7 Leaders Predict the Future of Sustainability 

7 sustainability leaders predict the future of sustainability: what’s to come, how we can prepare for it and what the opportunities and challenges are.

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3 young sustainability professionals reveal career path secrets

3 young sustainability professionals reveal their secrets and tips to launching a successful sustainability career.

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How one company used sustainability to grow its revenues by 250% in 3 years.

Learn how a 20 year old coffee company used sustainability to grow its revenues and become more competitive.

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Fatima Crerar: A day in the life of a Senior Manager of Social Impact

Fatima shares her typical day, what CSR means at ecobee and insights on what it takes to work in corporate social impact.  Aim high, always. This is one of Fatima Crerar’s work/life philosophies and a great guiding principle for all of our careers. We first met Fatima a few years ago …

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getting the impact job of dreams

The first step to getting the impact job of your dreams

Back to the Future. Not only is it a classic movie, it is a helpful maxim to consider when thinking about your career. Back to the future means thinking about goals for your future self and then working backwards to figure out how to achieve those goals. In other words, planning for the future is …

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A sustainability intrapraneurship story at General Mills Canada: Jessica Kirshenblat-Gooderham

Jessica is the perfect example of a CSR intrapraneur- a sustainability leader creating change from within her company. When Jess started at General Mills as a sales rep almost a decade ago, there were no sustainability teams or green initiatives. Fast forward to today, Jess is the leader of a thriving employee-led …

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Walter Kraus. VP, Environment & Corporate Sustainability. Weston Foods.

CSR Expert Series: From working the midnight shift as a Sanitation Supervisor to the Vice President, Environment & Corporate Sustainability at Weston Foods (the company is responsible for many brands including artisan ACE Bakery), Walter Kraus has had quite the career. A CSR leader and a 26 year ‘sustainability warrior’, Walter’s story reminds us that patience, …

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11 Tips for a Career in Social Impact

Top 11 Tips for a Career in Social Impact Career paths in the social economy are not linear anymore so there’s no pre-defined path for success. Zig zagging paths create opportunities for some and challenges for others to find and get a job with social impact. Since social innovators are always thinking about doing things not …

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Statistics every social impact professional needs to have

Whether you are building a business case, preparing a presentation for your boss or working on a proposal to a potential partner, it’s important to have the statistics to back up your work. We’ve curated the latest data from research studies and reports to share with you key statistics covering employee …

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Jeremiah Brenner. Manager of Corporate Responsibility. LoyaltyOne.

How do you get to become a Manager of Corporate Responsibility with a leading sustainability company? Persistence. That’s the career path and advice of Jeremiah Brenner, Manager of Corporate Responsibility with LoyaltyOne. Building his skills through different work experiences and a Master’s degree in the environment and sustainability, Jeremiah eventually found his …

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Klaudia Watts. Corporate Responsibility Manager. PwC.

Those who are passionate about CSR tend to be very involved in the space. Take Klaudia Watts, Corporate Responsibility Manager at PwC, who’s built an impressive career in sustainability. Klaudia started her career in CSR as an “intrapreneur”, pioneering a CSR program where one never existed. She then leveraged the experience to take …

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Top 5 Jobs For The Sustainability Professional

If last week’s Earth Day got you in the mood to take your professional skills in a more sustainable direction, you’re not alone. Fortunately, gone are the days when you needed an environmental science degree for a job that helps the planet. Sustainable oriented careers can range from consulting to …

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Michael Kurz. Energy Projects Manager. University Health Network.

The way business is done is changing, in large part because of the growing recognition that business as usual is not sustainable. As part of this recognition many organization’s are rethinking the way in which they consume energy. Supporting this transition are people like Michael Kurz, Energy Projects Manager with …

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Susan Heaney. Director, Marketing, Communications & Development. The Sustainability Consortium

Career switcher, Susan Heaney, shares advice and her story about switching from the corporate sector to nonprofit. From a decades long corporate career at Avon to the Director of Marketing, Communications and Development at the Sustainability Consortium, Susan Heaney transitioned almost seamlessly from the corporate world to the nonprofit sector. For …

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5 Surprising Facts About CSR Jobs

If you’re looking for a corporate social responsibility (CSR)  job, you already know that every company has a different approach to CSR. This variety makes it challenging to know what companies need and how to position yourself for success. And if you’re looking to switch into CSR, you may be wondering what …

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Alina Racoviceanu. Sustainability Consultant. Toronto Hydro

Alina Racoviceanu was a traditional engineer who transformed herself into a Purple Sheep.  A holistic and analytical thinker, Alina used her desire to ‘save the planet’ one act at a time to pursue a career in corporate social responsibility. Sustainability experts like Alina are secret weapons within companies, helping employees connect the …

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Inside Summerhill: What It’s Like To Work There

Behind the Impact: It’s inspiring every time we go behind the scenes at an organization that does well by doing good. Especially where the culture allows people to be themselves, make an impact and have fun all at the same time. Summerhill is an energy efficiency and engagement company that designs …

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Ersilia Serafini. President. Summerhill.

Experts in CSR Series: We love meeting successful, down to earth professionals who’ve built their careers at one organization. While job hopping may be the current trend for most companies, it’s quite the opposite for Ersilia and most of the team at Summerhill. From Field Rep to President, read on to …

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Tom Ewart. Manager of Sustainability & Citizenship. The Co-operators.

Experts in CSR Series: We enjoy bringing you the inside scoop on corporate social responsibility professionals and the jobs they love. Tom has a broad view of the sustainability industry, and while there may not be as many quote unquote CSR jobs as we’d like right now, Tom tells us …

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Doug Morrow. Managing Director. Corporate Knights Capital.

Doug Morrow is a perfect example of the newest generation of MBA’ers that are choosing to use their financial skills for social good. As the Managing Director of Corporate Knights Capital, he is responsible for the firm’s day to day management and operations. Doug’s job is not your average CSR job, …

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