Social and Environmental Purchasing Portal

The intent of this internship is to undertake the research necessary to enable Vancity to develop a social and environmental purchasing portal. The target audience will be Vancity staff via their existing intranet, Insite. The research will focus on Vancity’s peer and micro-entrepreneurs, their social enterprises and its ‘green’ business members. The idea is to provide staff with a tool to help inform their purchasing habits for both corporate discretionary spending as well as personal buying. This ultimately supports Vancity’s community leadership pillars: acting on climate change, facing poverty and growing the social economy.

Amanda Blair
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Ed Bukszar
British Columbia