Josephine V. Yam

Sustainability

… encompasses the concept of stewardship, including the long-term maintenance of responsibility over resource use, which has environmental, economic and social dimensions.
In this review, it will be argued that Hoffman’s paper exploring the reason why corporations pursue voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction projects, particularly in order to achieve competitive advantage, is a substantive but incomplete piece of research. This review will discuss that Hoffman’s study fails to recognize that corporations are also significantly motivated to attain environmental protection and social responsibility goals as part of achieving the triple bottom line of sustainability. This argument will be developed through a critical review of Hoffman’s paper in the light of the course readings discussed in our Strategic Environmental Planning for Energy Organizations (SEDV 623) course. Read more.
This article aims to provide a comparative analysis of Brazilian sugarcane ethanol and U.S. corn ethanol using the three fundamental dimensions of the sustainability development framework, namely,environmental, social and economic sustainability (Fontes, 2010). Read more.
This article will discuss how Singapore has managed traffic congestion by restricting vehicle ownership through its unique Vehicle Quota System (VQS). The VQS is an innovative road transport policy that contributes to Singapore’s world- class transportation system (Phang, Wong, & Chia, 1996). Singapore was the first country in the world to introduce the VQS in May 1990, marking a new chapter in Singapore’s innovative approach to solving its land transport problems (Lam & Toan, 2006). Read more.
This article will show that Bombardier, a global transportation company, currently faces a plethora of challenges that beset the global aerospace and rail industries. Nevertheless, it has effectively transformed those challenges into strategic opportunities for sustainability through its comprehensive corporate social responsibility programs. To continue achieving high levels of sustainability, Bombardier will need to pursue this sustainability consultant’s recommendations in respect of its aerospace and rail transportation businesses. Read more.
Josephine V. Yam
Josephine is CEO & Co-Founder of B3 Canada, a mission-driven organization in Canada dedicated to building breakthrough boards through innovative board matching services for businesses, professionals and nonprofits.

Josephine is a highly accomplished lawyer-social entrepreneur with significant years of professional legal, policy, leadership and entrepreneurial experiences in the private, public and nonprofit sectors in Canada and internationally. She has been admitted to practice law in New York (USA), Alberta (Canada), Ontario (Canada) and the Philippines. She has also been interviewed on international television such as CNN and CNBC and featured in the international news magazine Newsweek.

Josephine recently graduated from Stanford University's Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders. She also completed her Master of Laws (LLM) degree at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law. Complimenting her advanced education at Harvard Law School and the University of Toronto, Josephine currently serves as one of the Energy Futures Lab Fellows of The Natural Step Canada.

Before founding B3 Canada, Josephine was the Executive Director of the Environmental Law Centre of Alberta and Lead Advisor for Corporate Consulting at the Pembina Institute. As Board Member of Immigrant Services Calgary, a large registered charity, Josephine served as Corporate Secretary, member of the Executive Committee, Board Development & Nominating Committee, Audit & Finance Committee and CEO Evaluation Committee. In the public sector, Josephine served as Senior Legal Counsel with the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Energy. In the private sector, Josephine worked with the international law firm Baker & McKenzie in its Hong Kong, Manila and Toronto offices, the Asian Development Bank and Procter & Gamble.

With her significant legal and senior management experiences in the private, public and nonprofit sectors in Canada and internationally, Josephine deeply understands that cross-sector collaboration in social innovation is crucial to achieving positive change in the world. This is what drives her deep commitment to advance B3 Canada’s mission of strengthening the board leadership capacity of Canada’s nonprofit sector as a force for good in society.

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