Aboriginal and Industry Partnerships - Investors Speak Loudly!

Posted by Don Richardson

on Jan 29, 2015 12:09:00 PM

Investors are speaking up - loudly - on the need for meaningful First Nation, Inuit and Métis partnerships in Canada

 

This quote from the Globe and Mail speaks loudly:

“Address us with an opportunity.  The global investor would like to be approached with a joint venture [involving industry and Aboriginal communities]... You have to be world leaders [on social engagement]”

- Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott US Holdings

 

Now it's time to act.  Firms like Shared Value Solutions Ltd. are busy executing innovative and mutually beneficial Aboriginal and industry partnerships across sectors.  But some companies, and some sectors, like the mining sector, has been slow to respond to the opportunities.   

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Topics: Unconventional Oil and Gas, Mining, Aboriginal and Industry Partnerships

Good News for Ontario Climate Action: Six U.S. Methane Emission Steps

Posted by Don Richardson

on Jan 14, 2015 1:34:00 PM

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Topics: Unconventional Oil and Gas, Ontario Climate Action, Sustainability Innovation in Ontario

Three New Funding Programs for Aboriginal Community Wellbeing

Posted by Scott Mackay, Managing Partner and CEO/CFO

on Jan 7, 2015 4:47:26 PM

by Scott Mackay, Managing Partner and CEO/CFO

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We Want You to ‘Get Gas’ in 2015! Natural Gas Innovation for Ontario

Posted by Don Richardson

on Jan 3, 2015 1:41:00 PM

We Want You to ‘Get Gas’ in 2015!  Natural Gas Innovation for Ontario

Several of our clients in Ontario are involved with gas related infrastructure projects - pipeline infrastructure, biogas methane initiatives, or city-wide district energy systems and regional energy stewardship initiatives.  2014 was definitely a year we spent “getting gas” – learning about changes in natural gas infrastructure and use across Ontario. 

What we find most fascinating is how so many others don’t “get gas”.  Most of us use it every day to heat homes or cook meals, but we don’t know much about where it comes from, how it can be used, how it’s priced or how it’s changing our economy.  Much our energy consumption in Ontario is natural gas - about one-third of the overall energy mix (according to Union Gas).  

Most people in Ontario are unaware of the massive natural gas infrastructure changes happening, the influx of low cost natural gas to Ontario from U.S. shale gas sources, the changes in the natural gas market, and how those changes will connect with economic, social and environmental aspirations of people who live in Ontario.  In 2015, we’re on a mission to help others in Ontario “get gas”

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Topics: Unconventional Oil and Gas, Ontario Climate Action, Sustainability Innovation in Ontario