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KARLA PECKETT

SCOT SUSTAD

JEREMY HUNKA

SOLE/ReCORK

DIGITAL HOT SAUCE

UNION GOSPEL MISSION

Founder and President of Brands for Better Foundation and Co-Visionary of BFBF's Brand Battle for Good. Creative lead, strategic thinker, art director, planet-first designer. Creative Director at SOLE/ReCORK. Previously Creative Manager at LUSH Handmade Cosmetics.

Co-Founder of Brands for Better Foundation and Co-Visionary of BFBF's Brand Battle for Good. 4x start-up entrepreneur, community builder, growth marketer. Founder and CEO at Digital Hot Sauce Inc.

Early idea adopter of BFBF. 
Communications, media, journalist and public relations expert.

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GRAHAM NORTH

WEEKEND

Helping startups distill their brand story through radical collaboration.
Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Weekend, a brand accelerator that uses a condensed creative process to help startups distill and launch their brand.

ALMIRA BARDAI

ALMIRA BARDAI PR

Senior-level communications executive. A seasoned, senior communications and PR professional with 20 years of experience creating powerful narratives for domestic and global brands.

THERESA ROWSELL

O2E BRANDS

Enthralled in hyper-growth or 
start-up businesses such as Target, Kit and Ace, now O2E Brands.
2019 Women of Inspiration 
Awards Winner for Mentorship.
 
Director Business Solutions and Delivery at O2E Brands. 

JEREMY DOUGLAS

JOEL HANSEN

THOMAS CLAYPOOL

OCEAN WISE

SKIDMORE GROUP

NATIVE SHOES

Co-founder and Ceative Director at tentree. Award-winning entrepreneur with proven product and brand experience. Impact investor and advisor for brands helping make our world a better place. Advocate for making things that matter.

Jeremy has focused his career on building strategic, creative and sustainable partnerships that increase the capacity and impact of non-profit organizations worldwide. Currently VP of Development at Ocean Wise.

Futurist, entrepreneur, industrial designer and environmentalist. 
Co-founder Native Shoes, directing Special Projects focused around innovation and sustainability. Previous Chairman and CFO for the Washington Street Skatepark Association.


LAURA ZUBICK

GEOFF LIVINGSTON

ROSEMARY COOPER

UNBOUNCE

NORAVERA VISUALS

SHARE REUSE REPAIR INITIATIVE

President of Boom Goes the Drum, an award-winning event and communications agency specializing in marketing strategies, communications planning, and event production to deliver exceptional live experiences.

Social Impact Manager at Unbounce. Purpose-driven communicator, strategic thinker, relationship-builder, and passionate driver of corporate citizenship.

Co-Founder and Managing Director at Noravera Visuals. The team at Noravera are masters of getting people’s attention and keeping it through storytelling and connecting on a personal level with the viewer with the content they produce.

For 20+ year, Rosemary’s been a sustainability planner, catalyst and educator bridging the gap between ideas and solutions. Project Director of Share Reuse Repair Initiative, Circular Economy teacher at BCIT School of Business and Senior Associate, One Earth.

DEREK MACDONALD

BOOM GOES THE DRUM

Whether it’s helicoptering in speakers to Western Canada’s largest marketing conference or taking the TEDx stage, Joel has a heart for bringing people together for accelerated impact. Voted Vancouver's Top 30 Tech Influencers to follow by Daily Hive. 

ARTHUR KONONUK

TENTREE

This project was a vision founded by SOLE/ReCORK. It has since been developed by and made possible with the help of the core team and contributing brands below. Everyone involved is donating their time to make it a success.

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TOM FINKLE

CAUSE + IMPACT

Tom is an experienced social media and content strategist, responsible for the execution of Brands for Better's content calendar, social media channels and content creation including video and photography. 

Freelance marketer, brand experience and internal communications manager. Passionate about storytelling and connecting communities. Co-Founder of adult summer camp, Camp Camp. Previous companies: Kit and Ace, Aritzia, MuchMusic, MTV.

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ASHLEY MOORE

PAMELA WNUK

BRANDS FOR BETTER

Pam is an experienced, driven, innovative and enthusiastic Goodwill Ambassador. Responsible for Corporate Governance for Brands for Better's Not For Profit, full cycle NPO accounting, grant and funding applications, project management and HR.

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Brands for Better Foundation is a not-for-profit initiative aimed at using the power of brands to do good. We’re a network of people and brands who care, working to tackle pressing environmental and social issues in our local community in a meaningful, measurable way. We develop and host inclusive events that inspire positive social impact. By joining forces and sharing resources, ideas, strategies and experience, we unify, grow, learn and become impactful in ways only possible through the power of cooperation and collaboration.

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Key contributors.

Inspiring catalyst events aimed at sparking change for good in Vancouver.

MAXINE BULLOCH

JANE COX

MARK BUSSE

CREATIVE MORNINGS

CAUSE + AFFECT

Photographer working with impact-driven businesses to translate their values into visuals with branding, event photography and portraits. Runs a monthly event series for service providers in the impact space.

“Canadian Catalyst” Award winner Jane Cox is a Brand Consultant, Design, Communications and Engagement Strategist at Cause + Affect. In the past, Jane has been an Advisory Board member of THNK, Board Director of Vancouver Design Week, and producer of Vancouver PechaKucha. 

For more than 8 years, Mark has co-hosted and organized the Vancouver Chapter of CreativeMornings. Board Member on Story Money Impact, Advisor Board Member on Kwi Awt Stelmexw, and 5 year Director of TILT Curiosity Labs, Mark is a true community impact leader in our city.

DAN WALKER

ARC'TERYX

Dan leads Arc’teryx’s social impact efforts.  He’s also a member of the Steering Committee for the Catalyst Business Coalition and a Founding Brand representative for Brands for Better.  He sits on Brands for Better's Brand Battle for Good Cause and Impact team.

ERIKA FINLAY

UNBOUNCE

Connector, community builder and people-first communicator. Social Impact Manager at Unbounce.

Co-Founder and Vice President of Brands for Better Foundation, and Founder/CEO of SOLE/ReCORK. Awarded top 22 Conscious Business Leaders of 2019 by Conscious Company Media.

MIKE BAKER

SOLE/ReCORK

All of the Key Contributors listed above are part of the Brands for Better Foundation Vancouver, BC Chapter.

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DONNA CHEUNG

 CRYSTAL KWON

KATE WHITE

UBS SAUDER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

FRONT + CENTRE

With a flair for the dramatic and a desire for impact, Donna loves to make a difference. Wakefield specializes in strategically telling stories that shift perspectives and touch hearts. They do this through the medium of video, photo and 
the experiential.

Crystal is the principal of front + centre, a boutique PR agency built for the modern climate. Crystal was named one of the Top 30 under 30 by PR in Canada, and was named one of BC’s Most Influential Women by BC Business Magazine.

Professor of Marketing and Behavioural Science, UBC/Academic Director: Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics/ Sustainable and Prosocial Consumption Researcher. Advocate and educator of the SHIFT model.

MICHAEL WIPF

EXHIBAU/TED

Early idea adopter of BFBF. 
Event producer, music promoter, volunteer manager. Projects include TED Conferences and the City of Vancouver Canada 150+.

WAKEFIELD PRODUCTIONS

SCOTT KNOWLES

MAGGIE MILAND

CAROLYN IRWIN

NORAVERA VISUALS

REALIZE STRATEGIES

Scott Knowles is a communication designer specializing in branding for progressive businesses and organizations working to make positive social change. Scott has stepped up to volunteer as a graphic designer and illustrator for the Brand Battle for Good.

Business Development and Engagement Lead, and Graphic Recorder at Realize Strategies. Convenes diverse groups around solving social and environmental challenges with a collaborative cross-sector approach.

Production Manager at Noravera Visuals; helping to coordinate commercial, documentary and narrative short productions from start to finish and ensuring quality, relevance, and enjoyment through every step of the process.

EMMA PARTSON

CONNECT SEVEN

Partner at ConnectSeven, a project management and event production firm engaging only in projects directly related to organizations and initiatives that are enacting positive change. Helps clients realize their vision, and produce the effective events with purpose.  

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Ad agency partners.

Top teams from the Brand Battle for Good Hack-a-thon will be matched up with top Ad Agencies in Vancouver to create fleshed out campaign video pitches to be featured at the Pitch Night.

Media partners.

JOEL HARRISON

METHODIC CONTENT

Founder of Methodic Content, a marketing agency that builds thought leadership for impact. Passionate impact-driven podcaster and content creator working to build a world where the majority of organizations make decisions with people and planet first in-mind.

JESSE GOUCHEY

MASKWA MURALS

Jesse Gouchey is an award-winning Canadian artist. He shares his craft by guiding workshops through school boards, First Nations and Metis communities across Western Canada. Jesse will be doing a live mural on site at the Brand Battle for Good event.

LEAH GREGG

CIMC

Enthusiasm enthusiast, award-winning media strategist and former Director of Amplification at Rethink. Helped earn billions of impressions for Canada’s most viral advertising campaigns for clients like Uber, Molson Canadian, Sport Chek and A&W Canada.


GEOFF DITTRICH

INK LLP

Geoff is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ink LLP, a law firm that provides strategic counsel to entrepreneurs, investors and high-growth companies. Ink LLP supports Brands for Better with their Corporate Counsel.

ALEX BRIGLIO

SWANY CANADA

Current VP of Swany Canada. Vancouver born and raised. Previously lead re-branding and marketing for RYU Apparel as VP of Marketing. Awards for Best New Retail Store (WGSN), Best Social Media Campaign (WR finalist) and Best Customer Experience (WR).


Contributing brands.

A huge thank you to the brands that are already coming together in support of our do-good catalyst events.