Vancouver, Canada is home to the pioneering GLOBE Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping companies find sensible and economical solutions to environmental dilemmas. Through various avenues such as events, consulting, and project management, the GLOBE Foundation is teaching companies that promoting both sustainable development and green initiatives is a winning strategy and is a wonderful business opportunity for the company and for the environment. The GLOBE Foundation strongly believes that companies will be more successful and competitive if they decide to make sound environmental decisions by choosing to provide clean technologies.
The GLOBE Foundation has successfully established a consulting section called GLOBE Advisors, who are experienced in various areas of project management and market research and have started several projects to promote solutions to environmental issues. One of these projects is called the EXCEL Partnership, which consists of a group of leaders from major Canadian companies that are committed to incorporating and integrating sustainable development into their business models. The corporation leaders are focused on constant improvement and often meet with key officials and stakeholders to further their cause. The EXCEL Partnership gives Canadian corporation members a competitive and innovative advantage over other non-participating corporations.More info here: Angela Cropper, Special Advisor to the Executive Director of UNEP, on the importance of Rio20