Sep 15, 2023
Textile recycler Debrand unveils a new automation-forward facility in Surrey
Rushmila Rahman

When Vancouverite Amelia Eleiter worked in marketing back in 2003, she was tasked with developing branded assets like pop-up tents and product signage that would live to see a few weeks at most. “Because they were so specifically branded, they...

Sep 12, 2023
Vancouver's Invinity Energy Systems is fuelling the future of long-duration energy storage
Rushmila Rahman

At first glance, the East Vancouver facility of Invinity Energy Systems seems a little empty. High ceilings, nondescript white walls and sturdy grey floors with enough space to comfortably house 15 cars come together to paint the picture of a...

Sep 1, 2023
Victoria's Interchange Recycling hits 20 years with new name, advanced scope
Nathan Caddell

David Lawes knows that it’s not always easy to walk the line between the environment and business. The Victoria resident studied both business and environmental science at Royal Roads University and spent almost a decade at the provincial Ministry of Environment...

Aug 10, 2023
Why B.C. venture capitalist Mike Winterfield is betting on seed-stage climate startups
Rushmila Rahman

Why would a tech executive leave their position to start an environmental investment firm? “Equal parts being terrified and motivated to do something about climate change,” says Mike Winterfield, founder and managing partner of North Vancouver-based Active Impact Investments. In 2017...

Aug 3, 2023
Vancouver nonprofit Stand.earth sprouts $500,000 campaign to conserve old-growth forests in B.C.
Rushmila Rahman

When Angeline Robertson set out to track the logging of old-growth forests in B.C., she probably didn’t realize that much of her days would be spent behind a screen. Last year, Vancouver-based nonprofit organization Stand.earth put out an investigative report...

Jul 4, 2023
30 Under 30: Saanichton-based Katie Gamble is using Nature Bee to buzz on sustainability
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: It’s not often that someone wins BCBusiness accolades two years in a row, but just over a year after taking home a Women of the Year award in the Rising Star category, Katie Gamble is back in our...

Jul 4, 2023
30 Under 30: Anastasia Kiku is containing food waste with Vancouver-based Reusables
Riley Webster

Life Story: At the age of 18, former professional ski racer Anasta- sia Kiku left her home in Russia for a life in Canada. “Up until that moment, I was racing 200 days out of the year,” Kiku says. “I wanted...

Jun 26, 2023
How BC Hydro is Helping to Electrify
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + BC Hydro As organizations set out to achieve their ESG targets over the coming years, savvy business leaders are taking the opportunity to explore low-carbon, renewable fuel sources and investigate ways in which they can switch to clean energy from...

Apr 6, 2023
Vancouver's Shift Clean Energy is switching the Malahat Nation to solar power
Rushmila Rahman

There are worse places to be sitting than in Shift Clean Energy’s Vancouver office, according to its founder and CEO Brent Perry. “We get a pretty unobstructed view of everything from Mount Baker on one side to the North Shore...

Mar 16, 2023
Footwear brand SOLE steps up its sustainability game by collecting 130 million corks for insoles
Rushmila Rahman

It’s not often that you find someone who loves the company that they work for as much as Paul Maugan-Brown. As the content manager for Vancouver-founded insole and footwear brand SOLE, he not only helps create sustainable products but also uses...

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