Partnering to Build a Stronger Sustainable Business Community

May 29, 2024 | Chamber News, Corporate Member News, Front Page, Initiatives, Manitoba's Green Advantage

Left to right: Paul Bauer, Miller Environmental Corporation, Sarah Duval, Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, Christa Rust, Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, Jack Winram, Manitoba Environmental Industries Manitoba, Patrick Campbell, WSP Canada

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce and the Manitoba Environmental Industries Association Announce Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — May 27, 2024: As businesses face evolving climates, changing customer and supplier expectations, and the need to prepare for the future, the challenges can be daunting—especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) dealing with supply chain disruptions and labor shortages. Nonetheless, the need for climate adaptation and resilience remains critical.

“Partnering with the Manitoba Environmental Industries Association is an important step towards supporting the business community in tackling the challenges of climate change and sustainability,” said Chuck Davidson, President and CEO of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce. “Providing SMEs with the necessary resources and expertise will create a resilient and sustainable business environment that meets current demands and fosters future growth and innovation.”

Recognizing the complexity of these issues and the necessity for collective action, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC) and the Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA) have formed a strategic partnership to complement the Manitoba’s Green Advantage initiative. This alliance aims to equip SMEs with the tools and knowledge needed to proactively adapt to environmental impacts on the economy.

“MEIA and MCC have had a long-standing relationship of collaboration. This new formal partnership elevates that collaboration, recognizing that the time is now. Businesses are ready to ensure they remain competitive and sustainable in a global, greener economy,” said Jack Winram, Executive Director of MEIA. “MEIA has the expertise to support the Chambers’ initiative, and the Chambers have access to the members who need it. It’s a win-win.”

Through this collaboration, SMEs will gain access to expertise in environmental practices, helping them address climate change, pursue decarbonization, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adopt sustainable best practices, implement circular economy strategies, and establish performance measures that align with sustainability objectives.

The partnership has launched with a comprehensive sustainability survey to understand the specific needs of the business community. Following the survey, tailored education and training opportunities will be provided, empowering SMEs to thrive in a sustainable future.

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For more information, please contact:

Clara Buelow
Director of Marketing and Communications
Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
[email protected]
(204) 290-2903

 

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