Profitably Sustainable – By Michael

Profitably Sustainable – By Michael

Sustainability or going green is economically beneficial.  It is not just about saving whales and polar bears. There exists huge business opportunities.  Jim Harris, former leader of the federal Green party, thinks going green can be economically beneficial.  For him it’s not just about saving the planet it can save businesses.  Energy efficiency creates many times more jobs than the existing ways of doing business.  Typically, those companies that realize and implement sustainability programs first are those that survive and thrive.  When the price of …

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Pros and Cons of a Casino in Toronto

Pros and Cons of a Casino in Toronto

There was a large and lively crowd on Monday to hear a strong discussion about the Toronto Casino proposal.

Rosario Marchese, MPP of Trinity-Spadina (a downtown riding often proposed as a location for the casino), started the evening off with some arguments against a putting a casino so close to residential neighbourhoods.  Residents of Liberty Village are worried that a casino at the Ex would “suck the life out” of the area.  While Casinos themselves are often vibrant, businesses around them do not remain so.  Over …

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Green Economy – Follow up

June´s Why Should I Care? discussion of the Green Economy drew our biggest turnout yet! WSIC packed the bar with thoughtful people, all eager to listen to our experts and voice their own opinions on this complex subject.

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Economic Growth: Is Green the new Gold?

At our June 20th WSIC event, Kate Holloway, director of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, and Jeff Dreben, managing director of DBL Cleantech Capital will explain how: leading a discussion about what policies work best to stimulate the green economy.

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