Bringing carbon finance to A/R projects
in British Columbia
January 13, 2010
Borealis joins a Panel Discussion and Presentation session on Carbon Offsets at the Northern BC Resources Forum held in Prince George, BC.
Join Borealis, EcoSecurities and Baker & McKenzie for the exclusive Canadian launch of the Carbon Management and Offsetting Trends Survey 2009
Missed the webinar? The recording is accessible by clicking the picture below
November 5, 2009
At the offices of Baker & McKenzie LLP
181 Bay St, suite 2100
Baker & McKenzie LLP, Borealis Carbon Offsets, ClimateBiz and EcoSecurities
Skip Willis, Principal, Willis Climate Group
Jeff Calvert, Managing Director, Borealis Carbon Offsets
Steve Baczko, Senior Commercialisation Manager, EcoSecurities
Jonathan Cocker, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
17:00 - Registration and coffee
17:15 - Presentation and panel discussion
18:30 - Networking drinks
Attendance at this event is free of charge. Places are restricted and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so please RSVP below to secure your place. Your place will be confirmed before the event.
Borealis is pleased to join the Think Green Alliance
October 05, 2009
Borealis is pleased to have been accepted for membership in the Think Green Alliance.
The Think Green Alliance is a community of businesses and organizations that are committed to providing environmentally and economically sustainable services, products and goods. Alliance membership represents a total of 159.7 billion dollars of annual global revenues and over 250,000 full-time employees.
The Think Green Alliance’s mandate is:
- To promote and showcase environmentally and financially sustainable services, products, goods and resources
- To provide educational materials and resources for businesses that are looking to become more environmentally friendly
- Promote co-marketing between the partners for their sustainable services, products and goods
- Develop a green business community through events, joint projects and marketing initiatives
Prince George MLAs plant last trees at McPhee Creek Project
July 01, 2009
Borealis was pleased to complete the planting of 120,000 trees at the McPhee Creek Project this week with the help of Minister of Forests and Range Pat Bell and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Shirley Bond.
A short news clip, including planting and interviews, may be seen here.
Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond and Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Pat Bell plant one of the last of 120,000 trees at Borealis' McPhee Creek Project, 15 km outside Prince George.
Borealis introduces expanded offsetting capacity, VCS, CCAR and CDM offsets sourced from various project types
June 19, 2009
Borealis is pleased to announce an expanded carbon offset product offering including projects in renewable energy (wind & hydro), energy efficiency, methane destruction and fuel switching.
All offsets in our expanded offering are validated and verified to VCS, CCAR or CDM, and registered.
Call Jeff Calvert, Borealis' Managing Director, at 647.477.6980 to discuss opportunities to purchase from our expanded offset portfolio for pre-compliance in Canada.
Our web site will be updated shortly to reflect our new capacity.
Sign up for 'The North American findings and feedback from the forest carbon offsetting survey' Webinar
April 20, 2009
Hosted by Greener World Media and 2degrees, with guest speakers from EcoSecurities, Conservation International, Dell and Borealis.
May 5th, 2009
9.00 am – 10.30 am PDT
12.00 pm – 1.30pm EDT
5.00 pm – 6.30 pm BST (British Summer Time)
Register for the webinar by clicking this link..
Tilde Herrara, Associate Editor, Greener World Media
Marc Stuart, Co Founder, EcoSecurities
Mark Newton, Senior Manager Environmental Sustainability, Dell
Toby Janson-Smith, Conservation International
Jeff Calvert, Managing Director, Borealis
EcoSecurities partnered with Conservation International, Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance and ClimateBiz to conduct a survey on forest carbon offsets, with the objective to better understand what motivates forest carbon offset buyers and what does the industry need to do to help stimulate the market and increase awareness regarding forestry projects.
Greener World Media will facilitate an interactive discussion to further explore the findings from the survey specifically focusing on the North American data and the trends which have been highlighted by the research study compared with trends seen in other geographical regions.
Key issues to be discussed include:
North American corporate attitudes to forestry projects compared to other geographic regions
- Which carbon standards do North American buyers prefer?
- Which type of forestry projects do North American buyers prefer?
- Forestry projects as a learning excercise for upcoming regulation
- Appealing project locations for North American buyers
Pricing trends in North America compared to other regions
Q & A
To download a free copy of the forest carbon offsetting report, visit www.EcoSecurities.com.
Borealis offsets the John Molson MBA International Case Competition in Montreal
January 5, 2009
Borealis Carbon Offsets is happy to be the offsetting sponsor of the John Molson MBA International Case Competition.
Borealis offset the emissions from electricity and natural gas consumption of the competitions' host venue, Montreal's Hilton Bonaventure, for the week of the competition.
The John Molson MBA International Case Competition is open to top business schools worldwide and is recognized as the largest competition of its kind. Its goal is to bridge the gap between corporate and academic worlds, enriching students and business executives alike.
This year's competition involved 36 teams from graduate business schools in Sweden, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Singapore, Canada and the United States.
Borealis congratulates the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina on their winning performance.
Borealis Offsets featured in the Financial Post
November 13, 2008
Borealis is pleased to be featured in the Financial Post this morning, on page 3.
We appreciate Aldyen’s comments about displacing food production and the forward crediting necessary for afforestation projects. However, none of the land we work with is used to produce food for people. We only work with hay land – of which there is a local surplus – and rough pasture.
Without question, new forests are an important part of the fight against climate change. The forward crediting of carbon is an issue which has kept afforestation projects out of the regulated carbon markets and is a persistent question in the voluntary markets, where we work.
Borealis is developing an innovative offsetting product that will address the forward crediting issue while continuing to create healthy forest ecosystems that absorb carbon and permanently store it. We’ll be rolling it out to the market in the next month and we look forward to keeping you posted!
Borealis makes Mr. Something Something's summer tour carbon neutral
August 14, 2008
Borealis is pleased to announce that we will be offsetting the carbon emissions of Juno Award Nominees Mr. Something Something's summer touring across Canada.
Toronto Life magazine says "“…the band’s eco-conscious attitude, clever lyrics and danceable rhythms all add up to a show that shouldn’t be missed.”
Catch Mr. Something Something on one of their summer dates here.
See our ad in Corporate Knights magazine's 50 Best Corporate Citizens issue
June 26, 2008
Borealis is proud to advertise in Corporate Knights magazine's 50 Best Corporate Citizens issue. The magazine will be included in subscription copies of the Globe & Mail on Monday, June 30 in eastern Canada and July 7 in western Canada. It's also available in newsstands across the country.
Borealis is pleased to recognise all of the Canadian firms who understand that good practice is good business, and have made social and environmental responsibility part of the way they think and work. Special congratulations to IBM Canada, this year's Best Corporate Citizen.
If you miss the magazine, you can still have a look at our ad.
"In its sixth year of publishing, Corporate Knights is Canada’s foremost magazine for responsible business. While pure traditional business magazines like Forbes focus in on the financial elements of companies and activist magazines like Adbusters treat companies as guilty targets
to attack, Corporate Knights is laser-focused on how companies impact people and the planet. Our editorial content supports the corporate
quest to attain reputable standards of social and environmental responsibility." - from Corporate Knights
Learn more about Corporate Knights here.
Borealis website launches today
June 06, 2008
We've put a lot of time and effort into developing the best carbon offsets available, and we put the same care in creating a website that reflects our passion for a high-quality product. We're pleased with the result and hope our newly launched site gives you some insight to what Borealis stands for. Visit us often at borealisoffsets.com to learn about our latest offsetting projects.