A recent IDC study shows that sustainability is a relatively well-established concept in most large Canadian organizations today. However, a deeper look reveals that certain aspects of sustainability are much more entrenched than others, and smaller organizations tend to have a lower adoption level overall.
Given the urgent need for organizations to become more sustainable in order to address business, environmental and social challenges, transparency around solutions, best practices and pitfalls is imperative.
What can we learn from the sustainability leaders?
SAP Canada has joined forces with the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario (Ivey) to profile the pioneering work of Canadian organizations in the area of sustainability. The aim is to identify and share best practices in how companies are achieving their sustainability goals. To borrow a phrase from the innojagd season is open!, we’ve embarked on a sustainability “innojagd”.
inno (innovation) + jagd (German word for “hunt”)
Announcing the new Sustainability in Business Award
As a result, the Sustainability in Business Award has been established, and the inaugural award winners will be officially announced and honoured on Tuesday, June 8th at the SAP Sustainability in Business Summit in Toronto.
David Suzuki will headline this full-day event. His speech: “The New Millennium, Setting the Bottom Line” will be a frank and honest call-to-action for corporate Canada. Lyle Clarke, VP Operations at Stewardship Ontario will provide the afternoon keynote focusing on “The Next Supply Chain: How Business Thinking is Transforming Residential Recycling in Ontario“.
Attendees will have access to the latest IDC research on sustainability in Canada. Please visit http://www.sap.ca/sib for the full agenda, and to register.