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GLOBE 2014

The Changing Regulatory Landscape: Catalyzing Business in the 21st century

The private sector plays a crucial role in sustainability; it drives the workforce, fuels innovation, and connects economies. More and more governments are today seeing the benefits of organizations reporting on their impacts and implementing sustainable business strategie...

Architects of a Better World: Corporate Responsibility in a New Age of Transparency

The United Nations Global Compact, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, GRI and other like-minded initiatives have teamed-up to drive business engagement on sustainable development worldwide. Highlighting the main building blocks central to effective corporate...

Leveraging the Power of Money to Create a More Responsible World

Increasingly, investors are not just looking for high financial yields, but also superior environmental, social, and governance (ESG) related performance and risk-adjusted returns. How are mutual funds, REITs and other investment vehicles reducing financial risks, as well as...

Securing the Aboriginal Advantage

Securing the social license to operate in areas where Aboriginal interests exist requires not only a totally different engagement approach, but also a fundamental rethink about doing business with Aboriginal partners. Engage with those who are at the forefront of this new...

Financial Markets & the Move Towards Responsible Capital Management

Today stock exchanges on every continent have introduced sustainability listing requirements. This trend is only set to continue. Information about sustainability performance and impacts is not only useful to the organization in question or consumers demanding transparency; it is...

Canada’s Oil Sands – Powering Innovation

Energy production from Canada’s oil sands has been the focal point of much controversy. Often overlooked is the stimulus the oil sands have generated for innovative technologies that lower the carbon intensity of oil production. This session will explore the challenges and...

From the Inside Out: Transformational Company Best Practices

How can we mobilize a global transformation of the business world? What are the leadership attributes necessary to make businesses more effective while accelerating sustainability? By fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration, setting bold agendas, and establishi...

The Sharing Economy: Capitalizing on a Powerful New Sustainable Business Model

The “collaborative” or “sharing” economy is a disruptive new business model where information technology and social media is used to sell, share, trade, rent, or borrow unused assets. Collectively these activities earn extra income, save money, and use resources more efficiently....

Scaling Up Waste-to-Profit Strategies: New Tools and Best Practices

Many companies work hard to reduce their environmental footprints by implementing waste minimization or zero waste strategies. But industrial symbiosis and other emerging tools can turn waste streams into profit centers. This session will showcase leading edge practices and...

Biomimicry & Cradle-to-Cradle as Engines of Innovation

As in nature, with “biomimicry” and “cradle-tocradle” design concepts there is no such thing as waste. Using the same nutrient cycle principles found in nature, the right materials are always in the right place at the right time. This session explores how these sustainable design...

A New Era for Business: Emerging Drivers of the Circular Economy

In the face of sharp volatility increases across the global economy and proliferating signs of resource depletion, the call for a new economic model is getting louder. In the quest for a substantial improvement in resource performance across the economy, businesses have embraced...

Green is the New Black: The Growing Role of the C-Suite in Sustainability 

“Green” and sustainability solutions are becoming an increasingly integral part of financial planning and the work of the C-Suite and boards. Corporate executives are being asked to strategically evaluate new means to reduce cost, increase tax efficiency, manage risks, as well as...

Evolution or Revolution: Innovation in Sustainable Finance

In a world of increasing financial constraints and risks, new innovative financial models such as crowd-sourced funding and green bonds have become increasingly prominent. Other traditional financial tools such as stock and derivatives markets are undergoing significant changes...

Private Public Policy for a Sustainable Economy

Climate-related risks and sustainability issues are becoming increasingly important for today’s business. Can companies and governments work together to develop policies that tackle these growing challenges? Hear from the chief executives of some of Canada’s largest companies as...

Mines of the Future

Sponsored by Rio Tinto Canada has been a world leader in the ‘greening’ of the mining sector, which has become a major concern worldwide. New technologies, mineral production and refining processes, coupled with vastly improved management practices and regulation for mine wastes...

Natural Capital: Paying for What We Take From Nature

“Natural capital” refers to the multiple resources and services that our society and economy draws from nature, some of which we pay for, many of which we don’t. With resource and population pressures growing, the role that natural capital plays in our national economies, and how...

Earning the Social License to Operate

Sponsored by National and local governments in many parts of the world are demanding changes in long held relationships between resource developers and host communities. Learn from the successes and failures of companies who are dealing with the new realities of earning the...