Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Corporate Green Team Network

The Journal

The Corporate Green Team Network started as a volunteer group of individuals from a number of private and public sector companies and organisations in the Cayman Islands. Initially, the group was created in June 2009 as the result of a partnership between Deloitte and the Department of Environment.

“We went to Deloitte with the DoE Sustainability Unit series of guides on sustainability issues in the office space,” says Gina Ebanks-Petrie. The DoE was aware of Deloitte’s internal green efforts but also as a frequent contributor to sustainability issues. “We approached them to see whether they would be interested in sponsoring the guides.”

The outcome of a conversation with Deloitte Chief Operating Officer Alee Fa’amoe was that Deloitte was interested in the issues in general and attracted by the fact that the DoE saw this as part of a bigger plan to get buy-in for on the political level and not just a one-off project, she says. “And that really our goal is to move as a country to a national sustainability strategy.” Both parties have signed a memorandum of understanding to participate in other sustainable development full story.

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