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3M & The Co-operators Join NBS Leadership Council

3M and The Co-operators Group Ltd join the NBS Leadership Council.

3M and The Co-operators Group Ltd join the NBS Leadership Council.



With innovation as their hallmark for more than a century, 3M strives for new ways to incorporate sustainability into their organization. For decades, 3M has pioneered sustainable business practices with outstanding results. Their 3P Program – Pollution Prevention Pays—is now in its thirty-seventh year. Over the years, this innovative, world-leading program has prevented 3.5 billion pounds of pollution. And that’s not all – thier efforts have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 72 percent.

The Co‑operators, a leading Canadian-owned, multi-product insurance and financial services organization, has sustainability rooted throughout their entire organization. The Co-operators strive to align their business operations, products and services, and stakeholder relationships with their fundamental sustainability principles in ways that advance their long-term financial objectives.

Representing these organizations on the Council are Richard Chartrand, Executive Director, Mining Oil& Gas and Construction Markets and Priority Accounts, 3M and Barbara Turley McIntyre, Senior Director, Sustainability & Citizenship, The Co-operators Group Ltd.

About the NBS Leadership Council

An exclusive group of non-competing organizations, our Leadership Council defines NBS research priorities and provides leadership to CSR managers and researchers. Every year, Leadership Council members identify their sustainability challenges – the issues on which their organizations need authoritative answers and reliable insights.

Membership on the Leadership Council is by invitation only. Together, our Leadership Council represents the major sectors of the economy, bringing to the table diverse perspectives and priorities. This cross-sectoral collaboration is key to producing frame-breaking ideas that change management practice and create new, sustainable business models.


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