Socially Responsible Investment
Written by Dean Whalen
Canada has high quality funds with excellent managers who are responsible to ensure that the investments follow the “socially responsible” and “sustainable” mandates they have been assigned. There are differences amongst these investment funds that you need to understand. Some investment funds are leaders in shareholder activism, some dedicate part of their investments toward “Microfinance”. Some invest in Canada and some invest Globally.
The right investment advisors can help you invest in the funds that most closely mirror your personal objectives, both financially and socially; investments that reflect your values; investments to create a world of abundance and prosperity for all.
Builders and renovators face barriers in the shift to sustainability
Written by Jim Verzino
Certainly price is one of the issues that these dedicated green businesspeople have to overcome, but price is just the tip of the iceberg. Resistance from neighbors, zoning boards, employees and subcontractors are just as difficult to surmount and time-consuming.
Just ask Michael Strong, owner of Greenhaus Builders, Houston's leading green builder.
Ray Anderson Lead Business Down A Sustainable Path
Written by The Editor
Ray Anderson passed on recently and we lost a great business leader that showed us all that a greener business can be a better busness that shows improved performance on multiple bottom lines. He earned the SLM Green Hero Award for his work on sustainable busness.Known for his advanced and progressive stance on industrial ecology and sustainability Ray Anderson was described by many as the greenest CEO in North America. A pioneer and visionary, Ray has lead the way by not only transforming his successful carpet and floor covering company into one of the most sustainable corporations in existence but also by actively sharing his experience with other organizations and government. We owe Ray a debt of gratitude for setting an example of what can be done to create sustainable organisations that make sence.
Sixteen Tips for a Greener Workplace
Written by Contributor
Without reinventing the wheel, here are some simple things you can do to make your workplace greener:
2. Avoid printing and copying whenever possible. Always think – do I really need a hard copy of this? If you have to copy and print, use both sides of the paper.
Recycling Electronic Equipment
Written by Contributor