strategy

Sustainability Isn't In A Title

Sustainability Isn't In A Title

When I first started my journey toward sustainability 5 years ago, I wanted to have a meaningful impact in this world through my work. Sounds cliché, right? I also thought that to have such impact, it required having sustainability within your job title. Today, I realize that I couldn’t have been further from the truth.

Since I’ve started LeadingAhead, the learning curve has been exponentially higher of a regular work position. One of the key things that I’ve learned over the years working with different organizations is that sustainability isn’t in a title.

The National Energy Strategy in Canada

The National Energy Strategy in Canada

Canada's provinces are going backwards

Last month was the announcement of the national energy strategy supported by all Canadian provinces Premiers. Knowing that the vast majority of people did't listen or watch the entire announcement, it is worthwhile to have a quick look. Nowhere did we hear about moving on to new energy sources, not in a firm statement anyways. Not only we did not hear about a future of gradually reducing the amount of oil production to swift towards renewable energy but we heard the same repetitive lines from the past few years; that the energy industry (oil and gas) is creating jobs, allows every level of government to collect taxes and increase their bank account. Noticeably, they all seem to forget that today the renewable energy sector is creating more jobs than the oil and gas in Canada (23 700 jobs in renewable versus 22 340 jobs in the oil and gas). Additionally, it would allow Canada and each province to get close to their emission targets.