A Sustainable Future Looks Like



 

The Board of Change is pleased to announce its first City 2 City Mission will be to Portland Oregon from Oct. 21 to 24. This study tour will provide attendees with the opportunity to network and learn from civic and business leaders about the systems being employed to support business/civic alliances and meaningful stewardship in the areas of corporate sustainability. The cornerstone of the tour will be focused on the theme We Build Green Cities. Click here for more details.

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At the Board of Change we’re becoming known for our great parties, and our summer social is no exception! Join us on July 22nd on the Garden Terrace at the Westin Grand, for great food, drinks, music and fun. This is a great opportunity to connect with other Board of Change members, local change makers, innovators and social entrepreneurs involved in building a more sustainable community in Vancouver. (more…)

 

By 2050, the human population is forecasted to surpass 9 billion people and global food demand will increase by 70% if current consumption trends continue. At the same time, all aspects of food security are affected by climate change. Heat and water stress could reduce crop yields by up to 25% between 2039 and 2049. (more…)

 

This week’s federal budget has some new tax initiatives features that progressive businesspeople can reasonably applaud – the planned phased-in reduction of the federal corporate tax rate on the first $ 500,000 of income from an active business, from 11% to 9%; and some modest incentives to encourage manufacturing. (more…)

 

Beginning on March 16, 2015, lower mainland residents will be invited to participate in a referendum on whether to approve an increase in the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) from 7% to 7.5% to help fund an $8 billion 10 year transit plan for the Greater Vancouver region. The additional tax revenue is estimated to bring in about $250 million in new funds each year and will allow for increased service for all modes of public transportation including the skytrain, buses, seabus, and west coast express trains. (more…)