Tag Corporate Social Responsibility

Importance of Sustainable IT

Sustainable IT, also known as Green IT, aims to minimize the negative impact on the environment in all areas of IT operations, including the design, manufacturing, operation and disposal of technology, computers and other computer-related products. It is the practice of environmental sustainability in the IT industry. In the IT industry and offices worldwide, desktops, laptops and servers rely on electricity. Various equipment must either be charged or plugged in at all times. Computers and servers generate heat, which requires additional energy to cool the equipment. Across…

Top Business trends shaping the future of the workplace

As we move into the second half of 2022, now is a great time to consider the business trends that will shape the future of the workplace and how it will impact our workforce. Forbes, a leading technology and commerce media company, recently compiled a list of the most anticipated global business trends for 2022 – 2025. Here are top business trends that will impact the workplace in the near future. Remote work Remote work is here to stay. More than 50% of employees in Canada say…

The importance of business ethics

Ethics play a more significant role in everyday business transactions than many realize. Business ethics are the set of practices and policies that companies use to guide them through decisions about finances, negotiations and deals, corporate social responsibility and more. Much like finances and marketing, ethics have become more and more important for businesses. Without a strong set of ethics, a business can run afoul of the law and encounter financial pitfalls and moral dilemmas. But good business ethics hold companies accountable for doing the right thing.…

The state of women entrepreneurship and women-owned businesses in Canada

The COVID-pandemic has magnified systemic and longstanding inequalities. Women and girls have been disproportionately affected by the crisis and the Government of Canada is taking steps to ensure there is gender equality in entrepreneurship and inclusive economic growth. Entrepreneurship is an important driver for innovation, job creation and productivity growth. However, men and women are still unequal in becoming entrepreneurs and growing their businesses: women are less likely to become entrepreneurs, and women-owned businesses are smaller than their men-owned counterparts. Research has shown that differences remain between…

Canada ranked among healthiest countries to in live in

Canada is often a highly ranked country due to an abundance of natural resources, natural beauty and a diverse population. Earlier this year, countries around the world, including Canada, were ranked in a report released by money.co.uk as the healthiest countries in 2022 to live in. The report ranked Canada as the 13th healthiest country to live in with Japan ranking #1, followed by Switzerland and Cuba. Countries were ranked based on fundamental factors including life expectancy, air pollution, obesity rates, safety and the number of sunlight…

How to support the Moose Hide Campaign in the workplace

GUS Canada is taking part in the Moose Hide Campaign Day this year to stand up to end violence against women and children. Whether your organization is large or small, you too can introduce the Moose Hide Campaign at your workplace. The workplace is a great environment to build awareness and start a conversation – both with internal staff and external partners. Bringing the campaign to your workplace is also a great way to train staff on diversity and inclusion. About Moose Hide Campaign The Moose Hide…

How to create an inclusive workplace culture

Creating an inclusive culture in the workplace is not only the “right” thing to do, it can also have a host of benefits for any organization. Inclusion creates increased employee engagement and a sense of belonging, which goes a long way to boosting morale amongst employees. According to recent research, employees who feel included are more engaged at work, have a sense of greater well-being in their lives, are more committed to their company, are more likely to recommend their company as a great place to work…

How to celebrate Earth Day in the workplace

Earth Day is celebrated annually in countries around the world on April 22.  It first started in the United States in 1970 but the Earth Day movement has since spread to more than 190 countries. It is a day used to demonstrate support for environmental protection and how individuals, institutions, organizations and businesses can take action on climate change. Here are five things you can do in the workplace to celebrate Earth Day this year. 1. Pick up trash A really visible and tangible way to commemorate…

Top 5 reasons why businesses should go zero waste

Establishing zero-waste policies in a business might seem daunting, especially if it’s an established operation, has multiple sites or has a complex supply chain, but making small changes in the right direction is a great place to start and can reap many benefits. Even companies that are already successful with a loyal customer base can benefit from changing policies and procedures to take a greener stance. Here are the top five reasons why businesses should go zero waste. Improve Your Brand’s Image A recent survey by CGS showed…

How Canada is supporting economic recovery post-pandemic

Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented incredible challenges to economies around the world. Here in Canada, nearly three million jobs were lost in spring 2020, and the country’s GDP dropped by 17%. The road to recovery has been long and Canada’s economy continues to adjust to the unprecedented effects in global economic activity. The future, however, is looking bright. The average unemployment rate is currently at 6.5% across the country, down from an all-time high of just over 13% in spring 2020. Canada’s GDP has…