What If It Businesses Were Profitable And Socially Responsible?

Mike Rowlands | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Rowlands

"Not Business As Usual" contemplates a new era in business -- one that realizes business as usual has pushed the limits of our planet's capacity, while concentrating financial wealth in the hands of a too-small minority. The film celebrates ventures and entrepreneurs that refuse to sacrifice social good on the altar of shareholder returns. For them, healthy enterprises embody a significant shift in the underpinnings of business that is "bringing humanity back."

We Proved Selling 'Odd' Women's Products Can Create Social Change

Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens

Since its inception in 1993, Lunapads' business philosophy has been firmly grounded in the belief that capitalism can in fact be a powerful force for positive social change. In the early days people not only thought our products -- reusable feminine hygiene products -- were a bit odd; some even found them off-putting: not exactly a "marketer's dream."

Vancouver's LunaPads Breaks Period Taboos, Seeks Oprah's Attention

John F. Gray | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

With Oprah Winfrey speaking in Vancouver on Jan. 24, B.C.-based Lunapads is donating 400 reusable menstrual products to girls in Africa. Using the #Pads4Oprah hashtag, they hope to get Oprah's attention about how providing feminine hygiene products help keep African girls in school.

Empowering Girls Globally From YVR

Tracy Bains | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Tracy Bains

The first step was to draft my friends to the cause and open the Girl Effect YVR, a local chapter of volunteers. Following close to a year of meetings in my living room and coffee houses around town, we're about to host The Girl Effect: Empowering Girls Globally, a free public dialogue on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Vancouver Public Library.