BBOT Applauds City’s Updated Climate Action
The Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased to see the City of Burnaby, at a recent City Council meeting, approve an acceleration of Burnaby’s climate actions, and an update to the City’s community carbon pollution reduction targets.
Through the work of our Environmental Sustainability Committee and its related taskforce, the Burnaby Board of Trade engaged with the City and its Environment and Social Planning Committee to formally encourage the City to take urgent and ambitious actions to prevent and mitigate the worst impacts of a warming climate. Click here or read below our letter to the City urging greater climate action.
The Burnaby Board of Trade has long been a leader amongst business organizations on climate and the environment, seeking productive ways of engaging business and government in increasing sustainability and reducing carbon emissions through actions such as:
- developing and operating the award-winning Pledge for a Sustainable Community initiative, which seeks to educate, inform and galvanize businesses to improve their own sustainability
- advocating to government to develop a national water framework, action on plastic waste, and for more funding programs to help small businesses go green,
- publishing a Sustainable Purchasing Report to support businesses looking to improve the sustainability of their supply chain
- holding countless events, seminars, and speaker series to inform and inspire on the issue of sustainability
- embedding a triple-bottom-line perspective in our organization whereby sustainability outcomes, along with social and economic ones, are valued