Finance

Sep 21, 2022
Pacific Trader: Copperleaf shows its utility through market rout
Michael McCullough

The stock: Pity the folks who bought into Copperleaf Technologies (TSX:CPLF) upon its initial public offering last October. They’ve watched the stock plunge from $15 a share to $6.33 as of Tuesday’s close. Tech stocks with most (or, in Copperleaf’s...

Sep 16, 2022
Let's Talk About Legacy Gifts
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Community Partners A legacy gift is what someone is remembered for. It is how they impact future generations and care for their community or causes long after they are gone. Choosing where to focus legacy giving can be daunting with so...

Sep 13, 2022
5 Questions: How former Boston Pizza co-owner George Melville distributes his hard-earned dough
Nathan Caddell

We [Melville and his wife, Sylvia] just did a funding round with St. Pauls for an IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) centre. One of our family members had a major IBD issue. We totally connected and saw an opportunity to make that...

Sep 8, 2022
Jewish Community Foundation Connects Locally and World-wide
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Jewish Community Foundation The Jewish Community Foundation provides a personalized, hands-on approach, fuelled by specialized, communal knowledge and experience. The team at the Foundation works closely with community members and fund holders to match their interests with community needs. “Our intimate...

Sep 6, 2022
Pacific Trader: Ballard Power has its eyes on the BidenBucks
Michael McCullough

The stock: Amid the renewed stock market carnage of recent weeks, one cohort of issuers had something to celebrate. Makers of green energy technology enjoyed a sizeable bump after U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law...

Aug 30, 2022
The journey to diversification is paying off nicely for BCI
Nathan Caddell

A lot of people were hired by British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) during the mid-2010s. The organization, which manages some $211 billion through investment services to B.C.’s public sector, was in the process of diversifying its assets. “Not that we...

Aug 29, 2022
A Gift to BC Children's Hospital Foundation Supports Big Strides in Addressing Childhood Illnesses
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + BC Children's Hospital Foundation Planning today for one’s legacy tomorrow can help set your mind at ease. Knowing a portion of one’s estate will go toward creating lasting, meaningful change in the community through a legacy gift is what inspires...

Aug 25, 2022
Hero Innovation Group's new product aims to help young Canadians practice financial literacy
Rushmila Rahman

The CEO of Vancouver-based fintech company Hero Innovation Group has an interesting story to share about how financially literate Gen Zs are (or, in this case, aren't). Peter MacKay’s son was a first year UVic student when his buddy walked...

Aug 25, 2022
Vancouver Foundation eases the pressure of administering a fund after a spouse passes on
Robin Brunet

BCBusiness + Vancouver Foundation When Susan Eyford’s husband, Don, died in 2015, she faced the complexity of running a private foundation he had established to dispense funds for animal welfare, as well as environmental protection in B.C. Despite a deep desire to contribute...

Aug 9, 2022
Pacific Trader: B2Gold bucks the commodity slump
Michael McCullough

Precious metals prices have actually crept up in recent months. And the biggest gold producer hereabouts is B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO; NYSE:BTG), with operating mines in Mali, the Philippines and Namibia and exploration and development projects on four continents.

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