Called “the blueprint to achieve meaningful engagement and inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in the Canadian economy,” the National Indigenous Economic Strategy For Canada 2022 is a catalyst for non-Indigenous organizations to embark on their own Reconciliation journeys through a Reconciliation Action Plan.
In our second piece in our series called Reconciliation and sustainability from the Des Nedhe Institute, we highlight ideas that come from Indigenous leaders at the FNMPC Towards Net Zero by 2050 Conference and how they relate to current ESG practices. By taking a thoughtful look at who really drives and benefits from ESG initiatives, we can better understand how the worldviews and interests of those leading a corporate sustainability approach inevitably impact its outcomes.
What actually is sustainability? If we are to understand it in its truest sense, it means that any corporate sustainability strategies must be rooted in Reconciliation. In this, the first part in a series on the connection between Reconciliation action and sustainability strategy, the authors demonstrate why pillars of Reconciliation are so important to any corporation environmental action.