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With a growing global population and more people pursuing a high standard of living, Canadian retailers have both an unprecedented market opportunity to grow their business and a responsibility to lead the change towards a greener economy. Showcasing the best practices of leading retailers, this report is a concise and practical guide to the top environmental issues facing the Canadian retail industry today. Released in March 2012 by RBC Royal Bank and the Retail Council of Canada, the report outlines how making sustainability a business priority can help you reduce your operating costs, increase efficiency, enhance brand reputation and make your business more competitive.
Increasingly, Canadian farmers and agri-businesses are recognizing the business opportunities associated with greening their farm operations. Showcasing the best practices of leading farmers and agri-businesses, this report is a concise guide to the top environmental issues in Canadian agriculture today, and what they mean for your farm business. Released in March 2012 by RBC Royal Bank and the Farm & Food Care Foundation, the report outlines how making sustainability a business priority could help you reduce your operating costs, increase productivity and make your agri-business more competitive.
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|Greening your business: RBC & the Environment||Video|
|Greening your business: Sustainability is a lifetime opportunity||Video|
|Greening your business: Defining Sustainability||Video|
|Greening your business: Report on Business & the Environment: Retail 2012||Guide|
|Greening your business: Report on Business & the Environment: Agriculture 2012||Guide|
|Greening your business: Report on Business & the Environment: Logistics 2012||Guide|
|Greening your business: Report on Business & the Environment: Manufacturing 2011||Guide|
|Greening Your Business: A Guide to Getting Started||Guide|
|Building companies that last – A podcast interview with Michael Hopkins, editor-in-chief of the MIT Sloan Management Review||Other|
|Building companies that last – An interview with Michael Hopkins, editor-in-chief of the MIT Sloan Management Review||Article|
|Adapting to climate change with Bob Oliver, executive director, Pollution Probe||Article|
|Adapting to climate change with Bob Oliver, executive director, Pollution Probe||Video|
|The sustainability advantage with expert Bob Willard||Article|
|The sustainability advantage with expert Bob Willard||Video|
|The sustainability audit tool – How does your organization measure up?||Article|
|The carbon effect||Article|
|Igniting the flame of sustainability – How RBC made its sponsorship of the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay carbon neutral||Article|
|How RBC made its sponsorship of the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay carbon neutral||Video|
|Is water the next carbon?||Article|
|Greening your supply chain|
|The case for greening your supply chain||Article|
|Increasing energy efficiency|
|Going retro – making energy retrofits pay for themselves||Article|
|Moving into the Mainstream: Green Buildings and LEED||Guide|
|Financing a Brownfield||Video|
|So you want to buy a brownfield? Insights from a Canadian bank (slideshow)||Other|
|Turning Garbage into Gold||Video|
|Reducing your paper waste||Article|
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Investing in equipment can often be a catalyst for business growth. Learn about how to make the business case, who to consult, and other steps to making the right investment decision. Instead of “Can I afford to invest?”, ask yourself “Can I afford not to invest?”.
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View an archive or download an audio only podcast (MP3) where Jim Hart, Green Business Client Strategy & Sandra Odendahl, Director of Corporate Environmental Affairs at RBC discuss the business case for sustainability today, and a proven 5–step approach to creating a green plan for your business.
View an archive or download an audio only podcast (MP3) With Wendy Carroll, Vice President, Leasing at RBC Royal Bank; whether you're a heavy manufacturer or a small retailer, Wendy will help you understand how to finance your next equipment purchase.
View an archive or download a podcast (MP3) where we share best practices in developing, financing and managing an effective energy retrofit plan.
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