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Nov 5, 2020
Ask a Leader: Crystal Smith puts the health and safety of her community first
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Crystal Smith is chief councillor of the Haisla Nation, a key player in the...

Nov 3, 2020
Making It Work: How Telus mastered working from home long before the pandemic
Michael McCullough

Like a lot of British Columbians these past few months, Alessia Yaworsky has been working from home—in her case, an apartment she shares with her partner in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood. But whereas for most this was a recent and jarring shift, for Yaworsky it’s no big deal. She’s been doing...

Oct 31, 2020
Ask a Leader: Scott Thomson stresses the importance of communicating with your team during these uncertain times
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Scott Thomson is president and CEO of Vancouver-based Finning International, the world’s largest Caterpillar dealer...

Oct 30, 2020
Making It Work: Create a more equitable workplace with these tips from Cicely Blain
Alyssa Hirose

Diversity and inclusion is everyone’s business—and there’s lots of help out there. Take Cicely Blain Consulting, an inclusion consulting firm based in Vancouver. Blain, the company’s founder and CEO, and their team offer services ranging from equity and inclusion auditing to policy development to anti-racism staff training. In the past...

Oct 30, 2020
Q&A: Michael Bach makes the business case for diversity and inclusion
Nick Rockel

Michael Bach wrote the book on diversity and inclusion (D&I). But he also walks the talk as CEO of the Toronto-based Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, which he founded in 2012. Before that, he was national director of diversity, equity and inclusion for KPMG in Canada. We spoke to Bach about his new book, Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right, which helps entrepreneurs, managers and senior leaders make better D&I decisions...

Oct 29, 2020
Heading Back to Work
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + 34F Design The province is still in a holding pattern when it comes to defining the new normal, says Erica Wickes, principal at 34F Design in Vancouver, but the benefits of coming back to work will be there waiting, when the time is right. “Going back to the office is a...

Oct 27, 2020
Ask a Leader: Oumar Barou Togola urges food producers to build resilience by shortening their supply chains
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Oumar Barou Togola is founder and executive chair of Farafena, a Vancouver-based social enterprise that sells grain, flour and other food products grown by women farmers in the African nations of Mali and Malawi...

Oct 22, 2020
The 2021 Business of Good Awards are open for nominations

BCBusiness is on a mission to recognize the companies in our province that turn the principles of social responsibility into action. For these organizations, a good relationship with employees, the community and the environment is embedded in their culture. The Business of Good program is a chance to show off the steps your company is taking to make British Columbia a better place to live, work and play. The winners, chosen by a panel of judges and our editorial team, will be...

Oct 20, 2020
Ask a Leader: To tackle the COVID challenge, Don Lindsay champions innovation amid rapid change
By the Editors

We asked prominent members of the B.C. business community what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—and how this crisis will change everything from work to leadership. Don Lindsay, president and CEO of Teck Resources, reveals what steps the Vancouver-based mining...

Oct 19, 2020
Pitch for the Purse competition returns with virtual events, increased funding
Nathan Caddell

One of B.C.’s most popular funding competitions is returning—albeit with some tweaks. The first virtual Pitch for the Purse unfortunately won’t feature the live, in-person events for its semi-finalists and finalists in downtown Vancouver, which quickly became must-attend dates for investors...

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