Price on carbon key to Canada tackling global warming, say researchers

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Report says a carbon fee is vital and country should exploit renewable energy to decarbonize electricity grid – but doesn’t discuss highly polluting tar sands.

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A wind farm in southern Alberta, Canada. A new report says the country should exploits its renewable energy resource to cut emissions. Photograph: Design Pics Inc / Rex Features/Design Pics Inc / Rex Features

65 researchers from provinces across Canada have published a report, Acting on Climate Change, that details how the country can successfully decarbonize its electric grid to slow global warming.

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9 Tips for Communicating Sustainability in the Workplace

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RoundpegMost organizations take the “if we build it, they will come” approach to rolling out sustainability programs, but employees traditionally don’t look to their employer to help them live more sustainably. Even worse, many see organizational initiatives as being more of a PR move than a genuine effort to decrease negative environmental impact.

If you want to let your staff know that you’re serious about sustainability AND get them to actively participate in programs and contribute to initiatives, try these nine tips.

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Does ‘Uberization’ equal greater Sustainability?

Although it’s probably too early to offer candidates for Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year, I’d like to suggest uberization as the word for 2015.

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According to Oxford Dictionaries the Word of the Year should “reflect the ethos, mood or preoccupations of that particular year and to have lasting potential as a word of cultural significance.”

Now, my argument for the Oxford’s selection team is that in 2015 we see a shift from focusing solely on the phenomenon of  Uber to a broader discussion about uberization, which could be described as utilizing the Uber business model in different sectors (from healthcare to real estate and food delivery).

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Jobs with Impact: 4 Tips to Find and Get Meaningful Work

Career success is no longer only defined by how much you make but also by how much impact you have. More professionals are choosing their jobs by the impact they can have on the world.

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MaRS and my company Bmeaningful sought advice from industry experts and wrote an insiders guide to help answer questions like: What exactly is the impact sector? What are my career options? What skills and capabilities do I need to have?; and how do I stand out from the competition?

The Impact Economy: The Insiders Guide to Finding Meaningful Work and Attracting Top Talent, explores the barriers that make it difficult for talented people to identify employment opportunities and for organizations to recruit, engage and retain top talent.

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TD Bank Economics Shares Why Building ‘Green’ pays off

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They’ve been saying it for years – GREEN building pays off – TD Economics shares the proof.

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Any jaunt across Toronto tells you that condos are springing up in the city at an unprecedented rate – up to 35,000 new residential units are expected to come onto the market in the city this year alone. And with the huge growth we’re expecting to see in urban populations, there’s every reason to believe this trend will continue.

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