Climate Smart: A winning opportunity for Canadian businesses to profitably reduce their carbon footprint
Climate Smart has gone national with its award-winning program that helps businesses profitably reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – turning carbon risk into opportunity.
Partnering with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and with funding support from HSBC Bank Canada, Climate Smart’s practical, solutions-based program is now available in major cities across Canada.
Over nearly a decade, Climate Smart has helped hundreds of businesses, across all sizes and sectors, to improve their energy, fuel and waste footprints and save costs. The program leverages the business case for GHG reductions – including improved operational efficiencies, cost savings, employee engagement, and benchmarking data – adding up to increased competitive advantage.
Climate Smart trained businesses not only stay ahead of the curve preparing for a low carbon economy, but they also join an extensive network of businesses that are developing cleaner, more efficient and profitable ways of doing business.
With support from HSBC Bank Canada, businesses in Vancouver, BC; Calgary, AB; Toronto, ON; and Montreal, QC are invited to participate in Climate Smart’s practical and solutions-based program to profitably reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – and prepare for and participate in the low carbon economy.
HSBC Canada is partnering with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to bring Climate Smart’s award-winning program to businesses across Canada. Climate Smart has helped hundreds of businesses, of all sizes and sectors, improve their energy, fuel and waste footprints and save on associated costs.
The Climate Smart program equips businesses with tools and resources to reduce losses from ineffective energy, fuel and waste management. Through small-group training sessions, expert one-on-one coaching, and customized reporting and analysis, businesses are set up to future-proof their operational costs with a reliable return on the investment.
Cost is $500 – $2,500 depending on business size – through HSBC Bank Canada’s charitable support, businesses in major Canadian cities can now access a $1,000 discount. Full pricing details can be found here.
Benefits to Climate Smart Certification
Climate Smart is a comprehensive professional development and training program that includes the following:
- A series of three interactive half-day training sessions
- Access to a top-rated, web-based GHG management application
- One-on-one advising
- Certification as a “Climate Smart Business”
Training Session 1:
We take complex, global standards and make it simple for you to assess your impact.
- Map your operations
- Collect your data
- Calculate your emissions with our online app
Training Session 2:
We help you plan emissions reductions and forecast the benefits.
- Identify your best opportunities for reductions
- Prioritize your strategies
Training Session 3:
We help you communicate your successes and understand how offsets work.
- Build internal buy-in
- Steer clear of “greenwashing”
- Learn about the carbon offset market
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Dates & Location
The Climate Smart program includes three half-day training sessions. All sessions are from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Up to two staff members attend all three sessions within a series.
Winter: January 30, February 27, April 2, 2020
Spring: April 16, May 21, June 18, 2020
Vancouver Economic Commission
Suite 1500, 401 W. Georgia St.
We work with businesses across Canada via remote training sessions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when dates are announced.
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