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Shared Value: Journey to an Unknown but Rewarding Destination

Note: TSSS apologizes for technical difficulties encountered during the event webcast.  We hope that this expanded event summary will allow everyone to share in the presentation and discussion of our May 28, 2014 event.

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Justin Bakule, Angela Simo Brown and Tim Faveri sharing their stories of Shared Value at TSSS.

On May 28, 2014 Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS) held its first event hosted by Ryerson University.  TSSS Founder Brad Zarnett began by announcing the launch of the TSSS Innovation HUB, a meeting place for sustainability thought leaders which will showcase, explore and celebrate progressive companies to uncover what allows innovation to flourish.

The audience was then welcomed by Dr. Marie Boutrogianni, Dean of Ryerson’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education and former Ontario MPP and cabinet minister. Dr. Boutrogianni explained Ryerson’s commitment to our shared future and the university’s dedication to pursuing environmental and social responsibility through its programs and research, including its Certificate in Sustainability Management. She spoke about lessons learned in her political career, including the value of stakeholder engagement and collaboration.

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CSR In Canada: Who’s Who and Why They Matter (Part II: TSSS)

Toronto Sustainability Speakers Series“CSR enablers” is a term I use to describe organizations that exist to help drive the CSR conversation in Canada. They provide research support, peer-to-peer learning, advocacy and networking. In this ongoing series, I am profiling the organizations that are well established in the Canadian business sustainability network.

This is Part Two, featuring the Toronto Sustainability Speakers Series (TSSS). As a regular attendee, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to meet new people in what sometimes seems like a relatively small group of professionals in Toronto. With each speaker and topic, a number of new faces join, and so grows this networking group.

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Use “The Force” to Guide your Brand Towards Sustainability (May 17, 2012)

‘Branding’ is a vital component of any successful modern business strategy.  But what defines a brand?  How do you know if your branding is effective?  How do you know if your brand is truly conveying the message that defines your organization’s vision, commitment and values?  How do you ensure that the energy you put into your sustainability initiatives is working to maximize your brand’s appeal?

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Rrroll up the rim to sustainability!

Tim Faveri of Tim Hortons will be at TSSS on May 17,  2012 (live and via webcast) click here for more details
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Tim Hortons understands Corporate Social Responsibility.  They are proud of their Making a True DifferenceTM initiatives including Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, local programs such as Earn-a-Bike and Timbits Minor Sports, sponsorships of national sports leagues and local community programs, environmental events and their Coffee Partnership.  They issue an annual Sustainability and Responsibility Report.  Clearly, Tim Hortons knows how to talk the talk.  But are they walking the walk of corporate social responsibility?

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Tim Hortons: A Quiet Leader in Sustainability

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Tim Faveri, Director, Sustainability and Responsibility at Tim Hortons

DATE: Thursday May 17, 2012,
TIME: 4:30-7:30 EST (snacks and networking from 6:45-7:30)
LOCATION:
Bennett Jones, 1st Canadian Place, 100 King St. W. (King & Bay), 34th Floor, Toronto
LIVE WEBCAST & TWITTER CHAT
#tssschat from 5:00 – 6:30 EST

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If you haven’t heard the Tim Hortons sustainability story you’re not alone – this is an organization that does things quietly.  But don’t mistake quiet for ineffective; whether you’re talking about coffee, cups, community or culture – Tim Hortons is a true sustainability leader.  Join us on May 17th as Tim Faveri walks us through this Canadian success story.

Attendees of this event will learn more about the Tim Hortons Coffee Partnership and…

  • Why eco-labels (especially for coffee) often don’t tell the whole story
  • Tim Horton’s supplier codes for coffee – driven by ethics and transparency
  • How investing in the Tim Horton’s Coffee Partnership led to other business benefits
  • How sustainability reporting drove change at Tim Hortons
  • And engage in an open discussion about, “Whose responsibility are all those cups?”

Group BREAKOUT session – a debate.

Understanding that resources in any company are limited and that choices have to be made; where should Tim Hortons direct its energy? 

  • On the VISIBLE – CUPS – is there a brand benefit and how would you quantify it?
  • On the INVISIBLE – SUPPLY CHAIN – and the possible cost reductions behind closed doors.

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