The VEC supports businesses to solve shared industry challenges while improving social and environmental impact, productivity, and brand through a partnership with The Leverage Lab – a six-month program that facilitates collaborative industry innovation.
The VEC’s Business Challenge workshops support local businesses by bringing them together with experts and advisors to brainstorm solutions to their business challenges. The next Business Challenge Workshop will apply design-thinking to business waste and look for opportunities to grow Vancouver’s circular economy.
The VEC supports businesses shifting to a greener, more innovative and more economically sustainable future through a partnership with Climate Smart – a program of small group training, expert one-on-one advising, and customized reporting and analysis on emissions and cost savings.
A number of programs work to strengthen ties between students and local businesses, harnessing emerging talent to solve businesses’ sustainability challenges. City Studio turns the city into the classroom, bringing students from Vancouver’s six post-secondary institutions inside city hall to work on urban challenges. And the Materials Innovation Lab is designed to match materials and manufacturing challenges with student capacity.
A signature website plus active LinkedIn community provide a space to showcase your success stories, connect you to resources, highlight green jobs and much more. Take the ‘Green Score’ quiz for a quick start to your sustainability journey.