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Models for Sustainability
Integrating Sustainable Consumption within a Municipal Sustainability Strategy

As an advisor to the Region of Waterloo (ROW), My Sustainable Canada provided its research, policy, training and community outreach expertise on the development, promotion and education aspects of the ROW's Environmental Sustainability Strategy. This collaborative effort resulted in the development of sustainable consumption related options, indicators and targets that will help the Region's transition towards a more sustainable community.

Social Venture Study

Social ventures have been gaining recognition as a valuable business model for creating more sustainable, equitable, and healthier societies. One basic definition of a social venture is finding commercial solutions to social and environmental problems. The inherent value of social ventures are that the services and products of businesses have positive social impacts, while generating profits that are used to further their social missions and expand their scale. Having a triple bottom line of profit, people, and the planet is a competitive advantage for businesses. Together with Capacity Waterloo Region, My Sustainable Canada analyzed the local social venture economy and developed 6 case studies to showcase prominent social businesses in the area.  The report, entitled, "For-Profit Social Ventures in Waterloo Region - An Exploratory Study (2010)" is available on the Capacity Waterloo Region website.