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Business leaders at bootcamp (photo gallery)

by Lisa Wichmann   

Sustainability Energy

Sustainability workshop in Toronto drew industrial, retail and manufacturing business leaders.

Toronto—Business leaders from industries such as manufacturing, retail and resources gathered for an intensive one-day sustainability workshop at the University of Toronto recently.

The Sustainability Bootcamp for Business Leaders covered executive-level themes such as attracting investors, communicating ‘green’ effectively and the importance of having a social purpose. Updates were provided on green supply chains, efficient packaging, financial drivers and consumer pressure.

Delegates put their learning to the test in the afternoon with a team competition. Each group prepared mock presentations to potential investors, highlighting their companies’ sustainability goals, progress and value. The groups chose between three sustainable companies for the competition—Herman Miller, Danone, and Teck Resources.

Organized by Toronto-based Leapfrog Sustainability, the event was supported by the University of Toronto’s Centre for Environment, Canadian Business for Social Responsibility, Partners in Project Green, Sustainability Learning Centre, Toronto Sustainability Speakers Series, MaRS, Bullfrog Power and


Check out the day in photos

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