January 2020

Reflecting on 2019 Trade and Invest Success Stories: All About Technology

January 31, 2020
A new decade has arrived with many individuals setting new business goals and intentions for 2020. With this in mind, and before glancing into the future, Trade and Invest BC is reflecting on some of the top success stories of 2019. One of many standouts in British Columbia’s business sector last year was technology and innovation. B.C. is home to world class clean technology companies and is home to a progressive and dynamic ICT industry. Innovation is on the rise with companies across sectors implementing new technologies to make their businesses more efficient and competitive. International companies establis... continue reading
Posted by Gabe Velenosi
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Opportunities to Invest in British Columbia and Our Climate Resilient Economy

January 27, 2020
Worldwide the frequency and scale of climate-related disasters have grown, alongside the economic damage they cause. When the future impacts of climate change have yet to be fully revealed, how can investors make an informed decision, assess potential climate-related risks and protect new foreign operations?   Climate resilience generally describes the ability to assess, anticipate, prepare for, minimize and recover from disasters. Governments play an important role in resilience planning.  British Columbia is the first Canadian province to officially adopt the United Nations’ Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk... continue reading
Posted by Williamson, Daniele
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Life Sciences Innovation in British Columbia Rooted in Research

January 14, 2020
British Columbia is fostering a culture of scientific research and education, especially in the field of life sciences. It’s an environment which supports innovation and provides a depth of knowledge that leads to success.   Investors know the value of good research. Prior to making an investment, it is important to gather intelligence about companies, products, market demand and more to estimate the potential return on the investment. British Columbia’s life sciences sector benefits from state-of-the-art research institutions and numerous research centres which produce a strong labour pool, robust innovations ... continue reading
Posted by Abby Pollen
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Here’s How British Columbia’s Green Transportation Innovations Boosts Business

January 3, 2020
The world market is increasingly interested in clean, renewable and environmental transportation solutions, and British Columbia is working to meet global demands. Through the CleanBC climate action plan, Canada’s Western-most province is spurring innovation, stimulating economic growth and creating new investment opportunities. This is especially true for investors looking to hold environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investments.   One sector where ESG opportunities are burgeoning in B.C. is green transportation. British Columbia has an abundance of affordable power, with over 98% of its electricity ... continue reading
Posted by Abby Pollen
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