Issue 32: 2010 Best 50/Education See all issues
A Knight's Tale
“There is a time when quiet courage and audacity become for a people at the key moments of its existence the only form of adequate caution. If it does not then accept the calculated risk of the great steps, it can miss its career forever, exactly like the man who is afraid of life.”
If Canadians are ever going to ditch the tire for the track we need to embrace high-speed rail as a faster, smarter way to go. So why haven’t we?
Car and tar sands emissions combined generate nearly one-fifth of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, and the oil sands’ contribution will nearly triple this decade if production rises as forecast. Both carmakers and those developing Alberta’s oil sands claim new technologies will make their industries greener.
Our ninth-annual report on the state of responsible business in Canada.
The seventh-annual guide to sustainable education in Canada.
Kathy Bardswick, CEO of The Co-operators Group Ltd. believes insurance companies should focus on sustainability. She talks about climate change, natural disasters, adaptation, and her professional journey to the top that began deep underground in a copper mine.
Dr. Pavan Sukhdev, Head of UNEP's Green Economy Initiative, explains the problems of a global economy that ignores nature and its services. Why are some things valuable to business and others not?
Dr. Vandana Shiva, philosopher, environmental activist, eco feminist and founder of Navdanya speaks about the dangers of corporate greed, measuring happiness instead of profits, and the importance of a strong commitment to the greater good. Graphics and illustration by Albert Kwon; directed by Jon-Erik Lappano; music: "Quittin' Time" by Patrick Lee. Dr.
The carbon industry is entering the major leagues. Regulatory loopholes have allowed it to grow without restraint. It’s time for regulators to step up to the plate before they have a new crisis on their hands they will be asked to fix.
Featuring Dan Ariely, professor of behavioural economics at Duke University and best-selling author of Predictably Irrational and the Upside of Irrationality. In this video (part 1 of 2), he tells us why people don't care about climate change, and how we can use the power of the human ego to shift our behaviours to be more environmentally responsible. Watch Part 2 here
Dan Ariely, behavioural economist and professor at Duke University talks about the conflict between social norms and market norms and what happens when we mix money with social values. He argues that a carbon tax could result in a pay-to-pollute system, making emissions "part of the rules of the game". (Part 2 of 2) Watch Part 1 here.
All stock footage courtesy of the Prelinger Archives (www.archive.org)
Mere “balloons and t-shirts” initiatives just aren’t going to cut it today.
Our intern gets up close and personal with the G8 leaders.
Our reporter attended the 2010 Green Party Convention.
“The Site C dam has been born again. Engineering tests are underway and BC Hydro wants to start construction next year on the $3.5 billion project, seven kilometers outside Fort St. John.” – The Province, September 17, 1989
The international impacts of microfinance are well-documented, but its benefits are also being felt closer to home.
Based on the S&P/TSX 60 Corporate Responsibility Ranking published in the Globe and Mail