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Business
Leaders
for
Climate Action

BizforClimate is a business-led not-for-profit corporation promoting action to address climate change and transition to an emissions-free economy.

Sign the
Climate Action
Pledge

Join a growing coalition of businesses who are declaring their support for climate action. We are using our collective voice and influence to advocate for climate solutions at scale and to build the clean, zero-carbon economy of the future.

Businesses Want Stronger
Climate Action from
Government

The 2023 BizforClimate survey to Manitoba Business owners shows that the government needs to step up to the plate. In this election year, business owners are willing to put their vote where their values are.

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Be Part
of the Solution

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Building cleaner, more resilient and sustainable economies is the path to great prosperity.

While individual Canadian businesses are finding ways to reduce carbon emissions, BizforClimate is looking to rapidly deploy climate solutions at scale. We believe that when we work together, we can have even bigger impacts—influencing public policy, generating outcomes-based solutions, ultimately fast-tracking our transition to a sustainable, prosperous, zero-carbon economy.

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It’s important for the business community to come together to create action and to promote the economic benefits of making environmentally-friendly choices. We can amplify our voices and our collective message when we work together.


JP Perron
President & CEO, Payworks

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Business owners have a direct impact in their communities and the way in which their businesses operate and influence others. Collectively, we have a strong voice that can be used to help impact other decision makers’ mindsets.


Todd Burns
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Cypher Environmental

Susan Hurrell
open quote

There is no Planet B – we’re all in this together and the clock is ticking.  Seeing the business sector increasingly take up the cause of environment stewardship makes my heart happy. Consumers can’t do it all, without changes at the business level that affect how we live more responsibly, and what we consume, influenced by increasing multi-level environmental intelligence.

Let’s use our collective business horse-power to work together, creating sensible, economically sound, and meaningful change.


Susan Hurrell
Director, Lead Management, Neovation Learning Solutions

Dan Blair
open quote

Businesses have the most significant impact on climate change. Business owners need to speak up because they will inspire and drive their teams to a positive impact and set an example for the people working with and for them.


Daniel Blair
CEO and Founder, Bit Space Development Ltd

heidi reimer-epp
open quote

Leading by example is critical to our mission, so signing the Climate Action Pledge is an important step to show that we care and are committed to taking action. We see the climate crisis and we want to be a part of the community that stands together to fight it.


Heidi Reimer-Epp
CEO and Founder, Botanical Paperworks

Rick Penner
open quote

Our heavy reliance on fossil fuels as an energy source is a monumental problem that will require all sectors, organizations, and individuals to be part of the solution. I know a lot of successful entrepreneurs who are also parents and citizens and care deeply about the welfare of the planet and its people. BizforClimate sends an important signal about the urgency of the climate crisis to the rest of society generally, and policy-makers specifically.


Rick Penner, Board Director
President, Emerge Knowledge

chris maxfield
open quote

Indigeno Travel believes it is important to be active in the fight for climate action. Signing the Climate Action Pledge sends a clear signal to the government that the business community is taking this issue seriously.


Chris Maxfield
Founder & VP Business Development, Indigeno Travel

Jeff Vilar
open quote

Climate change is our here and now, and there are many businesses in our world that take no action against it. In fact, many businesses profit from it. And we’ve rationalized this as ‘okay’ because ‘it’s just the cost of doing business.’ We feel it is important to support BizforClimate because their mission is to not only raise awareness for climate change but also to help businesses enact meaningful and substantial change.


Jeff Vilar
President, Naida Communications

open quote

The team at BizforClimate really make you feel like you’re part of something bigger, more influential, and that your being consistent with a green mindset will truly have positive, long-term results.


Suzanne Braun
Founder & Managing Director
Relish New Brand Experience

maddie thompson
open quote

MAD Social Agency signed the Climate Action Pledge because we believe favourable climate action should be a top priority for business. My hope is that BizforClimate can influence business owners and policymakers so we can address the climate crisis, build awareness around the issue, and ultimately, take action!


Maddie Thompson
Founder, MAD Social Agency

open quote

Titan Environmental signed up for the Climate Action Pledge because we, as a company, believe in the cause. We see BizforClimate as a conduit to educate and raise awareness about global climate change issues while acting as valuable public resources.


Juice Lambert
President, Canada & Partner, Titan Environmental Containment

Louise May
open quote

As a business owner, a business advisor and a community activist, I believe that the business community can and must step up to the forefront of the social transformation required at present. 


Louise May, Board Director
Owner-Operator, Aurora Farm

dee king
open quote

BizforClimate is the spark that unites smart business with agile conservation. Business leaders are already disrupting old corporate practices and stale ideas. They’re re-shaping industries with a new, modern lens — climate guardianship and renewed policy are the next frontiers.


Dee King, Board Director & Treasurer
Co-Founder, Zenfri Inc.

Ed Buller
open quote

I chose to work with BizforClimate because I believe that the mission, vision and capacity of the entity deals directly with the change and innovation required by climate change issues, one of the most significant issues facing both the private and public sectors today.


Ed Buller, Board Director and Vice-Chair
Principal and President, EICO Management Inc.

Derek Earl
open quote

To bring about the changes we need with speed and scale, there is a tremendous need to mobilize and I believe the business community has an incredibly important role and responsibility to help lead the way. 


Derek Earl, Founder & Board Chair

aerial view of forest with effect of footprint shaped lakes

Building cleaner, more resilient and sustainable economies is the path to great prosperity.

While individual Canadian businesses are finding ways to reduce carbon emissions, BizforClimate is looking to rapidly deploy climate solutions at scale. We believe that when we work together, we can have even bigger impacts—influencing public policy, generating outcomes-based solutions, ultimately fast-tracking our transition to a sustainable, prosperous, zero-carbon economy.

open quote

It’s important for the business community to come together to create action and to promote the economic benefits of making environmentally-friendly choices. We can amplify our voices and our collective message when we work together.


JP Perron
President & CEO, Payworks

open quote

Business owners have a direct impact in their communities and the way in which their businesses operate and influence others. Collectively, we have a strong voice that can be used to help impact other decision makers’ mindsets.


Todd Burns
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Cypher Environmental

Susan Hurrell
open quote

There is no Planet B – we’re all in this together and the clock is ticking.  Seeing the business sector increasingly take up the cause of environment stewardship makes my heart happy. Consumers can’t do it all, without changes at the business level that affect how we live more responsibly, and what we consume, influenced by increasing multi-level environmental intelligence.

Let’s use our collective business horse-power to work together, creating sensible, economically sound, and meaningful change.


Susan Hurrell
Director, Lead Management, Neovation Learning Solutions

Dan Blair
open quote

Businesses have the most significant impact on climate change. Business owners need to speak up because they will inspire and drive their teams to a positive impact and set an example for the people working with and for them.


Daniel Blair
CEO and Founder, Bit Space Development Ltd

heidi reimer-epp
open quote

Leading by example is critical to our mission, so signing the Climate Action Pledge is an important step to show that we care and are committed to taking action. We see the climate crisis and we want to be a part of the community that stands together to fight it.


Heidi Reimer-Epp
CEO and Founder, Botanical Paperworks

Rick Penner
open quote

Our heavy reliance on fossil fuels as an energy source is a monumental problem that will require all sectors, organizations, and individuals to be part of the solution. I know a lot of successful entrepreneurs who are also parents and citizens and care deeply about the welfare of the planet and its people. BizforClimate sends an important signal about the urgency of the climate crisis to the rest of society generally, and policy-makers specifically.


Rick Penner, Board Director
President, Emerge Knowledge

chris maxfield
open quote

Indigeno Travel believes it is important to be active in the fight for climate action. Signing the Climate Action Pledge sends a clear signal to the government that the business community is taking this issue seriously.


Chris Maxfield
Founder & VP Business Development, Indigeno Travel

Jeff Vilar
open quote

Climate change is our here and now, and there are many businesses in our world that take no action against it. In fact, many businesses profit from it. And we’ve rationalized this as ‘okay’ because ‘it’s just the cost of doing business.’ We feel it is important to support BizforClimate because their mission is to not only raise awareness for climate change but also to help businesses enact meaningful and substantial change.


Jeff Vilar
President, Naida Communications

open quote

The team at BizforClimate really make you feel like you’re part of something bigger, more influential, and that your being consistent with a green mindset will truly have positive, long-term results.


Suzanne Braun
Founder & Managing Director
Relish New Brand Experience

maddie thompson
open quote

MAD Social Agency signed the Climate Action Pledge because we believe favourable climate action should be a top priority for business. My hope is that BizforClimate can influence business owners and policymakers so we can address the climate crisis, build awareness around the issue, and ultimately, take action!


Maddie Thompson
Founder, MAD Social Agency

open quote

Titan Environmental signed up for the Climate Action Pledge because we, as a company, believe in the cause. We see BizforClimate as a conduit to educate and raise awareness about global climate change issues while acting as valuable public resources.


Juice Lambert
President, Canada & Partner, Titan Environmental Containment

Louise May
open quote

As a business owner, a business advisor and a community activist, I believe that the business community can and must step up to the forefront of the social transformation required at present. 


Louise May, Board Director
Owner-Operator, Aurora Farm

dee king
open quote

BizforClimate is the spark that unites smart business with agile conservation. Business leaders are already disrupting old corporate practices and stale ideas. They’re re-shaping industries with a new, modern lens — climate guardianship and renewed policy are the next frontiers.


Dee King, Board Director & Treasurer
Co-Founder, Zenfri Inc.

Ed Buller
open quote

I chose to work with BizforClimate because I believe that the mission, vision and capacity of the entity deals directly with the change and innovation required by climate change issues, one of the most significant issues facing both the private and public sectors today.


Ed Buller, Board Director and Vice-Chair
Principal and President, EICO Management Inc.

Derek Earl
open quote

To bring about the changes we need with speed and scale, there is a tremendous need to mobilize and I believe the business community has an incredibly important role and responsibility to help lead the way. 


Derek Earl, Founder & Board Chair

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What We Do

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Organize business owners and CEOs to speak with a common voice for climate solutions. In becoming a Signatory to the Climate Action Pledge, companies declare their support for action and add their names to a growing list of like-minded businesses.

Highlight the broad level of support that already exists within the business community for ambitious climate action to decarbonize our economy.

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Raise awareness about the impacts and risks of climate change, while promoting solutions, opportunities, and best practices.

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Encourage and enable members to become advocates in their networks and communities by sharing strategies, tactics, and engagement opportunities.

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Promote the economic benefits of transitioning to a zero-carbon economy.

Sign The Pledge

Be Part of the Solution

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Signing the Pledge means you’re taking climate change seriously and supporting the move to zero emissions. You’ll be enhancing your reputation as an industry leader, and joining a group of like minded businesses who are committed to making a difference.

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Our Stories

Diamond Gallery

Established in 1992, Diamond Gallery has been a cornerstone in Winnipeg’s jewellery scene for over 30 years. As a signatory committed to ethical practices, they’re not just a business but a part of our community’s sustainable future. At the Diamond Gallery, we believe local business can have an impact on …

CanSustain

CanSustain Management Solutions Inc. is a Manitoba sustainability consultancy that was founded in 2012. Our clients are located across Canada. We are privileged to have worked with clients in the utility, aerospace, clean-tech, water management, academic, agri-food, tele-communications, municipal, retail, and logistics sectors. We have experience working with operations, management …

Coelement

Coelement is a strategic and creative storytelling partner for purpose-driven organizations. Why did Coelement sign the Climate Action Pledge? The protection of our planet is an important and top priority for Coelement as we strive to consistently act on and promote climate protection. We signed the Pledge because we need …

Aurora Farms

Aurora Farm took root in 2004 at its current home on the last Red River Métis Seigneurial or River Lot in St. Norbert. Aurora Farm is based on permaculture, Indigenous and feminist approaches to the human connection to land as a model sustainable educational farm designed and operated by activist Louise …

VersaPile Inc.

VersaPile is Manitoba owned and operated and Central Canada’s largest piling contractor specializing in high capacity helical piles for important infrastructure across Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Helical piles are generally budget competitive with other piling solutions while installing faster without curing time, reducing the carbon footprint of materials by 90% …

Cypher Environmental

Cypher Environmental is a leading global environmental solution provider for dust control and road stabilization. With ESG (Environmental Social Governance) and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) principles at the core of every decision we make, we proudly boast the tag line, “Always do what’s right.” Why did your company sign the Climate …

ZenFri

ZenFri is an internationally recognized and award-winning interactive studio that leverages cutting-edge design and technology to push the boundaries of storytelling. Working across an array of mediums, including Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and gaming, we create lovingly crafted experiences for clients and consumers across Canada and around the world.  …

Payworks

Payworks is a leading expert in the field of total workforce management solutions, providing cloud-based Payroll, Human Resources, Employee Time and Absence Management to businesses across Canada. We’re a Platinum Club member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, having held the Best Managed distinction every year since 2012, and were designated one …

MAD Social Agency

Mad Social Agency is a Social Media marketing agency based in Manitoba with clients across North America. “Spark” specializes in social media management, branding, and graphic design services for businesses, personal brands and organizations. Mad Social Agency actively promotes climate action/environmentalism whether that be promoting it through social media or …

Botanical PaperWorks

Botanical PaperWorks is the world-leading supplier and manufacturer of eco-friendly seed paper products that grow plants that will benefit pollinators. No waste is left behind!  Our mission is to spread beauty and reduce waste by helping both individuals and companies who want to make good environmental choices and celebrate important …

Emerge Knowledge Design Inc.

Emerge Knowledge Design Inc. is the environmental technology company that delivers Re-TRAC Connect™, the proven web-based software that material management professionals trust to efficiently collect, manage, and analyze recycling and solid waste data.  The science is clear; a climate catastrophe is unfolding that will completely disrupt our economy, society, and …

Relish New Brand Experience

Relish New Brand Experience is a Winnipeg-based integrated agency using marketing, design and technology, helping everyone from start-ups to big corporations. They started on the path to B Corp certification in 2017. It was also at this time that they considered their environmental footprint. They have since done everything from …

Titan Environmental Containment

Titan Environmental Containment (Titan) is a leading supplier, fabricator, and installer of geosynthetics and specialty civil engineering construction products that help manage the environment and prolong the life of critical infrastructure. We offer a range of innovative; low-impact and cost-effective product solutions designed to protect soil, water, and air, reduce …

Indigeno Travel

Located on Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg, Indigeno Travel is Canada’s leading-edge Indigenous-owned national travel agency, offering a complete, competitive slate of corporate travel services. Thanks to deep integration with their travel partners, they operate at the scale and capacity of one of Canada’s largest independent travel agencies with over 2,000 …

Bit Space Development Ltd.

Bit Space Development Ltd. (BSD) is an innovation company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, specializing in creating learning experiences for the classroom and workplace using advanced technologies. BSD focuses on innovative technologies, such as AR, VR, AI, computer vision and machine learning. BSD’s solutions are used by medium and large …

Naida Communications

Naida Communications is a full-service sales-oriented marketing strategist, consulting and training company dedicated to providing integrated sales and marketing solutions tailored to your business. Our only mandate is to help you and your team optimize internal processes and scale on a consistent basis. Climate change is our here and now, …

Telpay

Telpay is proud to be a founding business supporting BizforClimate and an early signatory of the Climate Action Pledge.   For 35 years, Telpay’s core business of electronic payments has saved over 80,000 mature trees worth of paper products for countless businesses across Canada. Our commitment to the environment doesn’t stop there. We invite …

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ECO Canada’s annual event ECO IMPACT has been honouring the efforts of environmental professionals throughout Canada for the past 7 years. Discover the latest advancements in green technologies and the transformative impact of sustainable practices. Celebrate the environmental initiatives and individuals’ achievements with us during the Award Ceremony. Along with …

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