ReForum 2015

Plenary Session: Businesses Creating Shared Value

Sponsored by Canadian Plastics Industry Association 
SybilSteam Whistle Brewing's Sustainability Journey -- Sybil Taylor, Communications Director, Steam Whistle Brewing

Sybil Taylor is a beer marketing veteran having worked in the beer industry since 1987. At the Upper Canada Brewing Company, Sybil held various roles over a nine year period. As the Vice President of Development and Distribution, she was responsible for activities in Ontario’s LCBO and Beer Stores, as well as export development in the United States and through other provincial Liquor Boards.  In 1999, Sybil joined Steam Whistle Brewing (co-founded by herself & her husband & other partners). As its first employee, Sybil was the Director of Marketing for the brewery where she launched this iconic brand and helped to shape its unique market position. She later transferred her focus to Communications and also became the steward of Steam Whistle’s environmental initiatives, for which the company has received much public recognition and numerous awards. Sybil is now acting Communications Director and manages the company’s public and internal facing communications. She continues to take pride in the brand she helped create.

GlenHP - Living Progress -- Glen Hoffman, HP

In 2013, HP launched a framework for thinking about how they do business called HP Living Progress. This new framework builds on HP’s commitment to global citizenship, which has been one of its corporate objectives for nearly six decades.

HP is committed to advancing the overall health and well-being of people, helping businesses and economies thrive, and strengthening the environment. It’s this focus on balancing all three elements of human, economic, and environmental progress that enables HP to create true Living Progress.

Glen Hoffman is the HP Account Manager for Saskatchewan for Print and Personal Systems.  He has been in this role for 7 months as HP made the investment to add staff within the province. Prior to HP he was an IT Manager at Conexus Credit Union and the Regina Public School Division. Outside of work, Glen is active in Regina coaching his 12 year old daughter in basketball and his 13 year old son in basketball, baseball and football.  In whatever spare time is left, he officiates volleyball and basketball.

  ChrisDo it Green - Christopher Dunlap, DIG Events

DIG (Do It Green) is a social enterprise spun out of the Calgary Folk Music Festival’s award winning Eco-Initiatives program. 

DIG is committed to empowering people to take fun and practical steps towards contributing to the health of our community. DIG’s signature program involves the use of waste stations with friendly attendants that coach people during the event on how to separate their waste and limit contamination of recyclables and compostables. The goal is to produce as little landfill waste as possible. At the end of the event, DIG will produce a simple report indicating how much waste was created during the event and how much of it was diverted from the landfill. 

DIG’s recent clients include Calgary Stampede, Calgary Folk Music Festival, Alberta Flood AidMcMahon StadiumYYC Food Trucks, Chevron, TEDxYYCJack Singer Concert Hall, Social Enterprise World Forum, Telus Convention CentreEast VillageBorealis, and Place2Give.

Christopher Dunlap was a retirement consultant at a national consulting firm. He is the current Eco-Initiatives Co-Manager for the Calgary Folk Music Festival and  has volunteered with the Canada Revenue Agency’s community income tax program, on several condominium boards and with the Calgary Co-op Member Relations Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of New Brunswick, is a Registered Retirement Consultant and completed the Canadian Investment Fund Course through the Investment Funds Institute of Canada.

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