This is an interview piece with Jason McClennan, the CEO of the International Living Future Institute, the organisation behind the Living Building Challenge. This is a standard that extends beyond LEED and incorporates resource management, social justice, and overall health of the building residents.
The WBCSD is a CEO-led coalition of some 200 international companies in a shared commitment to sustainable development through economic growth, ecological balance, and social progress.
There offer an extensive list of publications, case studies and tools around the business case for sustainability.
Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. They mobilize a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy. They focus on business investment practices and policy research .
Sustainable Brands is home for the global community of business innovators who are shaping the future of commerce world wide. They inspire, engage and equip today’s business and brand leaders to prosper for the near and long term by leading the way to a sustainably abundant future. They do so by offering news and views from thought and practice leaders, live and on-line events, peer-to-peer learning groups, a robust resource library, a solutions provider directory and more.
More than 16 million people make up the Canadian workforce and they will collectively make over a billion decisions at work every day. Now imagine If all of these decision took the health of the planet into account. To make this possible, WWF launched the innovative Living Planet @ Work program which provides the strategic guidance, green business ideas, free tools and support to empower and engage employees so they can drive sustainable practices at work.
A toolkit that helps Canadians understand how to apply sustainable development concepts to everyday household decisions. National in scope, this guide covers an explanation of sustainability; root causes of un-sustainability; questions to ask while making household decisions; concrete and simple suggestions for every room in your home; renovations; resources for further information and ideas; and more.
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has current information on topics relevant to governments and public bodies. It also offers resources for a variety of topics including Environmental Assessments, approvals, registry and maps and a searchable database on all climate change matters.
Sustainable Hamilton is a non-profit corporation with the goal of turning Hamilton into the city with the greatest commitment to sustainable development in North America. They will help businesses, non-profits and institutions by providing resources realize greater profitability, attain a positive reputation, attract skilled employees, become more innovative and contribute to a better quality of life. A membership is required to access to most information.
Niagara Sustainability Initiative (NSI) is for organizations in the Niagara region who want to operate more sustainably and economically. They offer a community, and a wealth of resources and opportunities for member organizations.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development is a Canadian-based, international public policy research institute for sustainable development. They aim to make a difference in how policy is crafted and implemented, so they translate the research insight into practical, realistic and cost-effective policy options. They have an extensive library of resources on a wide variety of topics.