Montreal

How Canada’s finance and insurance hubs are prioritising the planet over profit

With the dust settling on COP 26, unfettered capitalism is now persona non grata, and, in the world of business, there is a refocusing on long-term, big picture thinking that melds the pursuit of profit with a desire to radically reduce environmental costs. When it comes to finance and insurance, this takes the form of “sustainable finance”. As an element of “responsible growth”, susta...

How to inspire teams with ‘bleisure’ travel

After nearly two years of remote meetings and virtual conferences, in-person business events and corporate travel are beginning to resume. Yet, when deciding which business trips to attend, employees have become more selective than ever. That’s where bleisure travel comes in. Mixing business and leisure travel is a great way to inspire and motivate employees to get back on the road or in the air. ...

Montréal Leads ‘Gold Rush’ in machine learning

There are a few facts about Montréal that surprise people. John Lennon and Yoko Ono wrote ‘Give Peace a Chance’ in the city during a 1969 week-long stay in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel; during Prohibition, Americans would hop over the border to enjoy a drink or two; and the UNESCO named Montréal a ‘city of design,’ part of its ‘Creative Cities’ network. However, that creativity is now taking off in a...