CSSI Communique

Our weekly Communique gives a taste of what's going on in the world of sustainability, social responsibility, and business. We send it to Gustavson faculty and staff, interested people all over UVic and around the globe. To get your copy every Thursday, email .

Rachel Goldsworthy

Have something you want to feature in an upcoming Communique? Have a question about something you saw in a Communique? Contact Rachel Goldsworthy, CSSI coordinator.

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Phone: 250-853-3721 

Through CSSI, Rachel tells stories of the myriad inspiring events and people at Gustavson in order to share the model with business learners and teachers around the world.

  • December 22, 2016: a round-up of resources for individuals, families, business managers, and educators
  • December 15, 2016: happy holidays from CSSI!
  • December 8, 2016: Students learn to voice their values; fashion industry with purpose; how business can support the Sustainable Development Goals
  • December 1, 2016: December holidays and festivals; green gift ideas; party for the planet
  • November 24, 2016: Susty Gusty students ditch the cups; carbon footprint of turkey; opinions on GMO
  • November 17, 2016: unpacking the pros and cons of online shopping; women in business; Levi Strauss case studies
  • November 10, 2016: WWF partners with HSBC in India; virtual experiential learning; org change case study
  • November 3, 2016: Perspectives from local sustainable leaders; truth, justice, Indigenous peoples; International Day of...
  • October 27, 2016: Gustavson students creating solutions
  • October 20, 2016: warning labels on gas pumps; toothbrushes to save the world; leading with purpose
  • October 13, 2016: power shift for Canada's northerners; sophisticating green investment; sustainability for children
  • October 6, 2016: Renewable energy for people and Canada's north; sophisticated green investing; storytelling in organizations
  • September 29, 2016: Gustavson MBAs pitch to heavy hitters; Norway's global fund; renewable jet fuel
  • September 22, 2016: Tarmac paves with good intentions; Sodexo sources from SMEs; internet justice with Jigsaw
  • September 15, 2016: new criteria for evaluating supply chain; circular economy video; glamping and efficiency
  • September 8, 2016: a plethora of MOOCs; tax-evading Danes; 22 research studies on ROI of sustainability
  • September 1, 2016: CSSI's latest collection of terrific Gustavson stories; GM partners to upcycle plastic bottles
  • August 25, 2016: leadership scholarship; BASF & circular economy; sustainability-oriented innovation
  • August 18, 2016: the secret of business resilience; East African Community to ban second-hand clothing imports; matches v lighters
  • August 11, 2016: recycling how-to; elephant survival; superstar undergrad Kaila Borrelli
  • August 4, 2016: purpose as survival strategy; pets' eco pawprint; low-carbon yogurt
  • July 28, 2016: slavery in the seafood chain; systems view for organizations; SmartDrive Challenge
  • July 21, 2016: pilots save big fuel; webinar on achieving SDGs through cradle-to-cradle design; oilsands advisory board
  • July 14, 2016: a great Gustavson student; our greenhouse gas report; turning tobacco into jet fuel
  • July 7, 2016: peace and aerial agriculture; Trader Joe's Freon spill; The True Cost documentary; Not for profit book
  • June 30, 2016: lenders get dibs ahead of enviro clean up; second Vatican conference on impact investing; Minnesota Sustainable Growth Coalition
  • June 23, 2016: vacation - to work or not to work?; UVic beats emissions target; eco-friendly picnics
  • June 16, 2016: wilderness for bosses; carbon credits mitigate poaching; US green case studies
  • June 9, 2016: 21 Days to Green Your Routine; Las Vegas as clean tech thought leader; bank for social justice
  • June 2, 2016: Shareholders engage with Big Oil; London's bike superhighways; World Heritage Sites threatened by climate
  • May 26, 2016: A list of MOOCs; labour rights; quiet shopping
  • May 19, 2016: World Partnership Walk to reduce poverty; e-waste downstream; new book on Finding Purpose
  • May 12, 2016: oikos associate grant; social enterprise and finance case studies; immunization supply chain
  • May 5, 2016: sustainability insurgents; cement emissions breakthrough; how SDGs align with business
  • April 28, 2016: Social Enterprise month: a podcast, an article, some examples, and human resources @ UVic
  • April 21, 2016: MEC's data-driven sustainability strategy; a billion acts of green, starting with one
  • April 14, 2016: Gustavson's engaged, transformative students; case study on integrated reporting
  • April 7, 2016: UVic president honours CSSI director; sustainable supply chain; new global mining standards
  • March 31, 2016: Anti-Corruption tools for the classroom; co-op banks conference @ UVic & call for papers
  • March 24, 2016: Conscious Kindness; BP leadership case study
  • March 17, 2016: Earth Hour 2016; International Happy Day; planning for climate change in Kiribati
  • March 10, 2016: 2015 Jason Boyce Award winner; salt + sun in Morocco; saving forests in the loo
  • March 3, 2016: Kindness personified: a panel discussion; International Women's Day
  • Feb 25, 2016: Sustainable Development Goals, what are they and what are business schools doing about them?
  • Feb 18, 2016: Gill Grad School MBAs score at case competition; Pink Shirt Day and bullying
  • Feb 11, 2016: International Development @ Gustavson; sustainability and ethics MOOCs; international development explained in a new book
  • Feb 4, 2016: World Wildlife Fund-Canada and COP21; recycling Jaguars; carbon neutral at the Super Bowl
  • Jan 28, 2016: Gustavson undergrads challenge their profs to discuss slavery; MBA students win big in Davos
  • Jan 21, 2016: Green servicizing, Gustavson students' SustainableExchange blog, good books
  • Jan 14, 2016: Veja shoes: from consultants to start-up; The North Face and responsible down; English wine
  • Jan 7, 2016: Ready Set Solve student challenges, internal development in Nigeria, unethical examples
  • Dec 24, 2015: green Christmases, from Wired to Grist to Barenaked Ladies
  • Dec 17, 2015: design thinking for business, sustainable tourism, CEOs with daughters think differently
  • Dec 10, 2015: Human Rights Day, residential school student art video, Free the Slaves
  • Dec 3, 2015: International Anti-Corruption Day, H&M joins Ellen MacArthur Fdn, holiday tree answers
  • Nov 26, 2015: Black Friday, REI takes a hike, Compassionate Consumerism
  • Nov 19, 2015: 2015 EcoStar awards, Benefit Corporations, Global Forum for Responsible Management Education
  • Nov 12, 2015: Honest Tea case study as graphic novel, Puma and ShopEthica and biodegradable products
  • Nov 5, 2015: Energy storage trends, Colgate-Palmolive and water, climate change theatre
  • Oct 29, 2015: CSSI's Year in Review, PRME's principles, and social innovation
  • Oct 22, 2015: Materiality, green rugby, equity crowdfunding
  • Oct 15, 2015: Beyond supply chains; collaborating and chocolate; passion, purpose and profession
  • Oct 8, 2015: Mission Impossible, value chain webinars, bike repair workshops, Just Eat It
  • Oct 1, 2015: Volkswagen, Bike to Work Days
  • Sept 24, 2015: #gustavsoncares and we've got proof, cheesemakers save the roads, Netherlands legal win applies to Canada
  • Sept 17, 2015: Cashmere co-op, eight Climate Smart BC businesses, five biz2bizschool messages
  • Sept 10, 2015: Firestone in Liberia, Teaching Bullies, child labour, shipping recyclables: good or bad?
  • Sept 3, 2015: PRME Principle 1: Purpose, shoes fire cement, Fortune's Change the World list of companies
  • August 27, 2015: PRME Principle 4: Research, green pencils, Behind the Brands, Eastman Chemical
  • August 20, 2015: PRME Principle 2: Values, sustainability drives revenue growth, best practices in green health care
  • August 13, 2015: Global Leaders Festival, bees and honey, forest stewardship pays off
  • August 6, 2015: Indigenous peoples and health, Just Eat It free screening, VetConnect
  • July 30, 2015: Slavery in food supply chains, better burgers, greener beer
  • July 23, 2015: Saulteaux First Nation and Site C dam, living values at Continuum Construction
  • July 16, 2015: CSR in Islamic financial institutions, entrepreneurship in science, LEGO looking for green
  • July 9, 2015: Gustavson Brand Trust Index, governance beyond governments, student lifestyles
  • July 2, 2015: New Oil Order, Yunus Centre Social Business Design Lab, the green pope
  • June 25, 2015: stronger criteria for investment funds, global e-waste solutions, toxic sugar
  • June 18, 2015: cocktails for a better world, saving water with beer, lifecycle analysis of books
  • June 11, 2015: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Gen Z, Ford on scaling change
  • June 4, 2015: Proudly Made in Africa, Jeff Rubin's The Carbon Bubble, World Bank's Doing Business report
  • May 28, 2015: UVic gets a perfect sustainability score, chicken farmers fouled out, real-time pollution data in China
  • May 21, 2015: wheels, two at a time; plus the Social Innovation Jam
  • May 14, 2015: PRME No. 6: Dialogue in action, sustainable business examples
  • May 7, 2015: What PRME Principle 2 looks like, two keys to social enterprise, Bike to Work Week
  • April 30, 2015: How to help Nepalese kids, PRME Principle 1 in action
  • April 23, 2015: Gustavson students' Enactus project, truly cool tools from EPA, sustainable energy in your closet
  • April 16, 2015: where Gustavson people put their ESG, new minimum wage, innovating culture
  • April 9, 2015: Brock Smith in Swaziland, oddly sustainable fashion, dropping oil
  • April 2, 2015: Leat Ahrony @UVic, David Dunne in Nepal, the most efficient light
  • March 26, 2015: Alum Andrew Hall named to Top 30U30 Leaders list, CO2 flatlining, MasterCard fights corruption
  • March 19, 2015: Jason Boyce Award, creative tech solutions for water shortages, water management reporting
  • March 12, 2015: IdeaFest, Walmart product labelling, reviving reef net fishing
  • March 5, 2015: Credit Suisse's take on gender equity and corporate success, Indian Ocean entrepreneurs, GoldieBlox
  • February 26, 2015: Tima Bansal's talk "Hooked on Speed," the afterlife of old clothes, IdeaFest 2015
  • February 19, 2015: Food security, Pink Shirt Day
  • February 12, 2015: Fair Trade vegan condoms, peak chocolate, Winter Bike to Work Day
  • February 5, 2015: from poop to potable water via Gates Foundation, EPA awards for Kroger's, Winter Bike to Work Day
  • January 29, 2015: MBAs make Business for a Better World, BASF innovation webinar
  • January 22, 2015: palm oil clinker, innovative old forestry, discussion about climate change
  • January 15, 2014: CSR trends of 2014, doing research with indigenous communities, motivation
  • January 8, 2015: carbon policy, competitive cooperatives, UN Global Compact resources for teaching peace
  • May 15, 2014: Carbon edition - VanCity and Climate Smart on carbon neutrality, Tesco, Chilean solar power
  • May 8, 2014: Investing edition - UVic = Harvard?, Gustavson MBAs get excited about SRI
  • May 1, 2014: Business model edition - closed loops, rewards, and Lego
  • April 24, 2014: Timberland's good report, ExxonMobil's bad one, and a Good Life movie
  • April 17, 2014: resilience in Whati, NWT; world's most ethical companies; David Suzuki on celebrating Earth
  • April 10, 2014: Harvard doesn't quite divest, teaching case studies, checklist for a thriving business
  • April 3, 2014: Natural Capital, local business and Gustavson alum in PrimeTime blog, green business certification
  • March 27, 2014: Gender equity, social entrepreneurship, best of B Corps, research impact (or not)
  • March 20, 2014: UVic Student Sustainability Champions, best water pump, best water filter, World Water Day
  • March 13, 2014: Good Spirited rum, Gustavson students win big with socially responsible plan
  • March 6, 2014: the IMF, AWID, and Joss Whedon weigh in on International Women's Day issues
  • February 27, 2014: Gustavson alum Blair Kennedy, CSSI brings PRME's Jonas Haertle to IdeaFest 2014
  • February 20, 2014: BUS 640, Sustainable MBA, progressive governance in Tunisia
  • February 13, 2014: Stayin' alive, Take the Lead, strategic philanthropy, your pet's carbon footprint
  • February 6, 2014: Gustavson students @ PitchIt!, responsible travel, anti-corruption on line
  • January 30, 2014: Gustavson alum's enLIGHT, water/money, ethics/profits
  • January 23, 2014: MBA 514, Big Oil accepts climate change, finance and ESG
  • January 9, 2014: MBA 512, big gas, PRME case studies from around the world
  • January 2, 2014: MGB 529, CSR in small firms, elderly walk-substituting vehicles
  • December 19, 2013: How will you measure your life? Clayton Christensen wants to know
  • December 12, 2013: COM 100, CSR and CEO morality, GM goes waste free, International Integrated Reporting
  • December 5, 2013: COM 405, Sitka success, beer and the environment
  • November 28, 2013: Working happier, European Charter on General Principles for Protection of the Environment and Sustainable Development
  • November 21, 2013: Creativity and happiness, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • November 14, 2013: Motivation, financial risks of oil producers, strategic innovation
  • November 7, 2013: MealShare, Integrity in Finance webinar, retailing with purpose, supply chain
  • October 31, 2013: Rana Plaza's effect on safety, contractors or employees?
  • October 24, 2013: managerial anthropology, webinar on teaching sustainability to business students, three lessons for advancing human rights
  • October 17, 2013: proactive community-minded students, Jerry Brown pulls CA back from the brink, no more drive-til-you-qualify mortgages
  • October 10, 2013: ethics in a Strategy class, Andrew Weaver webinar, green business certification
  • October 3, 2013: circular economies, social entrepreneurship from India to Kamloops
  • September 26, 2013: cleaner cruising, innovating unions, worker-owned mill
  • September 19, 2013: Five ways to cut food waste, Crane and Matten's top ten tips for teaching CSR
  • September 12, 2013: an excellent book, Patagonia's good deed
  • September 5, 2013: World Bank's Little Green Data Book, trailer parks as sustainable housing, Star Trek
  • August 29, 2013: mining exploration and First Nation, planting trees, philosophy and management education
  • August 22, 2013: brilliant idea for light in dark places, sustainable businesses around the world, insurance company challenges organized crime
  • August 15, 2013: China boosts green sector, Copenhagen skis on trash, investment managers factor in climate change risks
  • August 8, 2013: sustainability in mining, wining, and designing
  • August 1, 2013: Brazil's dirty list, classroom ethics transitions to the workplace, mining
  • July 25, 2013: shipbreaking, thrift stores, AASHE @ UVic
  • July 18, 2013: First Nations cutlery collaboration, Network for Business Sustainability webinars
  • July 11, 2013: peer-to-peer faculty webinars for teaching strategy, marketing, finance, and operations; Gustavson wins EECOM's Outstanding Post-Secondary program award for environmental education
  • July 4, 2013: webinar on the business case for sustainability, NAFTA environment ministers, humane green roof
  • June 27, 2013: More innovation from Volvo, Integrated Reporting all over the media, urban mining = scaling up metal recycling
  • June 20, 2013: Green fuel for truckers, forestry and first nations sign MOU, California water bonds
  • June 13, 2013: CSR conference in Tacoma, World Entrepreneur of the Year on social values, SEC and first nations
  • June 6, 2013: sustainable supply chain, flexible strategy, banking for the underbanked
  • May 30, 2013: Canadian clothes, microfinance in Ghana, leadership and risk
  • May 23, 2013: socially responsible investing, ethics, chocolate lilies
  • May 16, 2013: books about decision making, success, and personal brand; knowledge mobilization; carbon footprints
  • May 9, 2013: carbon management reporting, innovation webinar
  • May 2, 2013: webinars and articles on flipping the classroom and globalizing education, how businesses drive social change
  • April 25, 2013: MBAs and Nespresso Challenge, BComs and Ready Set Solve, case studies
  • April 19, 2013: BC election info, Calgary marketing video, an academic's guide to online presence...
  • April 11, 2013: profs are teachers too, pipelines in BC, Knowledge Mobilization
  • April 4, 2013: lots of clean tech: zero-emissions planes, cheap and clean electricity for South Africa, and more!
  • March 28, 2013: greasing engines to improve the bottom line, greening organizational behaviour, getting respect for CSR
  • March 21, 2013: water supply chain, water law reform, biomass thermal energy, Synergy open house
  • March 14, 2013: Alumna upcycles in Kathmandu, extended producer responsibility, ESG integration through curriculum
  • March 7, 2013: PlanIt! 2013, teaching crisis management, photography to boost business: Goldcorp donates to CSSI, Greenshifters wow Green Student Challenge judges, Carrotmob
  • February 28, 2013
  • February 21, 2013: Connor Bildfell's $3,000 essay, three new ethics resources, healthy city planning 
  • February 14, 2013: Industrial Ecology: not an oxymoron (webinar), macroeconomic impacts of climate change (webinar), demographics and community 
  • February 7, 2013: Gustavson Greenshifters go for gold in Walmart's Green Student Challenge, AeroVert rolls to second round in Airbus's Fly Your Ideas competition
  • January 31, 2013: global cocoa: the good, the bad, and the downright ugly
  • January 24, 2013: oil sands investment, corporate giving in China, life cycle analysis
  • January 17, 2013: green marketing, IKEA's ethical supply chain
  • January 10, 2013: fracking cleanup, Irish trash, happiness & GDP
  • January 3, 2013: Chasing Ice, chipping trees, changing uni portfolios
  • December 20, 2012: Recycling tips, paperless T4s, university/industry partnership
  • December 13, 2012: Page Prize deadline, Network for Business Sustainability deadline, video case studies
  • December 6, 2012: cattle and clean energy, truly sustainable cities, Beyond Big
  • November 29, 2012: tipping vs bribery; energy in health care; Sustainability Consortium
  • November 22, 2012: The Gustavson/UN fit: Principles of Responsible Management Education
  • November 15, 2012: Ready, Set, Solve; clean energy; small-business finance
  • November 8, 2012: activism, happiness, smart urban growth
  • November 1, 2012: lateral ethics, abuse and creativity, Louis Brown and grassroots solutions
  • October 25, 2012: First Nations and the Canada-China Investment Treaty, clean energy investment, local clean-tech economy
  • October 18, 2012: community market, Saudi Arabia's clean tech, industrial symbiosis
  • October 11, 2012: carbon tax, intellectual property, clean energy, microfinance
  • October 4, 2012: ESG metrics, clean tech economy in Victoria, global labour market in Victoria
  • September 27, 2012: UVERT 2.0, books books and more books, responsible investing/better returns
  • September 20, 2012: carbon tax, forestry, agriculture, solar lights, off-the-grid toilets
  • September 13, 2012: students rock sustainable, innovative, international business ideas and more!
  • September 6, 2012: narconomics, cheating, local supply chain
  • August 30, 2012: mine strikes, extended producer responsibility, financial innovation in prison
  • August 23, 2012: investor survey on climate change, carbon offsets for Olympians, collaborative consumption
  • August 16, 2012: textbooks for easy(er) teaching, Walmart and Royal Bay Bakery clean tech, car shares
  • August 9, 2012: old T-shirts, 800 journal articles, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, women
  • August 2, 2012: Gustavson goes to the UN (sort of), big bucks for case studies, YYJ @ #8
  • July 26, 2012: sustainability in Gustavson courses, trademark protection, green roofs
  • July 19, 2012: serving sizes, resource revolution, Carbon Disclosure Project
  • July 12, 2012: watching paint dry (or not), accountants saving the world, BC's carbon tax
  • July 5, 2012: plastic spoons, BC Hydro curriculum contest, supply chain and habitat, entrepreneurship
  • June 28, 2012: media issue, making heroes
  • June 21, 2012: sustainability and health, building ethics into curriculum, and risky CEOs
  • June 14, 2012: does corporate culture corrupt personal values, is transparency a good thing, and how to build CSR
  • May 31, 2012: social economy in Canada, help to revamp curricula, World Bank report on sustainable development
  • May 17, 2012: why track life-cycle costs, 10 global megaforces, and a cool bike video
  • May 3, 2012: full-cost pricing, how to teach so students can change the world, climate change and health
  • April 19, 2012: bike lane open house, shared values, reducing poverty, and Canadian eco models
  • April 5, 2012: Gustavson's UN PRME commitments, CSR in Australia, and the role of action in research
  • March 22, 2012: World Water Day, trade-offs in corporate sustainability, community-engaged research
  • February 23, 2012: Apple in China, embedding sustainability across the organization, PICS video clips
  • February 7, 2012: People are awesome, Best Buy's chief ethics officer