2015 CELEBRATION OF COLORADO INDUSTRIES: B CORPORATIONS
THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015 – 7:30AM
NOTE NEW TIME AND LOCATION! Quarterly Forum continues to celebrate Colorado industries in this third program of the series as we discuss the growing movement of Colorado Certified B Corporations, companies that are using their business as a force for good in the world. QF will bring together thought leaders within the Certified B Corporations and benefit corporation movements to explore what happens when companies pledge to consider the effect of decisions not only on shareholders, but also on other stakeholders, such as workers, community, and the environment and provide transparency on their performance. The program will feature Christine Perich, president of New Belgium Brewing; Ryan Martens, founder and CTO of Rally; and Andrew Kassoy, co-founder of B Lab, the non-profit behind B Corporations and national public benefit corporation legislation. Steve Hochhauser, former chairman and CEO of Johns Manville, will moderate. There are more than 1,200 Certified B Corporations globally, including well-known companies like Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, and Seventh Generation, with more than 50 in Colorado, including New Belgium Brewing and Rally Software. A separate but related emerging trend is the public benefit corporation, a new corporate structure that provides legal protection and support for companies with a focus on the broader set of stakeholder interests. In addition, we will present QF college scholarships to outstanding young people with great need and aspiration. This event is reserved for QF members.
University of Denver – Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
Joy Burns Center 2044 East Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
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