The 2020 Cause Conference Webinar Series Presents:
Lessons from B Corps: How to Build a Just and Equitable Economy
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to amplify economic, health, and racial inequities, and the anti-racist demonstrations happening around the globe, we are witnessing society’s collective wake-up call.
Join us on July 14th at 11am for an open conversation with local B Corp company leaders who are part of a movement of people taking collective and individual action to better society and the planet.
What attendees will learn:
Learn how the B Corp Stakeholder Model helps businesses thrive through adversity and navigate COVID-19 and the other challenges we face today
Discover free tools and resources available to help your business build a more just and equitable economy
Learn how any company and organization can foster public benefit while growing their business and upholding their mission and vision
Moderator Frank G. Scarpaci will talk with local B Corp company leaders who are part of a movement of people taking collective and individual action to better society and the planet.
Join us on July 14th at 11am for an open conversation where we will discuss actionable lessons from B Corps and how their experiences can help any company or organization better weather the economic, social, and environmental challenges we face all while helping to create a just and equitable economy.
Date / Time / Format:
Time: 11am-12pm PT
Format: Moderated Panel with Q&A (on Zoom)
Speakers & Panelists
President and CEO of Alliant International University
Andy Vaughn is the President and CEO of the Alliant University System which includes six campuses in
California plus one campus in Tokyo, Japan and the St. Luke School of Medicine in Mexico City, Mexico.
Alliant specializes in graduate-level programs in clinical psychology and teacher education and prioritizes
inclusive excellence and diversity as part of their mission. With over 20 years of experience in higher
education, he is passionate about student success and celebrating mission-driven education that
provides value to students. Originally from Bellevue, Nebraska, he completed his undergraduate degree
from the University of Nebraska; a master’s degree in education at National University; and is
completing a doctorate in organizational leadership at the University of Southern California (USC).
Director of Operational Sustainability & Innovation at Dr. Bronner’s
Darcy Shiber-Knowles leads Operations Services & Innovation at Dr. Bronner’s, the Vista-based top-selling organic and fair trade body care and food company famous for its radical labels, tingly peppermint soap, and industry leadership in the fights for GMO labeling, organic integrity, legalizing industrial hemp, and building the fair trade movement. In her current role at Dr. Bronner’s she is the global head of quality and sustainability, drives product innovation and new systems development, spearheads supplier evaluation within operations, and manages compliance with the company’s many third-party certifications, including USDA Organic, Fair Trade, B Corp, Vegan, and more.
Co-Founder and CEO of Visceral
Jay began computer programming at age 8 on a Commodore 64, and his love for coding has since defined his life path. As such, he co-founded Visceral in 2006 to help craft brands and experiences for visionary people, organizations and ideas that are working to make the world better. In 2016, Visceral become one of San Diego’s first Certified B Corporations as a commitment to using business as a force for good.
Jay is also a founding member of the San Diego Leadership Alliance, co-author of the book “Repurpose: Be Good At What You Do & Do Something Good” and a 2019 nominee for San Diego’s CEO of the Year. Jay enjoys traveling the world with his amazing wife, reading as many books as he can, and pretending he’s still young enough to attend punk rock concerts. Jay is passionate about climate change, conservation, scientific research, space exploration, the B Corp movement and carne asada tacos.
Moderated By – Frank G Scarpaci
Founding President of VIANOVA, and B-Corp Ambassador.
Frank is a strategy consultant, facilitator, and speaker with over 30 years of experience in the small business, nonprofit, and corporate sectors. His professional background includes strategic planning, interim executive management, operations, marketing, event management, and business development. Early in his career, Frank discovered his passion for using business as a force for good while working at American Express, where he developed and led a variety of successful good citizenship initiatives. In 2000, his efforts earned him the American Express Great Citizens Award in honor of the company’s 150th anniversary.
In 2005, Frank founded VIANOVA, a social impact consulting and facilitation services firm dedicated to helping purpose-driven companies and nonprofit organizations reach the next level of success. He is able to leverage his diverse business and nonprofit experience to help clients build more purpose-driven organizations. Frank’s firm was one of the first certified B Corporations, a classification reserved for businesses that adhere to rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. He has been a featured speaker on the topic of B Corporation