CSSI Communiqué

Our monthly Communiqué 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 month, email .

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

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Phone: 250-853-3721 

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

  • February 28, 2019: fast vegan recipes; some of CSSI's favourite links
  • February 21, 2019: Carbon Disclosure Project; Brexit; vegan soup
  • February 14, 2019: food for the heart; responsible diamonds; urban resilience in Paris and Victoria
  • February 7, 2019: when farmers go vegan; turning climate change to music; giant brands, zero-waste platform
  • January 31, 2019: Vancouver Island circular economy incubator; First Stop Portland - free public talk in Victoria
  • January 24, 2019: new food guide prioritizes plants; "We Believe" and other marketing strategies; 10 tips for business to cut single-use plastics; zero-waste shopping
  • January 17, 2019: Victoria and Vancouver roll out critical plans; sustainable shoppers driving growth in US; Gustavson's 2019 Wellness Challenge continues
  • January 10, 2019: pipelines and Indigenous rights; webinar: net positive growth for business; shopping
  • January 3, 2019: Carbon-neutral fashion brands; social finance case studies; wellness challenge
  • December 20, 2018: Students decide Gustavson's offset projects; kindness as a leadership quality
  • December 13, 2018: Zero Waste Emporium is EcoPreneur of the Year; Adidas moves beyond plastic
  • December 6, 2018: new UVic research on giving; plastic backlash; reduce, recycle, reclaim the season
  • November 29, 2018: How bad are bananas?; business leaders on plastic; hacks for the holidays
  • November 22, 2018: Iceland's banned palm-oil ad; Gusto students' clothing drive; UVic's PlanIt
  • November 15, 2018: Gustavson's MBA tops Corporate Knights ranking; undergrads compete to do good
  • November 8, 2018: BCom students give up disposables; MBA students win at the Games
  • November 1, 2018: PRME; community involvement at Gustavson; repairing is rebelling
  • October 25, 2018: PitchIt coming up; Tablée des chefs; Gustavson values on display
  • October 18, 2018: Yurok tribe trades carbon; Paywall: the business of scholarship; Ocean Wise
  • October 11, 2018: Nobel award-winning economist; CEMEX helps housing; accountants and new business models
  • October 4, 2018: plant-based Thanksgiving; Watermark; happiness calendar
  • September 27, 2018: Carbon Neutrality Plus; Gustavson's course goals; Manufactured Landscapes
  • September 20, 2018: a tiny house co-op; NZ aims for net zero; vegan breakfast cookies
  • September 13, 2018: Nike and Colin Kaepernick; UN does MOOCs; carbon pricing
  • September 6, 2018: Dara Jarallah's social enterprise; Essa Coca e Fanta; Inuit culture
  • August 30, 2018: PRME Innovation Challenge, AASHE Diversity and Inclusion Summit
  • August 23, 2018: GLOBE 2018 revisited
  • August 16, 2018: Sustainable Development Goals
  • August 9, 2018: UN Principles for Responsible Management Education
  • August 2, 2018: UN Global Compact
  • July 26, 2018: Carbon; offsetting carbon; UVic's PitchIt competition; CRD Parks events
  • July 19, 2018: Grant Boothman on international co-op; climate change and real estate values; plastic packaging
  • July 12, 2018: Stella-Jones tackles its carbon; ending slavery in supply chains, a podcast; jail time and plastic bags
  • July 5, 2018: Nicole Crowley's Giving Voice to Values; plogging's a thing; circular economy in cities
  • June 28, 2018: Nuha Elgindi's watery journey in MGB; India's Solar Sahelis; sustainability reporting - a how-to
  • June 21, 2018: Gustavson students abroad research slavery, climate change and energy
  • June 14, 2018: Best B Corps; Canadian accountants for best practices; data, risks, demands and ethics
  • June 7, 2018: Entrepreneurship students decide that creating joy = social responsibility; World Environment Day: Economist video contest
  • May 31, 2018: Ideas from the Edge; Nada's the new B Corps; future of higher ed is social impact
  • May 24, 2018: Rooftop edible garden; sustainable finance; video of Antarctic seafloor; mutual accommodation
  • May 17, 2018: Best out-of-office note; tying palm oil sustainability to finance; Freitag case study
  • May 10, 2018: A new initiative to share research with business; Tracking the Traffickers video; seven ways we can boost the SDGs
  • May 3, 2018: Gustavson students and the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program; at the Forum for Emerging Environmental Leaders; Ideafest video now online!
  • April 26, 2018: Gustavson students as Emerging Environmental Leaders; resilient communities
  • April 19, 2018: Gustavson goes carbon neutral; Julia Macartney, Leading Change 
  • April 12, 2018: Becca Blachut, Leading Change; local events
  • April 5, 2018: Natural capital; Ed Freeman; philanthropy; beach cleanup
  • March 29, 2018: Impact investing in an Indigenous context; transparency via blockchain
  • March 22, 2018: Circular economy in India; Indigenous food security, UVic's cycling plan
  • March 15, 2018: 5 Days of Action; Inspiring Co-op
  • March 8, 2018: Ideafest 2018 - Indigenous Economic Development; International Women's Day
  • March 1, 2018: BCom student researchers receive JCURAwards; Gustavson prof at Ideafest18; impact investing
  • February 22, 2018: crushing the paper towel challenge; clean energy around the world; UVic's Fair Trade
  • February 15, 2018: PRME Champions; Dirty Money; cutting carbon by saving trees
  • February 8, 2018: Humans of the Year; Novartis's Corporate Responsibility report; Chr. Hansen case study on contributing to SDGs
  • February 1, 2018: Facebook; video on open borders; digitization and SDG 1; fintech and education
  • January 25, 2018: gender balanced budgeting; Redtide Indigenous Climate Summit; blockchain
  • January 18, 2018: resilient communities; the footprint of ships; many MOOCs
  • January 11, 2018: lifecycle analysis of chocolate; green finance; case study of scalable schools
  • January 4, 2018: some local initiatives that support Sustainable Development Goal 11 - resilient communities
  • December 22, 2017: All of us at CSSI wish all of you happiness, health and peace this holiday season and throughout 2018. 
  • December 14, 2017: MGB alum wins with social enterprise; prof promotes innovative democracy
  • December 7, 2017: Goldcorp Inc. gift; women lead SDGs; migration
  • November 30, 2017: coffee map; activists and developers; UN livestreaming
  • November 23, 2017: online library; regifting; leadership model for change
  • November 16, 2017: Gustavson students pitch to win; Victoria Forum on diversity and inclusiveness; traceable Texan turkeys 
  • November 9, 2017: CSSI's new post-doctoral fellows; labour indicators for business; talk ethics with like-minded people
  • November 2, 2017: Victoria Forum's global changemakers; PETA v Donna Karan New York; un-plasticking a life
  • October 26, 2017: Abeego; Ambuja Cement; slavery in unexpected places
  • October 19, 2017: Kobe Steel; How to Measure What Matters workshop; Ferrero case study
  • October 12, 2017: Victoria Forum on Diversity and Inclusiveness; alt protein; case study on ethics
  • October 5, 2017: Mission Impossible? Mission accomplished!; case study: Chipotle
  • September 28, 2017: Gustavson MBA students; Journal of Sustainable Finance and Banking articles; farmers' co-op in India
  • September 21, 2017: Giving Voice to Values MOOC; co-op case study; A New Economy on Netflix
  • September 14, 2017: airline fuels; Social Stock Exchange; film about Indigenous peoples and multinational corporations
  • September 7, 2017: Welcome to the traditional territories of the Lkwungen-speaking peoples; oikos case finalists; inspiring innovations
  • August 31, 2017: clean energy tech; award-winning case study on Martin Bauer Group and EinDollarBrille 
  • August 24, 2017: Simon Pek's family-friendly offsets; US military on climate change; climate-friendly tech
  • August 17, 2017: Accounting B Corp; Ethical Corporation award nominees; copyright for instructors
  • August 10, 2017: Turkish-based Arcelik AS's sustainability report; Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative; NWB issuing bond for Amsterdam housing
  • August 3, 2017: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, IATA tackles wildlife trafficking, film streaming
  • July 27, 2017: MGB students run for flood relief; food security; REI case study on values-first model
  • July 20, 2017: case study on Reid's Automotive; Volvo walks the talk; connecting the dots between people and nature
  • July 13, 2017: Western Stevedoring, Water Risk Monetizer, Responsible Cafes
  • July 6, 2017: videos about happiness, digital tech and music, coders=diversity, Russian brick slaves, and more
  • June 29, 2017: Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action for business; UN Women and business unstereotype ads
  • June 22, 2017: Sweden legislates zero-carbon; business model archetypes; protecting cocoa
  • June 15, 2017: World Meat Free Day; diversity and inclusion; banning torture
  • June 8, 2017: Interface sequesters carbon; Steelcase talks business with purpose; VISTA 2017 connects tech
  • June 1, 2017: US Chamber of Commerce circular economy toolkit; strategies and subsidies for fossil fuels
  • May 25, 2017: Sustainable Development Goals and why Gustavson cares; an anti-corruption program
  • May 18, 2017: Finns do circular economy; Gustavson students take sustainability abroad
  • May 11, 2017: Fairphone case study; what we're really all about: the new Gustavson video; innovators in Wired
  • May 4, 2017: Collecting water from desert air; dystopian movies; UVic one of Canada's greenest employers
  • April 27, 2016: Celebrating two Gustavson volunteers during National Volunteer week; Call of the Forest; Costa Rica's next big thing
  • April 20, 2017: Earth Day - so many ways to celebrate! An apathy detox, a March for Science, a week of livestock-free eating...
  • April 13, 2017: three-part clean; waste management at Gatwick; Inside Peace film
  • April 6, 2017: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace; Ethical Corporations most-read articles; of rivers and rockets
  • March 30, 2017: MGB students give locally, globally; fitness as circular economy; Masterminds @ UVic
  • March 23, 2017: BCom student Mark Speakman's award-worthy research; human rights indicators in big business; Pfizer and the SDGs
  • March 16, 2017: Dr. Jie Zhang on lifecycles of service work; webinar on business and SDGs; climate change winning in court
  • March 9, 2017: IdeaFest 2017 events; Dr. Steve Kennedy of Erasmus on sustainability-oriented innovation
  • March 2, 2017: International Women's Day; gender-just macroeconomics; events
  • February 23, 2017: Carbon offsets; climate impact in Bhutan; climate change explained in PICS videos
  • February 16, 2017: Pink Shirt Day; sustainable lifestyle; love your reusable mug
  • February 9, 2017: New data tool from World Bank; The Economist on circular economy; integrating SDGs into core business
  • February 2, 2017: Campbells, Interface, CVS Health talk sustainability strategy and strides; a forward-thinking judge aims to deradicalize youth; Costa Rica combines Happy Planet Index with World Economic Forum
  • January 26, 2017: Unilever's study on the $1T market for sustainable products; Gustavson grads on better business in 2017; UVic's Diversity Forum
  • January 19, 2017: MBA students support Moose Hide Campaign against violence; aviation industry giant United Technologies addresses sustainability
  • January 12, 2017: New MOOCs, Mirvac's House with No Bills, conflict minerals in your supply chain (maybe)
  • January 5, 2017: All about B Corps: what are they, who are they, where can you learn more...?
  • 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