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Report on Business & the Environment: Retail 2012
Re-envisioning retail: Creating business value while leading the way toward more sustainable living

Greening your business: Report on Business & the Environment: Retail-2012

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.

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Report on Business & the Environment: Agriculture 2012
Growing from strength: Farmers enhance productivity with sustainable innovation

Report on Business & the Environment: Agriculture 2012

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
Managing carbon  
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
Conserving water  
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
Green building  
Moving into the Mainstream: Green Buildings and LEED Guide
Financing a Brownfield (opens new window) Video
LEED Certification (opens new window) Video
So you want to buy a brownfield? Insights from a Canadian bank (slideshow) (opens new window) Other
Waste management  
Turning Garbage into Gold (opens new window) Video
Reducing your paper waste Article

 

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Business Insights – "Investing in Equipment"

Business Insights – "Investing in Equipment"

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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Part 1 – The New Marketing Model

Part 1 – The New Marketing Model – Held November 14th

View an archive or download an audio only podcast (MP3) of Nicolas Darveau-Garneau, Head of Google Quebec, as he provides insights into consumer online research, and what influences decision-making and answers questions from the audience.

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Part 2 – Social Media Trends

Part 2 – Social Media Trends– Held November 22nd

View an archive or download an audio only podcast (MP3) of Louise Clements, President at MacLaren MRM, as she provides covers the essential steps to drive online sales, with a number of real-world examples to help guide the way and answers questions from the audience.

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Part 3 – eCommerce Innovation

Part 3 – eCommerce Innovation – Held November 22nd

View an archive or download an audio only podcast (MP3) of Sucharita Mulpuru, VP, Principal Analyst – E-Business & Channel Strategy at Forrester Research Inc., as she provides best practices for selling online both in Canada and globally, and answers questions from the audience.

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Beyond Recycling: What an Environmental Sustainability Strategy can do for your Business

Beyond Recycling: What an Environmental Sustainability Strategy can do for your Business – Held September 29th

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.

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Investing in Business Productivity

Investing in Business Productivity  – Held November 24

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.

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Considering an Energy Retrofit?

Considering an Energy Retrofit? – September 21, 2010

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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