Environment

Jun 3, 2021
How the B.C. mining industry can transform itself into a global leader in sustainability—and what’s stopping it
Pallavi Rao

B.C. has all the tools to become a global leader in sustainable mining, but with that opportunity comes challenges and a narrowing window to make it reality. That’s one of the takeaways from PwC Canada’s 53rd annual report on the...

May 17, 2021
Cleantech player Pani Energy brings AI to the fight against water scarcity
Saphiya Zerrouk

Not yet 30, Devesh Bharadwaj is helping the world solve water scarcity. With his team, the CEO of Victoria-headquartered Pani Energy created an artificial intelligence system that can shrink energy costs for water treatment plants. Now Pani has joined forces with...

May 14, 2021
B.C. startup helps small farmers and big food brands tackle climate change
Nick Rockel

As B.C. struggles to save its forests, a local startup is helping other countries to regrow theirs. Its reforestation efforts with farmers around the world have caught the eye of major food brands—and won support from Google. In April, from among...

May 4, 2021
6 British Columbians recognized as Canadian Climate Champions
By the Editors

If it’s possible for a list of climate champions to be star-studded, we saw it today. Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna (who formerly held the post of minister of environment and climate change) and B.C. environmentalist David Suzuki headline...

Apr 9, 2021
For Canadian entrepreneurs, going green is a personal mission: report
Nick Rockel

Canadian business owners believe shrinking their environmental footprint is the right thing to do, even if they have to pay the tab. That’s one of the key findings in a new national study by Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). For A...

Mar 30, 2021
Province sweetens the pot for businesses aiming to cut pollution
By the Editors

If you have any doubt that industry is on board with the B.C. government’s climate change battle, ask Jacques Perron. As part of the Province’s recent announcement that it’s setting sectoral greenhouse gas (GHG) targets and boosting support for cleantech and other businesses aiming to curb emissions, the president and CEO of Pretium Resources explained how his Vancouver-based mining company is benefiting from the CleanBC Industry Fund...

Feb 11, 2021
The Innovators: Carbon Engineering is building a plant to help restore the atmosphere
Michael McCullough

Moon shots don’t get bigger than what Carbon Engineering has set out to do: remediate our increasingly heat-trapping atmosphere by pulling out the carbon dioxide. (Oh, and while we’re at it, let’s use the CO2 to create a renewable synthetic...

Feb 5, 2021
Reduction for a Cleaner Future
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + West Coast Reduction Ltd. Take a moment and imagine what would happen if Metro Vancouver’s organic waste stream increased by 59%. Given the city’s current system is already struggling to manage its waste, how would it handle an increase of that magnitude? For more than 50 years, West Coast Reduction...

Feb 2, 2021
The Eco Future

BCBusiness + ECO Canada Amidst an ever-evolving labour landscape, climate change challenges and a global pandemic, economies are seeing profound and seismic shifts towards green technologies and renewable energies for a more sustainable future. But this, especially within Canada’s environmental workforce, requires a specific set of skills for success. Kevin Nilsen is President and CEO...

Dec 1, 2020
Nothing Left Behind with West Coast Reduction
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + West Coast Reduction Ltd. Since 1964, West Coast Reduction Ltd. (WCRL) has been quietly going about its vital work on Vancouver’s south shore. From early roots as a butcher to its modern rendering facilities, the company has carried out safe...

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