2018 - Angels: Investors & Eco System Support

Angels: Investors & Eco System Support

Craig Ryan

Director, Social Entrepreneurship, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

A Crown Corp is also a B Corp?!? Craig spearheaded the drive to make BDC the first B Corp-certified national bank in Canada. BDC now backs hundreds of social purpose entrepreneurs and is catalyzing a new, powerfully transformative cohort of societally-minded entrepreneurs that spans every province. This has a potentially massive impact on Canadian sustainability. Last year, Craig and BDC attracted an astounding 5,500+ entrepreneurs, employees and peers to 100+ events to introduce them to the B Corp movement and certification, a success which helped convince the global movement to hold its annual retreat in Toronto this year.