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Building Good Podcast

Together we can build a better world.

Welcome to the Building Good Podcast hosted by Tim Coldwell and Jen Hancock, a podcast where we interview leaders from various industries and learn about how they are using business to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.

This is the place for those who believe that the future is both prosperous and sustainable; it is a world that is better because the work you do makes positive social and environmental change and, at the same time, drives economic growth. Listen now!

 

EPISODES

Browse our past episodes below...

Financing a Better Future with Jay-Ann Gilfoy

In the last year we’ve seen sustainable and purpose-driven financing policy skyrocket. In 2018, Larry Fink signalled a shift to balancing purpose and profit at BlackRock, the world’s largest investment firm. In January of this year, David Solomon of Goldman Sachs announced that the company would no longer help companies go public unless they had at least one diverse board member. Vancity Community Investment Bank has built its business around values-based investment, committing to a…

Changing Toilets, Changing Lives With Marc Soberano

The construction industry has a massive impact on the Canadian economy and yet we are facing a significant labour shortage. At the same time, there are people in Canada struggling to find their place and overcome socially structured barriers to employment. What if construction companies hired and trained these people – it’s a win/win and it takes tremendous pressure off the Canadian social system. Tim talks with Marc Soberano, Founder and Executive Director of BuildingUp,…

The Evolution Of Green With Thomas Mueller

Construction is an industry that has a significant environmental footprint and at the same time, lags other industries in technology adoption. But there are some significant advancements that have been made (think LEED Certification) which have fundamentally changed the way we build and renovate. Today, leading green building thinkers are now focusing their attention on the opportunities to drive carbon reduction and social justice. Join Jen as she speaks with Thomas Mueller, founding director and…

A Framework For Equity With Renee Cheng

The data on diversity is clear – firms with diverse talent and inclusive cultures come out ahead. Yet, the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry lags on key performance indicators around diversity and inclusion. In this episode, Jen Hancock talks with Renee Cheng, the Dean of the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington. Renee was the lead researcher on the American Institute of Architects’ Guide for Equitable Practice, an excellent tool for any…

A Community Mindset With William Azaroff

Brightside and its CEO, William Azaroff, build communities for those who need it most, and we mean that quite literally. Brightside is a private-sector, non-profit organization that owns and manages 26 buildings with almost 1000 units across Vancouver. The organization supports those who struggle to meet market housing demands while demonstrating corporate leadership in diversity, inclusion, sustainability, and more. Applying a community mindset to all that they do, William and his team take a balanced approach…

Raising Sustainability With Tim Faveri

In 2019 Maple Leaf Foods announced it was the first global protein producer to be carbon neutral – an incredible achievement that took the dedication and input of its entire organization.  With a focus on environmental protection, animal welfare, employee engagement and digital transformation, the team at Maple Leaf Foods set out to redefine the way protein is produced and become the most sustainable protein company on earth. In episode two of Building Good, Jen Hancock…

Triple Bottom Line

The world is changing faster than ever before. Leaders can and should use existing business models to make a difference and solve the world’s greatest challenges. Welcome to the Building Good Podcast where you will find out who’s doing what and take away valuable lessons that you can apply to your own work. In this episode, you’re going to meet the podcast co-hosts, Jen Hancock and Tim Coldwell. Jen is the Vice President of Collaborative…

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