Sustainability lacking

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Description: Canadian companies are falling behind. Only 6 Canadian companies made the list of the world’s top 100 most sustainable companies. In 2016, 9 companies were there and in the previous year 12 Canadian companies hit the top. Part of the reason for the decline appears to be stronger disclosure requirements for companies in other… Read more »

Pricing carbon

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Description: This past week Canada’s premiers met with the Prime Minister to discuss climate change. But the group was unable to come to a firm conclusion on any one way forward; rather there appears to have been a general agreement to make carbon more expensive. In New Brunswick, Premier Brian Gallant says this may be… Read more »

Take back that bookshelf

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Description: Lots of us love IKEA. And now comes word that IKEA is looking at a program that will let you take back your old IKEA¬† furniture to the store to receive credit on new purchases. Your old stuff will be resold or recycled, adding a big environmental benefit to the program as well as… Read more »

Auditing climate change

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Description: Canada’s provincial and federal auditors general are joining forces to take on a nation-wide audit of climate change actions in 2017. Julie Gelfand, the federal commissioner of the environment and sustainable development, whose office is included inside the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, announced the joint audit on Thursday. It will be… Read more »