Emerge Knowledge Design Inc.

Emerge Knowledge Design Inc. is the environmental technology company that delivers Re-TRAC Connect™, the proven web-based software that material management professionals trust to efficiently collect, manage, and analyze recycling and solid waste data. 

The science is clear; a climate catastrophe is unfolding that will completely disrupt our economy, society, and environment unless we significantly reduce the amount of carbon pollution we generate as a society. Our heavy reliance on fossil fuels as an energy source is a monumental problem that will require all sectors, organizations, and individuals to be part of the solution.

As business owners, we embrace our responsibility to act. This is why we signed the pledge. It’s important for business owners to speak up because it sends an important signal about the urgency of the climate crisis to the rest of society generally, and policy-makers specifically.

We hope that BizforClimate can help change the perception that business owners don’t care about their community, the environment, or the future. I know a lot of successful entrepreneurs who are also parents and citizens and care deeply about the welfare of the planet and its people.

One action step we’ve taken as a company is to provide 100% subsidized bus passes for our employees. 

Rick Penner
President
Emerge Knowledge

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Aurora Farm took root in 2004 at its current home on the last Red River Métis Seigneurial or River Lot in St. Norbert. Aurora Farm is based on permaculture, Indigenous and feminist approaches to the human connection to land as a model sustainable educational farm designed and operated by activist Louise …

VersaPile Inc.

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Cypher Environmental

Cypher Environmental is a leading global environmental solution provider for dust control and road stabilization. With ESG (Environmental Social Governance) and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) principles at the core of every decision we make, we proudly boast the tag line, “Always do what’s right.” Why did your company sign the Climate …

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Payworks

Payworks is a leading expert in the field of total workforce management solutions, providing cloud-based Payroll, Human Resources, Employee Time and Absence Management to businesses across Canada. We’re a Platinum Club member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, having held the Best Managed distinction every year since 2012, and were designated one …

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Relish New Brand Experience

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Titan Environmental Containment (Titan) is a leading supplier, fabricator, and installer of geosynthetics and specialty civil engineering construction products that help manage the environment and prolong the life of critical infrastructure. We offer a range of innovative; low-impact and cost-effective product solutions designed to protect soil, water, and air, reduce …

Indigeno Travel

Located on Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg, Indigeno Travel is Canada’s leading-edge Indigenous-owned national travel agency, offering a complete, competitive slate of corporate travel services. Thanks to deep integration with their travel partners, they operate at the scale and capacity of one of Canada’s largest independent travel agencies with over 2,000 …

Bit Space Development Ltd.

Bit Space Development Ltd. (BSD) is an innovation company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, specializing in creating learning experiences for the classroom and workplace using advanced technologies. BSD focuses on innovative technologies, such as AR, VR, AI, computer vision and machine learning. BSD’s solutions are used by medium and large …

Naida Communications

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Telpay

Telpay is proud to be a founding business supporting BizforClimate and an early signatory of the Climate Action Pledge.   For 35 years, Telpay’s core business of electronic payments has saved over 80,000 mature trees worth of paper products for countless businesses across Canada. Our commitment to the environment doesn’t stop there. We invite …

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Relish New Brand Experience

Relish New Brand Experience is a Winnipeg-based integrated agency using marketing, design and technology, helping everyone from start-ups to big corporations. They started on the path to B Corp certification in 2017. It was also at this time that they considered their environmental footprint. They have since done everything from supporting active transportation to a Green Audit Session with Manitoba’s Green Action Centre. 

In addition, Relish announced the creation of a Change in the Making Climate Action Grant in 2022. This is a national grant to support climate action projects. Relish help organizations by covering a minimum $10,000 in labour costs to help them elevate their brand, communications and technology. 

“The team at BizforClimate really make you feel like you’re part of something bigger, more influential,” says Relish managing director Suzanne Braun, “and that your being consistent with a green mindset will truly have positive, long-term results. We hope, through our collective efforts, that this will encourage other businesses to start, as we did, with the small things. Then, continually try to improve and connect with other businesses and initiatives for ideas.”

Suzanne Braun
Founder & Managing Director 
Relish New Brand Experience

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Cypher Environmental

Cypher Environmental is a leading global environmental solution provider for dust control and road stabilization. With ESG (Environmental Social Governance) and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) principles at the core of every decision we make, we proudly boast the tag line, “Always do what’s right.” Why did your company sign the Climate …

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Payworks

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Titan Environmental Containment

Titan Environmental Containment (Titan) is a leading supplier, fabricator, and installer of geosynthetics and specialty civil engineering construction products that help manage the environment and prolong the life of critical infrastructure. We offer a range of innovative; low-impact and cost-effective product solutions designed to protect soil, water, and air, reduce carbon footprint, and preserve natural resources.

Being involved in civil infrastructure projects in a range of sectors, our work, and the work of our customers is essential for the development and maintenance of the modern infrastructure that, we, as a society rely on every day. Our climate is changing; this brings challenges to the work we all do and the way we can do it.  Now, more than ever, we must collectively focus on looking after the future of our planet and working towards a shared goal of doing better.

We see BizforClimate as a conduit to educate and raise awareness about global climate change issues while acting as a valuable public resource. By supporting BizforClimate and its Climate Action Pledge, Titan is taking steps in encouraging climate change mitigation and adaptation in the civil construction industry.

On this note, I’m happy to share with you a link to the recording of a virtual roundtable event that we, Titan, hosted this February on the topic of ‘Sustainability & Climate Change Trends in Infrastructure Construction’.

Nearly 400 industry professionals signed up for this virtual event featuring industry experts who discussed the importance of integrating climate adaptation, resiliency, and mitigation into practice in the fields of civil, geotechnical, and water resourcing engineering. It provided interesting and diverse perspectives on a very real issues that resonate with BizforClimate’s goal of advancing climate solutions at scale.

Juice Lambert
President
https://titanenviro.com/

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Located on Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg, Indigeno Travel is Canada’s leading-edge Indigenous-owned national travel agency, offering a complete, competitive slate of corporate travel services. Thanks to deep integration with their travel partners, they operate at the scale and capacity of one of Canada’s largest independent travel agencies with over 2,000 corporate clients in both Canada and the United States.

Indigeno Travel believes it is important to be active in the fight for climate action. Signing the Climate Action Pledge sends a clear signal to the government that the business community is taking this issue seriously. Indigeno has developed the Indigenous Carbon Offset Program that helps decarbonize the planet while also financially supporting Indigenous climate action projects and carbon reduction strategies.

Indigeno hopes to raise awareness about their one-of-a-kind Indigenous Carbon Offset Program (ICOP). Sending carbon offset dollars directly to a gardening project in a remote community or to help finance the installation of solar panels in an arena: these small steps are important in the overall, concerted effort that we, in the business community, should be taking seriously. 

We encourage our fellow Climate Action Pledge Signatories to take action by subscribing to ICOP. Even small and modest-sized projects matter.

Chris Maxfield 
Founder & VP Business Development, Indigeno Travel

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Bit Space Development Ltd.

Bit Space Development Ltd. (BSD) is an innovation company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, specializing in creating learning experiences for the classroom and workplace using advanced technologies. BSD focuses on innovative technologies, such as AR, VR, AI, computer vision and machine learning.

BSD’s solutions are used by medium and large companies in the construction trades, manufacturing, aerospace, mining, medical industries, and military projects. BSD projects have won multiple awards, and the company was named a Top AR/VR Developer and Top B2B Solution Provider in 2020 and 2021.

For more information about BSD, visit www.bitspacedevelopment.com

Why did your company sign the Climate Action Pledge?

BSD signed the climate action pledge because our mission is to build a safer world for the future. Usually, we do that by developing simulations of technology aligned with that. Still, we believe in making commitments and a strategy internally to reduce our footprint from the start at a more philosophical level.

As BSD grows and branches into new areas of business focused on physically building hardware, we are focused on the waste we produce, the types of materials we work with, and the impact they have on the planet. Signing the pledge came hand in hand with an internal climate action committee built out of management and staff to strategize and implement green work practices.

Why is it important for business owners to speak up and show leadership on climate change? 

Businesses have the most significant impact on climate change. Business owners need to speak up because they will inspire and drive their teams to a positive impact and set an example for the people working with and for them. It can be a huge task to build a strategy for your company to reduce emissions and lower its impact on the climate. Still, we won’t have a habitable environment left to do business without doing so.

What is something you hope BizforClimate can change through our collective efforts?

I hope that BizforClimate will help raise awareness, bring people together, and inspire people to move towards solutions. With momentum, we can make positive changes for the environment that simply can’t be ignored.

When small businesses work together to reduce their carbon footprint it might not make as big of a difference compared to those with larger-scale opportunities, but it’s a step in the right direction. We can make a change now and as our businesses grow. We become large companies with green initiatives baked in from the start; we won’t fall into the same cycles and bureaucratic issues surrounding implementing change at scale.

Also hope that by banding together, we can get the attention of large businesses and bring them into these initiatives and gain the attention of policymakers and our government to listen and work with BizforClimate. And for the business community to make long-term changes so our children and grandchildren can enjoy our planet as well.

What’s a simple change you’ve made for the environment that other businesses could do?

We have made several changes at BSD to try to make a difference. One is the formation of our climate action committee, a voluntary group within BSD focused on looking at the actions of the business, similar to our health and safety committee.

On the business’s hardware side, we have been looking at biodegradable packing materials for when we ship orders to our clients. We manufacture hardware to order as much as possible to reduce the need to stockpile materials and chemicals we don’t need at the time. We use materials made from recycled or recyclable materials as much as possible, and the components we choose, if possible, come from sources that can be considered greener.

We reduce air conditioning and heat at our offices when people are not using the physical space and have moved towards low power consumption servers for some of our non-critical services. We avoid using data centers when we don’t have to because they can create huge waste. That gives us more control over the amount of time we run our services and the energy we use.

These might be small things now, but in the future, these policies today may add up and make a big difference.

Daniel Blair
Founder and CEO
Bit Space Development

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Naida Communications

Naida Communications is a full-service sales-oriented marketing strategist, consulting and training company dedicated to providing integrated sales and marketing solutions tailored to your business. Our only mandate is to help you and your team optimize internal processes and scale on a consistent basis.

Climate change is our here and now, and there are many businesses in our world that take no action against it. In fact, many businesses profit from it. And we’ve rationalized this as “okay” because “it’s just the cost of doing business.” We feel it is important to support BizforClimate because their mission is to not only raise awareness for climate change but also to help businesses enact meaningful and substantial change.

Naida feels as if it’s taken the first step toward a more sustainable tomorrow, but we know the fight doesn’t stop with working from home or carpooling, reducing our paper use and plastics. We have aligned ourselves with BizforClimate because they are the conduit, the necessary resource, we can lean on and learn from.

Business owners have the power to seek change and act upon it. They have the power to make the decisions that will matter. Ultimately, the leaders of our business world can help or hinder how quickly we have an impact on public policy.

We hope that BizforClimate can be that organization that advocates for climate change in the business world, where their impact on public policy can help reduce the world’s carbon footprint, one business at a time.

Jeff Vilar
President
Naida Communications

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In this report, we share the story of our longstanding commitment to the environment with our core business function of eliminating paper cheques and our gift to Winnipeg’s Million Tree Challenge. As corporate citizens, we know our core business value of integrity extends to the environment around us. The year 2020 will certainly go down in history as a year of global challenge and unrest. But it has also been a year of care, resourcefulness and resilience.

As a 35th Anniversary gift to the business community of Winnipeg, Telpay offered free trees to be planted as part of Winnipeg’s Million Tree Challenge. 

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