January 18, 2011
Sustainability is very much a headline in B2C. But we don’t hear much on the subject in B2B. Is it happening? What are the motivators for B2B businesses going green? And what are the consequences of ‘wait and see’?
December 30, 2010
Business will be getting a lot greener in every sense of the word, no matter what political battles are waging. We're going to stop debating climate in the business community and just focus on the larger case for prosperity, for companies and countries alike.
December 17, 2010
The Cancun conference is being credited with keeping international climate talks alive. But the real potential for bringing emissions under control may lie in a Plan B, with nations acting on their own in moving toward a low-carbon economy.
December 14, 2010
Times of economic crisis are times when creativity and hard work are needed. Recessions are wonderful for clearing the forest of competitors. Large, cumbersome companies fall, while small upstarts gain ground.
December 03, 2010
My hope is that the business community will take the lead from the governments of the world and continue investing in and implementing clean technologies, regardless of the success or failure of the global negotiations.
November 27, 2010
Drugs are highly regulated under Canada's Food & Drugs Act (FDA), but natural health products (NHPs) fell between the regulatory cracks. Health Canada began regulating these agents in 2004 but does not apply the same stringent factors in licensing NHPs as it does for drugs.
November 13, 2010
The Deepwater Horizon spill took BP to the brink of a corporate heart attack. But was the near-death scare enough to spur a real transformation? Although it’s still early, the reports aren’t encouraging.
November 09, 2010
There’s no such a thing as an ethical consumer. Or a socially responsible corporation.
October 20, 2010
Just before the Olympics kicked off in Vancouver, our mayor unveiled a new logo and tagline for the city. Unfortunately, this new initiative is simply the latest in a long line of disconnected green branding efforts from a long line of well-meaning Vancouver mayors.
October 14, 2010
But by wielding a tool more powerful than legal action, protests, or even partnership, a relative upstart — the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) — has rapidly become the NGO to watch. What makes it strong is the demand for transparency.