Recognizing the 500 most influential business leaders in British Columbia

About BC500

BC500 features business leaders who have a notable impact on B.C.’s communities, industries and economy.

They are visionaries, innovators and trailblazers. They embody the values of modern leadership: engagement, trust, corporate citizenship, inclusion and innovation. Some of them are household names; some of them are well known within their industries. All of them influence life and business in British Columbia.

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Agriculture, cannabis, fisheries and aquaculture, forestry, mining and oil and gas.

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Technology

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Technology leaders, and leaders in biotech and life sciences, cleantech, fintech and health ...
Industry

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Labour, logistics and transportation, manufacturing and ports and shipping.

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Retail

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Retail executives who lead retail businesses and locations.

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C-Suite and Board

Board Members

CFOs

CIOs/CTOs

CMOs

General Counsel

Professional Services

Accounting

Business Consultants

Business Insurance

Law – Commercial

Law – Employment

Law – ESG

Law – Indigenous Rights

Law – Managing Partners

Staffing and Employment

Banking and Finance

Banking

Investments and Wealth Management

Private Equity, Venture Capital and Hedge Funds

Real Estate

Architecture and Design

Commercial and Industrial

Construction and Engineering

Residential Development and Investment

Urban Planning and Design

Resources

Agriculture

Cannabis

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Forestry

Mining

Oil and Gas

Technology

Biotech and Life Sciences

Cleantech

Fintech

Health Tech

Tech Leaders – Anchors

Tech Leaders – Champions

Tech Leaders – Innovators

Industry

Labour

Logistics and Transportation

Manufacturing

Ports and Shipping

Art and Media

Digital Media

Film and Television

Marketing Public and Media Relations

Media and Entertainment

The Arts

Sport and Tourism

Hospitality and Hoteliers

Sports and Recreation

Tourism and Travel

Retail

Retail

Food and Wine

Chefs and Restaurateurs

Food and Beverage

Wineries

Education, Healthcare and Non-profits

Colleges and Universities

Healthcare Executives

Non-Profit Foundations and Organizations

Public Sector and Economy

Crown Corporations

Economic Development

Economists Analysts and Researchers

Policy and Advocacy

Public Sector

Living Legends

Living Legends

How we did it

Selecting the inaugural BC500 cohort was a challenging and time-intensive task.

The process was editorially driven and based on input from BIV’s editorial team, months of research and in-depth conversations with stakeholders. BIV began by identifying sectors that are important and relevant to British Columbia’s economy. These were separated into more than 50 categories. Our team then researched prominent companies, organizations and individuals within those categories.

This year’s BC500 cohort were selected after evaluating a wide range of factors, including achievement within an organization or sector, professional contributions, peer recognition, awards and other recognitions, board appointments, community and political engagement, philanthropy and non-profit work, and more. Currently elected politicians are excluded from the list, with the exception of Indigenous political leaders, many of whom are directly responsible for economic development initiatives and the management of corporate and business entities.

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