The rare Charitable Research Reserve would like to acknowledge and honour the conservation efforts of 25 leading companies by assigning them privileged status as one of rare’s Corporations for Conservation.
For some companies, this designation is recognition of what they have already done to act as stewards of our environment via their business practices. For others, it is aspirational, offering them rare’s expertise and support as they work toward deeper conservation practices. For all, it is acknowledgement that their annual support of rare at the level of $5,000/year for a minimum of 5 years, is a clear sign of their support for conservation.
The Corporations for Conservation effort at rare comes with tailored recognition to help business leaders achieve their goals. We would be pleased to work with the appropriate members of your staff to determine what works best for your corporation; but, recognition could include:
- publicity through various print and electronic media to let others know what your company does to help conserve;
- this dedicated Corporations for Conservation webpage (at www.raresites.org) sharing leadership profiles of executives and/or employees to build pride inside your company and to set an example for others;
- access to rare’s experts for presentations and demonstrations (dependent on availability);
- guided tours for employee and/or client groups (dependent on availability);
- priority access to rare facilities for corporate events (dependent on availability);
- invitation to an annual appreciation reception and;
- listing on rare’s Founders Wall, in perpetuity, for those joining before the end of A Natural Investment campaign and on all other donor lists associated with the campaign.
Including rare in your conservation plans by joining Corporations for Conservation shows your company’s drive for leadership — setting an example that also encourages others to take steps toward environmental sustainability. It indicates that economic excellence and a high quality of life can go together to create unprecedented opportunities.
This conservation effort and the recognition that goes with it connects customers and employees to a cause that matters for everyone. It can lead to workplace giving and healthy living.
BNY Mellon Wealth Management has been managing wealth since America began creating it. Over our 200+ year history, we have seen times of prosperity, uncertainty and possibility—and have successfully guided our clients through it all. We are known for the unparalleled level of service we provide to private clients, family offices, institutions and endowments alike. We’d like to do the same for you.
Christie (Kitchener, inaugural member)
Welcome to Christie®. We’re a global visual, audio and collaboration solutions company offering full solutions for business, entertainment and industry. Christie is credited with introducing digital projection technologies that set the stage for the modern movie theatre. Its commitment to the film industry is seen through innovative projection and audio solutions including premium, 4K high-resolution projectors, immersive audio and the introduction of RGB laser projection.
At Fiix everything we do falls under our triple bottom line: People, Planet, and Profit. Under Planet we have a vision to make the planet a better place for future generations by supporting initiatives for climate change mitigation. To do this, we are making efforts toward achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 15: “Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt biodiversity loss.” Becoming a carbon neutral company by offsetting our emissions and also supporting rare in their work to preserve the land for research, education, conservation, and ecological restoration are a couple initiatives that we are working on to achieve this goal and ultimately achieve our vision.
KPMG is a Canadian leader in delivering Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. KPMG responds to clients’ complex business challenges across the country and around the world. We work closely with our clients, helping them to manage risks and take advantage of opportunities.
Set in a tranquil estate amidst woodland and gardens, Langdon Hall offers escape into a world of gracious hospitality, elegant amenities and exemplary service.
With modest beginnings as a property maintenance company, Logical Landscaping has evolved to encompass a broader range of landscaping services, including design and construction. As a proud member of Landscape Ontario with two full-time crews dedicated to your needs, Logical Landscaping will meet your outdoor expectations. Our friendly staff are committed to customer satisfaction, as we treat your property like it is our own.
MacPherson Builders (Toronto)
MacPherson Builders believes in developing the premier, and often the largest, residential communities in the municipalities in which we are active. As both builder and developer, MacPherson Builders is able to design its homes and surrounding amenities to fit our purchasers’ lifestyles. MacPherson Builders does not buy other developers’ building lots – we start with our purchasers, and build our communities around them.
Our goal is to provide healthy, tasty and affordable value-added foods to people looking to save time and effort in their meal preparation. As we achieve this goal, we strive to limit the environmental impact of our business processes. We are committed to conserving resources during production. We have switched to recyclable packaging wherever possible. We are eager to promote volunteerism among our employees, and to support them in their own personal efforts to protect the environment.
For over 20 years, Natural Resource Solutions Inc. has served as a voice for the natural environment, locally and throughout Canada.
Our work involves us in protecting all wild species, including Species At Risk, and their habitats. We work with private landowners, municipalities, agencies and industry to safeguard, enhance and restore aquatic, terrestrial and wetland environments.
Our values lead us to tread lightly on the earth. We encourage sustainable practices in our daily undertakings, with a robust recycling and green bin system, rewards for staff who use alternative transportation for commuting, and the ability for staff to work from home/remotely. We strive to educate and connect with aspiring biologists through the ongoing hiring of co-op students and annual scholarships. We interact with the greater community through outreach at Earth Day events and lead and participate in bio-monitoring locally and around the world. Our staff are dedicated and volunteer their expertise to various non-profit groups such as rare, Waterloo Region Nature, Ontario Field Ornithologists, Tallgrass Ontario, Toronto Entomologists’ Association and the Region of Waterloo Ecological and Environmental Advisory Committee.
Pearle Hospitality/The Cambridge Mill (Cambridge)
The building design of Cambridge Mill is state-of-the-art, putting conservation initiatives at the forefront. Pearle Hospitality (owners of Cambridge Mill) employ a number of energy efficient technologies, including heat recovery ventilation systems, high efficiency appliances, LED lighting throughout as well as dedicated training for our team members to better manage their utilities.
The overarching theme of Cambridge Mill is marrying the old with the new. This historic grist mill has been fully restored with state-of-the-art systems, preserving the integrity of the building and natural surroundings, while keeping modern efficiencies at the forefront.
Union Gas (Waterloo)
We are committed to investing in the communities we serve through a comprehensive community relations program that includes donations for charitable organizations, sponsorships, in-kind contributions and volunteerism. We support everything from annual United Way campaigns to local conservation areas and food banks, from programs that teach children about safety to ones that bring them closer to nature. Simply put, we are investing in making life better.
WalterFedy is a dynamic, integrated design firm delivering creative solutions and practical built environments. Our business is about more than just delivering exceptional projects. We also believe that we have a responsibility to care for the communities in which we live and work. We are actively involved as volunteers and sponsors in Waterloo Region, Hamilton-Niagara Region, and beyond, because we know the more we put into our community, the stronger it will be. It is important for us to support our community the same way they have supported us for nearly seven decades.
For more information or details please contact Chris Ainsworth, Sponsorship & Events Manager, at 519-650-9336 or chris.ainsworth at raresites.org.