Monthly Archives: September 2010

Having Designs on Environmental Performance: IIDEX/NeoCon 2010

This past week, I spent some time at the IIDEX/NeoCon show at the Direct Energy Centre here in Toronto. Well that was different. It was unlike any other show I had been to, I mean, it’s not often I feel … Continue reading

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Comparing Apples to Apples – four indicators standardize GHG transparency

It won’t be long before financial analysts can use physical indicators to evaluate management’s GHG Management effectiveness, optimize portfolios and determine risk premiums.
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Practically Practical Guide to Sustainable Supply Chain

To enhance my understanding of the more specific areas of sustainable business, I make an effort to read some white papers and special reports that are outside my scope of work. This week I took a closer look at sustainable … Continue reading

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How Nancy Pelosi Sets an Example

Several days have passed since Nancy Pelosi wrapped up her Canadian visit, so this post may come a little late (I blame TIFF), but there are important lessons to be gleaned from the visit for environmentalists and change managers. The … Continue reading

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Life Cycle Assessment: a revolutionary game changer and best kept secret

Author and Playwright Howard Zinn once wrote, “Revolutionary change does not come as one cataclysmic moment but as an endless succession of surprises, moving zigzag toward a more decent society.” The movement toward Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as a standard for internalizing our long ignored externalities is exactly this type of transformation.
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Are CSR Initiatives Really Appropriate in All Circumstances?

My initial response to the question posed in the title is “Yes.” Blog post over. Naturally, it’s not that simple. Being an MBA and an environmentalist, I’m well aware of the conflicting interests between corporations and maintaining our natural environment. … Continue reading

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