5 Takeaways from the Newly Established Global Compact Network Canada Peer-Review Reporting Program

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By Megan Wallingford and Anastasia Ostapchuk of GCNC

Canadian companies identify 5 takeaways from the Global Compact Network Canada Reporting Peer-Review Program. 

This July, eight Canadian companies successfully completed the inaugural Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC) Reporting Peer Review Program.  We are delighted to announce that the winners of the first Canadian Peer-Choice Reporting Award are Teck Resources (Group 1) and BMO, Enbridge (tied for first place in Group 2)!

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VIDEO: A sustainability success story – less waste and more money for a French supermarket chain

intermarcheInnovation is simply looking at a problem in a new way. A French supermarket chain shows us a new way to think about an old problem with regards to food waste. Introducing ” the “Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables”  The biggest problem was being sold out – 1.2 tonnes of sales per store in the first two days.

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Want to beat your competitors? Embrace profitable good

Phillip Haid, Co-founder and CEO at PUBLIC

Phillip Haid, Co-founder and CEO at PUBLIC

Deloitte recently came out with its annual Core Beliefs & Culture survey that polls more than 1,000 executives and employees. The key takeaway was that 82% of respondents working at an organization that has a strong sense of purpose believe the organization will grow. Only 48% of those working for companies without a sense of purpose are hopeful about growth prospects.

Given the strong belief in the connection between purpose and growth, why do so many companies still hold such a narrow definition of purpose? And why do so many still think in charitable terms, framing their community activities separately from their core money-making interests?

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7 Billion Reasons for Preserving and Growing Toronto’s Trees (full report)

tdbank1TD Bank showcases it’s leadership by releasing a unique report valuing Toronto’s Urban Forest at 7 Billion.

This spring TD Economics released a special report on the economic value of the environmental and social benefits provided by Toronto’s 10 million trees.  The report drew a surprising amount of interest, and not just among those working in the urban forestry and environment sector but from the public at large, which tells us there’s a thirst for information that defines the economic value of the benefits provided by the natural environment. And it’s easy to see why – it makes the business case for preserving and growing our forests and other “natural capital.”

I’m often asked why TD Economics would pursue what is a somewhat unconventional area of study for a big bank. The answer is fairly simple. There’s a strong link between the environment and the economy. TD has made a commitment to be an environmental leader, and part of that means providing thought leadership that can help drive the important conversations we need to have about the environment.

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Report: Climate Change is “Risky Business”. Who is Best Positioned to Solve the Problem?

cabsOn June 24th, a panel composed largely of Masters of the Universe told the American business community that it was time to get serious about global warming.

Arraigned along the dais were former Goldman Sachs and U.S. Treasury potentates Robert Rubin and Hank Paulson, billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, former U.S. Housing Secretary and real estate investment magnate Henry Cisneros, Cargill CEO Gregory Page and former U.S. HHS Secretary Donna Shalala, among others.

The occasion: a press conference to announce the release of the first in-depth report on the economic impact of climate change ever to be produced in the United States.

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