Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series

Why Don’t We Ever Discuss the Carbon Impacts of Flying?

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Flights over 1000 miles long are responsible for over 80% of the greenhouse gas impacts of air travel. While environmentally aware individuals worldwide agree that climate change is a proven challenge for our planet, few have changed their travel behaviors.

A Night of Inspiration: An Environmental and a Social Visionary Share Their Stories

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At the next TSSS event on February 4th you will learn how two relentless visionaries made their dreams a reality.

Robert Shirkey, founder of Our Horizon, is an eco-visionary who saw gasoline pumps as an opportunity to change the conversation about how each of us contributes to climate change; “What if we added a message right on the gas pump like the way we do with cigarettes”?

Building Your CSR Strategy Without the Baggage – What Would you do Differently?

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Establishing a new sustainability strategy at your company can come with plenty of baggage but what if you had the chance to do it all right…from the beginning.

By Brad Zarnett

Sport, Sustainability and Community Engagement: A Focus on the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games

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Sport has a magical ability to unite millions of people across different economic, social, geographic and political lines. You can likely think of several great sporting moments that you will never forget. With those memories in mind, one begins to appreciate the enormous responsibility for the organizers of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. They have an opportunity to do something special that will impact entire communities for generations to come. We want to know how they’re doing it.

Can We Survive "Tesla-Time" Innovation?

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By Brad Zarnett

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.

Why Employee Engagement Needs to be Infectious

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“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person –not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.”
                          Anne M. Mulcahy – Former Chairperson and CEO of Xerox Corporation

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“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person –not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.”
                          Anne M. Mulcahy – Former Chairperson and CEO of Xerox Corporation

Enabling Future Leaders to Think Sustainably – Kruger Products Develops Education Program

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Students of today are the leaders of tomorrow. We have an opportunity to teach them right from wrong, good from bad and demonstrate by example how a vision can translate into action and make a difference in the world.

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Students of today are the leaders of tomorrow. We have an opportunity to teach them right from wrong, good from bad and demonstrate by example how a vision can translate into action and make a difference in the world.

A Rethink for Corporate Sustainability: A Sustainability Ombudsperson?

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Business is not doing enough to address environmental problems. It’s time to rethink how we can be most effective – perhaps we need a strategy that enables our CSR leaders to act as direct conduits between the firm and external interests.

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Business is not doing enough to address environmental problems. It’s time to rethink how we can be most effective – perhaps we need a strategy that enables our CSR leaders to act as direct conduits between the firm and external interests.

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