The GiveBack Economy

The GiveBack Economy

Social Responsiblity Practices for Business and Nonprofit

Peter Miller, Carla Langhorst


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Why Social Innovation & Social Enterprise? Social enterprise and social entrepreneurship is a field that is just heating up. It is a business idea that has been fringe for a number of years, but that is growing more mainstream. Increasingly, the idea of social responsibility will be part of every business person’s agenda, especially as the Millennial generations is increasingly of an age to own and participate in business.


Peter Miller:
Peter Miller was with CIBC for 27 years then started first of 6 businesses, taught entrepreneurship social enterprise and marketing at Seneca and Centennial and Sheridan Colleges including a Non-profit Leadership Program at Seneca, on-line MBA students through Centenary College in New Jersey; workshops and coaching for unemployed/underemployed (over 720) through Seneca and Centennial Centres of Excellence and YMCA Business Centre and Centennial Summer Company Program.|||Carla Langhorst’s background in corporate as well as entrepreneurial ventures gives her a breadth of knowledge. Her past experience includes marketing at Coca-Cola Canada, sales at McCain Foods, sales and training development at Canadian Pacific Railway, franchisee training and sales execution at Director of Operations at The Nines Consulting Group, an undergrad at Wilfrid Laurier Business School with an exchange to Australia, and an MBA at the University of British Columbia with an exchange to Shanghai, China. Most recently, she is an instructor at Humber College in the continuous education department, a volunteer at the YMCA Business Development Centre, and is working with the United Church of Canada to development a knowledge sharing platform for the Canadian non-profit industry.