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Join Sandra D'Souza and her guests as they explore the people/trends that are shaping the purpose driven landscape. Running a profitable business and doing good does not have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, the more money you make, the more good you can do in your local communities and beyond. Each week, we will chat with influencers and leaders in this space that are making a difference in their communities and the world, where business is a force for good and where profit meets purpose.
 
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As an executive recruiter, I’ve been having a lot of conversations with parents who are worried about their kids and what the job market will look like for them. So, in this episode, I'm going to share my thoughts on the prospects for careers and the job market for Gen Z, including the paths I’ve seen people taking to succeed, the common themes amo…
 
Abygail and Ashleigh Montague are two of the three sisters who founded Blk Owned HAMONT, an open resource to find and support black-owned businesses in the Greater Hamilton, Ontario area. Their mission is to celebrate, showcase, explore, and support black-owned businesses by creating a sustainable and thriving black-owned economy. In this episode, …
 
Social procurement is something I’ve touched on before, but in this episode, I’ll be going into more detail about how it is done in various industries. You’ll get a glimpse of what social procurement looks like when it comes to different areas of business and get insight into how it can have a huge impact not only on your business, but also on the …
 
Today, I am joined by the founders of SideBiz Studio, an online marketplace that showcases products and services offered by the Canadian Arts community. Kelsey Verzotti and Jacob Sheffield started SideBiz just over a year ago, and in this episode, they share how they are encouraging it to evolve as a marketplace and a business. Listen in as Kelsey …
 
There's a world of opportunity to rethink and redesign the way we make things. Unlike the current wasteful industrial model, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. Basically, the idea is to eliminate waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the design stage. So, in this episode, I want to share w…
 
Our guest today is Renee Devereaux, who serves as Executive Director at EDGE, the impact entrepreneurship hub at Sheridan College. EDGE, in collaboration with partners, provides new and growing ventures with mentorship, learning programs and support to access funding. In this episode, Renee discusses why she sees entrepreneurship as a powerful tool…
 
While this podcast is typically focused on purpose driven, for-profit businesses, I am currently working on a project geared toward non-profit organizations, and the concept of purpose is relevant there, as well. I came across an article entitled “The Four Principles of Purpose Driven Board Leadership,” and one of the main questions asked is whethe…
 
We often discuss finding purpose within your business, but what about the desire to find purpose in your personal life too? After the year we have had, a lot of people are re-evaluating what is important to them—where they want to reside, the kind of work they pursue, and the people they surround themselves with. So in this episode, I'll be discuss…
 
As the world begins to come out of lockdown and things start opening up, it’s worthwhile to take a moment and think of all the local small or medium businesses that have struggled throughout these tough times. Now that we can actually go places again, at least in limited numbers, we need to make an effort to actively support these local businesses.…
 
Big lofty goals to change the world are admirable, but if you aren’t creating a healthy workplace for your employees, does it even matter? Today we will be discussing how organizations can define purpose by creating a healthy workplace. To share her expertise in this area is Liza Provenzano, founder and principal consultant of SparkHR. In this epis…
 
As I have mentioned before, I work as an executive recruiter. If there is one thing that is true for every position where you are working with people, it is that you can’t prepare for everything. However, with the right strategies in place you are more likely to attract the right candidates. So, in this episode, I want to share some insights for hi…
 
Today we will be taking a different approach to this podcast. Tracey Bissett, President and Founder of Bissett Financial Fitness, the host of the Young Money podcast and my friend, is going to be interviewing me to get a better sense of who I am and how this podcast came to be. In this episode, you will hear me discuss everything from my favorite c…
 
No one has ever said creating and running your own company is easy. In many ways, the current beliefs around entrepreneurship are unfathomable compared to previous generations. No one knows this better than Sathish Bala, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Bala Group Inc. In this episode, he shares his advice for anyone looking to follow their passions …
 
While things seem to be improving in many ways, there are still a lot of challenges out there and the world is certainly not back to business as usual. A lot of businesses are still struggling to stay afloat, and people aren’t sure what their jobs are going to look like, or if they are going to have jobs in a few months. So, in this episode, I will…
 
Joining an NFP Board should be more than a resume-building exercise. Unfortunately, that is the main motivation for many and people often forget about the extra time, money, and resources that come with the commitment of being a board member. But if you are not passionate about it, it can become overwhelming very quickly, so in this episode, I want…
 
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led organization of almost 200 of the world’s most forward-thinking companies working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. In 2010, the WBCSD published their original Vision 2050 that laid out a pathway to a world in which 9 billion people are able to l…
 
There’s no question that the pandemic has changed our opinions in a lot of different areas, and one area, in particular, is that of the traditional workplace. A lot of us are wondering what will happen when the pandemic is under control and we start thinking about going back to normal. In this episode, I’m diving into the results of some notable su…
 
You’ve probably heard me mention SheEO on every episode so far, but there’s a reason for that! It's an amazing organization, and today I’m deep-diving into what SheEO is and how I became involved as an Activator five years ago. Listen in as I share how SheEO is impacting the lives and businesses of female entrepreneurs, my favorite SheEO ventures, …
 
We all know that strong, functioning teams are the building blocks of successful organizations. But what makes for an effective team? And how do you go about building a good one? In this episode, I’m answering these important questions and sharing what makes for a great team, as well as what you need to have in place in order to build that team in …
 
2020 was a crazy year, and it sparked a lot of change in the way we go about our lives and our thoughts on the bigger world from a social and environmental perspective. Responsible investing is gaining more momentum as people aim to “put their money where their values are.” With that in mind, Elyse Crowston joins me today to talk about why impact i…
 
Many people are starting businesses these days to not only turn a profit, but also to be a force for good in the world. These entrepreneurs are typically called “impact entrepreneurs,” and in this episode, I’m diving into why wealth-creation and making an impact don't have to be mutually exclusive. Listen in as I share why the perception of “purpos…
 
2020 was a year that changed all of our lives in many ways we will never forget. Businesses have also had to adapt, and the way they report and manage their environment, social, and governance (ESG) impact and activities has become more of an issue for the average consumer than in the past. Here to discuss why companies of all sizes need to be thin…
 
Anu Bidani is the CEO of STEM MINDS, a company that focuses on empowering youth to become fearless leaders by developing agility and a love of learning through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). She believes in creating our future leaders, game-changers, and problem-solvers to build a better, more agile society for future generation…
 
Entrepreneurs are starting more and more businesses with some kind of social, environmental, or community purpose, where they can do good in the world while still making money. One of the keys to running a profitable and purpose-driven business is being able to track and manage the money that is coming in. So today, Sandra speaks with Tracey Bisset…
 
As you may be aware, there is an accelerating momentum around businesses becoming a force for good. Becoming a certified B-Corp is one of the ways that companies are making it known that they want to be a positive force, where profit meets purpose. Today Sandra speaks with Anne Cesak, the Organizational Connection Strategist and Founder of the Cont…
 
Welcome to The Make Good Project podcast, the show that explores the people and trends that are shaping the purpose-driven landscape. Each week, your host Sandra D’Souza will interview influencers and leaders in this space who are making a difference in their communities and the world. In this inaugural episode, Sandra speaks with April Morganti, E…
 
Listen in with Sandra D'Souza for a hint of what's to come from The Make Good Project podcast! Sandra D'Souza was inspired by the book "What Color is Your Parachute" to take a deeper look into her career and what she had to offer the world. Sandra came across Social Enterprise and aligned very much with this concept... businesses and people who run…
 
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