift boxes, and are available online at www.AmericasBestOrganics.com, and for corporate gifting. The company's Boulder's Best Organics and Colorado’s Best Organics gift box collections feature organic products from the Rocky Mountain region, and its America’s Best Organics gift baskets feature artisan producers from throughout the U.S. Best Organics Inc. is a member of the Organic Trade Association, Colorado Proud, and Naturally Boulder, and Green America. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 303.499.ORGANIC (6742).
About Compass Natural LLC
Compass Natural Marketing, established by organic and LOHAS industry veteran Steven Hoffman and based in Boulder, CO, brings more than 25 years of experience in natural and organic products sales, marketing, public relations, communications, research, event planning, special project assignments, business development, and strategic industry guidance to businesses involved in the $290 billion market for natural, organic, sustainable, and socially responsible products. Visit www.compassnatural.com, contact email@example.com or call 303.807.1042.