Vancouver Airport Takes Flight With Strategy Focused On Diversity and Inclusion

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) recently developed a procurement strategy that aligns with their organizational values of diversity and inclusion. Their procurement strategy gives preference to vendors who practice corporate social responsibility in a variety of areas that are...

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The Human Touch Advantage: Strong Leadership Embodies HR Mindset

By Amelia Chan, CPHR People define the core of any organization or business are people: from its mission to its motivation to the prevailing culture. As each of us is unique, so too is the collective DNA which develops, defines...

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CSR Leadership Defines Competitive Success

By Coro Strandberg The title of a recent KPMG study says it all—“Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World.” Exploring issues of sustainability which affect us all, the summation was simple: the impact of sustainability on businesses...

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HR and Sustainability

By David Creelman The success of the sustainability movement in corporations came as a surprise. There is a good argument for the business value of sustainability practices, but that isn’t the origin of its power. Sustainability is fundamentally an ethical...

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Greening the Workplace 2011: Engaging Employees to Benefit the Planet and the Bottom Line

Shareholder pressure and greater demands for corporate accountability are the fastest growing catalysts for greener workplaces, according to a new survey by Brighter Planet. Twenty-three per cent of employees polled said their organization’s employee conservation programs were motivated primarily by...

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‘Sustaining’ a Core Competitive Culture

By Tracy Lydiatt Does caring about sustainability help you retain valued employees? The simple answer is yes; green matters to business. The Harvard Business Review followed 30 large corporations over several years and found a positive correlation between an employee’s positions...

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Ruth Abramson: Green Initiatives, Sustainable Business

By Mandy Mann Ruth Abramson, a 20-year veteran in sustainability, community engagement, communications and change management, manages the new sustainability initiative for the Provincial Health Services Authority of BC. She spent six years working at the University of British Columbia...

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