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Stakeholder Capitalism Applied to the Cannabis Industry

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Marc Ross
Needle Consultants, LLC, Chief Instigator

Corporate Social Responsibility professional and environmental attorney with over 25 years of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Marc is a proven organizational leader, experienced legal counsel and CSR/sustainability consultant, with added experience in fundraising, public & media relations, brand and program development, community engagement, and administration. Most recently, he led the Community Outreach team at Harvest, a large, vertically-integrated, multi-state cannabis company with operations in 8 states.

Annie Davis
Growing Impact & Care By Design, Founder & VP Sales & Marketing

Annie Davis is a business strategist and marketing leader with a lifelong passion for social impact. She is the CEO & Founder of Growing Impact, a strategy consultancy serving purpose-driven brands in the legal cannabis industry. She also currently serves at VP Sales & Marketing for Care By Design, California's pioneering CBD wellness brand. Prior to cannabis, Annie held various marketing & business development roles with consumer packaged goods (The Clorox Company), renewable energy (Solyndra, Amyris) and natural products (World Centric) companies. As Director of Partnerships for World Centric, a Certified B Corporation, Annie spearheaded an initiative to drive cross-sector collaboration amongst fellow B Corps. For this work, she received The Changemaker Award at the 2015 B Corp Champions Retreat. She later led the B Corp certification process for Prokanga, an innovative recruiting firm, where she also built their cannabis practice. Annie holds at BA in Political Science from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she co-founded the HBS Green Business Alumni Association.

Geoff Trotter
Regennabis, Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer

Geoff Trotter, Co-Founder / Chief Growth Officer formed Regennabis to serve a broad stakeholder community of Start-ups and Scale-ups – along with “Canna-Curious” established brands – in the same space as Investors and Social Entrepreneurs to harness a multi-capital approach to deliver long-term Sustainable Development in the emerging and exciting Cannabis Industry. 

Through three integrated “pillars of service” – Advisory, Convening & Investment – Regennabis provides the opportunity for key players in the Value Chain to share their know-how, know-what and know-who to help develop meaningful relationships with a new generation of clients and consumers to create regenerative enterprises and at the same time, generate “Impact Alpha” both in their communities and around the world and believe that this will allow and enable the democratization of opportunity to deliver “Regenerative Growth for ALL in the Cannabis Industry”. 

Geoff has lived/worked in Asia, Europe and the Americas with numerous CxO roles including Chief Development Officer, Chief Knowledge Officer, Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Operations Officer as well as serving as a Big4 Partner-level Management Consultant.

Matt Lindsey
Charlotte's Web, Director of Social Responsibility

Investors, employees, and customers are looking to companies up their game regarding environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) practices. This multi-stakeholder approach to capitalism is growing across industries.  Hear from a panel of experts who are advocating for more cannabis companies to drive innovation in this space.