How can businesses help create a better society?

February 21, 2011 at 3:32 pm Leave a comment

An exciting public forum on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 2:30pm – 4:30pm at the Vancouver Japanese Language School Hall, 475 Alexander Street.

It will include a panel discussion with presentations:

Ross Gentleman from Tradeworks Training Society will speak about the RONA Fabshop.

Louise Schwarz from Recycling Alternative will talk about hiring from the inner-city, green jobs and the benefits of values.

Mark Brand from Save-on-Meats will talk about hiring from inner city, supporting community, social enterprise and Business Improvement Associations.

Elizabeth Lougheed Green from Vancity Community Foundation will speak about the role of social enterprise in building a healthy community.

Shirley Chan from Building Opportunities with Business will give examples of how businesses can help create a better society.

Jim Frankish (Centre for Population Health Promotion Research at the University of British Columbia) will present research findings
related to the 2010 Olympics and the private sector.

The Forum will touch briefly on a UBC research study of the 2010  Olympics that focused on the possible impacts of mega-events (like
the Olympics) on community health.  Our findings suggest a link  between the private sector, social responsibility and the health of a community.   The main intent of the Forum is to have a forward-looking discussion of ongoing work, existing opportunities and possible future directions for business involvement in creating a healthier Vancouver.

To register for this free event, go here.


Entry filed under: Uncategorized.

The 15 Principles of Green Urbanism Linked up: Housing and Transportation and Health

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

%d bloggers like this: