Associations & Magazines

Published: Mar 24, 2016
Last Updated: May 13, 2016
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In this section we have gathered some of the most popular information sources, such as trade journals, magazines, blogs, and association websites. Industry information is always changing. For the latest news, current issues and popular opinions, try following one or more of these sources. In addition, interacting with the websites that provide this information through commenting and asking questions may also provide you with more information.


Trade associations often publish free industry newsletters that are excellent sources of information for your business plan. Such newsletters often have articles that cover in-depth topics on business management, manufacturing practices, how-tos, and current industry news.

The BCEIA offers a diverse range of expert knowledge on the business of minimizing, mitigating and defending shared human and natural environments from human activity.

The GLOBE Foundation is a Vancouver-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding practical business-oriented solutions to the world's environmental problems.

BCSEA partners with government, community, business and academic groups to promote the research, development and implementation of low-carbon technologies in British Columbia.

CAN is composed of member organizations committed to: preventing dangerous levels of human interference with the global climate system, protecting environmental sustainability and public health, and upholding principles of just transition, equity and social justice.

The NBS is a network of academic and business leaders organized by the Ivey Business School in London, Ontario. They produce resources on incorporating sustainability into office culture and business practices.

Magazines & Trade Journals

Trade journals (often called magazines or trade publications) can be very useful in helping you find current articles relating to business research. Contact your local research library to determine which trade journal subscriptions they have. There are also free trade publications that you can access online. 

  • GreenMoney Journal

    A publication that encourages and promotes the awareness of socially & environmentally responsible business, investing and consumption.

  • GreenBiz

"GreenBiz advances the opportunities at the intersection of business, technology and sustainability. Through its websites, events, peer-to-peer network and research, GreenBiz promotes the potential to drive transformation and accelerate progress — within companies, industries and in the very nature of business."

Canadian academic journal that publishes articles on the relationship between environmental issues and society. Focused on articles that are accesible to a wide audience and feature both theoretical and practical work.

A monthly newsletter featuring comprehensive, practical information related to sustainable building. Topics covered range from energy efficiency and recycled-content materials to land-use planning and indoor air quality.