Business

National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day

While Canadians continue their love affair with coffee – and specialty brews in particular – ensuring the sustainability and health of the communities where the crops are grown is a priority for one of the country’s major importers of beans, Keurig Canada.

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Sustainability

Sustainability

Speedier transition needed to achieve clean energy’s full potential
With the world’s population on track to reach 10 billion by 2050, the drive towards a more sustainable global economy has become an imperative. Arguably, few people recognize that imperative more than University of British Columbia (UBC) professor Walter Mérida.

Next-generation ideas driving business revitalization

Next-generation ideas driving business revitalization

Intergenerational succession is a hot topic for the Canadian family business community as many leaders belonging to the boomer generation are looking to hand over the reins. Relinquishing control over a business into which a leader has invested indeterminable hours, efforts, hopes and dreams can be challenging – but it can also present opportunities for revitalization.

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Climate Change

Climate Change

Business leaders face many questions with the impacts of climate change creating new and emerging operating landscapes.  

Those questions include: Is climate change affecting my business or could it in the future? Could severe weather events occur in places where my organization operates facilities or cause disruptions to my global supply chain? Could government policy responses to climate change to meet targets under the Paris Agreement create new business risks and opportunities?

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Fraud Prevention Month

Fraud Prevention Month

The shame and embarrassment of being caught by a scammer is one of the main reasons why only about five per cent of fraud is reported to the authorities, according to Josephine Palumbo, deputy commissioner of competition, deceptive marketing practices at Canada’s Competition Bureau.  

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AIRPORTS TARGET SECURITY SCREENING INVESTMENT FOR BUDGET 2019

AIRPORTS TARGET SECURITY SCREENING INVESTMENT FOR BUDGET 2019

The underfunding of government services needed to support strong growth in air traffic is the single biggest issue facing Canadian airport operators, with security screening at the top of the list, says Daniel-Robert Gooch, president of the Canadian Airports Council (CAC).

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Fuelling green growth

Fuelling green growth

In considering the best location to grow produce in Canada, Saint-Félicien, situated at a latitude of 48.65° north and about 280 kilometres north of Quebec City, would not necessarily be the first place to come to mind. Yet the town is now home to the Toundra Greenhouse project, which currently produces some 45 million cucumbers per year and aims to contribute to making Quebec self-sufficient and reduce high-carbon footprint imports.

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At the intersection of technology and insurance

At the intersection of technology and insurance

Rapidly evolving technology and the societal changes it brings carry a number of implications for the insurance industry. New business models, as evident in Uber and Airbnb, are evolving, autonomous cars take to the road, and cyber security risks are proliferating. While challenges continue to crop up alongside technology advancements, they are also sources of valuable tools for day-to-day business operations and can help to identify and track trends, say Doug Grant and Patrick Vice, partners at Insurance-Canada.ca Inc., a Toronto-based organization that provides consumers and insurance professionals with independent information about technology and the business of insurance in Canada.

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Do business like a Canadian

Do business like a Canadian

Doing business responsibly can be a competitive advantage for Canadian companies, but it involves overcoming some tremendous challenges. The question to ask is not whether we know enough or have enough influence to overcome our greatest barriers but, rather, whether we are good enough.

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Built for a carbon-constrained future

Built for a carbon-constrained future

The goal is well defined: to stop the rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. With the Canadian government’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, all emission sources come under scrutiny. Buildings – and the energy use associated with their construction, maintenance and operation – account for about one-third of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada, says Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), who believes that efforts to improve the sustainability parameters of buildings need to focus on their carbon footprint.

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Shining a light on solutions that make a difference in the world

Shining a light on solutions that make a difference in the world

Investigations at the intersection of light and matter can provide answers and solutions in a wide range of fields, including mining, energy, health and life sciences, and advanced manufacturing, especially when researchers have access to the kind of brilliant and highly focused light that is available at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  

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Plan for a stress-free future

Plan for a stress-free future

A professional financial planner can help provide insight, encouragement and peace of mind

Cary List, president and CEO of the Financial Standards Planning Council (FPSC), knows through extensive research and experience that Canadians who plan properly are more in control and less stressed about their financial futures.

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