Vancity Supports Sustainable Business Engagement Through Burnaby Board of Trade’s
Award-winning Pledge for a Sustainable Community
Burnaby, BC –December 12, 2016 – Local community credit union, Vancity has provided a community grant of $7,000 to help support the Burnaby Board of Trade’s award-winning Pledge for a Sustainable Community project.
The local project supports organizations in the community by helping them to reduce their environmental footprint and reap cost saving benefits while promoting their commitment to the local initiative.
With mutual organizational goals of helping businesses to thrive while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable engagement within the community, the BBOT’s Environmental Sustainability Manager, Tessa Vanderkop and Vancity’s local branch and Community Investment teams will work together in 2017 to develop sustainability programming and business support for Vancity business members and BBOT Pledge members.
Paul Holden says, “We are thrilled to have this level of support and collaboration with Vancity in engaging our membership and businesses in our community. With this support we can help more businesses to take first and next steps to becoming more environmentally sustainable. It’s this level of collaboration that can really drive results and change.”
“Many businesses recognize the benefits of advancing their environmental performance. However, finding the tools and support to make smart decisions can be daunting. The BBOT Pledge for Sustainability is a practical tool. Together with engagement and advice, BBOT and Vancity aim to leverage this tool to help local businesses to thrive by enhancing their eco-efficiency,” says Tony Ciulla, Community Branch Manager, Vancity.
About the Burnaby Board of Trade
The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is Burnaby’s pre-eminent business association and is a key part of the City’s economic development strategy. Working closely with the municipality, the BBOT supports the growth of business both locally and internationally, and fosters a sustainable business environment through networking, education, advocacy and development. Through our vision and leadership, we facilitate a collaborative community model involving business, not-for-profits, academia, citizens and all levels of government.
For more information about the Burnaby Board of Trade, visit bbot.ca.
About the Pledge
The Pledge for a Sustainable Community is an award-winning sustainability platform and program that helps businesses large and small reduce their environmental footprint while at the same time promoting their company and even saving money. Program participants have access to valuable resources, tips and case studies to help them create a more sustainable workplace.
For more information about the Pledge for a Sustainable Community, visit bbotpledge.ca.
Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 519,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw territories, with 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay. As Canada’s largest community credit union, Vancity uses its $19.8 billion in assets to help improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
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Lorraine Wilson | Vancity