Is being sustainable a philanthropic gesture or does it impact your bottom line?

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  April 19, 2012  Can you be sustainable and profitable at the same time ?

Some organizations think of sustainability as philanthropy that they can afford when times are good.  Leading  companies are investing more into sustainability through the downturn because they have found that sustainability can expose rich veins of cost savings within inefficient buildings, processes and supply chains.

Is sustainability a nice to have when you can afford it or does it work its way to your bottom line? Chamber Seminar offers some insight.

Those companies have also found that the sustainability lens is an effective way to attract talent, appeal to green consumers and play an important part of your brand image improvement.

The Burlington Chamber of Commerce is hosting  a special “Think Sustainable” seminar with James Gray-Donald, Vice-President & Sustainability Leader with Sears Canada, outlining  real-life examples of how sound sustainability practices can improve your company’s bottom line.

There are Burlington businesses that understand how having environmentally sustainable business practices is good for the bottom line.

The seminar is being held at the Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington. Registration desk opens at 7:30 a.m. with a full buffet breakfast running from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.  The presentation runs from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and is followed by a question and answer session.  The price to attend is $25.00 (+HST) for Chamber members and $35.00 (+HST) for non-members.  You must sign up in advance.  The event is sponsored by the CMA Certified Management Accountants.

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