- 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
Responsible Mining: Does Sustainability Performance Pay?
The global mining industry has made substantial strides in the last decade to address environmental and social issues and to internalize sustainability efforts into operations. Getting ahead of regulation, mining companies have often worked together to put in place sustainability programs that demonstrate they are managing concerns, with the added benefit of improving reputations. But do these programs really add tangible value to the companies who participate and to the environment? This session assembles mining industry leaders to address the fundamental question: Does sustainability performance pay off?
George Greene, Chair, Stratos Inc., Canada (Moderator)
Dina Aloi, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Goldcorp Inc., Canada
Craig Ford, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Inmet Mining Corporation, Canada
David Parker, Vice President of Sustainability, Teck Resources Ltd., Canada
Robert Walker, Vice President of Environmental, Social & Governance Services & Ethical Funds, NEI Investments, Canada
Alan Young, Executive Director, Canadian Boreal Initiative, Canada