Sep 22, 2023
Our takeaways from The Forum's AFIA DEI Index launch event
Rushmila Rahman

Yesterday, on a chilly September night, The Forum warmly welcomed people into Vancouver’s Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art to celebrate an impressive initiative led by its senior program manager Gretchen Ferguson: the AFIA (Accelerating Financial Inclusion and Access) DEI...

Sep 20, 2023
Pacific Trader: Metalla Royalty grabs for the brass ring
Michael McCullough

The stock: The mining royalty streaming model has a couple of advantages over investing in mining companies themselves. Essentially, a streaming company is a specialized financial institution that puts money up front into miners’ projects in return for a share...

Sep 19, 2023
Into the Future: How business leaders can harness the power of generative AI
Josh Blair

Over the past year, generative AI has exploded into the cultural zeitgeist. While discussions around AI and its capabilities have been prevalent for some time, OpenAI’s rollout of tools such as ChatGPT and DALL-E has led to a level of mass adoption by...

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 14, 2023
Weekend Warrior: Fashion entrepreneur Christine Morton feels something in the water
Rushmila Rahman

Cold-water swims have been part of Christine Morton’s life since she was a child in Scotland. Her father taught all three of his daughters to swim in the North Sea, and Morton loosely held onto the habit even after she...

Sep 13, 2023
Five B.C. companies make list of top performing TSX stocks
By the Editors

For the second year in a row, the TSX30 was dominated by natural resource companies. The list ranks the top performing companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange over a three-year period. This year, two-thirds of the list was comprised of...

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 8, 2023
Land Values: Wesgroup is developing Vancouver's River District, but the community is missing some key layers
Frances Bula

It sounds so familiar. Vancouver, desperate to create new housing, starts the planning process for a gigantic tract of empty land near water at the request of a developer. The first version is a forest of towers. Nearby residents, who largely...

Sep 8, 2023
Leaving a Legacy
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Legacy Giving Partners Leaving a legacy—the ultimate gift of support that lives beyond our own time on earth. Legacy gifts give life to and secure the future for our passions and the causes that inspire us to do and be...

Sep 6, 2023
Maximizing Your Charitable Impact: Unlocking Legacy Giving Potential
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + ZLC Financial When it comes to charitable gifting, donors often overlook the wide array of options available beyond cash donations. Canada has a strong tradition of supporting charities, with even a basic cash gift offering taxpayers up to 53.5% in...

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