Business of Good

Jan 24, 2022
It’s a Good Thing: How a Vancouver-based foundation is providing opportunities for at-risk youth
Matt O'Grady

Few sectors have felt the impact of COVID-19 as acutely as the performing arts. For 2020 and much of 2021, staying apart was our main social focus; packing a concert hall to sing, cheer, or even lob a “bravo” at...

Dec 28, 2021
With backing from Oprah, a young local philanthropist goes global
Nick Rockel

Before Kasondra Cohen-Herrendorf tells me how she forged a charitable partnership with Oprah Winfrey, she recalls a pivotal conversation with her late father. “I have always had a passion for philanthropy, but it was a little bit hard for my dad...

Dec 2, 2021
DEADLINE EXTENDED: The 2022 Business of Good Awards are open for nominations

BCBusiness is on a mission to recognize the companies in our province that turn the principles of social responsibility into action. For these organizations, a good relationship with employees, the community and the environment is embedded in their culture. The Business of Good program is a chance to show off the steps your company is taking to make British Columbia a better place to live, work and play. The winners, chosen by a panel of judges and our editorial team, will be...

Nov 25, 2021
Investing in the Future
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + KPU | Melville School of Business KPU’s Melville School of Business students, faculty and community are set to grow and thrive thanks to the Melville family’s generous donation. A recent gift to Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Melville School of Business provides more than a financial boost to the Lower Mainland-based...

Nov 18, 2021
Moving First Forward
Jessica Kirby

BC Business + FIRST UNITED For over 135 years, FIRST UNITED has meaningfully engaged with its community and neighbours in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES), in the face of extreme poverty, historical and personal trauma, mental illness and oppression. Today, FIRST UNITED envisions a neighbourhood where every person’s worth is celebrated, and all...

Oct 1, 2021
Business of Good Awards Judging

Home Judging Criteria Enter How effective and forward-thinking is the campaign or initiative in question? Does it accurately cover the category for which it’s intended? Does this social responsibility effort take a comprehensive approach to addressing major issues facing our province? Is the company clearly committed to it from the top...

Sep 17, 2021
B.C. realtor squares off with Ontario rival in fundraising tattoo battle
Mohammed Hussain

Two people from opposite ends of the country are going toe-to-toe in a tattoo wager to raise money for Special Olympics. Paul Etherington, co-founder and chair of Toronto-based sports nonprofit Motionball, and Kelowna realtor Darryl Reuter agreed that the first to...

Jul 28, 2021
Realizing Possibility
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Mission Possible Chris Middleton is no stranger to hardship. Coming from a home challenged by substance use and transitioning into foster care, he lacked stability throughout his early years. His journey through substance abuse, crime, and a disability was a challenging, non-linear path that eventually led him to Mission Possible...

Jun 18, 2021
B.C. organizations step up to help end period poverty at work and home
Saphiya Zerrouk

Half of the world’s population will experience a period—which means that all of those people need to buy menstrual hygiene products and use them monthly. For some, that isn’t an option. It isn’t just a problem for developing countries. In B.C.

Jun 16, 2021
Student-led investment group bets on beloved coffee shop in Downtown Eastside
Pallavi Rao

Student impact investors from the Vancouver Social Value Fund (VSVF) have helped raise $200,000 to finance a struggling coffee shop in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. East Van Roasters, located at 319 Carrall Street, risked permanent closure after its parent company restructured. That’s...

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