On Tuesday, October 30, 2012,CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management
Accountants) hosted an innovative discussion on Corporate Sustainability.
The conference in Toronto Canada brought together business leaders
and experts in the field of corporate sustainability to discuss
if there is a business case for sustainability in Canada.
CIMA President GulzariBabber FCMA, CGMA delivered the opening remarks
and the key note address was given by Jim Harris, who is one of
North America’s foremost authors and thinkers on change, leadership
and strategic and sustainable business. Following this there was
a round table discussion. The participants included Valerie Chort,
Partner and leader of the Sustainability and Climate Change Services
at Deloitte Canada, Pavi Binning, President, George Weston Limited
and Laurent Tainturier, President of BASF Canada.
“I am extremely pleased by the vibrant discussion that the
conference produced. For too long in Canada the prevalent ethos
has been that sustainable business is at best a ‘feel good’
issue and at worst ‘green washing.’ Importantly the
conference built upon research that CIMA has undertaken to show
that sustainability is increasingly viewed as a fundamental part
of business strategy and necessary for continued profitability.”
“CIBC was pleased to sponsor this conference. Corporate Sustainability
is a relevant issue in business today. Our strategic imperative
is to deliver consistent, sustainable earnings over the long term.
That same philosophy of consistency and sustainability also guides
our conduct in the broader scope of our activities. At CIBC, we
recognize that good business and environmental responsibility go
hand in hand. Our success as a company depends on a sustainable
economy, which in turn contributes to a healthy environment for
our, clients, employees, and communities.”
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