B.C. businesses join forces to champion climate actionMedia advisory: More than 30 corporate leaders to launch Business Coalition for a Clean Economy

June 19, 2019

B.C. business leaders are coming together to support the transition to a clean energy economy. Photo: Magnus Larsson, Flickr

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VANCOUVER / MUSQUEAM, SQUAMISH & TSLEIL-WAUTUTH TERRITORIES — Dozens of business leaders are gearing up to launch a network of businesses that support strong action by British Columbia to tackle the climate emergency and build a cleaner economy.

Arc’teryx, Climate Smart Businesses, Innergex Renewable Energy, the Insurance Bureau of Canada, Vancity, and the Pembina Institute will be joined by more than 30 leading companies at a press conference to kick off the Business Coalition for a Clean Economy.

Coalition members — representing the brewing, clothing, construction, cosmetics, energy, film and television, food, financial, investment, manufacturing, outdoor recreation, technology, transportation, and other industries — will release an open letter to Premier John Horgan.

Business leaders and Pembina Institute experts will be available for interviews on site.

Press conference

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Time: 10 a.m. PDT

Location: Arc’teryx Vancouver (813 Burrard Street at Robson Street)


  • Drummond Lawson, director of sustainability, Arc’teryx
  • Benjamin Ernst, co-owner, Earnest Ice Cream
  • Patrick Nangle, CEO, Modo Co-operative
  • Jyoti Stephens, vice president for mission and strategy, Nature’s Path Foods
  • Karen Tam Wu, B.C. director, Pembina Institute


Join the conversation on Twitter: #CleanBCBiz

Learn more: pembina.org/BCCE


Stephen Hui
Senior communications lead, Pembina Institute
Tw: @StephenHui

About us

The Business Coalition for a Clean Economy (BCCE) is a network of leading B.C. businesses and organizations aligned behind a vision for a clean and prosperous economy and climate action. We believe that strong climate and energy policy provides certainty and is good for business.

The Pembina Institute is a non-profit think-tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. We have offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Ottawa.


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