Social & Environmental Leadership
Communicopia is proud to be part of a growing community of social entrepreneurs who build profitable, sustainable enterprises that balance people, planet, and profit.
Over the past 21 years we've helped ideas like corporate social responsibility, social innovation, and sustainability become powerful movements driving change into the mainstream.
By connecting our values directly with our business model, we aim to create a company with a generative impact on our world, a balanced, "whole-person" workplace where no one has to check their values at the door, and be an inspiration for others.
Our main community impact comes through founding and funding Web of Change, a community and conference that connects a global community of leaders who use the web to drive social change. Check out our role and Web of Change's community-driven model.
As a rule, we strive to tread as lightly on the earth as we can. Our purchasing guidelines always favour local, ethical, and sustainable sources. We’ve always used old-growth free paper, stocked fair trade foodstuffs, supported transportation alternatives, and used sustainable building materials. We send our our old computers and electronic equipment to Free Geek for donation to local charities, and we closely manage our carbon footprint through Climate Smart.
Since 1993 we've put our money where our mouths are by donating over $550,000 in pro-bono services and cash to organizations we believe in. Some recipients of our community investments include:
- RAVEN (First Nations legal defence funds)
- The Dalai Lama Centre for Peace & Education
- Forest Ethics Advocacy and Forest Ethics Education
- Greenpeace Canada
- Vision Vancouver
- City of Vancouver "Greenest City" Advisory Team
- BC Sustainable Energy Association
- BC Social Venture Partners
- Social Venture Network
- Web of Change
- Pivot Legal Society
- Portland Hotel Society
- Unicef Canada
- Project Survival Media