Be seen, be green February 2011

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

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