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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
July 28, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Past Workshops and Events



Past Event: Making Sustainability Make Sense

January 30th, 2014

The P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability is Presenting Sponsor of Sustainable Waterloo's workshop series for 2013/2014.  Sustainability projects can generate a significant return on investment (ROI), but the people approving your sustainability initiatives need to easily understand the real project payback. Attendees of this workshop were able to see how other companies use cost reduction calculations to promote their projects, how they could use an ROI analysis tool to help determine a projectís financial value, and how factoring in hidden savings of maintenance and avoidance costs could dramatically improve their project payback. Paul Rak served as guest speaker for this workshop.

Past Event: Taking a Barn-Raising Approach to Low-Impact Buildings

November 11th, 2013

The P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability is Presenting Sponsor of Sustainable Waterloo's workshop series for 2013/2014.  How can tenants, landlords, and developers all benefit from working together to lower the environmental impact of our workplaces? Collaborations like these are win-win when you consider the financial incentives available, the rise of low-impact development expertise, and the energy and cost savings youíll realize from implemented projects. Event goers found out what tenants should be asking for and what options exist for new and retrofit building projects. A panel of local leaders also candidly shared their perspectives on where low-impact workplaces currently stand in Waterloo Region and what is needed to catalyze more sustainable building options. This event featured James Gray-Donald, Craig Beattie, Braden Kurczak, Rod Regier, and Laird Robertson.

Past Event: Engaging Employees with Eco-Gamification

October 15, 2013

The P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability is Presenting Sponsor of Sustainable Waterloo's workshop series for 2013/2014.  Is your organization constantly looking for new ways to engage employees in environmental sustainability? This educational forum will add fun to your struggles, introducing gamification (A business strategy, which applies game design techniques to non-game experiences to make them more fun and exciting) as an exciting new approach for you to consider.

Past Event: Knowing Your Sustainability Network

September 18, 2013

The P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability is Presenting Sponsor of Sustainable Waterloo's workshop series for 2013/2014.  Letís get to know the local environmental sustainability network! As you consider your organizationís next year in the Regional Carbon Initiative, do you know what financial resources are available to support you? Do you know the types of external expertise that you can access? Do you know who you can learn from and collaborate with at other organizations? Come prepared to learn from speakers and peers while also sharing your organizationís stories 1:1 with other attendees in an exciting speed networking format!

Past Event: Exploring Sustainability Projects

June 27, 2013

The P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability is Presenting Sponsor of Sustainable Waterloo's workshop series for 2012/2013.  This technical workshop will guide attendees in exploring a wide variety of electricity, heating and employee engagement projects that Regional Carbon Initiative members have implemented in the past year. Through presentations from local organizations, including THEMUSEUM and AET Consultants, as well as discussions with fellow attendees, individuals will learn about project selection, implementation and evaluation.

Past Event: TD Bank Group - An Environmental Leader

June 19, 2013

The P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability is Presenting Sponsor of Sustainable Waterloo's workshop series for 2012/2013. TD Bank Group is becoming an environmental leader by working to make a positive environmental impact through its operations, its products and its employees. Join us for this educational forum where Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environmental Officer of TD Bank Group, will be sharing both further details of how TD has approached claiming a leadership position in business sustainability, and advice on how your organization can learn from what they have done to date.

Past Event: Understanding Carbon Offsets  

 

May 9, 2013

The P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability is Presenting Sponsor of Sustainable Waterloo's workshop series for 2012/2013.  Is your organization looking to augment its GHG reduction strategy but not sure where to start?  Utilizing carbon offsets, a market tool that allows companies to invest in emission reduction initiatives underway in other businesses, is an option for organizations looking to complement their present GHG reduction strategies.  Not all offsets are equal though, and careful selection of offset types and providers is essential.  

Past Event: 4th Annual Evening of Recognition  

April 18, 2013

The P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability is Presenting Sponsor of Sustainable Waterloo's workshop series for 2012/2013.  Join us for Sustainable Waterloo's 4th annual Evening of Recognition to celebrate the release of our 2012 Report and the sustainability accomplishments of an expanding network of organizations in the Waterloo Region.  Learn about the growing impacts of this sustainability network by connecting with hundreds of representatives from local businesses and the community while hearing from Regional Carbon Initiative organizations that are making ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction commitments and collaborating to achieve these targets.

Past Event: Credibly Communicating Sustainability Initiatives 

January 17, 2013

The P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability is Presenting Sponsor of Sustainable Waterloo's workshop series for 2012/2013. This Educational Forum discusses how to communicate sustainability initiatives effectively outside your organization.   Effective external communication strategies are essential to providing a credible and engaging description of your organization's sustainability accomplishments.  Implementing strategies such as avoiding greenwashing, or selecting the best mediums for your communication are key to presenting a positive, sustainability-focused image for your organization.

Past Event: Effectively Reporting GHG Inventories 

December 11, 2012

The P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability is Presenting Sponsor of Sustainable Waterloo's workshop series for 2012/2013. This Technical Workshop is focusing on how to effectively report your Green House Gas inventories.  Your organization has worked hard on its sustainability initiatives this year, it's now time to share what you have accomplished.  how can you best communicate these measured actions to be recognized in Sustainable Waterloo Region's 2012 Report?  

Past Event: Building a Sustainability Focused Culture

October 4, 2012

The P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability is Presenting Sponsor of Sustainable Waterloo's workshop series for 2012/2013. This education forum featured James Gra