12 Local Leaders' Professional Bucket Lists


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Darlene Gering, 
President, Burnaby Organizing Committee, 2012 B.C. Seniors Games 
 What’s on your professional bucket list? 
 I’ve recently been in discussions with some people about establishing a social innovation centre in the Lower Mainland. Social innovation is taking a different approach, a more entrepreneurial approach, to our tough social issues. A social innovation centre would be somewhere where entrepreneurs could come together to talk about what policy changes we need at the government level to facilitate this change. If you could meet any 
business person, who would it be? 
 Muhammad Yunus. He’s sort of an inspiration for me in terms of social innovation. He started the whole micro-credit bank and advocates really innovatively looking at how to deal with our social problems and make a business out of it.
 What would you 
ask him? I would ask him what he would recommend to business people – what we can do to address the social issues we face in the wor

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