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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Sustainability Leadership Program

Ready to start or even accelerate your sustainability journey but not quite sure where to start? That’s where we come in. If your business is looking for additional guidance or credible recognition of your efforts, our Sustainability Leadership Program might be right for you.

Sustainability Leadership offers a membership-based program for businesses looking to improve their employee engagement, brand value and profitability. As a Sustainability Leadership Program (SLP) Member, your organization is recognized as a leader in your industry. Our aim is to simplify the process for you. We do this by taking you through a series of Steps with a curated curriculum, customized toolkits, 1 on 1 guidance and access to a network of other businesses. You will connect with like-minded industry leaders and gain third-party recognition for your efforts and successes. We also have exclusive networking events, award ceremonies and collaboration opportunities.

Learning Resources

What is Sustainability?

Understanding what sustainability means is the first step needed to create change. It’s crucial to know what we’re working towards, the associated challenges and why it’s important. Sustainability as an adjective means to be able to maintain an action for a long period of time.

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Business Sustainability Blog

Sustainability Leadership staff bloggers have a rare combination of scientific expertise and business acumen, combined with a burning desire to make a positive difference. Their work is enriched through the inclusion of a diversity of people from all backgrounds that make up our local communities.

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Real World Success Stories

Proof that sustainable business leads to measurable success. Read the success stories of businesses that implemented ESG — and thrived.

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Business Climate Action Toolkit

The business of climate change: Resources to learn about climate change and build resilience to extreme weather.

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Sustainability Events & Networking Opportunities


Sustainability Leadership Awards – June 1, 2023
Join us at the Sustainability Leadership Awards this June and celebrate businesses in the Hamilton, Halton, Niagara, Peel, Brant and Brantford regions that are driving meaningful progress in sustainable initiatives and climate change.

Through this event, we celebrate the projects and progress from the previous year that Members of our Sustainability Leadership Program (SLP) have achieved with the presentation of our Sustainability Leadership Awards. These local organisations are leading the way toward a more resilient, healthy and prosperous future for our communities while creating long-term success for themselves.

Sustainable Business Expo – November, 2023
The Sustainable Business Expo 2023 (SBX23), is one of Sustainability Leadership’s Signature Events and the Bay Area’s first tradeshow focused on sustainable business.

This event is a showcase for companies on the cutting edge of the new, green economy. Sustainability-minded business professionals came from across Southern Ontario to learn about the latest in technology, best practices and network on the tradeshow floor! More details coming soon!

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ESG in the News

Understanding Canada’s Air Quality Index

Canada’s Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is an important tool for determining when your control measures should kick in. Download… more »

Webinar: Introduction to ESG

To enable Niagara businesses to go the extra mile in social responsibility, the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) and… more »

PenFinancial and Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce launch Environmental, Social and Governance resource site for business

Investors, consumers, and workers alike are increasingly looking for enterprises that make a difference, have a positive impact, and are… more »

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