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Mar 30, 2021
The 2021 Business of Good Awards: Thought Leadership
Nick Rockel

Closing its own gender pay gap was just the start for Unbounce. The Vancouver-based tech company is also challenging other businesses to pay women as much as men—and helping them make that a reality. It all began three years ago, when Unbounce—a landing page platform that marketers use to convert leads online—analyzed compensation across the business. “We unfortunately did find a couple of instances of a pay gap where some women were not being paid the same as men,” says...

Mar 30, 2021
The 2021 Business of Good Awards: Workplace Wellness
Nathan Caddell

When Ryan Tessier started at Vancouver-based workforce analytics firm Visier two years ago, he acknowledges, “we did a lot of what everyone else was doing” when it came to culture. That meant yoga classes, running groups and beer on tap, plus a slew of wellness programs for people who were physically in the office. Everything changed with the COVID-19 pandemic, which pushed the company to look at how it treated mental health for its 400 employees...

Mar 30, 2021
The 2021 Business of Good Awards: Diversity and Inclusion
Nick Rockel

Jennifer Twiner McCarron had no illusions about becoming an artist when she began her film and television career in 1999, as an office production assistant at a local animation house. “But I loved to be around creative people,” recalls the CEO of content production studio Thunderbird Entertainment. “I quickly found that my passion was trying to create an environment where people could feel safe and honoured, no one felt like a number, everyone was treated equally, and they could do...

Mar 30, 2021
The 2021 Business of Good Awards: Community Involvement
Nathan Caddell

“We do so much stuff, it’s ridiculous,” says Tony Scott. And somehow, that doesn’t seem to come from a place of ego or bravado. Rather, the founder and CEO of Richmond-based property restoration biz Platinum Pro-Claim is simply trying to recall all of the community initiatives his company has embarked on since he launched it at age 26 back in 1991.

Mar 29, 2021
This female-led B.C. restaurant plans to uplift women and reinvent the business
Nick Rockel

Who launches a restaurant during a pandemic? If that sounds like a crazy idea, Elizabeth Mah, Melissa Steacy and Kelly Ann Woods should convince you otherwise. The three partners will open Cordelia’s Locket, a downtown Squamish café, wine bar and pantry, in May. Besides offering career opportunities to women who have been left jobless and time-strapped by coronavirus outbreak, the female-led enterprise will take a new approach to running a restaurant, drawing on lessons learned from COVID...

Mar 29, 2021
The 2021 Business of Good Awards
By the Editors

We were lucky to get the inaugural Business of Good Awards off the ground right before the world shut down last March. This time around, the finalists had to do more than follow a great first act—they also needed to...

Mar 29, 2021
Shared Benefits a Win-Win
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Chambers Plan Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, operate a home-based business, or work as part of a larger firm, benefits are an essential part of your financial security. However, for small- to mid-size businesses, premiums can be prohibitive—unless, of course, they team up with other businesses and organizations. The Chambers...

Mar 26, 2021
2021 Investment Guide: How to survive the financial apocalypse
Michael McCullough

If you’re at a loss as to where to allocate your savings in 2021, you’re not alone. All the mainstream financial asset classes seem set for a fall. There’s a glaring disparity between the recent performance of the stock market and that of the underlying economy, leading many market veterans...

Mar 26, 2021
Transform your Career
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + BCIT Looking for work or to build your resume with in-demand skills? Microcredentials from British Columbia Institute of Technology’s (BCIT) may be the answer. The school’s first ever microcredential programs provide learners with industry-focused, applied education that allows them to rapidly upskill, build resilience and stay ahead of workplace trends. Microcredentials...

Mar 25, 2021
2021 Education Guide: Micro-credentials are catching on at B.C. universities and colleges
Dee Hon

Samantha Kolb travelled to Sri Lanka three years ago to work for the United Nations, helping the country with its reconciliation process after its 26-year civil war, which ended in 2009. The Victoria native had taken the internship during her...

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