Greener Horizons Toronto: Building credibility with third party certification

Credibility is becoming an increasingly important issue in the sustainability space. Several global institutions are finding a receptive audience when it comes to expansive climate commitments, but the expertise and organizational resources required to meet them can seem daunting. How can businesses recognize new standards of global sustainability leadership without creating a credibility gap for…

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Greener Horizons Toronto: Measuring the benefits of an integrated sustainability plan

Greener Horizons Toronto panel

Members of Toronto’s sustainability community recently met at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for Bullfrog Power’s Greener Horizons panel discussion: Measuring an integrated sustainability plan. The panel, moderated by Leor Rotchild, Executive Director of CBSR, included Gabriela Polanco-Sorto, Associate Director, Corporate Responsibility, LoyaltyOne; Andrew Bowerbank, Global Director of Sustainable Building Services, EllisDon; and Margaret McKellar, Senior Marketing Manager of Innovation, Corby Spirit and Wine.

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Greener Horizons: What is the social responsibility of business? How leading businesses in Canada are acting on an evolving social mandate.

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There has been a profound shift in the social role of business. Savvy consumers are researching the companies they purchase from, leading to demands for greater transparency. Some businesses have in turn adopted an approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) that focuses on mitigating brand risks by avoiding socially questionable business practices—but are they missing a…

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Speaking the language of risk: climate change and the future of business

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Impacting almost every industry, climate risk now includes an organization’s direct environmental impact, reputation and brand risks, financial risks—and even the risk of being unprepared for the realities of the emerging carbon-constrained economy. The good news is that more businesses than ever are taking action on climate change by doing a thorough inventory of their…

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