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How to Build and Scale a Social Enterprise

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26 mins • 5 lessons

Welcome to How to Build and Scale a Social Enterprise, our Social Enterprise 101 Compass course. This course is for you if you’re just starting your business or you have an existing business and you’d like to pivot some of your business practices towards more sustainable options. By the end, you’ll have the tools you need to assess your business and take steps to inject sustainability into your company.

In this course we’ll cover topics such as sustainability by design, product lifecycle, product sourcing, human rights in the supply chain and building diverse and inclusive communities.

About Your Instructor

Katie Boothby-Kung – Senior Manager of Social Impact at Shopify & Founder of Copper Root Collective

From 9-5, Katie is a Senior Manager of Social Impact at Shopify. By working closely with social impact businesses around the world, she is able to build educational tools and provide platform support to launch and grow a successful social enterprise. Prior to Shopify, Katie worked for the Canadian Prime Minister and other federal ministers in policy and communications. Outside of work, Katie is the founder of Copper Root Collective, an eco conscious bath and skincare company based in Ottawa with 100% of the profits from Copper Root Collective going directly to water projects in Zambia. On the weekends Katie can be found hiking with her puppy or playing board games with her hubby.

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