Blog policy
The following content is intended for any person or organization that is a member of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade or a guest collaborator and wants to contribute to our blog ...
GVBOT blog editorial policy
GVBOT blog editorial policy
Blog policy
The following content is intended for any person or organization that is a member of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade or a guest collaborator and wants to contribute to our blog ...
GVBOT blog editorial policy
GVBOT blog editorial policy
NOV
03

Update on British Columbia Pay Transparency Requirements

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Beginning on November 1, 2023, in accordance with British Columbia's Pay Transparency Act (the "Act"), employers will be required to specify the expected salary or wage or expected salary or wage range, as well as any other information prescribed by regulation, for any publicly advertised job opportunity.
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FEB
22

Sustainability Series returns for 2021

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Following the success of our inaugural events in 2020, The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is bringing back its popular sustainability series later this month.

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JUN
23

What Developments in UNDRIP Mean to Business

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In November 2019, British Columbia passed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (the Act) committing the Province to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Earlier this year, as required by the Act, the Province released a five year plan outlining its goals and proposed actions to implement UNDRIP.

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APR
16

Ensuring Optimal Retention When Creating an Inclusive Culture

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An inclusive workplace produces better services, higher quality product, and higher profit margins.
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JUN
21

Free-trade zones offer opportunity to build economic resilience

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A robust economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will require that all levels of government use the full range of tools at their disposal for stimulating economic activity, increasing domestic production capacity and leveraging Vancouver's role as a gateway to the world. 

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NOV
01

2022 Business Distinction Award Recipients announced

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Hundreds of business leaders converged on the Fairmont Hotel Waterfront for the annual Business Distinction Awards, presented by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade through the Scale-up Centre for SMEs (SCS), on November 1st. The awards were presented to businesses that have gone above and beyond to set themselves apart in one of six distinct categories.

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SEP
07

Empowering Local Businesses

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A message from Kim Osborne, CEO of Chemistry Consulting Group Inc. and outgoing Chair of the Scale-up Centre for SMEs (SCS) program by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.
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SEP
05

What B.C. Businesses Need to Know About the EV Transition

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British Columbia is leading the way in Canada's shift to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). Statistics Canada says that nearly one in five of all new vehicles registered in the province in the first quarter of 2023 was a ZEV, the highest percentage in the country.

There is still a long way to go in the transition to electric vehicles—and businesses need to consider how ZEV sales targets, provincial and federal incentives, B.C.-wide charging infrastructure and new regulations and legislation could affect them.
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AUG
25

Measuring Inclusivity Diversity and Equity Progress: New Challenges, Fresh Opportunities

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For years, if not decades, companies have used data to hold themselves accountable for diversity initiatives under the adage, "What gets measured gets done." Companies now have digital tools to collect and access Inclusivity Diversity and Equity (ID&E) data more efficiently and face regulatory requirements requiring ID&E metrics, such as pay transparency legislation. As companies face increasing pressure to collect and use ID&E data, it's important to proceed carefully and thoughtfully.
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JUN
26

Unleashing the Leader Within: A Journey of Growth

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In the world of sports and community engagement, my journey has been an incredibly fortunate one. What started as a two-year working holiday in Canada became a fulfilling career with the Vancouver Whitecaps. I had the privilege of being part of their business development team and now the Canucks as the Director of Premium Sales & Experience. I firmly believe that sports organizations should be pillars of their communities, using their influence to drive positive change. Reflecting on my professional growth, I can confidently attribute a part of my success to the transformative experience of GVBOT's Engaged Leadership Program.

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NOV
02

GVBOT blog editorial policy

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The following content is intended for any person or organization that is a member of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade or a guest collaborator and wants to contribute to our blog. Its aim is to help contributors understand the publishing, management, and presentation standards for our content.

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JUN
12

AI vs. AI for your business

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) drives transformative results for business, whether its with faster and deeper analytics for stronger supply chains, heightened cybersecurity defense, or improved customer service. Still, we are at a pivotal moment for how AI is – and will be – used for cross-industry, cross-enterprise. For some, there is a lack of clarity as to what impact it can have. Business leaders can feel overwhelmed, underprepared, and unsure how to best utilize AI, but know they need accurate results they can trust that can easily be adapted to new scenarios and use cases. ChatGPT and other generative AI capabilities have woken businesses up to the possibilities that AI offers, but consumer use cases are not where the real transformational powers lie.

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MAY
23

Opportunities for British Columbians

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Major projects like Woodfibre LNG and others underway across British Columbia provide real opportunities for local employment and procurement contracts, including for workers that otherwise might have to leave their hometowns to find steady work in their industry.

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MAR
29

What you need to know about the 2023 Federal Budget

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On March 28, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland released Canada's 2023 budget and fiscal plan, A Made-in-Canada Plan: Strong Middle Class, Affordable Economy, Healthy Future. 

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MAR
29

Becoming a leader of tomorrow - Avedeep Nijjar

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Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) has been one of the most impactful programs in my life. As a student who is in the final year of their undergrad, to find a career in finance, I knew that I need to build my network and hone my leadership skills, but I wasn't sure how to do it. That's when I heard about the LOT program and decided to apply. Looking back, it was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
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MAR
27

Embrace collaboration and technology to create meaningful change

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We've seen over the past year or so how businesses in Greater Vancouver and across the province are grappling with the challenges posed by economic uncertainty, rapid technological change, skills shortages, supply change disruption, increased demand for sustainability and more. In the face of these challenges, government, industry, and business leaders must improve collaboration to cultivate an environment that supports business development and growth, while also leveraging provincial resources in a sustainable and effective manner.
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MAR
09

What Budget 2023 Means for Your Business

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On February 28, the Government of British Columbia released its 2023 budget and fiscal plan, StrongerBC for everyone. Building on its previous commitments, Budget 2023 proposes a range of measures focused on areas related to public healthcare, mental health and addictions care, housing affordability and affordability for B.C. families, public safety, and attracting and retaining labour to B.C. through the Future Ready plan.

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MAR
08

Women's History Month Spotlight - Jennifer Cudlipp

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For Women's History Month, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is celebrating prominent women in the Greater Vancouver business community. Our first profile features LifeLab's Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer, Jennifer Cudlipp.

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MAR
14

Women's History Month Spotlight - Michelle Ng

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For Women's History Month, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is celebrating prominent women in the Greater Vancouver business community. The next profile in our series features Vancouver Foodie Tour's Chief Experience Officer & Founder, Michelle Ng.

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MAR
21

Women's History Month Spotlight - Lorna Clamp

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For Women's History Month, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is celebrating prominent women in the Greater Vancouver business community. Our next profile in our series features Securiguard Services Ltd.'s Senior Vice President for Strategy and Culture, Lorna Clamp.

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Featured stories

Beginning on November 1, 2023, in accordance with British Columbia's Pay Transparency Act (the "Act"), employers will be required to specify the expected salary or wage or expected salary or wage rang...
A message from Rob Chiarello, Senior Vice President of People and Culture at Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) and outgoing co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DLC) at the Greater Vanco...
Reflecting on Alan Hart's impact and legacy.