A Sustainable Future Looks Like


This month, Maxime at LeadingAhead is discussing sustainability with Coro Strandberg. Coro is an industry pioneer since 1992 when she received her first mandate towards social responsibility. After holding various roles in business and government, in 2004 Coro decided to pursue her own path and founded Strandberg Consulting. Since then, she has been working with multiple industry leaders developing long term strategies benefiting her clients not only financially but also with better business practices. (more…)


On Thurs., Nov. 19th, Coro Strandberg, influential sustainability strategist and thought leader, will provide an overview of the new global sustainability leadership standard: The Transformational Company. Coro has written a guide for companies who recognize the need to scale up their CSR and sustainability efforts to address systemic societal risks, challenges and opportunities and secure a positive future for themselves and society. Coro will reflect on the past and future of social business leadership from her 25-plus years in the field, starting with her board position at Vancity Credit Union in the 1980s to her role as business consultant today.


We continue our October theme on impact investing with JP Harrison of Genus Capital and Christie Stephenson of Purpose Capital. In this information presentation, they will show how shifting assets toward impact investments can empower positive social and environmental change.
Learn how you to can become an “impact investor”, about current strategies, the players already involved, as well as concrete examples of how impact investing can work in practice. This talk will take place on Tues., Oct 27 @ 5:30pm at DUDOC (Dutch Urban Design Centre, 1445 W Georgia). Click Here for more information.


Join the growing list of businesses who have taken Vancouver’s Climate Pledge. The Climate Pledge, announced in September by Mayor Gregor Robertson, provides a formal way for Vancouver businesses to get in behind the call for stronger action on climate change globally and also encourages businesses to align with Vancouver’s vision to shift to 100% renewable energy, to have their own corporate carbon reduction and renewable energy targets, and to challenge other businesses to sign the Pledge. The Pledge is a first step in many actions and programs planned to be launched by the City and the Vancouver Economic Commission in the coming months leading up to December 2015, when the world will converge on Paris, France for the COP21 Climate Summit. (more…)


On Oct. 13, The Harper Decade Lecture Series: Vancouver will lead a discussion about Canada’s climate record heading up to the COP21 Climate Conference in Paris. Panelists Jennifer Allan, Tzeporah Berman and Marc Lee will explore two themes with regard to Canada’s climate record: the weakness of our climate policy and performance over the past decade; and the significance of the upcoming UN climate conference. The discussion will be moderated by Bill McIntosh. This event will be held at the Vancouver Community College on Tues. Oct. 13, beginning at 6pm. It is free to the public. Pre-registration is not required. Click here for full details.