- 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
Vice President of Corporate Programs, Ceres, USA
Andrea Moffat is the Vice President of the Corporate Program at Ceres and oversees the Corporate Accountability, Corporate Governance, Corporate Outreach and Water programs.
With more than 12 years of experience, Andrea manages a team, which engages with over 70 companies to help them meet sustainability commitments and achieve greater performance results. Andrea works directly with company leadership in over two-dozen Fortune 500 companies in order to develop new strategies, facilitate stakeholder engagement, and elevate sustainability to the boardroom.
Andrea is the lead author of The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, and has contributed to a wide range of other publications. She regularly speaks to business audiences at conferences and events, and conducts in-depth presentations for executive teams and boards of directors.
Before joining Ceres, Andrea led and managed a corporate responsibility program for Canada's Environment Department. This program was focused on supporting corporations in a number of areas, including sustainability reporting, developing the link between sustainability and business value, and providing corporations with sustainability tools, research and information. Establishing partnerships with a wide-range of stakeholder groups was an important component of this program.
Andrea's other professional experience includes community development work with the African Medical Research Foundation in East Africa, research with the Canadian Environmental Law Association, and an environmental lecturer at the University of Toronto.
Andrea has a Master of Environmental Studies degree from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in sociology/psychology from Queen's University, Canada.
Efficient Water Use by Corporations