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Are you ready for the transition to the low-carbon economy?

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Is the low-carbon economy at our doorstep? How will your company transition? Read EEM’s Issue Brief to find out about the rapidly evolving context and how best to prepare with the help of EEM’s Sustainable Development Strategy team.

Contact Stephanie Hamilton, ing., EP (Sustainability) at .

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EEM now accredited to provide Green Marine verification services

GM_verifier_ENGGreen Marine is an environmental certification program that offers a detailed framework for maritime companies to first establish and then reduce their environmental footprint.

Program participants, which include ship owners, ports, seaway corporations, terminals and shipyards, must complete a detailed annual self-evaluation for a series of performance indicators on a 1-to-5 scale. Level 1 constitutes the monitoring of regulations, while level 5 indicates leadership and excellence.  In order to maintain their Green Marine certification, participants must demonstrate year-over-year improvement in performance, agree to have their results made public every year and have their self-evaluation reports independently verified every two years.

EEM is pleased to announce that we are accredited to provide verification services for the Green Marine environmental certification program. If you need more information, contact Ross Szwec ().

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EEM Workshop at Business Beyond Tomorrow

BBT-2016-59As part of the Business Beyond Tomorrow conference taking place this Saturday in Montreal, EEM will be running a workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility. The 1-hour workshop, to be led by Stephanie Hamilton (Vice-President, CSR and Sustainable Development) in company of a second expert in the field, Jim Banks (Founder of the Sustainable Development Association), will attempt to answer the question:  how are companies taking on their corporate social responsibility?

The conference and workshop is aimed at the business student bodies of McGill and Concordia Universities. Find out more about the conference…

 

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Webinar: Responsible Investing

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7th March, 2016 – Join Stephanie Hamilton of EEM and special guest, Milla Craig, two experienced professionals in the field of sustainability, as they provide an overview of the current shift towards responsible investing and present examples of how companies are adjusting both their corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies and their reporting.

The webinar is hosted by Eco Canada and will take place on March 23th 2016 at 1:00pm EST. The webinar is primarily hosted for the organisation’s membership of environmental professionals, but is also open to public. Presented in English, the webinar is free to attend, but space is limited.

Missed the webinar?  To listen to the recording with slides, click here.

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Job Opportunity – Hydrologist or Hydrogeologist at EEM

Company description

EEM is a sustainable management consultancy that provides expertise to public, private and nonprofit sector organizations in the following service areas: Environment, Health and Safety, Impact Assessment, Communities, and CSR Strategy. For over twenty years, EEM has helped customers incorporate sustainable development principles into their business by bridging the gap between strategic planning and implementation of operational solutions.

ÉEM currently has a vacancy for a hydrologist or hydrogeologist.

Responsibilities:

Provide consulting services in water resource assessment and the preparation of water budgets and management of surface and groundwater for mining and other resources development projects, including: the study of groundwater and the influence of human activities on these, monitoring groundwater evolution and quality, and the study of the impact of development projects on groundwater and surface water. The successful candidate will work in a small company where s/he will become the hub of projects and studies on water management.

Job requirements:

Essential: Bilingual (French and English) spoken and written

Essential:  Formal education in hydrology or hydrogeology

Essential: Minimum 10 years experience in hydrology/hydrogeology and environmental impact assessment

Important: Ability to deal directly with clients

Important: Project management competencies (cost management, time management, client management, etc.)

Important: Ability to work both in a team and independently, with minimal supervision

Important: Professional, reliable, good attitude, good judgement, attention to detail, autonomous, flexible, adaptable, creative, self motivated and resilient to changing circumstances

Mobility: International travel (maximum 3 weeks at a time).

Additional information: ÉEM offers a competitive compensation package and a flexible work environment where the accomplishments and contributions to the firm’s objectives are rewarded.

Start date: April 2016 or before

To apply: Send your resume by email to Véronique Tousignant ().

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EEM Workshop at Les Affaires CSR Conference

CSR Conference LogoEEM will be presenting a workshop hosted by Événements Les Affaires at their Corporate Social Responsibility conference, which takes place in Montreal on the 17th and 18th February 2016.

The 3-hour workshop, to be facilitated by Stephanie Hamilton (Vice-President, Sustainable Business Practices) and Paul MacLean (President and Founder), will be on assessing the performance of your CSR strategy. Find out more about the conference…

As one of the conference speakers, we are able to offer our clients a 35% discount.  Use this link to register.

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EEM NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2016

Webinar Social LicenceFree webinar: Social License to Operate

Do you want to understand how resource developers can effectively engage host communities around their projects? If so, join Robert Cole, Director of Communities at EEM, as he shares his experience from 10 years working on the ground with resource development projects and their communities, in a webinar hosted by Janelle Thomlinson at Eco Canada.

 

This webinar will take place on January 27th 1:00pm (EST) and is free to attend, but space is limited. To reserve your spot, click here.

 

Case study : Resettlement Action Plan in West Africacommunity

From 2014 to 2015, EEM developed a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for a mining project in West Africa. Click here to read how EEM facilitated a community-led process putting the 700 impacted people at the heart of the development of a RAP to improve their livelihoods.

 

Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 10.03.25 AMEEM at Les Affaires CSR Conference

EEM will be presenting a workshop hosted by Événements Les Affaires at their Corporate Social Responsibility conference, which takes place in Montreal on the 17th and 18th February 2016. The workshop focuses on how to assess the performance of your CSR strategy. The workshop will be facilitated by Stephanie Hamilton (Vice-President, Sustainable Business Practices) and Paul MacLean (President and Founder) of EEM.

As one of the conference speakers, we are able to offer our clients a 35% discount. Register through this link to obtain the discounted rate.

 

 

Are you ready for the transition to the low-carbon economy?environ_ghg

Is the low-carbon economy at our doorstep? How will your company transition? Read EEM’s Issue Brief to find out about the rapidly evolving context and how best to prepare with the help of EEM’s Sustainable Development Strategy team.

 

strategy_communications Case study : Sustainable Development at P&WC

EEM, in collaboration with Jim Banks of the SDA, has been helping P&WC integrate sustainability into its business culture through on-going support of the company’s sustainability team. Read the case study here.

 

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2015 has been really successful for EEM and its clients. Learn more about our most recent work by clicking the links below:

Social Baseline Study and Action Plan for a Gold Mine in Ontario

Environmental Compliance Audit of a Mining Project Construction Site in the Northwest Territories

Development of a Corporate Procedure Based on a Risks and Opportunities Assessment to Reduce Energy Consumption of Manufacturing Plants

Environmental Compliance Audit of a Nickel Mine

 

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Webinar: Social Acceptability for Resource Development

January 21st, 2016 – Investors and regulators of resource development projects see broad community support as a key metric in project evaluation. 

Join Robert Cole, the Director of Communities at EEM, as he shares his experience from 10 years working on the ground with resource development projects and their host communities, in a webinar hosted by Janelle Thomlinson at Eco Canada. He will provide an overview of social acceptability in the resource development sector and practical advice for forging consensus between developers and host-communities.

This webinar take place on January 27th 2016 1:00pm EST and is free to attend, but space is limited.

Missed the webinar?  To listen to a recording with slides, click here.

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Consultation: Montreal’s plan to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 8.58.04 AMWhy not participate in the public consultations on Montreal’s plan to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels? Until March 3rd,  2016, there are several ways to get involved. You can participate on-line, at a citizen event, or organise your own event.

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Relaunch of EcoPerformance and TechnoClimat Funds

On October 21 2015, the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources relaunched the EcoPerformance and TechnoClimat Funds. New requests for the financial aid can now be submitted for projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Quebec by improving the energy efficiency of buildings or processes, by reducing fugitive process emissions (e.g. methane leaks) or, by developing a new technology.

logo_ecoperformance aims to reduce GHG emissions by supporting projects or new methods that diminish the use or production of fossil fuels.  The program offers substantial financial support going up to 75% of the project costs, depending on the project category, to help small and large energy.  Funds can be for:

– Studies for the identification and quantification of potential fossil fuel savings and GHG emission reductions as well as their costing;

– Implementation of an energy management system including a policy for a more efficient use of energy and the designation of a person responsible for energy management. It is understood that the ISO 5001 standard would be considered positively here;

– Implementation of energy efficiency or energy recovery projects that will result in a GHG emission reduction or the conversion to energy sources that emit less GHG.

Funds are designated to projects that would not go ahead without the financial assistance, but for which the return on investment period is estimated at less than 10 years for large energy consumers, and less than 20 years for small and medium, commercial and institutional energy consumers.

For the 2013-2020 period, a budget of $350 million has been announced with the goal of eliminating 1 474 700 tonnes of GHG, which is comparable to taking 435 000 vehicles off the road.

logo_technoclimat_05  is open to all Quebec businesses looking to develop, adapt, use or commercialise a new technology or innovative process that results in an energy efficiency, an alternative energy source or a GHG emission reduction. The program funds can be applied to research and development, demonstration , measurement, or the pre-commercialization of any innovative technology that has strong market potential to reduce GHG emissions. Projects that receive funds will need to be scalable and deployed by  industry.

The program has a budget of $55 million for the 2013-2020 period. Amounts are awarded to different activities and can be combined to a maximum of $5 million.

Consulting services related to projects are also eligible for funding. EEM can provide assistance for project framing and applications.  Consulting fees related to the implementation of management systems are also admissible where the management system addresses energy and GHG reductions.

Les services de consultation liés aux projets proposés ci-dessus sont aussi admissibles au financement.  ÉEM propose des services d’encadrement et de préparation de dossiers.   Les frais de consultation liés à l’implantation de systèmes de gestion sont aussi admissibles lorsque le système adresse l’énergie et la réduction d’émissions de GES.

Further relevant reading: EEM Issue Brief: Transition to the Low Carbon Economy.

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