Social entrepreneur Ryan Turnbull decided to focus his attention on policy change when he ran for and won a seat in the Canadian Parliament in 2019. Today his passion for social innovation and for advancing a more equitable economy is on full display as a member of the federal liberal party. What’s he up to? What gives him hope? We speak with him next.



Welcome to In the Business of Change, where we speak with social entrepreneurs impacting their communities and the world.  I’m your host Elisa Birnbaum publisher and editor in chief of SEE Change Magazine. I’m also the author of a book by the same name, In the Business of Change, profiling social entrepreneurs across the globe and their and lessons learned. You can purchase the print book or audiobook at your local bookstore or on Amazon.

On today’s podcast, we speak with Member of Parliament Ryan Turnbull, whose fascination with social change led to his founding a social innovation consulting firm before being elected to government. In our conversation Ryan shares how his experience with social enterprise inspired a lifelong commitment to creating a more equitable society.

We talk about his work with the social innovation caucus and why he believes social innovation and social finance are integral to economic recovery. Finally, Ryan explains why he’s hopeful that post-Covid Canada will embrace an economy that lifts up its most vulnerable and supports equity for all.

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