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Tuesday, February 5 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Leveraging Business as a Force for Good: Becoming a Certified B Corporation

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Hear from five exciting Florida-grown businesses who value both purpose & profit. Certified B Corps (like Patagonia, Ben & Jerry's, Athleta, and TechStars) don't just claim to be "green," they genuinely walk their sustainability-talk by considering their impacts on people, the planet, and prosperity through a rigorous certification process. Join us to learn how B Corporation certification is to business as Fair Trade is to coffee, USDA Organic is to apples, or LEED is to green building.

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Kristin Joys, PhD

Director of the Social Impact & Sustainability Initiative, University of Florida, Warrington College of Business
Kristin Joys is the Director of the  Social Impact & Sustainability Initiative in the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center in the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. Kristin has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on Social Entrepreneurship at UF since 2005; in 2013 she created and launched a new course, "Innovation & Sustainability... Read More →

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Tony Selvaggio

Founder, eSmart Recycling
Tony is an award-winning social entrepreneur who turned an old laptop into a thriving company that has helped empower thousands of children worldwide through technology. Tony went from reselling candy treats at age 6, starting his first company at 16 in his hometown in Venezuela... Read More →
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Michael Schroeder

President and Chief Risk Officer, Wasmer, Schroeder & Company
 Michael Schroeder is the President and Chief Risk Officer of Wasmer, Schroeder & Company (WSC). In addition to his various executive functions, Mr. Schroeder is responsible for the oversight of the Firm’s risk-management process, which includes the Firm’s enterprise and investment-related... Read More →
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Samuel Mcpherson

Sift Local, Founder and CEO
Samuel Mcpherson is a serial social entrepreneur who has studied entrepreneurship at both the University of Florida and Pace University in New York City. His first venture, Reciprocity and Co., sold 100% American-made canvas bags that were hand sewn by a women-owned company in New... Read More →
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Grant Kendzior

Eco-Warrior, Sustainable Breakthroughs
Grant Kendzior​ is an Environmental Entrepreneur who was raised between the mountains of Red Lodge, Montana and the beaches of Sarasota, Florida. Grant has always been a passionate environmentalist and has a deep visceral bond with nature. He plans to leave his imprint on the world... Read More →

Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
3: St Pete - Brocante Rear 2232 2nd Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL