- Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.
- The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute has completed a report for that examines the impact climate change is likely to have on Alberta's ecosystems. Alberta's boreal forest may transition to aspen forest and grasslands as a result of changing climate conditions.
- The Climate Bonds Initiative has issued proposed eligibility criteria for solar assets under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme.
- Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050
- The sun is finally rising on the global solar business, with growing demand in developing regions helping to ignite the first increase in industry wide capital spending in three years in 2014
Corporate Responsibility in the Digital Age: Leveraging New Media to Advance Sustainability and Reputation
More and more, digital and social media tools are being leveraged as platforms for innovation and information sharing as a means to advance creative products, services, practices, and technologies, as well as to inform customers and stakeholders about current sustainability initiatives. In fact, Gallup reports that organizations who have optimized their online engagement have outperformed competitors by 26% in gross margin and 85% in sales growth. This session will discuss the impact that new media is having on the way companies engage with their customers and how corporate leadership on transparency, responsibility, and sustainability directly impact both reputation and the bottom line. Learn how digital and social media tools can advance your sustainability initiatives and deliver positive results for both your business and the environment.
In Cooperation with Weber Shandwick Canada
Craig Applegath, Principal, DIALOG Architecture & Design, Canada
Josh Henretig, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft Corporation, USA
Matthew McDermott, Editor - Business, Politics & Energy, TreeHugger.com, USA