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The Board of Change is an inclusive business network fostering an economic model that values the pursuit of sustainability equally with the pursuit of profit. We believe fervently in the role of profitable business in society but also believe that business has an equal responsibility for social and environmental stewardship. Indeed, this may be the greatest responsibility of business.

Member-driven, the Board of Change is centred on three main pillars:

Education

There is much to learn about the new economy, including new ways of thinking that lay the foundation for sustainable business practices and principle-centred leadership. In view of this, the Board of Change organizes awareness programs, speaking events, educational curricula, conferences, mentorship support, research reports, briefings and other such activities to further the knowledge base of our members.

Transformation

As the voice of progressive business, the Board of Change engages positively with the business community, governments, industry, and society to advocate for policies and change that provide for responsible and sustainable economic prosperity. Through member-based campaigns, we act to move sustainability initiatives forward. We are not afraid to challenge the status quo.

Celebration

At the Board of Change, we celebrate those who practice and believe that business has a triple bottom-line responsibility. Through networking events, socials and recognition programs, we convene a network of like-minded individuals and organizations to celebrate our successes.


 

You and your business value community impact and meaningful work. That’s why we’d like to invite you to register, below, for a an informative and engaging afternoon Workshop on Social Purpose in Business.You and your business value community impact and meaningful work. That’s why we’d like to invite you to register, below, for a an informative and engaging afternoon Workshop on Social Purpose in Business.

Social Purpose Institute at United Way and the Board of Change

The Social Purpose Institute at United Way and the Board of Change are collaborating on this Workshop to support BOC business professionals and company members interested in increasing their involvement in community quality of life in the City, through the core of their business – in the Social Purpose Business model. 

Workshop and Networking Opportunity

We are co-hosting a workshop and networking opportunity from 1:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Optional networking from 5:30 – 6:00 pm) (including refreshments) for community-facing staff from businesses who are interested in accelerating the company’s beneficial social impact in the community. Equally relevant for those just starting out, or who have established programs, this event will profile the latest driver in community engagement and profitability: the Social Purpose Business. This is not a fund-raising appeal, but an opportunity to network, learn and share.

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Mark your calendars! On October 2nd, LOCO BC will be hosting an All Party Meeting on Small Business and you don’t want to miss out!

Vancouver’s small businesses make our city great, and yet they sometimes have a tense relationship with the City’s government. Affordable leasing, permits, wait times, and zoning/licensing restrictions are just some of the issues of concern to local businesses. LOCO BC’s October 2nd event is an excellent opportunity for businesses like yours to voice their concerns and hear how the next mayor and council plan to make changes to create a better environment to do business in the city. Confirmed candidates include Shauna Sylvester, Ken Sim, Adriane Carr and others. Please join us for this event, bringing together Vancouver’s business community to bring about positive change. Board of Change Members receive 20% off tickets, found here.

Whether or not you are able to attend the event, we’d greatly appreciate you taking the time to take a quick poll regarding your business concerns! The answers we receive will be used to help guide the discussion and give greater insight into what the top issues are for Vancouver businesses. The poll can be found here.

Confirmed candidates:

Shauna Sylvester, Independent Candidate for Mayor
Ken Sim, Non-Partisan Association (NPA) Candidate for Mayor
Ian Campbell, Vision Vancouver Candidate for Mayor
Adriane Carr, Green Party Candidate for Council (incumbent)
Christine Boyle, OneCity Candidate for Council

 

Do you know a young person who is having a positive impact in your community? Corporate Knights, Canada’s award winning business & sustainability magazine, is currently seeking nominations for their third annual Top 30 Under 30 Leaders in Sustainability list. The list will be published in the Fall 2018 issue of Corporate Knights Magazine which is distributed in the Globe and Mail and published online.

This is an excellent opportunity to have your work recognized and be connected to some outstanding and engaged youth who are working on sustainability issues. At Corporate Knights, sustainability is about building a cleaner and more inclusive world, encompassing everything from human rights to liveable cities.

Here is the link to their Top 30 Under 30 nominations page. We encourage you to share this opportunity amongst your network via email & social media and consider making a nomination!

http://www.corporateknights.com/us/30under30/

Individuals can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. Nominations are open until Friday, August 3.

Social media tags: @corporateknight @CKCommunity #CK30under30

Here is a link to last year’s winners: http://www.corporateknights.com/magazines/2017-better-world-mba-issue/meet-2017-top-30-30-sustainability-15081324/