bcorp1September 25-27 of this year, our senior manager Amor represented Roundhouse at the B Corp Champions Retreat in New Orleans! Continue reading to learn some of her biggest takeaways!

Over the three-day experience, not only did we engage in meaningful relationship building, peer-to-peer and organizational learning, and creating cultural connections; but we did this whilst taking a dive into the history of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Around 500-600 mission-driven leaders met in New Orleans for the annual Champions Retreat, hosted by B Corp. This year’s theme was Building the B Economy—an economy where businesses compete to be the best for the world, the people living in it and the natural environment on which our quality of life depends.

The conference welcomed Certified B Corporations, future B Corps, benefit corps, B Analytics partners, academics, social-impact organizations and all members of the B Economy. B Economy is bigger than just B Corps; it is a part of a broader global movement of people using business as a force for good. By expanding our bonds of collaboration and trust, we were able to spread our ideas further, explore new ways to create impact and discover what we can do together that we can’t do alone.

It was incredibly energizing to learn from mission-driven leaders like Rhino Foods, a family-owned business with 30 years of experience in cookie dough and bakery-style inclusions that power flavours created by delicacy giants like Ben & Jerry’s. The US-based company is committed to a work culture that improves employee lives while improving the community, most notably through the Rhino Foods Income Advance Program. Through Roundhouse, we are excited to bring a similar kind of energy and support to Edmonton!