Business Model Adoption
Marketing Agency Joins t he B Corp Movement
To B or Not to B. There was no question says Curt Hammond
The team at Pearl Street Communications Inc. got a very special holiday present this year when they re ceived notice in December they had officially been recognized as a Certified B Corporation. “This is a big day for our team,” commented Chief Listening Officer and company president , Curt Hammond. “As a Certified B Corporation, we are making a very public statement that we want to grow a great company but not at the expense of our team, community or planet. We believe that business can be a force of good and we want to work with the other 2500 B Corps around the planet to prove it.”
GRH first hospital in Waterloo Region to open donor milk bank for babies in neonatal intensive care
Premature babies in hospital who may not be getting enough breast milk will benefit from a new donor milk bank at Grand River Hospital, a first for Waterloo Region hospitals. Each year more than 700 babies are admitted to GRH that require hospitalization, whether due to illness or prematurity. The nutrients from breast milk have a vital impact on the wellness of a premature infant. However, some mothers are unable to provide enough breast milk for their baby’s needs while in hospital.
Bank of Canada increases overnight rate target to 1 1/4 per cent
The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 1 1/4 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 per cent. Recent data have been strong, inflation is close to target, and the economy is operating roughly at capacity. However, uncertainty surrounding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is clouding the economic outlook.
Food truck bureaucracy and notices about notices: CFIB shines light on over-the-top regulations for 2018
Business owners invited to vote on silly red tape stories in Canada
Ahead of Red Tape Awareness Week 2018 (January 22-26) the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is presenting its annual Paperweight Awards bestowing recognition on the government departments and agencies responsible for egregious examples of excessive regulation hurting small businesses.
Regional Council - Waterloo
Region of Waterloo Council Info from January 17, 2018
Council Info is a summary of discussion and the major items presented at the Region of Waterloo council meetings. Items include tenders and contracts; Regional Council reaffirms support to Children’s Groundwater Festival; Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres; Temporary winter overnight drop-in.
Trudeau recently announced that Ottawa is preparing to relax carbon-pricing measures to aid industry competitiveness
Professor Jatin Nathwani, Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy and Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy said, “To meet our national obligations as part of the Paris Treaty and national aspirational targets, it is absolutely critical that an effective mechanism exists to meet the targets. Given the Federal nature of our government, sufficient flexibility has been introduced to allow different provinces to meet the “floor levels” of pricing but the means to get there are open: cap and trade vs. carbon tax."
Opportunities for Youth Employment in Guelph
Youth everywhere face barriers to employment benefit from job skills training and employment opportunities
Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph announced a new project that will give youth in Guelph job skills training and hands-on work experience. Up to 105 youth will participate in the project, which will be delivered by 2nd Chance Employment. Through the Ways2Work program, 2nd Chance will work with each youth to develop a goal for an employment placement.
World Enters Critical Period of Intensified Risks in 2018
Structural and interconnected nature of risks in 2018 threaten the very system on which societies, economies and international relations are based, according to The Global Risks Report 2018; The positive economic outlook gives leaders the opportunity to tackle systemic fragility affecting societies, economies, international relations and the environment, according to the report
The prospect of strong economic growth in 2018 presents leaders with a golden opportunity to address signs of severe weakness in many of the complex systems that underpin our world, such as societies, economies, international relations and the environment. That is the message of The Global Risks Report 2018, published by the World Economic Forum.