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Climate Smart Stories – March 2019

Climate Smart Story: Global Container Terminals

The marine sector as a whole contributes approximately 3% of global greenhouse gases, so when Canada’s largest container terminal operator commits to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the potential for impact is significant. Established in Vancouver in 1907, Global Container Terminals (GCT) is a homegrown private company that has continuously invested in building cleaner, safer, and more efficient facilities. Learn more here:

HSBC Sustainable Finance in Action

HSBC Bank aspires to be a leader in financing, managing and shaping the transition to a low-carbon world – making progress against its five global commitments established in 2017. One focus is HSBC’s support for its customers to reduce the environmental impact of their supply chains and foster the sustainable growth of small and medium-sized businesses. Here in Canada, HSBC funds Climate Smart training through community investment, enabling companies in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver to benefit from a $1,000 discount on the program and reduce their carbon footprint. HSBC employees have also been passionate about attending the training and sharing with their networks. Click here to learn more.

Do you have any contacts in Toronto or Montreal who would benefit from learning more about Climate Smart? To help spread the word, please share widely with your networks.

Sustainability in Action Across Canada

All across Canada, there are more and more opportunities for businesses to lead on sustainability. Along with Climate Smart, these organizations are creating tools and networks to help businesses accelerate clean growth and share their stories.

Do Business Like a Canadian
We recently learned that the Canadian Business for Social Responsibility is hosting a National event series to promote business leadership in environmental stewardship, inclusivity and innovation. Events will take place in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Learn more here. Climate Smart businesses can use the code dblac75 to receive a 15% discount.

.ECO is a new way for businesses of all sizes to brand their sustainability commitments through a customized domain name and profile. Designed by local environmental group, .ECO is an easy way to share an eco-identity through your website. Patagonia is one of many businesses globally that have chosen to create a .eco profile and Climate Smart has its own through Check it out at!

For businesses interested in impact investing and sustainable investing, CoPower’s Green Bonds have raised $30 million for Canadian clean energy projects. Learn more here:

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