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Vancity Sustainability Report: Carbon Footprint Cut 7% since 2007

Vancity Sustainability Report: Carbon Footprint Cut 7% since 2007

Vancity achieved its goal to become carbon neutral in 2008, two years ahead of schedule, according to the company’s 2008-2009 accountability report. Since 2007, the credit union has reduced its carbon footprint by seven percent, and exceeded its 2009 target of a carbon footprint of 6,000 tonnes or less. Here … Read more »

Vancity First Carbon Neutral Bank In North America

Vancouver City Savings Credit Union says it’s the first North American-based financial institution to be carbon neutral, two years ahead of schedule. Over the last 10 years, Vancity cut its energy use by 50 percent, incidents of staff commuting to work by driving alone by 13 percent, and its paper … Read more »

Vancity Wins Prize For Best Sustainability Report

vancity.jpgVancity Group won the top prize for Best Sustainability Report in the sixth annual Ceres-ACCA North American Awards for Sustainability Reporting. The runner-up in this year’s judging was Bristol-Myers Squibb. The Award for Best First-Time report was jointly won by Mountain Equipment Co-op and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters…

Sustainability ‘at a Tipping Point’ in Canada

Sustainability ‘at a Tipping Point’ in Canada

Canadian businesses and policymakers are reaching a decisive point in their relationship with the green economy and the accountancy profession will play critical role in ensuring the outcome won’t harm the country’s future generations or the natural resources on which it depends, according to a report from the Association of … Read more »

Sprint Says ecoEnvelope Will Save $500,000, 447 Tons of Paper

Sprint Nextel says sending customers bills in “ecoEnvelopes” will save the company just under a half million dollars in operational costs, and the equivalent of 447 tons of paper, in about a year. The initiative allows Sprint customers to receive and send payments using the same two-in-one reusable envelope, which … Read more »

How to Engage in Sustainability with Higher Purpose

Most of us who lead companies want to establish organizations and businesses that are sustainable for the long-run.  We understand that our ability to achieve this goal is dependent on our stakeholders – especially our employees.  Apparently many business leaders believe that employee engagement efforts are at least partially the … Read more »

Integrated Reporting: Why Do It and What Makes It Work

What do you do when a company’s sustainability report lands on your desk or announces itself on your desktop? Do you take it seriously and read every page with avid interest? Possibly you, like many, view their reporting of environmental, social and governance activities (ESG) as a vehicle for the … Read more »

Environmental Lessons Learned from 2010

As we enter 2011, we join much of the Western world in reflecting on the past year and making resolutions for the New Year. First, we celebrate our clients’ increased awareness of issues pertaining to environmental sustainability. Their raised attentiveness to environmental concerns leaves us optimistic for their actions in … Read more »

Ceres Reveals Short List For Sustainability Reporting Awards

The short list of finalists for this year’s Ceres-ACCA North American Sustainability Reporting Awards has been announced. 87 reports were received, and 21 were selected for further consideration by the panel of judges set to convene next month. Over the past six years, entries into the Ceres-ACCA North American Awards … Read more »

Ceres Takes Applications For 2007 Sustainability Report Awards

acca_ceres_sustainability_reports.jpgThe Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Ceres, a U.S.-based coalition of investors and environmental groups, are calling for submissions to the sixth annual Ceres-ACCA North American Awards for Sustainability Reporting. The application deadline (applicant info PDF, full application form PDF) is Oct. 26 and the winners will be announced in spring 2008.

The purpose…

Teknion, Earthcycle Packaging, Mercer Among Globe Winners

globeawards.jpgWinners of the 6th annual Globe Awards for Environmental Excellence have been presented in four categories: Corporate Competitiveness, Technology Innovation and Application, Sustainable Investment and Banking, and Excellence in Urban Sustainability.

Teknion, a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of office systems won for the Corporate Competitiveness Award. Two-year-old, Vancouver-based…

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