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Posted Monday, January 02, 2017

1 2 3 stepsBy Alec Hay, Paul Dowsett, and Donald Peckover
At Rethink Sustainability Initiatives’ leadership exchange,   The New Leadership Opportunity – in an Uncertain Future , held at The UofT Faculty Club in mid 2016, over 125 senior leaders from over 20 industries explored key challenges impacting our environment and society – and solutions that can be implemented today. To accelerate the conversation, it was ignited by a multi-disciplined group of speakers...

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Posted Monday, September 19, 2016

Cardio HospitalJudy Lam, MBA, CMA, CPA
Many municipalities are realizing the importance and benefits of developing a brownfield redevelopment strategy.  In Ontario, brownfields are defined generally as underdeveloped or previously developed properties that may be contaminated. They are usually, but not exclusively, former industrial or commercial properties that have been underutilized, derelict or vacant. There are economic, social and environmental benefits of brownfield development.
An...

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Posted Friday, September 16, 2016

A Developer’s Perspective on Sustainability in an Uncertain Future 
By: Louie Santaguida
Toronto – June 2016 – At Rethink Sustainability Initiatives’ leadership exchange, The  New Leadership Opportunity – in an Uncertain Future , held at The UofT Faculty Club, over 125 senior leaders from over 20 industries explored key challenges impacting our environment and society – and solutions that can be implemented today. To...

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Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2003

By Jennifer Tidmarsh
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS in Vaughan, Ontario, have a new tool to help make industry more competitive, more sustainable, and more profitable. The Toronto Region Sustainability Program is available to help Vaughan small-to-medium sized (SME) manufacturers reduce their costs while improving their environmental performance.
The Toronto Region Sustainability Program offers companies, with fewer than 500 employees, funding assistance to have a pre-qualified...

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Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2003

by Gillian Henderson
MUNICIPALITIES ACROSS THE GREATER TORONTO AREA are tackling energy efficiency in a whole new way. Through a program called the Mayors’ Megawatt Challenge, managers of municipal facilities are coming together to pool their knowledge and experience to solve some of the issues they face when it comes to making their buildings more energy efficient.
BACKGROUND
The Mayors’ Megawatt Challenge program has been developed by Toronto and...

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