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CEO and Co-founder, Fairwarehttp://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Denise TaschereauCEO and Co-founder, Fairware<div class="ExternalClassCC597EFFE977424C95F34CB2AF7A00DC"><p>​As chief executive officer (CEO) and cofounder of Fairware she is responsible for business development, product sourcing, as well as, Fairware’s ethical sourcing and sustainability programs. Denise got the idea to launch Fairware when she noticed how difficult it was to source promotional merchandise that reflected the social and environmental priorities of many of the brands and organizations she admired.</p><p>Prior to starting Fairware, Denise spent seven years as the Director of Sustainability and Community for Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canada’s largest outdoor retailer. At MEC, she oversaw the Co-op’s national environmental programs, community grant-making and ethical sourcing programs, and wrote their award-winning first Sustainability Report.</p><p>She is currently a mentor for <a href="http://spring.is/" target="_blank">Spring.is</a>, an accelerator and incubator that is using business as a force for good to empower social impact leaders with the know-how, network and support needed to build a better business. Denise was a member of ETSY’s Manufacturing Advisory Board, a Board Member with the Green Meeting Industry Council and the past co-chair of Vision Vancouver. She has a Masters of Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University. </p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos2018/DeniseTaschereau.jpgGP0|#58a3802c-4d60-4bf9-86fa-3dae25b5daf6;L0|#058a3802c-4d60-4bf9-86fa-3dae25b5daf6|Denise Taschereau;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#2cc199a1-d60b-4e96-a498-1af734dde9a6