Sustainability and Environment


As the leading triple bottom line chamber of commerce in Canada, the Burnaby Board of Trade stands at the forefront of engaging business on environmental issues including task force engagement, advancing environmental policies and advocacy, and providing businesses with resources for learning.

BBOT Programs and Activities:

  • The Pledge for a Sustainable Community provides resources, education and workshops to help business take first and next steps to becoming more sustainable.
  • A member of the City of Burnaby Sustainability Committee
  • A member of Steering Committee of CityHive Enviro Lab Youth Changemakers
  • A member of Project Zero, helping to grow the circular economy eco-system in the region.
  • Climate Smart Certified 
  • Annual Green Talks! environmental forum brings sustainability in all forms front and centre to local business community



  • The Burnaby Board of Trade was one of seven organizations in Canada to be profiled in the Sustainable & Just Business Association Report. To read the full report click here. To access the case studies click here.

Our Efforts and Impact:


  • Winner – City of Burnaby Environmental Awards (Burnaby, 2013)
  • Finalist – Top Corporate Social Responsibility initiative in the World – International Chamber of Commerce (Turin, 2015)
  • Finalist – Canadian Chamber of Commerce “Innovative Programming” category (Ottawa, 2016)
  • Winner – Western Association of Chamber Executives “Local Impact” Award (Sacramento, 2017)
  • Winner – City of Burnaby Environmental Awards (Burnaby, 2017)