Carla Heim

Director, Sustainability, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Carla Heim is Director, Sustainability BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada), the only bank in Canada dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. She has worked in Sustainability for more than a decade focused on the SMEs journey through economic, social, and environmental impact. She is a leading figure in the national movement of entrepreneurs in the B Corp community who create for-profit companies that help build robust communities that are inclusively prosperous and climate resilientShe now leads a team who is developing Sustainability tools and resources for SMEs that emphasize their opportunities for the future. 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 successful sustainability integration.

Speaker Sessions

Your Scope 1, My Scope 3: SMEs and Financed Emissions on the Road to Net Zero

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
Session Date
Thursday, Feb 15 2024 | 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Martha Hancock Executive Director, CBSR
Amanda Welschlau Senior Manager, Social Purpose Mobilization and Transparency, Coast Capital
Carla Heim Director, Sustainability, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Randi Kruse Vice President, BMO Climate Smart
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