Submitted by columbiainstitute on Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:07
Across BC voting is decreasing in all levels of elections—federal, provincial and municipal. Voter turnout in federal and provincial elections is now below 60 per cent, but more dramatically we are seeing many municipal elections in which only
Submitted by columbiainstitute on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:53
Institutional procurement is a powerful, and often underutilized, economic development strategy that can positively impact “value added” economic sectors. How and where procurement dollars are spent can have important economic effects.
Submitted by columbiainstitute on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 09:26
There are many opportunities for organizations to benefit themselves, as well as the economies that sustain them, by making minor adjustments to the way that they purchase goods and services. This report outlines strategies and paths that policy-makers, sustainability managers, procurement professionals and others involved in institutional purchasing decisions can pursue to realize this potential.
Submitted by columbiainstitute on Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:38
Mining is a globally important industry with profound effects on communities and the environment. due to the growing interest in the social impacts of business, these effects - both positive and negative – are increasingly being viewed through the lens of international human rights.