Building a Climate Resilient Business Resource Kit

Understand your business’s climate change risks and how to address them

The evidence of climate change is growing increasingly hard to ignore. Each year, stories of record-breaking temperatures, heatwaves, forest fires, floods, and droughts dominate news headlines around the world. While it is challenging to attribute climate change to any single event, climate change is increasing the occurrence and severity of extreme weather events. The impacts of an increasingly warming world are being felt locally, with consequences that can reverberate across the globalized economy. Understanding the urgency of the climate crisis, governments and businesses around the world have responded by committing to reducing their GHG emissions, with commitments to achieve net-zero by 2050 or sooner.

Partners in Project Green’s Building a Climate Resilient Business Resource Kit is designed to help businesses across the Greater Toronto Area with:

  • Understanding their climate change risks
  • Determining how to evaluate and prioritize these risks
  • Learning about potential strategies to address them

Through providing an overview of global and local climate change impacts, readers will be able to better grasp the implications of climate change in their communities and what it means for their business. The main goal of this resource kit is to provide local context for climate change risks in the GTA and support businesses as they prepare for them.

The Resource Kit consists of several modules to provide optimal business support including:

  • Primers on climate change science and projections for the Toronto Area
  • Overviews of Impacts of climate change on human health, buildings and infrastructure, agriculture and food security, supply chain, and finance and regulations
  • Mitigation strategies to reduce GHG emissions
  • Support on climate change Adaptation, including an overview of the climate change risk assessment process and potential adaptation strategies
  • Case Studies from organizations taking action on adaptation and enhancing their resiliency
About the Authors

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s Partners in Project Green (PPG) program is valued in the industrial, commercial, and institutional community as a trusted advisor on environmentally friendly best practices in the GTA. PPG’s position as a reliable liaison between the conservation community and the private sector presents a unique opportunity to provide information to businesses on the current state of climate change issues in the GTA, raise awareness of the multiple benefits of climate change risk assessments, and support the business case for companies to act, which will improve climate change resiliency not only for the participating company, but the surrounding community as well.

Thank you to the climate and business experts who provided input into these resources:

Access available Resource Kit contents below and stay tuned for additional modules.

Resource Kit Contents



  • Human Health (Coming Soon)
  • Buildings and Infrastructure (Coming Soon)
  • Agriculture and Food Security (Coming Soon)
  • Supply Chain Impacts (Coming Soon)
  • Financial and Regulatory Impacts (Coming Soon)


  • Overview (Coming Soon)
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation (Coming Soon)
  • Fuel Switching (Coming Soon)
  • Heat Recovery (Coming Soon)
  • Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration/Storage (Coming Soon)
  • Low Carbon Transportation (Coming Soon)
  • Behaviour Change (Coming Soon)


  • Overview (Coming Soon)
  • Risk Identification (Coming Soon)
  • Risk Analysis (Coming Soon)
  • Risk Evaluation and Prioritization (Coming Soon)
  • Implementation of Risk Interventions (Coming Soon)
  • Monitoring and Review (Coming Soon)

Case Studies

  • Algood Caster Innovations – Fuel Switching for the Environment and Employee Well-Being (Coming Soon)
  • Toronto Pearson – “A Small City” – Scale Stormwater Management and Energy Storage (Coming Soon)
  • Handi Foods – Expanding and Diversifying Supply Chain, Storage and Packaging (Coming Soon)
  • Enviro-Stewards – Affordable Smart Blue Roof at Head Office (Coming Soon)
  • Calstone Inc. – Stormwater Source Control Practices (Coming Soon)
  • Metrolinx – Mainstreaming Climate Risk Assessment (Coming Soon)
  • IMAX & Credit Valley Conservation – Stormwater Management Innovation (Coming Soon)