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Target Joins NBS


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. (Xanax)

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  • Lauren Turner
    Senior Sustainability Specialist
    Centre for Building Sustainable Value, Ivey Business School
    Master's in Environment and Sustainability, Western University

    Lauren completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Master’s in Environment and Sustainability at Western University. She interned with the Network for Business Sustainability as part of the MES program, and continued to edit and contribute content to the network in the years following. She later completed a Master’s in Insurance and Risk Management from the MIB School of Management in Italy, where she focused on environmental risk mitigation strategies in the face of changing market sentiments towards low carbon. Lauren has worked primarily in the non-profit and higher-ed sectors in Toronto and London over the past decade. Her work has revolved around corporate social responsibility in mining and minerals governance, stakeholder engagement, project and program management, and writing/editing for corporate audiences. Her writing has focused on the intersection of sustainability and finance, access to capital, investor risk, consumer behaviour, and sustainable marketing. She is interested in conversations around how industry can hedge against risk and benefit financially from improving the sustainability of their operations.

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