Impact 6 Pack will help you create a unique Impact Strategy for your business, build a peer network of mission-driven businesses, and powerfully communicate the positive impact generated by your business while completing the B Corp Impact Assessment. Impact 6 Pack is delivered by Decade Impact Strategy & Activation, sponsored by the Business Development Bank of Canada, and hosted by the Vancouver Economic Commission.
The world’s most ethical companies are certified B Corporations, including Patagonia, Hootsuite, Eminence Organic Skin Care, Fairware, Bullfrog Power, SMAK Food, Kickstarter, Method Products, Ben & Jerry’s, and the BDC. Impact 6 Pack is based on the B Corp framework and will prepare your business to submit for certification.
Impact 6 Pack will put your business on a clear path to meaningful impact and realizing all the benefits that flow to businesses that are committed to being a force for good in the world.
Over twelve weeks, participating businesses work online within a collaborative cohort to craft their impact business models and implement impact strategies in their businesses. The course is comprised of six modules designed to build a strategic impact plan unique to each business. This year, all course modules and course sessions will be held online.
Impact 6 Pack is facilitated by Kristy O’Leary and Brianna Brown, co-Founders of Decade Impact, and powered by BDC and the Vancouver Economic Commission. The B Corp Impact Assessment provides the course framework and a basis for evaluating participants’ existing and potential social, environmental, governance, and economic impacts.
Full day sessions include presentations and hands-on tutelage from facilitators, rich peer-to-peer discussion, and independent work time. Please note that maximum eight businesses will be admitted; participating businesses can enroll up to two participants for the duration of the online course.
Impact 6 Pack is a wise foundational step to take if you’re serious about becoming B Corp certified. With the teaching, tools and contacts provided you’ll get there faster and more effectively than you could on your own.
Jordan Birch, Co-Founder, Phox Foods
Each module is designed to lead participants through a planning exercise to build an impact strategy that spans all aspects of your business.
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Clearly define your company values, vision, and mission. Learn about alternative impact business models and how good governance can make your company a leader.
Outcome: Defined mission; engaged governance driven by principles of transparency, accountability, and shared values.
Fair treatment in the workplace leads to renewed sense of purpose and passion for your business and creates a family of ambassadors.
Outcome: Strategies to increase worker satisfaction, loyalty, and support for your business.
Build a branded community impact strategy and learn how your brand can make your social impact efforts stick while helping to drive business performance.
Outcome: Community impact strategy that drives bottom line results.
Environmental responsibility is a necessity as well as a competitive advantage in today’s economy. Understand your company’s environmental footprint, how to reduce it, and reap cost savings, marketing potential, and community benefits from your environmental impact strategy.
Outcome: Environmental impact measurement and strategy to reduce footprint.
Explore ethical supply chain management, sustainable procurement and smart sourcing, and local economic impacts of procurement – and the differences between each of them.
Outcome: Risk mitigation and increased resilience in your supply chain, increase in local buying power and supplier network.
Identify key messages (strengths, weaknesses, performance, targets, leverage points) in your impact plan and build compelling narratives that speak to diverse stakeholders to increase support for your business goals.
Outcome: Effective impact communication plan for internal and external stakeholders, and marketing strategies that support your business and impact goals.
We went into this workshop thinking we would just be equipped with being guided through the application and understanding the questions and how to properly answer them. We had no idea that it would actually entail awakening us to the influence and power we hold to be an example and truly embody the values we believe in.
Donna Cheung, Co-Founder & Executive Producer, Wakefield Productions
The Vancouver Economic Commission has a limited number of bursaries of $250 available to reduce barriers to accessibility for underrepresented populations, those in demonstrable financial need, and those truly making an impact with limited means. In order to qualify, your application must be received by March 31st, and you must provide additional information in the application form.
Businesses looking to step into impact leadership can find support and programming through Decade Impact. Decade works with small and medium enterprises to help define, measure, manage and communicate impact.