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Innovolve in the News

Keep up to date on what The Innovolve Group and our partners are doing to bring sustainability to the masses.

August 16, 2012
Innovolve hosted a charrette with Durham College to explore how web-based platforms can assist homeowners with the performance and durability of their investment through proper maintenance and energy efficiency.
August 1, 2012
Innovolve facilitates a July 11, 2012 Climate Change Housing Workshop in Aguascalientes, Mexico, as part of a Canada-Mexico partnership to develop a low carbon housing strategy for the state of Aguascalientes.
June 11, 2012
Jeff Ranson was in Lima, Peru to lead a national strategy on zero energy housing. Seated here with Jeff Culp - Canadian Energy Efficiency Exporters Alliance, Jaime Cabrera Valencia - Peru Ministry of the Environment and
Roberto Prieto - Peru Ministry of Construction, Housing and Infrastructure.
June 6, 2012
Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development to share insights at the Canadian Water Summit on June 28 in Calgary.
Minister Diana McQueen To Speak at Canadian Water Summit.pdf
June 4, 2012
Global Water Opportunity for Ontario celebrated in Anthony Watanabe's blog for Water Canada.
June 4, 2012
Vanessa Ho facilitated a workshop with Waterlution: Artful Waters – Igniting Creativity for Change
May 28, 2012
The Blue Economy Initiative features the Canadian Water Summit in Building a "Blue Brand" for Canada.
May 23, 2012
Garrick Ng and Anthony Watanabe moderate asset planning and water sustainability roundtables at the 2012 SNC Lavalin O&M "Building Sustainability" Forum.
May 14, 2012
Anthony Watanabe chairs a panel on "Global Water Opportunity for Ontario" at Discovery12 with David Rudolph (Southern Ontario Water Consortium) and Brent Wootton (Ontario WaterTAP).
May 8, 2012
The ROM Centre for Biodiversity Advisory Panel launches today, with Anthony Watanabe participating in the inaugural meeting.
May 1, 2012
"Code Blue: Shifting Toward Water Efficiency in Canada", Construction Canada, May 2012.
This article by Anthony Watanabe outlines how water policy changes are needed to influence higher building code water efficiency requirements.
April 6, 2012
Anthony Watanabe launches the latest entry in "Building our Blue Future" a monthly blog capturing the new Canadian Water Story as it happens.
March 20, 2012
Garrick Ng leads a workshop on low carbon housing in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
March 14, 2012
Anthony Watanabe chairs a panel at GLOBE on Sustainable Consumerism - follow the link for more highlights.
March 14, 2012
Anthony Watanabe leads a webinar for the Conference Board of India on the business case for ecological restoration.
January 12, 2012
The NRTEE National Water Forum brings attention to critical aspects of water use by Canada’s natural resource sectors, and raise the profile of actions required to better manage our water. Anthony Watanabe speaks at the event.
December 19, 2011
The Canadian Water Summit is for the first time moving west. The third annual event will be held in Calgary in June 2012 to explore the competing water needs of cities, agriculture and energy.
2012 Canadian Water Summit Media Release.pdf
November 22, 2011
Our summary paper on the Canada-NYC building energy benchmarking round-table discussion at Greenbuild 2011 is now available for your reading pleasure.
Canada - NYC Energy Benchmarking FINAL.pdf
November 15, 2011
Anthony Watanabe is speaking today at the A.D. Latornell Conservation Symposium on the Water: Sources at Risk? panel. He is sure to shed insight on the Blue Economy in Ontario. For full symposium details, visit the link below.
latornell_prelim_program_2011.pdf
September 21, 2011
Garrick Ng and Nina Goodrich moderate a panel at the 6th. Annual Sustainable Packaging Forum in Dallas Texas, featuring Procter & Gamble, Blue Mountain Plastics, and Eco Enteprises Quebec.
September 14, 2011
The Brazil Canada Chamber of Commerce launches a new Sustainability Committee dedicated to stimulating commercial relationships and activities that leverage sustainability to address economic, environmental and social demands of our two countries. Garrick Ng of Innovolve appointed as Committee Vice Chair.
June 20, 2011
Sustainable Buildings Canada breakfast with Ecovert’s Jim Lord on Wednesday June 22 - Choosing Green Building Products with SMaRT Building Product Certification
June 20, 2011
On June 22nd, Anthony Watanabe will be speaking about The Blue Economy at the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Region Summit in Windsor, ON.
June 17, 2011
In article "water guzzlers not paying enough, experts say", Anthony Watanabe comments on water pricing in Canada.
June 16, 2011
Anthony Watanabe and Nina Goodrich featured in CEVA's latest edition of 100. Scroll to pages 15 and 19 to read their insights.
CEVA.pdf
June 15, 2011
Canadian Water Summit founder, Anthony Watanabe, joins the Water Stewardship Council (WSC) of the Council of the Federation.
April 5, 2011
Innovolve is looking for a dynamic intern to assist with the Canadian Water Summit. To see the position description, please click here.
January 24, 2011

Watch the special segment on Water and the Canadian Economy on BNN’s Headline with Howard Green, featuring guests Anthony Watanabe, President and CEO of the Innovolve Group; Sandara Odendahl, Director of Corporate Environmental Affairs at RBC; and Rick Whittaker, Vice President of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).

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January 24, 2011
Watch Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of the Innovolve Group, talk about exporting Canada’s water expertise in an interview on Daytime Toronto.
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January 17, 2011
On January 11, Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of the Innovolve Group, showcased innovative water technologies live on CP24 Breakfast Television from Molson Coor’s Toronto Plant.
November 30, 2010
Anthony Watanabe, President and CEO of the Innovolve Group, will present findings of Innovolve’s new report, "Water and the Future of Canadian Economy" at the 2010 Lake Winnipeg Basin Summit on November 30th.
Nov 29 2010 - Media Advisory
Nov 29 2010 - Media Release
September 28, 2010
Anthony Watanabe was MC of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Packaging Summit (September 17-19, 2010) for the Packaging Association of Canada
June 17, 2010
Innovolve hosts the inaugural CANADIAN WATER SUMMIT at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
June 9, 2010
Jeff Ranson presents "Five Emerging Green Building Trends" at Sheridan College in Brampton.
April 22, 2010
The Innovolve Group presents a session on how to embed sustainability into organizations at the 4th Walmart Sustainable Packaging Conference. Toronto, Ontario.
March 27, 2010
Anthony Watanabe led a session on Sustainability Strategy for the Sustainable Learning Centre.
March 25, 2010
Anthony Watanabe chairs a panel on the Role of Retail in a Sustainable Future at the 20th GLOBE conference in Vancouver, Canada.
March 24, 2010
Congratulations to Innovolve clients RBC Royal Bank and The Minto Group, which were recognized at the 2010 GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence. Vancouver, Canada.
March 15, 2010
Anthony Watanabe presented a half-day workshop in "Packaging your Sustainability Strategy" to delegates at the 4th Sustainability in Packaging Conference in Orlando, Florida.
March 10, 2010
Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of The Innovolve Group, moderates EC3 Canada's Plug-In Electric Vehicle Workshop. Toronto, Ontario.
February 25, 2010
The Innovolve Group opens early bird registration for the inaugural CANADIAN WATER SUMMIT, to be hosted June 17, 2010 at the International Centre. Toronto, Ontario.
February 23, 2010
Garrick Ng, VP Sustainability of The Innovolve Group, moderates Fleet Challenge Ontario's "Green Fleet 301," a special breakfast session on hybrids and electrification. Toronto, Ontario.
November 11, 2009
Jeff Ranson's article on the The Sustainability Studio featured in Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine.
November 4, 2009
Garrick Ng, Innovolve VP of Sustainability, moderates a session on sustainability industry and workplace trends, presented by the Schulich School of Business Alumni Association. Toronto, Ontario.
October 27, 2009
Rose Swagemakers, Innovolve’s vice-president operations earns the Certified Meeting Professional designation from the Convention Industry Council.
CMP-Press-Release.pdf
October 21, 2009
Garrick Ng, Innovolve VP of Sustainability, to be featured in a Corporate Social Responsibility panel, as part of Site Canada's "Re- Think, Re-Imagine and Re-Design" Education Day. Toronto, Ontario.
October 21, 2009
The Innovolve Group, Sustainable Learning Centre and Eco-Industrial Solutions collaborate to transform employment lands into Eco-business zones.
Eco-Biz_zone_alliance_press_release.pdf
October 10, 2009
Innovolve's new office, The Sustainability Studio, is featured Sherwin Williams S T I R magazine.
October 6, 2009
Garrick Ng, Innovolve VP of Sustainability, moderates Green Fleet Breakfast Series event, presented by Fleet Challenge Ontario. Toronto, Ontario.
September 25, 2009
Jeff Ranson, Innovolve Group Senior Associate's "Reinventing the Way We Build Houses" published in Builder/Architect Green Building Issue.
September 23 - 25 2009
The Innovolve Group and Sustainable Buildings Canada presents the fifth annual Green Building Festival in conjunction with IIDEX/Neocon Canada. Direct Energy Centre, Toronto, Ontario
September 20, 2009
Innovolve's new office, The Sustainability Studio, is featured in the Sept/October 2009 issue of Canadian Interiors Magazine.
September 14, 2009
Jeff Ranson, Sr. Associate, presents on small business opportunities in sustainability at the Learning Enrichment Foundation. Toronto, Ontario
April 22, 2009
Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of Innovolve Group, co-chairs the 2009 "Sustainable Packaging Awards" gala dinner. Toronto, Ontario.
April 9, 2009
The Sustainability Studio, a project of the Innovolve Group, is featured in Canadian Business Magazine's "Green Spaces That Work" supplement. A hub for sustainability entrepreneurs and a showcase green office space, the Studio is home to organizations with a common passion for bringing sustainability into the mainstream.
Innovolve_Final_overrun_lo-res.pdf
April 6, 2009
Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of Innovolve Group, discusses how the science based theory of opposites attract can be applied to the economy and the environment. COLLECTIONS Magazine.
AW_OppositesAttract.pdf
March 25, 2009
Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of Innovolve Group, delivers keynote presentation on CSR at the CSEME. Toronto, Ontario.
March, 2009
Garrick Ng, Innovolve VP of Sustainability and Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO, serve as judges for the 2009 "Sustainable Packaging Awards." Packaging Association of Canada. Toronto, Ontario.
March, 2009
Rose Swagemakers, Innovolve Group VP of Operations, is featured in an article on green meetings with client Chris Winter, Executive Director of the Conservation Council of Ontario. Ignite Magazine.
RS_Ignite_GreenLean LoRes.pdf
February 24, 2009
Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of Innovolve Group, delivers keynote presentation on sustainability at the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) “Action = Sustainability” Greening the Hospitality Industry conference. Pittsburgh, PA.
February 2, 2009
Garrick Ng, Innovolve Group VP of Sustainability, delivers guest lecture to MBA strategy students at York University. Schulich School of Business. Toronto, Ontario.
November 8, 2008
Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of Innovolve Group, discusses how companies can “profit responsibly” through sustainability. Financial Post.
AW_FP Executive_Profiting responsibly_Nov 11.pdf
October 23, 2008
Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of Innovolve Group, participates in a panel discussion on green meetings at the Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators (AMRC) Fall Conference. Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario.
October 20, 2008
Jeff Ranson, Sr. Associate, Innovolve Group, delivers presentation on driving SME growth through sustainability at the Enterprise Toronto Small Business Forum 2008. Toronto, Ontario.
October 8, 2008
Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of Innovolve Group, delivers a guest lecture on “Sustainability in Adult Education” at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Toronto, Ontario.
October, 2008
Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of Innovolve Group, discusses how ‘going green’ can bring potential bottom-line benefits such as reduced costs, a strengthened employment brand and a culture of creativity and innovation, M&IT Executive Magazine. Fall 2008
October, 2008
Jeff Ranson, Operation Manager, Sustainable Buildings Canada, discusses the success of the Green Building Festival 2008, Builder/Architect Magazine. Fall 2008
October, 2008
Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of Innovolve Group, discusses green building and CSR: a 2-way woonerf, Builder/Architect Magazine. Fall 2008
October 1, 2008
Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of Innovolve Group, participates in a panel discussion on energy efficiency in transportation at a bi-national conference hosted by Natural Resources Canada’s ecoENERGY for Fleets (FleetSmart) and the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership. Same Roads, New Challenges (Natural Resources Canada). Toronto, Ontario.
September 25, 2008
Garrick Ng, Innovolve Group VP of Sustainability, delivers presentation on the “Evolution of Sustainability,” at the Tourism Toronto Member Meeting. Toronto, Ontario
September 25, 2008
Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of Innovolve Group, delivers “Fresh perspectives on sustainable packaging” presentation at the first annual Print in the Mix conference and trade show. Toronto, Ontario.
September 17, 2008
Garrick Ng, Innovolve Group VP of Sustainability, is nominated to serve as inaugural Chairperson for a new PAC committee dedicated to provide opportunities for constructive engagement between students and the packaging industry. Packaging Association of Canada. Toronto, Ontario.
September 12 - 14 2008
Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of Innovolve Group will serve as MC at the PAC National Conference in Quebec City, Quebec.
September, 2008
Rose Swagemakers, Innovolve Group VP of Operations, discusses the Green Building Festival and organizing green events, One+ Magazine.
RS_GBF Article.pdf
September 1, 2008
Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of Innovolve Group, discusses selling sustainability and ‘going green’ as a new business paradigm, Macleans Magazine.
AW_Macleans_Selling_Sustainability.pdf
August, 2008
Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of Innovolve Group, discusses democratizing innovation – sustainability and the new paradigm of collaboration, Builder/Architect Magazine.
AW_Builder_Architect mag_Aug 08.pdf
May 30, 2008
Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of Innovolve Group, delivers closing remarks on commercializing sustainability at the Canadian Urban Institute "Moving to a Greener World – the Business Case for Sustainability Begins with a Commitment to CSR" event. Toronto, Ontario.
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