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Cove Increases Score on B Corp Re-certification

We are excited to have completed and successfully passed the B Impact Assessment for the second time. Our first certification as a B Corp was in December of 2016 with a score of 83.5 . We are proud to have been able to increase our score to 89 points through improvements in our social and […]


Cove Spins Off Impact Planning Business

      For Immediate Release COVE ANNOUNCES SPIN-OFF OF IMPACT PLANNING BUSINESS VANCOUVER, Jan 6, 2020 – Cove Continuity Advisors Inc. is proud to announce the creation of Decade Impact Strategy & Activation Inc., an independent company established to deliver industry leading impact planning services under the leadership of Kristy O’Leary and Brianna Brown. […]


Cove Year End Update Letter

Every year, Luciana comes into my office and lets me know it’s time to put our year-end letter together and review some of the important things that happened around here throughout the course of the year. Like previous years, I am amazed at how much changes and yet how much remains the same. The holiday […]


The best kind of 6 Pack, the Impact 6 Pack: Apply Today!

Only Three Spots Left!! Sign up Now by Kristy O’Leary, Cove’s Director of Impact “The goal is not to be perfect by the end, the goal is to be better today.” ~ Simon Sinek It’s that time again! Cove Continuity Advisors is delivering our fourth cohort of the Impact 6 Pack program. Powered by the […]


Connecting Community to Opportunity Through Impact Investing

Recently I sat down with Brian Smith, CEO of Rhiza Capital, Co-Founder and owner of Persephone Brewing (both fellow B Corps) to discuss how investing in local, forward-thinking businesses can deliver strong returns. Bernie: So, why would you step down from a successful and growing craft brewery to start an impact venture fund? Brian: There’s […]


Benefit Company Legislation in the News

Last Wednesday afternoon, May 15, 2019, just after the Benefit Company legislation passed in the Legislature, I felt a giant sense of elation and relief. Shortly afterwards I got a call from Andrew MacLeod, the Legislative Bureau Chief at one of my favourite publications, The Tyee. He was asking about the legislation and my involvement in […]


British Columbia gets Benefit Company legislation

BC makes history and passes Benefit Company legislation, a first in the Commonwealth to pass such legislation. In October of 2017, while attending our first B Corp Global Champions retreat, I met Jonathan Storper, the lawyer who drafted the California version of Benefit Corporation legislation. He inspired me to want to try and make Benefit […]


You’ve Received an Unsolicited Offer for Your Company — Now What?

Written by Chris Larmer & Brent Cunningham REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION We’re seeing it happen more and more recently, a strategic buyer or a private equity group directly contacts the owner of a business and wants to buy their company. For many business owners, this seems like a dream come true. They think “a company that […]


The Canadian Food Guide: Tips for a Long & Healthy Life

Goodbye rainbow of food groups, hello mindful eating. The Canadian Food Guide that many recognize as a rainbow of food groups was published in 2007 and finally received a highly anticipated makeover in January of 2019. The changes have been called “historic” and “extremely positive” by many scientists. So, What’s Changed? The Canadian Food Guide now […]


Benefit Company Legislation Update

Media Release B.C. Greens introduce legislation to support companies pursuing environmental and social goals For immediate release April 10, 2019 VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green caucus introduced legislation today to provide a legal framework for B.C. businesses committed to pursuing social and environmental goals to incorporate as benefit companies under the Business Corporations Act. […]


Unknown and Often Unused Tax Shelter

The Unknown and Often Unused Tax Shelter So much of our collective planning effort, whether from our accountant, lawyer, investment advisor or financial planner focuses on gaining tax advantages wherever possible. As insurance advisors we are constantly asked by clients to help improve their financial situation mainly through the optimization of tax results.  For these […]


Insuring Your Estate For Capital Gains Tax

Most of us build our wealth with the intention of not losing it. We earn money, spend it, invest it, save it, and give it away with the intention that it provides us with its intended purpose.  It is a proven psychological behaviour that the fear of losing what we already have is a more […]


Reflections of Cove 2018

Every year, when this time of year rolls around, I am amazed at the speed of time. The last 12 months have been exciting and maybe even a little stressful. I won’t lie—change and progress requires that we adjust to a new normal and let go of old attitudes, processes, and habits. Sometimes (most of […]


Cove is growing and we would love your help!

We are excited. We found the prefect person for this role. I look forward to introducing her to you once she officially starts in January Impact Planner Opportunity – We help companies respond to the most pressing social and environmental problems of our time. We also offer a top salary, participation in revenue sharing, and […]

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