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By now, business leaders across Canada are increasingly aware of aligning their business with their corporate purpose. Many already have programs to drive sustainability, social impact, and community growth.

Businesses with more established programs may even be looking at putting corporate purpose at the core of everything they do.

On Nov. 22, 2023 The Globe and Mail hosted a webcast featuring business leaders who are at different stages of building out corporate purpose plans and missions. They shared their challenges, as well as strategies and tactics for business leaders aiming to follow suit.


  • Coro Strandberg, Cofounder and Chair, Canadian Purpose Economy Project
  • Maureen Young, Vice President, Social Purpose, Coast Capital
  • Liz McBeth, CEO Armour Valve
  • Christelle Francois, Chair, Table of Impact Investment Practitioners and Board Chair, Boann Social Impact
  • David Redfern, President & CEO, Eastern Canada, Lafarge
  • Irene Galea, Business Reporter, The Globe and Mail (moderator)

The Globe and Mail presented the event with sponsor support from Coast Capital. To learn about upcoming Globe and Mail events visit

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