Social Impact Investment
Business As Mission connects, engages, and inspires business leaders, who share a common goal of implementing business solutions to help bring people out of poverty and build a sustainable future through economic and social development.
Our panel will be looking at what it means to be transformational in their own businesses by sharing their experiences of kingdom impact and positive change in the community.
The Eagles Nest will provide opportunities for you to participate in the success of small businesses locally and internationally. This could be through a financial donation, professional expertise, coaching, networking, or any other way that helps develop sustainable business solutions.
After 24 years at Starbucks, Troy retired in 2016 as the Chief Operating Officer. He held a progression of international leadership positions, including roles as Senior Leader of Starbucks International, President Europe/Middle East/Africa headquartered in Amsterdam, Chief Operating Officer of Starbucks Greater China headquartered in Shanghai, and Representative Director of Starbucks Coffee Japan headquartered in Tokyo. Now, Troy is focused on building a new business that is having an impact – on people, on the community, and on the oceans and seas. Troy also currently serves on the boards of directors of Levi Strauss & Co., Harley-Davidson, and Topgolf International, and serves on the advisory council for EarthLab, an initiative of the University of Washington.
TriLinc Global Impact Fund – Chairman | CEO
Gloria founded TriLinc Global in 2008 after a rewarding career in the international asset management industry. She has more than 30 years of experience in executive management of multi-billion dollar financial institutions including former CEO of US Private Wealth Division of Deutsche Bank and former President and CEO of Bank of America Capital Management. She is an active guest speaker and guest lecturer on Impact Investing at conferences and top business schools, including Columbia, Georgetown, Wheat, Kellogg, Stanford and MIT.
Newdea Inc. – VP Government Relations
David brings lifelong experience from humanitarian, academic, business and government sectors in service of emerging leaders and developing nation governments. As the former Chancellor for The University of the Nations, he consulted throughout Asia and the Pacific on organizational and leadership development. Since 2014, David has been with Newdea Inc, doing business in over 130 countries partnering with governments in transition from aid dependency to a convergence model of sustainable economic development.
In partnership with her husband David, Sara owns and runs The Dirty Apron Cooking School & Delicatessen – Vancouver’s most celebrated and state-of-the-art culinary playground. Her passion for excellent customer service and academic background in communications -combined with David’s culinary training in classical French fine dining- have proven to be the right blend of ingredients to successfully lead a team of staff that over the past 10 years has grown from six to 40 employees. Sara, David, and their team have published two best-selling cookbooks: The Dirty Apron Cookbook and Gather. Sara’s current project includes The Dirty Apron’s expansion to YVR, where two locations are scheduled to open later this year.
This event is a chance for you to network with like-minded people, share ideas, knowledge and collaborate, helping you transform the way you think about how to do business for kingdom impact.
update from bam vancouver 2018
Three entrepreneurs from India, Africa, and Central Asia presented their pitch to our panel of donor-investors at our Eagles nest (shark tank like event) and the winner was Decent who received $13000 to scale up his school in Malawi. There were no losers as the Snack...