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Let’s Focus on Real Impact Now – Impact is a Journey, Not a Destination

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In this Member Workshop with TAS, join our discussion to learn how to rethink your current policies to increase immediate impact in your workplace, business and industry.

Event Information

There has been a recent wave of questions about the authenticity and transparency of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) commitments, particularly since many organizations commit to ESG goals that can’t be measured for decades.

One way to ensure real impact in our society is for companies to focus on what they are doing today and every day. Steps like ensuring Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace, choosing a responsible supply chain, etc., all have real impacts right now.

This event will be a panel discussion with relevant leaders in the corporate world as well as those in the not-for-profit sector. Audiences will walk away with ideas about how to rethink their current policies to increase impact in their workplace, business and industry.

Key takeaway:

•    There is almost always room to make impact. You just have to see your work through that lens – how can you do things differently?

•    Regular small actions create significant impact over time – don’t discount the small things you can do today.

•    Measure everything you do – understand your real impact and where you can improve so you can build trust with employees, partners, investors and other stakeholders.

Workshop Audio

Thank you for your interest in our event! The event has now passed, but we are pleased to share that the recording is available for you to review. Catch up on all the valuable insights and information shared during the event. We hope you find it informative and useful.


Moderator: Toby Heaps, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief at Corporate Knights  

Panel 1: Impact Investing: Why Do It

  1. Wade Stayzer, Chief Operating Officer at Meridian 
  2. Joe Ogilvie, Founding Principal at Archangel Ventures 
  3. Kelly Gauthier, President at Rally Assets
  4. Liza Stiff, VP of Impact Implementation & Innovation at TAS

 Panel 2: How to do it NOW

  1. Jason Sukhram, Engagement Manager at Quinn and Partners 
  2. Leonard Rickard, CEO at Mississaugas of the Credit Business Corporation 
  3. Suha Jethalal, President at Bullfrog Power 
  4. Kate Murray, Director of Impact Strategy & Measurement at TAS

Workshop Agenda

  • 12:00 PM - Check-in
  • 12:15 PM - Workshop Programming + Lunch
  • 1:15 PM - Networking

This Lunch & Learn workshop is free to attend!

Your admission includes a light lunch and refreshments provided by Oliver & Bonacini.

About our member:

TAS is an unconventional impact company that uses real estate as a tool to drive profit and purpose. As an industry leader in impact real estate, Certified B Corporation, signatory to PRI and member of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), TAS has an active pipeline and portfolio totaling over 7 million square feet across 22 properties throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. 

TAS focuses on tackling climate change, broadening affordability and equity, and building social capital to create neighbourhoods – and ultimately cities – where people can thrive and belong. TAS champions conversation and collaboration to push the boundaries of innovation and explore what is possible.