June/July 2020

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June/July 2020 / Vol. 16-2

Business and Sustainability 

In this issue of businesshealth® we explore the concept of Business and Sustainability. Often when we hear the term sustainability our thoughts immediately go to environmental responsibility. But as we reflect on the challenges we are currently facing locally and internationally, it’s clear that a much broader set of societal issues need to be incorporated into our workplace sustainability thinking.


Editorial: Tessa Jordan, PhD, Program Head for Sustainable Business Leadership, British Columbia Institute of Technology

“Business that is in service of a better world is being demanded by consumers and employees and is a growing area of focus for business leaders-in-training at BCIT. Embedding sustainability into business models allows profit and purpose to go hand in hand.” Read More

View from the Top: Interview with Dan Walker, Social Impact Lead, Arc’teryx Equipment

“Vancouver-based company with a mission to purposefully design products and an industry leader that advocates for climate change policy speaks their truth about grappling with business sustainability.” Read More

The Bottom Line: A Sustainable Workforce

“The time is now to ensure an adaptive Canadian workforce with the skills needed for the future. A sustainable workforce tool created for the construction industry has wide applicability for businesses to assess their own level of workforce sustainability.” Read More

Disease Management: Taking Charge of Diabetes

“11 million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes. Technological and therapeutic advances have improved quality of life and returned control into the hands of those living with diabetes.” Read More

Doctor on Call with Dr. Alice Cheng

“Endocrinologist, Alice Cheng, sees the daily impact of diabetes on her patients’ lives. Unmanaged diabetes is a concern for all workplaces. Given existing therapies and technologies to monitor glucose and manage the disease, every workplace can be accessible to a person living with diabetes and free of stigma.” Read More