Business of Good

Oct 21, 2020
The 2021 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...

Oct 6, 2020
Pioneering social entrepreneurs’ group with B.C. roots turns 25
By the Editors

What do B.C., Alberta and California have in common? No, that isn’t a joke. The answer is Social Venture Institute (SVI), which describes itself as a network of business leaders who are dedicated to making a positive social and environmental impact.

Oct 6, 2020
What can bosses do to keep workplace culture strong during COVID?
Nathan Caddell

Right before the world shut down, BCBusiness held its inaugural Business of Good Awards, seeking to honour organizations that turn the social principles of responsibility into action. Garth Taylor took the stage that night to receive the Workplace Wellness award...

Sep 28, 2020
Canadian tech companies follow Unbounce’s lead toward equal pay
Nathan Caddell

Today, a host of Canadian tech leaders announced their intention to join forces by signing a pledge to prioritize gender pay equality. The Pay Up for Progress initiative is the brainchild of Vancouver-based landing page creator Unbounce, which recently analyzed its own...

Sep 10, 2020
Want to become a B Corp? 12 tips to improve your chances
Nick Rockel

Bethany McNeill does things differently in her industry, and now she has a shiny new credential to prove it. Last month, McNeill’s MB Pension and Benefits Group became the fourth insurance brokerage in Canada—and the only one entirely owned and operated...

Sep 1, 2020
It's a Good Thing: Autism creates some challenges for employment, but also some opportunities
Matt O'Grady

Awareness about autism—and the range of conditions that fall under its umbrella—is a relatively recent thing. The word first appeared in 1938, when Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger used it to describe a pattern of developmental behaviour in children—posthumously referred to...

Aug 21, 2020
Go Figure: Making it work in a pandemic
Melissa Edwards

At least 700 3D printers have been pressed into service to make face shields and ear savers for health workers through the BC COVID-19 3D Printing Group Companies producing shields for the group or independently include Drop Manufacturing (Nelson), Hollywood Fabricating (Prince George), LNG Studios (Vancouver), Packright Manufacturing (Langley) and Vital Manufacturing (Surrey) 100+ Virtual private...

Aug 17, 2020
5 B.C. businesses and others doing good during COVID-19: Beirut relief brews, shoreline cleanup crews and more
Darian Kovacs

With the start of school pushed back and a spike COVID-19 cases throughout the province, it’s important to stay vigilant and cautious as we all move forward. And don’t forget to support local businesses, which are doing their part to keep the economy going while also lending a hand to the less fortunate...

Aug 4, 2020
5 B.C. businesses and others doing good during COVID-19: Nicola Valley makes nice and much more
Darian Kovacs

Hot weather and summer evenings have us reminiscent of patio drinks and summer BBQs with our friends and family. As businesses and public places continue to test the waters by slowly re-opening their businesses, we continue to look for stand-out...

Jul 24, 2020
9 B.C. businesses and others doing good during COVID-19: Tourism aid, helping farmers get paid and much more
Darian Kovacs

After taking some time off last week, we’re back with a fresh round of B.C. businesses and other good citizens making an effort to support their community. Despite a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, the province appears to be heading...

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