Join us in Northern California in 2020 as we expand the Cannabis Sustainability Series to Sonoma County, CA including a Corporate Social Responsibility Breakfast to kick off the day.
Please note The Sonoma County event has been postponed due to recommendations from the CDC regarding conducting events during this time. Stay tuned as the CCC is committed to offering digital content as well as rescheduling this event for a later date.
Registration & Coffee Sponsored by flow kana
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Annie Davis, Growing Impact
Annie Davis is a business strategist and marketing leader with a lifelong passion for social impact. She is the CEO & Founder of Growing Impact, a strategy consultancy serving purpose-driven brands in the legal cannabis industry. Prior to cannabis, Annie held various marketing & business development roles with consumer packaged goods (The Clorox Company), renewable energy (Solyndra, Amyris) and natural products (World Centric) companies. As Director of Partnerships for World Centric, a Certified B Corporation, Annie spearheaded an initiative to drive cross-sector collaboration amongst fellow B Corps. For this work, she received The Changemaker Award at the 2015 B Corp Champions Retreat. She later led the B Corp certification process for Prokanga, an innovative recruiting firm, where she also built their cannabis practice. Annie holds at BA in Political Science from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she co-founded the HBS Green Business Alumni Association.
What is CSR and Why Does it Matter for the Cannabis Industry?
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
Moderator: Amanda Reiman, Flow Kana
Amanda Reiman is the Vice President of Community Development for Flow Kana, a branded cannabis distribution company that works with craft farmers in the Emerald Triangle. She is also a Board member for the California Cannabis Tourism Association, The Fire Safe Council of Mendocino County, the Solar Living Institute, and The Initiative, the first incubator/accelerator for women owned cannabis businesses. Amanda earned her PhD in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley in 2006, where she taught in the School of Social Welfare for 11 years. Having spent 20 years studying cannabis from a community and public health perspective, she was the first Chair of the Berkeley Medical Cannabis Commission and sat on the Oakland Cannabis Regulatory Commission. Amanda currently lives in Ukiah with her partner Sean and their 2 dogs and 3 cats.
Jen Glickman, CannaCraft
Amber Senter, Super Nova Women
CSR Program Design from Outside of Cannabis; What Can We Learn from Other Industries?
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Moderator: Richard Ng, Design Good Business
Ron Lindenbusch, Lagunitas
Gretchen Grani, Guayaki
Gretchen has directed corporate sustainability for two natural product brands over the last eight years. Other experience includes co-founding and leading a corporate foundation, budget management for a national environmental nonprofit, serving on numerous nonprofit boards, environmental consulting, ecopsychology writing, and volunteering at a winery for 10 years. Gretchen is an advocate for personal regeneration and regenerative business as a solution to reversing climate change and social justice.
Christina Nicolson, Gap
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Potential CSR Frameworks for the Cannabis Industry
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Moderator: Heather Dunbar, Sun & Earth Certification
Courtney Mathis, Cannabis Doing Good
Courtney specializes in creating opportunities for cannabis businesses to engage with nonprofits, neighborhood groups, and other sector leaders. Her work has spanned from boutique dispensaries to national cannabis industry groups. In addition to co-founding kindColorado and the Cannabis Social Responsibility™ framework, she is also the co-founder and CEO of Cannabis Doing Good, a platform which creates opportunities for cannabis and communities to collaborate, to inspire new ways of people, planet and business engagement, and to showcase companies doing good.
Courtney has spoken across the country at national cannabis conferences, facilitated workshops for businesses and nonprofits on the risk and rewards of partnership, and produced charitable events in both the US and Canada which spotlight the industry’s capacity to drive philanthropy and generate impact. She has consulted with several municipalities across North America on how to construct robust community engagement policy and believes this industry has the profound ability to create a confluence of economic, social and political change.
Nicole Fox, Aeon Botanika
Nicole Fox, RD & MPH, Founder & CEO, Aeon Botanika
Nicole Fox is a social entrepreneur, healthcare professional, seasoned cannabis activist and legacy pioneer in the LA medical cannabis scene, co-founding The Green Goddess and The Higher Path in 2003, two of LA’s first medical dispensaries. She is a UCLA-trained Registered Dietitian, and has completed extensive post-graduate training in functional and integrative medicine. She is the only healthcare professional in Los Angeles to have
founded a cannabis operation, and is a frequent speaker at health and cannabis events.
Nicole is passionate about reclaiming cannabis as a powerful wellness botanical and views cannabis as a key to health transformation when combined with other wellness and lifestyle practices. She currently serves on the board for the Southern California Coalition, LA’s largest and most inclusive cannabis trade association and continues to actively shape legislative policy. She is also on the board of the California Minority Alliance, and ardently promotes social equity and inclusion in the industry for women and people of color.
Nicole is also a member of the Conscious Capitalism movement and believes that business is the most powerful tool we have to catalyze change in the world. Aeon Botanika is a socially conscious company, with a business model that balances the needs of all stakeholders – from employees to customers,
community, suppliers, investors, and the planet.
Janae Lloyd, B Corp Bay Area
Janae Lloyd is the Director of Impact for World Centric, a leading provider of plant-based, compostable products for the foodservice industry. In her role she is responsible for World Centric’s philanthropy program, providing over $1,000,000.00 each year to social and environmental projects around the world. Janae also serves on the Board of B Local Bay Area, representing B Corps using business as a force for good.
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Amanda Reiman, Flow Kana