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 …Read More »
Money. We love it. We hate it. We need it. Planning on growing old? You’re definitely going to need it. How much? Some say about $2 million.
No matter what your take on the issue, our governments are trying to encourage us to save on our own for retirement rather than expecting our employer, or future governments to pick up the tab. The federal government has been floating the idea of Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs).
At WSIC’s November 19th meeting at the Duke of York, pension …Read More »
Last Monday’s WSIC meeting focused on something near and dear to all our hearts—and even nearer to our stomachs:
What’s really in the food we eat? And why do Canadians, living in one of the most well regulated countries in the world, still feel the need to ask this? WSIC’s guest speaker, Ken Whitehurst, executive director of the Consumer Council of Canada, had some opinions about that, and so did our audience.
“Do you see any positive movement toward better labeling of genetically modified foods?” asked one …Read More »
Canada needs more jobs and more job-creators. To get them, it needs new strategies, new products, and even new industries. In short, Canada needs innovation.
At last night´s WSIC event, we heard from a pair of experts whose passion-and job description-is making innovation happen.
Up first: Dr. Ilse Treurnicht, CEO of MaRS Discovery District, an innovation centre located in Toronto. Dr. Treurnicht oversees development and operations at MaRS, meaning she´s in charge of providing people-power, funding, and physical space to entrepreneurs …Read More »