Canadians appear to care about their environment but our views are often underrepresented by our elected officials. What can we do?
Canada faces many environmental challenges. Complex issues such as climate change, species loss, and habitat degradation concern Canadians, yet individual actions alone are not enough to address these challenges — not without government action.
A message from the CEO of Tetra Pak Inc., Canada & U.S.
As Canada’s elections loom this fall, non-partisan groups such as Ecology Ottawa and the Sierra Club Canada are working hard to make sure that the environment is top-of-mind to all voters, notes a recent article in “The Globe and Mail.” And for good reason given UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s comment that Canada needs to stop stalling on setting climate change goals made during the December UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Peru.
Ban Ki-Moon made his remarks in an interview on CBC News on the heels of Canada’s $300 million pledge to the UN’s Green Climate Fund, saying “It’s only natural that Canada as one of the G7 countries should take a leadership role.” But he believes that there’s more to be done by Canada at home, and advocates that Canada transitions to a climate-resilient economy by reducing reliance on fossil fuels and adopting renewable energy.
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At the recent TSSS event (CSR and the Capital Markets – click for event summary) a conversation broke out about the power of corporate innovation to drive change…as you may have guessed, the company being discussed was Tesla.
The point being made by one of the panelists was that the markets can drive great change and can be an excellent way to deal with environmental and social challenges. For the most part, I think everyone in the room agreed but this idea gets tricky when we dig into it a little further.
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In this short video you can see how Kruger Products works to drive sustainable change not only in its own company but across the entire consumer packaged goods industry. True leadership occurs when a company strives to do more than is expected. Kruger understands that it can’t be done alone.
You can learn more about Kruger Products and its Leaders in Sustainable Thinking Initiative by visiting them in the TSSS Innovation HUB.
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