Socially Responsible Initiatives – Getting Involved

Socially Responsible Initiatives – Getting Involved

Often, the challenge for Socially Responsible Initiatives come from making the community aware and involved, and in explaining the benefits of the programs to potential supporters of the program.

The biggest benefit of being socially responsible to a corporation is not the tax deduction; it is the benefit to corporate culture that is derived from employee participation. Being involved in the community matters, and benefits everyone.

Mergers: An Entrepreneur’s Perspective

An entrepreneur can never be fully prepared for what challenges may lay before them. What is especially challenging is knowing how to properly navigate the changes. Many founders find it hard to let go, even when it is the best. This is a firsthand story of how RewardsDen changed to Pretio Interactive under Alacrity’s guidance.

Vancouver’s Sustainable IT / CleanTech Cluster

Vancouver’s Sustainable IT / CleanTech Cluster

Vancouver has a strong entrepreneurship ecosystem, and Vancouver’s entrepreneurship ecosystem is especially strong when it comes to sustainable technology or “CleanTech”. Punching well above its weight in its contribution to CleanTech in Canada, the data clearly shows Vancouver is a magnet for CleanTech / sustainable IT investment in Canada, attracting 19% of the CleanTech project value despite only having 7% of the Canadian population.

Concentrated in three sectors: the forestry value chain, transportation, and power generation, businesses developing in Vancouver include the conversion of wood waste into biogas and biofuels, hydrogen fuel cells, and converting diesel engines to run on natural gas, just to name a few. Some of the Vancouver CleanTech cluster’s strength can be tied to Vancouver’s traditional industries, forestry is one such example. In this article we describe the Vancouver CleanTech cluster through data analysis and examples, and discuss the potential there for entrepreneurs and investors alike.