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Sustainability is Every Family’s Business – Alberta Breakfast Panel Discussion

October 3, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am MDT

→ Part of Connecting Family Enterprise — Alberta

Please join our host Alex Adelaar, Vice President, Shareholder Relations & Investments for Coril Holdings Ltd , our facilitator Gena Rostein, Philanthropy Advisor and Principal of Karma & Cents and Nicole Monaco, Director of Marketing and Communication from Chandos Construction to learn more about the Chandos Construction and their determination to be net zero by 2040.

Chandos Construction’s is one of North America’s most collaborative and innovative builders committed to continuous improvement and moving industry towards innovation and inclusion by championing collaborative delivery and open-sourced research and education. They use their supply chain to support inclusive and diverse communities, empower Indigenous people, and create equity for all. Their environment mission is to reduce embodied carbon on every project to be net zero by 2040 and work with project teams to develop zero-emission building designs.

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The Ranchmen's Club
710 13th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
T2R 0K9


Alex AdelaarExecutive Team | Coril Holdings

The Vice President, Shareholder Relations & Investments for Coril Holdings Ltd., a family enterprise celebrating 125 years in business with diverse interests spanning railway maintenance, real estate and venture capital. Alex previously served as Co-Chair of the Business Families Foundation and is a past Board member of the Calgary chapter of Family Enterprise Canada (FEC). He joined the Family Business for Sustainable Development Steering Committee at FEC in 2021.








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Gena Rotstein

A Philanthropy Advisor and Principal of Karma & Cents, a Social Impact Lab based in Calgary. She grew up in a family business and is part of a larger enterprising family. Gena has been advising North American entrepreneurial families on their legacies, charitable giving and impact investing for over 25 years. A Masters in Non-Profit Management and Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University, Gena also holds certifications as a Family Enterprise Advisor, NextGen Philanthropy Advisor from 21/64, and Strategic Doing project management and system design from the University of North Alabama.









Nicole Monaco 

Nicole leads marketing and impact at Chandos Construction where she focuses on building a strong brand, advancing the company’s impact strategy, and aligning teams around a common purpose. She is designated a Chartered Marketer by the CMA, serves on the board of directors for the CGLCC, and is in the process of completing a graduate diploma in Social Responsibility and Sustainability from the University of Toronto.


October 3, 2023
7:30 am - 9:00 am MDT
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