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Can Targeted Employee Engagement Help Grow Renewable Energy Use?

Employees are happier, stay longer, and are more satisfied in organizations that put their money where their (environmental) values are
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Several recent studies show that organizations can dramatically improve their employees' overall satisfaction when they engage in sustainability programs, especially buying renewable energy. By giving these employees a way to take charge of their environmental footprint at work and work together to reduce overall emissions, organizations are empowering workers to make real improvements, which leads to greater employee retention.

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Several recent studies show that organizations can dramatically improve their employees' overall satisfaction when they engage in sustainability programs, especially buying renewable energy. By giving these employees a way to take charge of their environmental footprint at work and work together to reduce overall emissions, organizations are empowering workers to make real improvements, which leads to greater employee retention.

Engaging Employees - Driving Success in Sustainable Development & Corporate Responsibility

Join us on September 21st where we will examine the conditions necessary to engage employees and managers in sustainability and community involvement programs, and case studies of how those conditions are being created in leading companies.
Summary: 

On Wednesday September 21, Cenovus Energy Inc. and the Pembina Institute are pleased to invite you to join us for an informal and free best-practice breakfast on engaging employees in CSR and SD efforts. 

When:            730-930am, Wednesday September 21 

Where:           Kahanoff Centre, 1202 - Centre St SE, Rm 202/203 (max. 33 people theater style)

 

Register for Engaging Employees<br/>Driving Success in Sustainable Development <br/>& Corporate Social Responsibility in Calgary, Canada  on Eventbrite

 

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On Wednesday September 21, Cenovus Energy Inc. and the Pembina Institute are pleased to invite you to join us for an informal and free best-practice breakfast on engaging employees in CSR and SD efforts. 

When:            730-930am, Wednesday September 21 

Where:           Kahanoff Centre, 1202 - Centre St SE, Rm 202/203 (max. 33 people theater style)

 

Register for Engaging Employees<br/>Driving Success in Sustainable Development <br/>& Corporate Social Responsibility in Calgary, Canada  on Eventbrite

 

Seven Sustainable SCM Lessons from Starbucks

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Reviewing sustainable supply chain management progress over the past few years has revealed a growing emphasis on environmental awareness, social responsibility, and business sustainability actions in the supply chain.  Progressive companies, like IBM and Wal-Mart, have begun to evaluate inbound supply improvements and the ‘supplier role’ in creating more sustainable supply chains.   Shifting attention to Starbucks, the coffee super giant has a few lesson

Employee Engagement: Bringing Your Best Self to Work

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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It's so common to discuss employee engagement from the perspective of the company.  Obviously, the benefits of engaged employees to a business are many: increased productivity, better communication, collaborative team work, employee retention, and best of all, the alignment of a corporate sustainability plan with an employee’s day to day duties. 

Business and Community: A CSR Love Affair for Valentine's Day

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Valentine's Day is generally celebrated by personal relationships and uncelebrated in the business world.  However, as most leading sustainable business strategists know, challenging assumptions leads to innovative insights.  Using Valentine's Day as a means to engage with key stakeholders is just that endeavor: leveraging a traditional medium with a sustainable twist.  Why not celebrate Valentine's Day as a means to share and connect with stakeholders in the comm

How to Spot a Green Employee

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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There is a new generation of professionals seeking to leverage their knowledge, experience, and passion to promote eco awareness and business sustainability.   Job seekers are seeking out opportunities that align with their career ambitions and personal beliefs.  This green workforce is enthusiastic about making a difference, but what skill sets should employers be looking for in these new “green” employees?

Bike Commuting: Holding Strong

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The post, Bicycling Beats the Odds - National Rates Hold states, "Despite predictions that the number of Americans biking to work would fall after gas prices returned to "normal" in 2009, the percentage has held steady, according to the American Communities Survey.

Future Trends - Wellness, Mental Health, and Emerging Media

Milé Komlen, Director, Human Rights and Equity Services, McMaster University
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TOPIC: Future Trends - Wellness, Mental Health, and Emerging Media
Plenary Session 7 at Benefits Summit 2010
WHEN: Wednesday, October 27, at 3:30 p.m
WHERE: Toronto
Priority Code: 3BL1

Featuring:
Milé Komlen,
Director, Human Rights and Equity Services, McMaster University

The event will conclude with a discussion of an emerging challenge for benefits and health and wellness leaders – increasing recognition that employers must actively deal with the mental health of their employees.

Milé Komlen will share his thoughts on what employers can do to address this issue. He will also reflect on the rising use of social media technologies in the workplace—and their promise and peril—as employees use them to connect with and support each another, but also potentially to harass and coerce.

Please note that session descriptions are subject to change. To view the full agenda for this program, please click here.

To learn more about all of our upcoming 2010 Compensation and Benefits events in Toronto and Calgary, please click here or contact Joel Elliott at elliott@conferenceboard.ca.

Please quote priority code 3BL1 when registering.

 CBC9340

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TOPIC: Future Trends - Wellness, Mental Health, and Emerging Media
Plenary Session 7 at Benefits Summit 2010
WHEN: Wednesday, October 27, at 3:30 p.m
WHERE: Toronto
Priority Code: 3BL1

Featuring:
Milé Komlen,
Director, Human Rights and Equity Services, McMaster University

The event will conclude with a discussion of an emerging challenge for benefits and health and wellness leaders – increasing recognition that employers must actively deal with the mental health of their employees.

Milé Komlen will share his thoughts on what employers can do to address this issue. He will also reflect on the rising use of social media technologies in the workplace—and their promise and peril—as employees use them to connect with and support each another, but also potentially to harass and coerce.

Please note that session descriptions are subject to change. To view the full agenda for this program, please click here.

To learn more about all of our upcoming 2010 Compensation and Benefits events in Toronto and Calgary, please click here or contact Joel Elliott at elliott@conferenceboard.ca.

Please quote priority code 3BL1 when registering.

 CBC9340

Re-Focusing Employees after Organizational Trauma

Presented by Peter Ternes, Director of Internal Communications, General Motors Corporation, United States
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Session 4 - Re-Focusing Employees after Organizational Trauma, presented by Peter Ternes, Director of Internal Communications - General Motors Corporation (USA)  1:30pm, October 5th at HR Summit 2010.

http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/10-0164/default.aspx

General Motors employees experienced significant change in 2009 - to say the least!  In less than a year, they witnessed a dramatic drop in sales, and the subsequent bankruptcy and re-emergence of their organization.  Employees who didn't retire or weren't asked to leave faced pay cuts, retirement plan hits, job reassignments, and benefit changes.

In 2010 GM implemented a program called Outreach to re-engage employees.  The idea was to use the customer experience to refocus employees throughout the company on the bottom line, satisfying customers, and selling cars.  Peter Ternes will discuss what happened when GM sent employees into some of its toughest U.S. markets, and how this is now helping GM design, build, and sell better vehicles.

Register now for the HR Summit 

CBC9337

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Session 4 - Re-Focusing Employees after Organizational Trauma, presented by Peter Ternes, Director of Internal Communications - General Motors Corporation (USA)  1:30pm, October 5th at HR Summit 2010.

http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/10-0164/default.aspx

General Motors employees experienced significant change in 2009 - to say the least!  In less than a year, they witnessed a dramatic drop in sales, and the subsequent bankruptcy and re-emergence of their organization.  Employees who didn't retire or weren't asked to leave faced pay cuts, retirement plan hits, job reassignments, and benefit changes.

In 2010 GM implemented a program called Outreach to re-engage employees.  The idea was to use the customer experience to refocus employees throughout the company on the bottom line, satisfying customers, and selling cars.  Peter Ternes will discuss what happened when GM sent employees into some of its toughest U.S. markets, and how this is now helping GM design, build, and sell better vehicles.

Register now for the HR Summit 

CBC9337

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