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Winning Cleantech by Design

Guest post by Chris SherwinBeing able to get across a green product’s essence to consumers and investors is a key that can turn it from a fringe interest to mass market success. Design can connect consumers with a cleantech product’s functions,...

Posted January 8, 2013    

Ontarians Want More Sustainable Communities

Eight-nine per cent of Ontarians feel their communities would benefit environmentally and economically by incorporating green alternatives, according to a new survey conducted by Research House. Green product manufacturers and suppliers may look...

Posted June 14, 2012    

Send a Growable Card to Clients

I recently received a wonderful greeting card from Walmart. It is made of special seed paper that can be grown into a plant. For a company on the sustainability journey, the card itself delivers a message of growth. I love it so much that I...

Posted April 25, 2012    

TD Greening from Inside Out

While some ‘green’ businesses do little more than changing light bulbs and focus on greening their reputations, TD Bank take a long term view and green themselves slowly and steadily from the inside out. In this exclusive interview, TD Chief...

Posted March 21, 2012    

Three CEOs in One Room: Walmart, Coca-Cola, Unilever

Some of the biggest CEOs in Canada come together for the Walmart Green Student Challenge. I took this rare opportunity to ask them: Where is sustainability going for Canadian industries? Walmart, Coca-Cola, and Unilever already share best practices...

Posted March 2, 2012    

Integrating Corporate Responsibility Into Brand: GM vs Zipcar

Guest post by Ksenia BenifandThere is a powerful opportunity for brand managers to integrate corporate responsibility commitments into brand platforms to win consumer loyalty. General Motors and Zipcar both ran recent campaigns in universities to...

Posted December 6, 2011    

Integrated Reporting: Experiences from KPMG, PwC, Experts, Practitioners

What is integrated reporting? What are the benefits and what’s involved in its adoption? We survey views from PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, and talked to Michael Krzus, the author of One Report: Better Strategy through Integrated Reporting. Joanne...

Posted November 2, 2011    

Carbon Disclosure Project Canada 2011: Key Highlights

Carbon Disclosure Project releases its Canada 2011 report last week at the Toronto Stock Exchange. More Canadian companies than ever publicly report their greenhouse gas emissions. Contrary to the common belief that going green slows growth,...

Posted October 16, 2011    

12 Ways Consumers Turn Green Intentions Into Green Actions

82% of consumers have good green intentions, but only 16% are dedicated to fulfilling these intentions, according to an Ogilvy study. This puts 66% in what is called the ‘Middle Green’, a group that is neither active environment crusaders nor anti-...

Posted September 7, 2011    

Canadian Companies Show Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility

Guest post by Venkat S. Somasundaram Canadian companies such as Talisman Energy are showing leadership in corporate social responsibility on the global stage. In a globalized world, it is important for companies that are operating in other...

Posted August 30, 2011    

How To Embed Sustainability Into Corporate Culture: A Cheat Sheet

93% of CEOs see sustainability as important to their company’s future success, as found by a UN-Accenture study. But how does one embed sustainability into a company’s core culture? Dr. Stephanie Bertels of Simon Fraser University conducted one of...

Posted August 11, 2011    

Coca-Cola: A Case Study In Sustainability

How does Coca-Cola integrate sustainability into their operations? For several years its facility in Brampton, Ontario, one of its largest in North America, has been transforming its manufacturing and distribution to save energy, reduce carbon...

Posted July 28, 2011