On June 16 at the Creekside Community Centre in the Olympic Village, come and meet the entrepreneurs who are driving the sharing economy and learn more about how the Sharing Economy is growing and changing in Vancouver. The evening will include a discussion with sharing economy experts Rosemary Cooper and Chris Diplock, on how progressive businesses can shape this new business model in a way that creates more vibrant and sustainable local economies. (more…)
A Sustainable Future Looks Like
POSTPONED. NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
How we are able to move around a city is critical to its livability and our overall well-being. The construction of bike lanes and the recent transit referendum have brought transportation issues to the forefront, but what are the various options open to people seeking low carbon options for their daily commute.
At our next event, the Board of Change will take over the parking lot at MEC’s head office, where we’ll showcase many of the alternative transportation options that are available. Join us on May 26, where you’ll not only meet some of the most innovative people in this industry, but you’ll have the opportunity to try out their electric bikes, cars, scooters and more. For more information, and a list of participating companies click here.
Our featured speaker on April 28 is Lea Elliott, Principal of Naturehood Ecological Consulting. Lea turns lessons from nature, scientific research and case studies into relevant and effective environmental action for professionals that they can use to be more sustainable at work.
Lea will present her new book: Work Like Nature: sustainability lessons from ecosystems for your job or business. She’ll share ideas from nature that will help you work more sustainably. You’ll gain insights from Vancouver’s green innovators who are working like nature and creating wins for the environment, their businesses and their communities. Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired by nature and our local innovators.
At Vertality6 we got many great ideas, which Coro Strandberg, one of our hosts, summarized in this short report according to the new business leadership research she has conducted: “The Qualities of a Transformational Company”. The report has some interesting findings which might intrigue you! Check it out and share your ideas on how the Board of Change can further catalyze transformational change through business by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love suggestions on how we can scale this new approach to business in our region!
British Columbia’s carbon tax has been an environmental and economic success.
The Board of Change, Clean Energy BC, Climate Smart, the Pembina Institute and Clean Energy Canada are working with B.C. businesses to register their support for a stronger carbon tax during the ongoing Climate Leadership Plan consultation.
As leaders in Canada and around the world commit to stronger and stronger climate-change policies, B.C.’s carbon tax has remained frozen since 2013. The result: carbon pollution is once again on the rise in the province, and we risk being left behind as the world shifts to a low-carbon economy. (more…)