It all started back in 2007 while attending university. Amongst many other students, I decided to attend business school. Luckily or unluckily, I we were learning business models while being at the heart of the financial crisis. Soon enough, I started to critic the learning material during lectures as teachers were teaching us what they have been taught many years ago including very little change. One day it struck me. While sitting in the classroom listening to another lecture, I simply thought to myself: "The business models that is provided by the university right now is the exact same model that led us to the crisis we presently live in and the plan is to teach the next generation the same models that are failing on us, graduate, get a job and duplicate what we know will fail again?" Am I the only one who is not making sense of this?.
Going back to the basic. Despite being in the sustainable industry for a few years now, it still seems very hard to define the term sustainability. If you ask 50 industry professionals you will most likely end up getting 50 different answers. The objective of this post is not to define sustainability but simply understand what is means and what it is all about.
Have you ever heard about responsible investment? No! Then keep reading, as it is important to learn about the future of investment? If you have heard about it, you will also discover how your firm and yourself can contribute, as well as, what's in it for you? This post is not about the history of the investment industry, but rather about understanding where it is heading and the impact of your investment on your life, the life of others, on your organization or even several organizations.
We can have our own opinions about Millennials whether they are lazy, entitled, slackers or hard workers who think differently, you choose. However, the reality is that they are taking more and more chairs in your office and retaining talent has become an increasing challenge for most organizations. As we all know that the new generation will not stick to a job for 30 years and plan to retire at that same position as it has been the norm in the past. What if there was a secret to make them stay longer at your organization’s and the employee’s benefit? Employers have to realize that it is quite simple to make them stick around longer by simply understanding their desires.
Being recently inspired after watching numerous documentaries and a TEDx Talk (Victoria) named “The true cost of oil” by Garth Lenz and BC Bill 4 2014 has passed, I decided to write about the Canadian oil industry as a whole focusing on the two pipeline proposals. About a year ago in North America two pipelines construction was by far one of the most debated topics on the public and political scene. Today, we do not really hear about it, but it is still in the air.