Who we are:

NEXT is a forum for emerging business leaders to engage in constructive, fact-based dialogue, debate, and advocacy around economic and public policy issues that are key to investment, growth, and a sustainable, competitive economy in British Columbia and Western Canada.

What we believe:

  1. We believe the time has come to take a leadership role in shaping a more engaged and inclusive dialogue and debate around economic and public policy issues in BC, one that represent the full spectrum of BC’s diverse population base.
  2. We believe a strong, sustainable and diversified economy is the foundation for healthy communities, prosperous families and sustainable and reliable social programs.
  3. We believe British Columbia’s future is one of free enterprise, entrepreneurship, responsible natural resource development, creativity, and innovation.
  4. We believe business has a vital leadership role to play in driving innovation, creating strong communities and being responsible stewards of our environment.
  5. We believe it is time for business, environmental and community groups to work together to find shared values and objectives that benefit all British Columbians. 
  6. We believe that each of us has a responsibility to be active and informed contributors to public policy debate in BC.

What we do:

  1. We provide an open platform for Next Leaders to learn, question, form opinions and formulate approaches to the challenges and opportunities facing our province.
  2. We share our knowledge and our opinions with our peer networks to foster improved awareness, understanding, and engagement around the policy and economic issues important to the future of British Columbia.
  3. We engage with trail blazing business and community leaders to learn from each other and transition into informed stewards of our economy and our environment.
  4. We provide opinions and perspectives regarding specific public policy matters in order to communicate our shared belief that a strong, sustainable economy is key to a sustainable province.