PLENARY SESSION “THE BIG IDEA FOR REAL CHANGE”
Monday, September 24
Robert Lessard is the Director of Operations at Recycle-Action, a social enterprise employing 50 people in Eastern Ontario. This company belongs to the Convex Group network.
Robert is a businessman who owned his own retail business for several years. He also owned a service company. He has also worked in the manufacturing and industrial sectors.
For the past 10 years, he has used his business acumen and entrepreneurial skills while developing his knowledge in the field of socio-economic development.
As a social entrepreneur, Robert believes that a social enterprise has a duty to prioritize its social mission. He recognizes that the constant challenge in such a context is to balance the needs of the company with those of the people who work there.