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Economics / Sustainability /  • August 14, 2018
Green bonding with the planet
The global green bond market is experiencing a growth spurt.

Climate change and global warming is the defining issue of our time, caused by the planet’s atmosphere trapping heat, a phenomenon known as the greenhouse effect. The gases that contribute to this include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous o...

Human Interest / Sustainability /  • May 17, 2017
Frog Power
East Coast Credit Union signs on with Bullfrog Power and uses it to bolster its environmental stewardship cred.

This past January, East Coast Credit Union (41,000 members, $677 million in assets) set the tone for 2017 and beyond by giving the green light to green power. In announcing a partnership with Bullfrog Power to buy green electricity for all of its 50 ...

Human Interest / Sustainability /  • April 20, 2017
Let the Solar Shine In
The spectre of climate change is spurring the credit union and cooperative system to take action.

Early this year, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released data indicating that 2016 was the warmest year recorded since record keeping began in 1880. The Earth is now one degree warmer than in pre-industrial times and edging ...

Sustainability / Technology /  • May 24, 2016
Rolling out a revolution
The three-wheeled velomobile is forging a new path in vehicle-sharing

Like most of us, Kody Baker is, admittedly, a “fair-weather bicyclist.” It takes a determined person — one who can endure cold, slippery streets, vertiginous hills, damp clothes, bike thieves and helmet head — to cycle throughout Vancouver’...

Human Interest / Sustainability /  • November 1, 2015
The 100-mile-diet hero
How one foodie turned his love of local produce into a $15,000 prize

Bobby Lax, coordinator of the Tofino Ucluelet Culinary Guild, is helping Vancouver farmers get their crops to the Pacific coast.

Economics / Sustainability /  • July 1, 2015
Responsible investment in Canada
Check out our primer on ethical investment, from strategies to screening

Climate change, labour rights, executive compensation. These issues matter to Canadians, as evidenced by a 68 per cent increase in the RI sector over two years.

Sustainability /  • May 1, 2015
The greening of garbage
Waste picker co-ops worldwide turn trash into cash and improve the environment

Did you know that 40 per cent of waste pickers organizations worldwide are cooperatives?