Changing Corporate America - How Hitting the Wallet Can Make Big Business Behave with Tzeporah Berman

October 28, 2008
UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC

When local conservation group Forest Ethics found out that Limited Brands, owner of Victoria Secret, were using paper made from old growth forests to print their 365 million catalogues, they saw red. This led to an effective and revolutionary anti-brand campaign that included full page ads of chainsaw-wielding Victoria Secret models, causing the $10 billion dollar company to rethink its practices. 

Give me Shelter - Bringing Homeless Voices Out Front with David Eby

September 17, 2008
UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC

Pivot Legal Society provides legal advice and series to people who are facing poverty and other struggles. Along with other close allies in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Pivot has been at the front of the struggle to protect low-income housing in the neighbourhood, and used innovative outreach tools to spread the word about the value of the community in one of the most misunderstood places in Vancouver.

Got Best Practices?

Our partners at Vancity Credit Union and the Fraser Basin Council are conducting a survey of small and medium sized enterprises, both for-profit businesses and not-for-profit social enterprises, to assess the landscape of best practices in sustainability.


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