Entries by Jessica Thorburn

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Learnings from our session ‘The Fix’ at Esca Bona

This blog post was originally written for and shared on New Hope’s website. You can view the original version HERE. In October of 2017, Conscious Brands helped a group of up-and-coming, innovative brand leaders tackle their current business challenges. After six months, we checked in to see how the collective wisdom of those involved was […]

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Five things learned about building a conscious brand.

We had the honor of facilitating a group of 40 inspiring Calgarians gathered for a conversation on the opportunities and challenges of being a purpose-driven business. REAP hosted an incredible Sustainability for Breakfast session filled with reflection and discussion on the Five Tenets of Conscious Brand. Thanks to REAP for hosting, and for putting together […]


Sustainability for Breakfast: Five Tenets of Conscious Brands

We are so honored to pairing up with REAP Business Association to be facilitating their upcoming Sustainability for Breakfast Event. This month, we are discussing emerging trends in conscious business, what the implications are to your company and, ultimately, co-creating an industry of conscious companies together. If you are in Calgary, we hope you will […]

Celebrate B Corp Month with Us!

February marks the 2nd annual B Corp Month where triple-bottom line companies celebrate what makes B Corp businesses great. When you see the Certified B Corporation seal, you know the company behind the product or service meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. B Corp: Be the Change We believe in […]


UN Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, world leaders gathered at a special summit on sustainable development at United Nations headquarters in New York. Their objectives were to endorse 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); goals that the UN Secretary General asserts signal a ‘paradigm shift for people and the planet’. Development of the SDGs potentially offers a new way […]

To a More ‘Conscious’ 2018!!

Happy 2018! In gratitude to all the help, support, and general good vibes we have received over the last year from everyone, we wanted to share a gift with you to help support you all in your ‘newness’ of the season. Below is an exercise we do at Conscious Brands – This 4-step process is […]

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A Simple Art of Hosting

A SIMPLE ART OF HOSTING – MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS & PARTICIPATORY LEADERSHIP: A 3​-day Workshop for facilitators, leaders, managers, educators & community builders Join us in Calgary March 27th – 29th, 2018! Are you looking for innovative ways to engage in meaningful, impactful conversations in your workplace, community or family? Are you interested in new forms […]

A Few of our Favourite (Winter) Things

During a virtual meeting a couple weeks back, we asked a single question- What is your favourite winter tradition? Hearing everyone’s heartfelt reply was so inspiring, we agreed it would be great to share our stories with all of you. What are some of your favourite holiday traditions? ROB We go for the earth celebration […]