Category Archives: Business Sustainability – In the Community

Regional Sustainability Initaitive Member AET Group is Featured in Case Study

Regional Sustainability Initiative member AET Group is featured in a case study highlighting their three targets and how sustainability benefits their business. The Regional Sustainability Initiative provides opportunities for AET to participate and become active in sustainability – focused initiatives, such as the annual Carbon Cleanse. By encouraging friendly competition, the Regional Sustainability Initiative propels AET […]

RCI Members Show Global Leadership

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As the RCI team prepares itself for expanding into a program with bigger goals and more targets, we have even more reason to keep up with the progressive work being achieved by B-Corps. These are companies that willingly set out to improve their standards of social and environmental performance through the evaluation of a completed social […]

The Low Carbon Economy is Brewing

Carbon Pricing. Cap and Trade. COP21. Low Carbon Economy. These are all ways that we are now talking about the implications of carbon, climate change and the environment on organizations. These terms are becoming ubiquitous in business circles, but what does it all mean? For some organizations, it is that they will be developing tools, […]

General Motors: Driving Sustainable Change – What We Learned

On Thursday January 28th, 2016, Sustainable Waterloo Region held its first event of the new year. We started off with a breakfast event listening to the Vice President of Corporate and Environmental Affairs from General Motors Canada, David Paterson, who gave an insightful presentation on what they’ve been up to at GM. GM has set […]

General Motors is heading in the sustainable direction, and we can follow

Coming up on January 28th, 2016 is a highly anticipated breakfast speaker event, with special guest David Paterson, the Vice President of Corporate and Environmental Affairs from General Motors Canada Ltd.  According to GM’s 2014 sustainability report published, they are making efforts to become more aware of their manufacturing practices and aiming to eradicate any […]

Introducing David Paterson of GM

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Late last year I was at the Green Economy: Ontario conference and one of the panel speakers was David Paterson, GM Canada’s Vice President Corporate and Environmental Affairs, along with some friends of SWR: Susan Jantzi of SunLife Canada and John Coyne of Unilever Canada, among others. While I listened to the thoughts of the […]

The Impact on a Community

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Waterloo Region is filled with large and successful companies who have wonderful and complex relationships with the community, its individual citizens, corporate citizens and community betterment organizations. We know these relationships exist, but sometimes it can be difficult to fully grasp the impact they have on our community. Last Friday morning, the University of Waterloo […]

It Takes a Village – and What a Village it is!

Looking over my schedule from last week it strikes me how important it is to work as a community. There is the old adage that it takes a community to raise a child, but I have found that it takes a community to do almost anything that is worth doing well. Sustainable Waterloo Region has built […]