The Lens: November 2022
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The front cover, plus two of the inside pages, in the new Vancouver Economy Report (Winter 2022/23 edition)

New Issue

Vancouver Economy Report: Winter 2022

Are buzzwords getting in the way of more people realizing and scaling common-sense solutions for our economy? Circular economy, doughnut economics and decarbonization don’t sound too accessible, so it may surprise you that many people are already engaging in activities aligned with these ideas.

In the latest issue of the Vancouver Economy Report, we spotlight some local changemakers and explore how these ideas can transform even traditional, successful industries – such as those delivering films and food – with greater benefits. This issue touches on the following questions:

  • Do economists think about poverty differently than the average person??
  • What is the secret sauce to our competitive global film industry (and how do we keep serving it up)?
  • Which Vancouver businesses are treating food waste as an opportunity?
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In case you missed it:

News, events, and stories from the last month

BC Heat Pump Technology Attraction Strategy

As replacements for traditional fossil fuel-derived heating and cooling methods, heat pumps that run on renewable power are crucial to decarbonizing our built environment. This strategy outlines the availability, gaps, and opportunities of heat pump technologies in BC.

Read the strategy

Info Session

Angel Investing into Climate Solutions

As an angel investor in this free program, you can (re)define your investment thesis, assess the broader market opportunity, and work with your cohort to identify and award $100,000 to a worthy startup at the pitch night finale. Learn more at the info session on Dec 7.

Register now.

21st Century Economics:

Minimum (& Living) Wage

In this primer, we dive into the history and state of minimum and living wages. And ICYMI, the living wage in Metro Vancouver just rose 17.3 percent to $24.08/hr, the greatest increase in BC since calculations began in 2008.

Read the blog

Deadline Extended:

Angels for Climate Solutions Program for startups

Graphic: apply for a chance to pitch for $100,000

By popular demand, we are giving startups another couple of days to apply to this program, which guides climate-focused startups through raising early-stage capital. New for this cohort: top five startups access 1-on-1 business mentorship and additional preferential support.

If your startup could benefit from angel investment training, this program is for you.

Apply by November 30, 2022 (11:59PM Pacific Time)

VEC in the News 📡


How Vancouver is shaping the Metaverse | CBC | Nov 23, 2022

Opinion: 26 things that should happen in Vancouver in the next four years | Daily Hive | Nov 9, 2022

Vancouver is building the next generation of climate leaders | Vancouver Tech Journal | Nov 8, 2022

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