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Half day interactive open workshop on green initiatives held in Toronto.

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  • Be seen , be green!
    by Toronto Training and HR
    February 2011
  • Contents
    3-4 Introduction to Toronto Training and HR
    5-6 Definitions
    7-8 Growth sectors of the green economy
    9-10 Drivers of change
    11-16 Skills
    17-18 Carbon footprint
    19-20 Recognizing ecosystem health
    21-24 Community, green business & climate
    change adaptation-green jobs strategy
    25-26 The corporate zoo
    27-28 Self-identifying as green organizations
    29-31 Green goods or services produced
    32-35 Green programs and initiatives
    36-38 Links between HR and environmental
    performance
    39-41 Trends and policies affecting green organizations
    42-43 Drill
    44-51 Case studies
    52-53 Conclusion and questions
  • Page 3
    Introduction
  • Page 4
    Introduction to Toronto Training and HR
    Toronto Training and HRis a specialist training and human resources consultancy headed by Timothy Holden
    10 years in banking
    10 years in training and human resources
    Freelance practitioner since 2006
    The core services provided by Toronto Training and HR are:
    • Training course design
    • Training course delivery
    - Reducing costs
    • Saving time
    • Improving employee engagement & morale
    • Services for job seekers
  • Page 5
    Definitions
  • Page 6
    Definitions
    The green economy-technical perspective, economic perspective and development process perspective
    Green jobs-practices or production
    Green skills
  • Page 7
    Growth sectors of the green economy
  • Page 8
    Growth sectors of the green economy
    Renewable energy and energy efficiency
    Buildings, retro-fitting and construction
    Transportation and alternative transportation
    Waste recycling and waste management
  • Page 9
    Drivers of change
  • Page 10
    Drivers of change
    PRIMARY DRIVERS
    Financial incentives (i.e. benefits of reducing energy consumption)
    Regulatory necessity / government policy
    Consumer demand
    Marketplace competitive advantage
    Corporate stewardship / corporate reputation
    Catastrophes / environmental impact of operations
  • Page 11
    Skills
  • Page 12
    Skills 1 of 5
    SKILLS GAPS
    Technological change
    Sustainable development
    Interdisciplinary thinkers
  • Page 13
    Skills 2 of 5
    CURRENT SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
    Specific environmental training/education
    Industrial trades/occupations
    Engineering
    Reducing environmental impact
    Remediation/pollutants/waste disposal and treatment of the environment
    Education
    Sustainable products/recycling
  • Page 14
    Skills 3 of 5
    CURRENT SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
    Energy conservation/alternative electricity production
    Solar electric systems/wind turbines/alternative electricity production
    Water filtration/management
    Effective communication/customer, public and government relations
  • Page 15
    Skills 4 of 5
    FUTURE SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
    Keeping up to date on green trends & issues
    Specific environmental training/education
    Industrial trades/occupations
    Reducing environmental impact
    Innovative green ideas and products
    Effective communication/customer, public and government relations
  • Page 16
    Skills 5 of 5
    FUTURE SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
    Energy conservation/alternative electricity production
    Sustainable products/recycling
    Engineering
    Remediation/pollutants/waste disposal and treatment of the environment
  • Page 17
    Carbon footprint
  • Page 18
    Carbon footprint
    What is a carbon footprint?
    Business reasons for manufacturers looking to fund a Greenhouse Gases (GHG) inventory program
    How of carbon foot printing-Scope one, Scope two, Scope three
    Guiding the documentation and reporting of carbon footprints
  • Page 19
    Recognizing ecosystem health
  • Page 20
    Recognizing ecosystem health
    Healthy forests
    Healthy aquatic ecosystems-streams, rivers and lakes
    Healthy agriculture-soil health
    Healthy shoreline
  • Page 21
    Community, green business & climate change adaptation-green jobs strategy
  • Page 23
    Community, green business & climate change adaptation-green jobs strategy 2 of 3
    CLIMATE CHANGE IN ONTARIO
    The new projections for Ontario in 2050, based on middle of the road assumptions about GHG reductions, show an increase in annual average temperature of 2.5 degrees C to 3.7 degrees C.
    Southern Ontario, like the Far North, is projected to see the greatest seasonal increase in precipitation in winter, much of it likely to fall as rain.
    The combination of increased evaporation with little change in precipitation raises the likelihood of more intense dry periods with low run-off water and low soil moisture.
  • Page 24
    Community, green business & climate change adaptation-green jobs strategy 3 of 3
    CLIMATE CHANGE IN ONTARIO
    Expected impacts of climate change in Ontario include:
    1. increases in heat-days combined with poor air quality and its adverse affects on human health;
    2. decreases in Great Lakes water levels;
    3. increased risk to the Boreal forest as a result of drought, pests and fire;
    4. extreme precipitation events causing (flash) flooding; and
    5. damage due to both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species.
  • Page 25
    The corporate zoo
  • Page 26
    The corporate zoo
    Gorillas
    Peacocks
    Ostriches
    Mule
    Dolphin
  • Page 27
    Self-identifying as green organizations
  • Page 28
    Self-identifying as green organizations
    Provides services/technology/materials/knowledge that reduce(s) the environmental impact
    Business is energy management/alternative energy production
    Protect environment mandate/limited amount of waste/pollution
    Environmental consultants/research
    Recycling organization/collects/processes materials for recycling purposes
    Waste disposal/containment/treatment
  • Page 29
    Green goods or services produced
  • Page 30
    Green goods or services produced 1 of 2
    Performs a service related to consulting/education/research
    Performs a service related to environmental consulting/training
    Performs a service related to engineering/consulting
    Performs a service related to design
    Performs a service related to recycling/remanufacturing
  • Page 31
    Green goods or services produced 2 of 2
    Performs a service related to water/air filter/treatment equipment
    Performs a service related to water/air filter/treatment/waste water
    Performs a service related to heating/cooling/energy management
    Performs a service related to waste disposal/containment/treatment/collection
  • Page 32
    Green programs and initiatives
  • Page 33
    Green programs and initiatives 1 of 3
    Making internal operations more green
    Making products and/or services more green
    Granting special leave to employees for participation in green activities
    Environmental protection programs and initiatives
    Active participation in green events
    Financial support and/or sponsorship for various initiatives Providing services free/or at low cost to green organizations
    Providing resources and assistance to raise money for green concerns
  • Page 34
    Green programs and initiatives 2 of 3
    Site remediation
    Air quality assessment
    Internal training / education courses
    Sustainable packaging
    Reducing energy consumption
    Water usage reduction
    Emission reduction
    Energy efficiency
    Light weighting initiatives (automotive)
  • Page 35
    Green programs and initiatives 3 of 3
    Energy auditing / energy efficient buildings
    Alternate fuel / bio fuels research and development
    Integrated training / interdisciplinary
    Fuel usage reduction
  • Page 36
    Links between HR and environmental performance
  • Page 37
    Links between HR and environmental performance 1 of 2
    Have younger employees or less unionization. Older or highly unionized employees may be more resistant to change.
    Have more involvement and support at the managerial level.
    Demonstrate transformational leadership at the
    highest levels.
    Allow for flexibility in HR policies, which in turn
    fosters employee satisfaction.
  • Page 38
    Links between HR and environmental performance 2 of 2
    Have a dedicated environmental unit—ideally, with
    a privileged position within their organization.
    Have greater employee involvement, communication, and cross-functional collaboration relating to environmental programs. The best-performing companies used several communications vehicles including screens, magazines, videos, PDAs, posters, interactive software, e-mail, and the intranet.
    Use specific rewards to incentivize ideas or behaviours.
  • Page 39
    Trends and policies affecting green organizations
  • Page 40
    Trends and policies affecting green organizations 1 of 2
    Changing government regulations and/or policies in Canada
    Decreasing access to raw resources for my sector
    Changing technologies that make my sector less relevant
    Lack of skilled / educated / trained human resources
    Increasing international competition
    Decreasing access to investment capital
    Increasing domestic competition
    Changing public demand/expectations from companies in my sector
    Changing government regulations and/or policies in other countries
  • Page 41
    Trends and policies affecting green organizations 2 of 2
    GOVERNMENT POLICIES
    High costs of going green
    High taxes
    Lack of funding for clean energy projects, companies, R&D
    Government bureaucracy / inefficiency / posturing
    Continued preference for fossil fuel energy / lack of support for reducing carbon
    Lack of supportive regulations / enforcement
  • Page 42
    Drill
  • Page 43
    Drill
  • Page 44
    Case study A
  • Page 45
    Case study A
  • Page 46
    Case study B
  • Page 47
    Case study B
  • Page 48
    Case study C
  • Page 49
    Case study C
  • Page 50
    Case study D
  • Page 51
    Case study D
  • Page 52
    Conclusion & Questions
  • Page 53
    Conclusion
    Summary
    Questions