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CSR in Sports: How Sustainable Thinking Supports Toronto’s NBA Team

Raptors fans gathered to cheer on their team in Jurassic Park beside the ACC.

CSR in Sports: How Sustainable Thinking Supports Toronto’s NBA Team

For Canada’s pro basketball team, working with stakeholders – on and off the court – leads to sustainable success. When it comes to sports, much is subjective. Is Michael Jordan the best basketball player of all time? It depends on what city you’re in when you ask the question. Were the 2008 Celtics the first…

Sidewalk Labs: Transparency by Design

Sidewalk Labs' illustrated vision for Toronto's Quayside neighbourhood.

Sidewalk Labs: Transparency by Design

The Google company’s early success has been driven by high-quality communications that keep disclosure top-of-mind. Last October, Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs won the chance to help develop Quayside, a coveted property on Toronto’s eastern waterfront. Sidewalk’s vision: build a “globally-significant community that will showcase advanced technologies, sustainable practices and innovative business models that demonstrate solutions…

Extreme Makeover: OLG’s 2016 CSR Report

The OLG CSR Logo is superimposed over a blue map of Ontario, dotted with yellow pins.

Extreme Makeover: OLG’s 2016 CSR Report

In just one year, OLG revitalized its sustainability storytelling by committing to strategy and doubling down on design. OLG has always focused on responsibility. As a Crown corporation, the organization has given back nearly $47 billion to the people of Ontario via government programs and charitable contributions. Still, OLG saw an opportunity in 2016 to…

Our Review of Sustainable Brands: New Metrics 2017

Our Review of Sustainable Brands: New Metrics 2017

The latest Sustainable Brands spinoff focused on measuring impacts in the new global economy – and delivered a feast of tools and insights. This November, our resident guru Wesley Gee attended Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics 2017 conference hungry for sustainable snacks. (“I felt like a nerdy kid in a candy store full of SDG tips,…

Ask An Expert: Laura Zizzo on Climate Change Risks and Opportunities

Laura Zizzo is the founder and CEO of Zizzo Strategy.

Ask An Expert: Laura Zizzo on Climate Change Risks and Opportunities

Protecting the environment is possible and profitable – companies just need to shift their perspective. Laura Zizzo, founder and CEO of Zizzo Strategy, wants her clients to rethink climate change. While many companies – and indeed, most people – consider climate change to be one earthly challenge among many, Zizzo has a different perspective. “Climate…

Works Five: Nelson Silva, Senior Art Director

Nelson Silva is the senior art director at The Works Design.

Works Five: Nelson Silva, Senior Art Director

In an ongoing series about The Works’ staff, we chatted with Senior Art Director Nelson Silva about falling in love with Macintosh computers, the difference between art and design, and how aesthetics can elevate your brand. WHO are you? I’m someone who likes to create things that others can enjoy. It started in Grade 1…

Design Thinkers 2017: Our Top Five Moments

Design Thinkers 2017: Our Top Five Moments

Highlights and insights from one of Canada’s premier design conferences Every November, designers from The Works walk a few blocks south of our studio in Toronto to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts to attend RGD’s DesignThinkers, Canada’s largest annual conference for the creative communications community. It’s a chance for us to refresh and…

Post to Post: Sustainability Blogs

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Post to Post: Sustainability Blogs

Four of our favourite socially responsible journals to read and digest As our own Shu Yi Chu will tell you, sustainability is an active industry – you need to absorb all sorts of media if you want to succeed. And sustainability blogs are particularly good resources for staying in the know. Informative, current and accessible,…

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