Ian Wins E&Y Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year Award!

Posted on 09/26/2018 by Left Coast

Social Impact Entrepreneur Recognized

Two years ago, our President, Ian Walker, was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (EOY). This year, he was nominated again, and took home the EOY Social Impact Award for the Pacific Region of Canada!

As you may, here at Left Coast we try to do the right thing—for the environment, the community, and the people we work with.  And we’re proud to win an award that recognizes our impact on people. As Ian mentioned in his acceptance speech, “Impact is really how you should measure success. For me, measuring success as a business is measuring the positive impact you have as a business.”

Left Coast team: Sahar Goshayeshi, Tom Irving, Ian Walker, Lauren Archibald, Scott Sulz

What Comes Around Goes Around

What’s cool about Ian and Left Coast is that sustainability and social responsibility weren’t added to the company when those words started trending. These core values were built into the foundation of the company. And what’s more is that these values were instilled in Ian from a young age.

Ian dedicated this Social Impact award to his dad. He said, “He taught me that it’s not about how big you are or how many employees you have. It’s about how you treat people, how you impact people, who you represent and how you represent yourself out there.”

“I like the expression B Corp uses, ‘You don’t want to be the best company in the world. You want to be the best for the world.’” – Ian Walker

BC Business Features Pacific Region Winners

Thank you to BC Business for featuring the E&Y Awards in the October issue. Pick it up at a news stand near you, or read it online.

“Thank you to Ernst & Young for considering this category. It’s nice to see that the future of business is around sustainability.” – Ian Walker


  1. Brent

    Congratulations Ian and Left Coast team, well deserved recognition for a great company!

    1. Left Coast

      Thanks for your kind words, Brent!

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