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Craig Ryan

Director, Social Entrepreneurship, Purpose Entrepreneurship
Craig Ryan

Craig Ryan is Director, Purpose Entrepreneurship at BDC. He has more than twenty years of experience providing strategy and policy advice to decision-makers in business, government and civil society. He never planned to be a banker but decided to give it a go upon learning that BDC was exclusively dedicated to people creating companies; he now leads its team to help grow Canada’s national movement of certified Beneficial corporations (B Corps).

Craig has a masters in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School and sits on the boards of directors of Rise (www.risehelps.ca), a charity that provides loans and advice for people with mental health problems who are launching business projects, and NOVAlex Clinic, the charitable wing of the only B Corp law firm in Quebec.

Recent posts

Blog Social entrepreneurship
August 07, 2020 | Social Entrepreneurship

The Rise of Local: ‘Hopeful Monsters’ Win!

A local supply chain, a local team and an efficient website could be a winning combination in a world transformed by COVID-19.

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Blog Social entrepreneurship
March 18, 2020 | Social Entrepreneurship

The World's Climate Leaders Wear a ”B”

At the UN Climate Change Conference, 500 Corp entrepreneurs announced that they would bring their businesses to "net zero" by 2030. Learn more.

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Blog Social entrepreneurship
February 04, 2019 | Social Entrepreneurship

Live from British Columbia: The rise of capitalism 2.0?

New legislation being debated in B.C. would give legal status to benefit corporations. Is this the rise of capitalism 2.0?

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Blog Social entrepreneurship
September 10, 2018 | Social Entrepreneurship

Shocker: Investors get purpose. They now want B Corps

Banks and investors are slowly learning that the B Corp certification is a rigorous, comprehensive lens through which to evaluate a company. Learn more about this new approach.

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Blog Social entrepreneurship
April 16, 2018 | Social Entrepreneurship

When the money isn’t enough: How to measure the beneficial impact of your business

Many regular, run-of-the-mill things you do are impactful; they create positive, beneficial value for others. Learn how to measure the true value of your company.

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