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A (better) way forward: Canada’s Changing Business Landscape

The past 18 months have disrupted the way Canadians do business at an unheard-of rate. From growing labour shortages and increasingly frequent climate events to the rise of remote work and expansion of digital business, your business will need to focus on innovation, inclusion and sustainability to maintain its growth and navigate a new business environment—one where uncertainty has become the norm.

Interested in learning how to move forward in this new business environment?

Join Isabelle Hudon, BDC’s first woman President and CEO, and well-known entrepreneurs as they discuss the opportunities that lie ahead and reflect on how Canadian businesses can adapt and even become a force for change.

Why participate

  • Learn about changes in the Canadian business environment.
  • Understand the implications of this new environment for your business.
  • Hear from other Canadian entrepreneurs who are helping to shape a more inclusive, sustainable and innovative future.

Featuring:

Host:

Isabelle Racicot

Isabelle Racicot

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Experts:

Isabelle Hudon

Isabelle Hudon

President and Chief Executive Officer

Isabelle Hudon was appointed President and CEO of BDC, the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs, in August 2021.

Ms. Hudon brings a deep business background and a clear vision for an inclusive economy to support growth for Canadian entrepreneurs. She is a champion of diversity, gender equality and the green economy, leading BDC’s 2,500-person team.

From 2017 to 2021, Ms. Hudon was Ambassador of Canada to France and Monaco. She has also served as the Personal Representative of the Prime Minister of Canada for the Francophonie. Previously, she was President and CEO of Sun Life Financial Quebec and Senior Vice President of Sun Life Financial Canada. Ms. Hudon has also held seats on several boards of directors including those of Hydro-Québec, Groupe Marcelle, Holt Renfrew and the Canada Council for the Arts. She is the co-founder of The A Effect.

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Pierre Cléroux

Pierre Cléroux

Vice President, Research and Chief Economist, BDC

Pierre leads a team of experts who analyze economic data to identify business and sector trends impacting Canadian entrepreneurs. A seasoned speaker, he regularly travels across the country to help business owners understand the risks and opportunities presented by the economic environment.

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Tareq Hadhad

Tareq Hadhad

CEO and Founder of Peace by Chocolate

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 Lauren Rathmell

Lauren Rathmell

Co-CEO, Co-Founder, Lufa Farms

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