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Board of Change

Board of Change works to engage the business sector in the integration of sustainability into business practices and economic thinking. As a founding member of the Board of Change, Vancity recognizes the value of advancing our local, green economy. Join the Board of Change to participate in advocacy, learning and networking opportunities. To learn more about Board of Change, visit

Upcoming Board of Change speaking events Member Perk

Vancity members can use promo code: vancity2016 when registering for
2016 Board of Change speaking events to receive a ticket discount.

Climate Smart

Each year Vancity partners with Climate Smart Business to provide training, tools and technical assistance to organizations on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In a group-training format, Climate Smart:

  • Shows businesses how to calculate their carbon footprint
  • Helps businesses identify greenhouse gas reduction opportunities, and what to prioritize
  • Assists with energy and other cost savings estimates
  • Teaches businesses about carbon offsets and becoming carbon neutral
  • Discusses marketing and communications opportunities.

In 2014, Vancity is providing scholarships for 30+ business members to participate in Climate Smart training throughout Metro Vancouver and the Capital Regional District. Find out more about the program. For scholarships contact:

BuySmart Network

Vancity is the founding sponsor of the BuySmart Network, supporting workshops, programming and events to help organizations shift to environmentally and/or socially sustainable purchasing policies and strategies. In 2014, Vancity offers bursaries to our business and not-for-profit members to attend BuySmart workshops.

To learn more about the Fraser Basin Council’s BuySmart network, visit


Vancity is a local community credit union and we are strongly committed to supporting a healthy local economy. That’s why we are a founding partner of LOCO BC. LOCO brings local, small and mid-sized businesses to together to promote local purchasing, local business networking, and sustainability.

Vancity has partnered with LOCO to raise consumer awareness of the benefits of buying local through a video series, feature articles, events, contests and much more.

To learn more about LOCO BC, visit

Vancouver Island Green Business Certification

Vancity is partnering with Synergy Sustainability Institute to support the Vancouver Island Green Business Certification (VIGBC) – a certification recognizing local businesses for their environmental and social sustainability performance. Businesses benefit from the certification process which is a guide for “greening” their operations, and certification shows consumers their commitment to green practices. Certification is open to three business sectors: office, restaurant and retail. ‎

Vancity business members may be eligible for support for 40% of the cost of initial certification.

Find out more about VIGBC and the certification process, and‎ contact‎ Vancity for business member funding support:


Talk to us

We’d love to talk to you about greening your business or organization. Contact us at greenbusiness​