Environment

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...

Oct 21, 2020
BC Green Party candidate and small business owner Michael Barkusky talks running against Andrew Wilkinson, keeping the NDP in check
Nathan Caddell

As a kid growing up in South Africa, Michael Barkusky witnessed the rise of civil unrest. He worked for an opposition party in his high-school and college days before being drafted into the country’s military. After serving two years there...

Oct 21, 2020
Solving Vancouver Buildings' CO2 Emissions Conundrum

BCBusiness + Pace Solutions According to Vancouver’s original ZEB (Zero Emissions Building) Plan, 2020 was supposed to be the year all new commercial and residential buildings were required to be carbon neutral. That ambitious target has been pushed to 2030, but it exists because buildings in urban areas account for nearly 25%...

Aug 26, 2020
Canada Green Building Council crowns three B.C. winners in annual award ceremony
By the Editors

Three B.C.-based innovators were recognized yesterday as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced the 14 winners of its 2020 Leadership and Green Building Excellence Awards. The honours cover achievements in leadership and eco-conscious building design. B.C. saw two winners in the former...

Jul 21, 2020
5 Reasons to Aim for Zero Waste

BCBusiness + Acme Green Solutions Inc. For those interested in replacing their compost bins in pursuit of a zero waste lifestyle, Reencle provides an undeniably superior alternative. Available for residential or commercial use, Reencle by Acme Green Solutions Inc. breaks down food...

Jul 7, 2020
It's a Good Thing: The cemetery industry sees a major plot twist
Matt O'Grady

Growing up in West Van, a teenaged Erik Lees pined for only one thing: “It was the late 1960s, man. I just wanted to go back to the land—to check out of the city.” He soon achieved that dream, moving...

Apr 27, 2020
Matrix: B.C.'s appetite for electric vehicles keeps growing
Andrew Findlay

This article was originally published in our March issue, before the COVID-19 pandemic came to Canada. When it comes to adoption of electric cars, B.C. already has a running start. In the third quarter of last year, 10 percent of all...

Apr 21, 2020
It's a Good Thing: Sustainability and real estate are now a package deal
Matt O'Grady

This article was originally published in our March issue, before the COVID-19 pandemic came to Canada. When BCBusiness last caught up with venture capitalist Stephen Sidwell, it was the spring of 2014, and Sidwell had just brought in Christine Day as...

Feb 27, 2020
First Movers: How Indigenous people in B.C. exercise their economic and political power will have massive implications
Steven Threndyle

Editor’s note: This story, the cover feature from our February issue, explores how Indigenous people in B.C. are finding their way to prosperity through economic reconciliation. At the time of publication, writer Steven Threndyle had been following the four-year-long Wet’suwet’en blockade...

Jan 22, 2020
Responsible Investing

Responsible investing is on the rise in Canada and 100% of your portfolio is eligible for responsible investing. How can investors be a part of earning wealth while making the world a better place? Responsible investing incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into the selection and management of investments, in...

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