Business of Good

Mar 18, 2022
The 2022 Business of Good Awards: Workplace Wellness
Nick Rockel

Community Savings Credit Union has no doubt about its social purpose. “We exist to unite working people to build a just world,” says Kirsten I’Anson, VP people and culture with the Surrey-based financial institution, which has longstanding ties to the...

Mar 18, 2022
The 2022 Business of Good Awards: Thought Leadership
Nick Rockel

By launching its Impact Investor Challenge (IIC) series in 2019, Spring Activator set out to create new opportunities. “We realized that access to early-stage impact investing was hard,” recalls Keith Ippel, CEO of the Vancouver-based business incubator, accelerator and advisory firm. Impact investing, which aims to deliver a social or environmental benefit...

Mar 18, 2022
The 2022 Business of Good Awards: Indigenous Prosperity
Nick Rockel

They had no idea they’d end up working together, but Elaine Alec, Chris Derickson and Jessie Hemphill all saw a problem that needed a solution. Back in 2008, the three Indigenous founders of Alderhill Planning got involved in creating plans...

Mar 18, 2022
The 2022 Business of Good Awards: Environmental Sustainability
Nick Rockel

Helena McShane didn’t always know that supermarket produce displays are just for show. “Not to shame other grocery stores, but I never realized that those piles of oranges are there for me to look at, not to buy,” says McShane...

Mar 18, 2022
The 2022 Business of Good Awards: Diversity and Inclusion
Nick Rockel

At first glance, Highway Thru Hell looks like a man’s world. The long-running documentary series, created by Great Pacific Media (GPM) for Discovery Channel, follows the male employees of a heavy vehicle rescue company as they toil to keep B.C. highways open. But the producer is a woman: Nicole Tomlinson, who worked...

Mar 18, 2022
The 2022 Business of Good Awards: Community Involvement
Nick Rockel

Amelia Warren never planned to go into the family business. “In our family, it was always, Find a way to give back,” says the CEO of food maker and retailer Epicure. “I always thought that would be through charitable work.” So...

Mar 11, 2022
HERstory of Hope: Shining a Light on Women and Addiction
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + The Salvation Army When we look back, we will remember 2021 for many sombre reasons—the pandemic, unmarked burial sites at residential schools, the Taliban in Afghanistan—but there is another to consider, and it is happening right here in Vancouver. A staggering...

Mar 8, 2022
Chip Wilson announces $100-million commitment to curing facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
Alyssa Hirose

In a press conference on March 8, Chip Wilson announced a new project: Solve FSHD, a venture organization with the goal of finding a cure for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. Wilson has committed $100 million to this cause. Wilson (of Lululemon Athletica, Low...

Feb 25, 2022
8 ways to help the people of Ukraine right now
Alyssa Hirose

If you’re looking for ways to support the Ukrainian people right now, donating whatever you can is a good way to start. Here’s a list of resources we’ve gathered that benefit Ukraine, from children’s charities to medical relief to refugee...

Feb 4, 2022
Announcing the finalists for the 2022 Business of Good Awards
By the Editors

The COVID-19 pandemic keeps creating challenges for B.C. businesses, but it hasn’t stopped them from raising the bar when it comes to social and environmental responsibility. Just ask the contenders for our third annual Business of Good Awards. As in previous...

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