Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Sustainability and ESG Director
Craig Ryan is Director, Purpose Entrepreneurship at BDC. He has more than twenty years of experience providing strategy and policy advice to decision-makers in business, government and civil society. He never planned to be a banker but decided to give it a go upon learning that BDC was exclusively dedicated to people creating companies; he now leads its team to help grow Canada’s national movement of certified Beneficial corporations (B Corps). Craig has a masters in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School and sits on the boards of directors of Rise (www.risehelps.ca), a charity that provides loans and advice for people with mental health problems who are launching business projects, and NOVAlex Clinic, the charitable wing of the only B Corp law firm in Quebec.