Maclean’s magazine “The Year in Pictures 2016” special collector’s edition contains a seven-page special section on climate change. In the article Insights on Corporate Sustainability I was interviewed on my consulting experiences driving sustainability projects. I also share a few tips on how to more effectively turn corporate green initiatives into profits.
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Who wouldn’t want to work in an engaging office environment? An engaged workforce makes a happier workplace and promotes a culture of collaboration and creativity, as numerous studies show. Corporate green initiatives are some of the best ways to engage employees. Guest contributor Alison Stanton shares four ideas that are simple to run and cost little to implement.
Office building green roofs tend to be a ‘spectator sport’: look but don’t touch. Telus launch their participatory rooftop garden in their downtown Toronto building where staff are encouraged to seed, water, weed, and harvest the vegetables. I talk to Sameer Panjwani, National Chair of Telus Green Team, to see how this environmental employee engagement initiative came to harvest.
Small green teams tasked with transforming large corporations, governments, cities, and neighborhoods face some tough challenges. TD Bank’s three-person green team employed a range of strategies to inject sustainability thinking into 27,000 employees dispersed in 1,300 locations. I find four of their tactics very smart and can be readily adapted by green teams everywhere.