Denise Taschereau

Denise Taschereau

CEO & Co-Founder

Denise is the chief executive officer (CEO) and co-founder of Fairware.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 she admired.

Prior to starting Fairware, Denise spent seven years as the Director ofSustainability 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.

She is currently a board member of Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). PPAI is the largest non-profit trade organization for suppliers and distributors of promotional products. Denise is also a board member of Promocares, a group working to inspire, educate and provide actionable strategies to encourage social and environmental responsibility in the promotional products industry. Denise was a member of ETSY’sManufacturing Advisory Board, a Board Member with the Green MeetingIndustry Council and the past co-chair of Vision Vancouver.

Learn more about Fairware’s first Impact Report.

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop: Investing and Building for the Future

Presented by Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Join us for an engaging and inspiring discussion that delves into the visionary world of responsible entrepreneurs who are shaping a sustainable future.

Why attend?

  • To discover how these passionate innovators lead with compassion and inclusivity, while focusing on the needs of generations yet to come.
  • To gain insights into the strategic choices they make today, with a keen eye on tomorrow's sustainability requirements.
  • And to learn how this forward-thinking approach not only benefits the environment but also fuels the success of their businesses.

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