Sustainability is NOT a solo endeavour – co-operation across a variety of corporate departments is essential. Meaningful benefits can emerge when the accounting, finance and sustainability departments work together.
It's clear that the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games has innovation at the core of its culture not just by necessity but by design. They are committed to establishing a positive legacy that will have long lasting impacts both locally and beyond.
A great question from one of the attendees, Krystin Annis of Canadians for Clean Prosperity, “Should capital markets be required to conduct sustainability analysis or should it all be about price signals?"
The idea of achieving a competitive advantage while experiencing the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping to solve a social problem is the promise of “Shared Value”, a phrase coined three years ago by Michael Porter in the Harvard Business Review.