Business of Good

Mar 5, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Special Citation
Nathan Caddell

Founded in 2015, the Peter Dhillon Centre aims to establish a “more just, sustainable and prosperous society enabled by business embracing ethics, sustainability and social responsibility.” The centre, named for a UBC grad who is president and CEO of Richmond-based agribusiness player Richberry Group, hires about a dozen Sauder students...

Mar 5, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Workplace Wellness
Nathan Caddell

Garth Taylor acknowledges that his employer is a bit unusual. Launched in 1974, environmental consulting firm Hatfield didn’t really hit its stride until 15 years ago. Since then, the North Vancouver–headquartered company has ballooned into a global operation with some 200 employees and offices in places like Indonesia and Botswana. As...

Mar 5, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Indigenous Prosperity
Nathan Caddell

Sure, the indie video game developer isn’t technically on Vancouver’s east side anymore, having recently outgrown its Gastown digs. (Its new Cambie Street HQ sits across from City Hall and houses about 85 employees.) But East Side Games is still committed to its scrappy image as an outside-the-box publisher. That’s...

Mar 5, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Environmental Sustainability
Nathan Caddell

If PBS were a developer, that would be Concert Properties,” Dave Ramslie, vice-president, sustainability, says with a laugh. But he’s not really joking. Concert’s tagline is “a developer with a difference,” and it’s hard to argue that the Vancouver-based residential and commercial builder isn’t dedicated to living up to that...

Mar 5, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Inclusivity
Nathan Caddell

Lisa Beecroft wants to make one thing clear: her business is just that, a business. The Port Moody bakery and café launched in 2016 after Beecroft and her husband, Patrick, had put in time bringing their pies to local farmers markets and established a brand. So when they opened their...

Mar 5, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Community Involvement
Nathan Caddell

Botany nerds might get the meaning behind Rhiza Capital’s name. Pronounced RISE-ah, it’s a play on “rhizome,” the part of a plant’s root structure that spreads through the soil and creates new sprouts. That makes sense for an organization built on providing capital to B.C.-based ventures that have a substantive...

Jan 29, 2020
C&D Cares. And you should, too

BCBusiness + C&D Logistics Dana Matheson, owner of C&D Logistics in Vancouver, has a very simple reason giving back is part of his corporate strategy: “I think if you are fortunate enough to grow a profitable business then you should invest in the community that supports you,” he says. “It is...

Nov 7, 2019
Business of Good Awards Judging
By the Editors

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...

Nov 1, 2019
TechPong showcases generosity of Vancouver's tech sector

BCBusiness + Charitable Impact Every year in the fall, Vancouver’s tech community picks up their ping pong paddles and comes together to raise money for charitable causes. In its sixth year, TechPong attracts the best and the brightest to a huge ping...

Oct 22, 2019
The 1st Annual Business of Good Awards

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 brand-new 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...

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