NBS is pleased to welcome Target® Canada to its Leadership Council in 2013.

Target recently opened its doors in Canada, bringing “Design for Less” as well as responsible practices to the Canadian economy. The large American retailer prides itself on being a one-stop shop for everyday items at competitive prices, from beauty and baby to personal care products. Target has a long history of giving five per cent of profits to charity and was recently named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. It’s also the only retailer in Canada to have been named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute,.

“We’re pleased to join the NBS Leadership Council,” said Kim Rapagna, who manages CSR and sustainability for the company. “We look forward to representing our sector in the discussion of sustainability challenges and solutions.”

Target’s environmental initiatives began with its first recycling program nearly forty years ago, and all 124 of its new Canadian locations are destined for LEED Certification.

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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