Carla Heim is Senior Advisor, Purpose Entrepreneurship at the BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada), the only bank in Canada dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs.
She is leading figure in the national movement of entrepreneurs who use business as a force for good. i.e., they create for-profit companies that help build robust communities that are inclusively prosperous and climate resilient. She is a national expert in the use of the certified Beneficial corporation (B Corp) standard and assessment tool, and serves as the BDC / B Lab Partnership Lead. B Lab is the not-for-profit that is the creator of the international B Corp movement.
Carla has thirty-plus years’ experience in owning, managing, advising and financing businesses. She brings to entrepreneurs a singular mix of hands-on experience, deep expertise and – as a longstanding member of the national and global B Corp networks – knowledge of the latest, most innovative practices.