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Sodexo Earns Distinction Among Canada’s 2017 Top Employers for Young People

Programs for recruiting and retaining young employees secure Sodexo a spot on the list
Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md., January 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, today announced its recognition among winners of Canada’s 2017 Top Employers for Young People competition. Now in its 15th consecutive year, the competition recognizes employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people at the beginning of their careers.

TD Economics Looks at the Impact of a National Carbon Price in Canada

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TORONTO, December 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- TD Economics has released a report that discusses the potential impacts of a national carbon price in Canada as the federal government continues to push towards one.

Highlights from the report, Canada-Wide Carbon Pricing Offers Opportunities, But Not Without Risks, include:

Trash Talk: GM Has Record Year for Landfill-Free Operations

23 sites added in 2016 for total of 152 globally that send zero waste to landfills
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  • Waste reduction improves efficiency and reduces costs
  • Using recycled materials drive innovations in product development
  • GM mentors 25 companies a year on the business case for zero waste
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  • Waste reduction improves efficiency and reduces costs
  • Using recycled materials drive innovations in product development
  • GM mentors 25 companies a year on the business case for zero waste

Scotiabank is First Bank to Offer Fully Online Account Opening Service for Small Business Owners

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TORONTO, ON, December 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Scotiabank became the first bank to launch a fully online account opening process for small businesses. Effective immediately, all small business owners across Canada can open market-leading operating and savings accounts with Scotiabank in less than 20 minutes, online at their convenience.

National Grid Joins Nationwide Effort To Raise Awareness Around Utility Customer Scams

Press Release

November 16, 2016/ 3BL Media/ - National Grid has joined with electric, gas, and water companies from across the United States and Canada to raise awareness about scams targeting utility customers. Today, November 16, is the inaugural Utilities United Against Scams Day, and it will be supported by a week-long advocacy and awareness campaign focused on exposing the tactics scammers use to steal money from utility customers and on educating customers on how to protect themselves. 

GM Builds Vehicles and Biodiversity at Its Facilities

62 sites achieve Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Certification
Press Release

DETROIT, November 3, 2016 /3BL Media/— General Motors is supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal to halt biodiversity loss by developing wildlife habitats at its sites around the world. From helping protect honeybees with pollinator gardens or designating no-mow zones to grow grassland habitats, GM is demonstrating the role business can play in advancing sustainable ecosystems.

CBRE Video: Workplace Transformation | Come See Our New Canadian HQ

Multimedia with summary

Visit http://workplace.cbrecanada.com/ to explore the strategy and process behind the transformation of CBRE Canada’s workplace journey and its strategic occupier services. 

You can view this and other CBRE videos here.

President’s Choice, MEC Tie for Most Trusted Brands in Canada

Article

This year’s top-10 trusted brands – President’s Choice and Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) tied for first – includes mass-market firms, such as Band-Aid and Shoppers Drug Mart, as well as more niche players, such as MEC, David’s Tea and Columbia Sportswear. Tesla fell just outside the GBTI’s top 10, ranking 11th over all.

Winners of consumer trust by industry sector

Food Waste Could Be Drastically Reduced with Mobile App “Flashfood” Launching This Fall in Toronto

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Toronto-based tech startup aims to reduce landfill waste by allowing app users to buy surplus food at deeply discounted prices.

Article

Toronto-based tech startup aims to reduce landfill waste by allowing app users to buy surplus food at deeply discounted prices.

A Living Room Chat with Conservative Party MP Michael Chong

“Just Because I’m Conservative Doesn’t Mean I’m Anti-Environment.”
Article

Supported in part by GreenPAC and MaRS Discovery District

The Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS) and GreenPAC are thrilled to announce that on October 13th we will welcome Conservative MP Michael Chong for a living room chat. Michael has been the Conservative MP for Wellington-Halton Hills since 2004 and he is currently running for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada.

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