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GLOBE 2014

Utilities of the Future: New Hope, New Business Models

The utility sector is facing many challenges that could radically change how the industry develops. Escalating operating expenses, falling or flat energy demand, and growing consumer interest in clean and efficient solutions are forcing utility companies to reassess their...

Reinventing Fire Keynote

Digging up and burning fossil fuels has transformed human existence and made industrial and urban civilization possible. However, fossil fuels are not necessarily the only, best, or even the cheapest way to sustain and expand the global economy. In this special keynote, Amory...

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...

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...

Resilient Cities Don’t Just Happen: Embracing Global Best Practices

Many cities are making unprecedented investments in sustainability, but lingering challenges remain about measuring and reporting on their success. Hear from city leaders that have developed solid performance indicators to measure urban sustainability and to make their cities...

Regenerative Design for High-Performance, Net Positive Communities

Regenerative design is a process-oriented approach that uses sustainable systems principles to integrate the needs of society with the power of nature. Hear from those who are using regenerative design and “energy-positive” concepts for developing the high-performance communities...

Next Generation Cities: Smarter, Faster, Better

Information and communication technologies are fueling the urban revolution in how people live, work, and enjoy life in today’s society. What will cities of the future look like? Be inspired by the visionaries that are spearheading the next generation approach to running cities?...

Clean Energy Trends: What’s Driving the Industry Forward?

In Co-operation with Clean Edge Inc. Now in its 13th edition, Clean Edge’s Clean Energy Trends report is one of the most respected cleanenergy publications. Based on this year’s expanded research, a stellar panel of business and investment innovators will share insights on the...