SCWCC Business Lunch
Program Topic: The Age of the 4th Sector
At the beginning of 2018, Laurence D. Fink, founder and CEO of one of the largest investment firms sent a letter to chief executives of the world's largest public companies. The message was blunt: companies need to do more than make profits if they want to receive investment capital; they need to contribute to society and make social impact.
We must think beyond the bottom line and look to businesses with a higher purpose to lead us in the new IMPACT ECONOMY.
Did you know Colorado Springs is becoming a center for social impact organizations and initiatives? In this program you will learn:
1. How your business can benefit by having social impact.
2. How our community can benefit from your business having social impact.
3. How you can vote with your wallet as a consumer to support businesses having more social impact.
CEO and Executive Director of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Institute for Social Impact, BBB’s recently restructured Foundation. Jonathan is a Colorado Springs native, a recognized Leader in Colorado by the Beanstalk Foundation, and a 2016 Rising Star Award recipient by the Colorado Springs Business Journal. In his current position since June 2015, Jonathan has increased awareness of the importance of integrity and trust in business, and has revitalized the BBB brand that has played a crucial role in our community for more than 35 years.
Previously, Jonathan served as Vice President of AspenPointe Enterprises, where he spent 14 years building a stronger community through social enterprise, solving prevalent social issues, and serving disadvantaged populations. Jonathan is one of the co-creators of the Peer Navigator Model, an innovative peer support model for the military that was presented to the White House Joining Forces Team and has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Jonathan is currently building the Colorado Institute for Social Impact which seeks to educate organizations on the power of the emerging Fourth Sector of the economy and uses entrepreneurial strategies to solve social issues in our community.
Jonathan is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and currently serves on the following community boards: Colorado Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance (past Chair), Pikes Peak Workforce Investment Board, Junior Achievement Board, The Resource Exchange Board, Vice Chair of Silver Key Social Enterprises, PPCC Business Advisory Committee, Innovations in Aging Collaborative Board, Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center Advisory Board and the SHIFT Thrift Store Board. Jonathan has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado Health and Sciences Center.
Stacey Burns is thrilled to be a Native of Colorado, living in various regions of the state all of her life, but has spent a majority of her career in Colorado Springs. She has been a strong advocate for Social Impact Businesses, veterans’ transition programs, as well as healing through the arts. She started the Spotlight on Hope event to increase behavioral health awareness and was one of the creators of the Military Creative Expressions program in conjunction with the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Stacey’s absolute favorite part of any opportunity is to develop mutually beneficial partnerships and to help people find their potential.
Stacey is currently the Vice President of Business Innovation at Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Institute for Social Impact (CI4SI). The Colorado Institute for Social Impact seeks to educate organizations on the power of the emerging Fourth Sector of the economy using entrepreneurial strategies to solve social issues in our community.
Stacey is currently working to increase the understanding and measurement of Social Return on Investment (SROI) through CI4SI, a process she has been developing since 2009. Prior to that she spent over 12 years at AspenPointe helping people realize opportunity through Social Enterprise and other programs.
Stacey was chosen in 2015 to become a Beanstalk Foundation Leader and is a member of the El Paso County Community Services Block Grant Advisory Board. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English from CU-Boulder and a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from CU-Denver Health Sciences. Stacey loves reading, movies, water skiing, and most of all spending time with her daughter.
11:00 a.m.- Registration & open networking
Approximate program timeframe:
11:30 a.m. - SCWCC announcements
11:45 a.m. - Luncheon service
12:15 p.m. - Program remarks & featured speaker
1:00 p.m. - Event concludes
Sponsored by: The Smile Generation
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be issued without 72 hours advance notice.