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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...

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...

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...

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...

Climate Action: Delay is not an Option

The impacts of global warming and the consequences of failing to adapt to these realities are well documented. But many governments and businesses are still slow to act. Some of the world’s top experts on climate change will lay it on the line. Act now or pay the price tomorrow....

Spotlight on China: Greening the Middle Kingdom

China’s Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2011– 2015) and other government policies have set ambitious targets for greener growth and greater social stability in rural and inland areas. Repairing China’s damaged waterways, agricultural lands, and improving air and water quality inmajor...

Leading by Example: WWF City Challenge Success Stories

In Partnership with WWF Cities around the globe recognize the inherent benefits of transitioning toward a sustainable future powered by renewable energy. Despite best intentions and ambitious goals, cities face large challenges and barriers. Five progressive cities, all finalists...

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...

The Infrastructure Deficit: A Problem or an Opportunity?

The costs to replace or revitalize infrastructure is beyond the capacity of many cash-strapped cities. But new investment models could turn the infrastructure deficit into opportunities to create healthier, more climate resilient cities. This session will explore cutting edge...

Striving for Carbon Neutral Cities: What Will it Take?

Many cities in North America have committed to an 80 per cent carbon reduction by 2050. Other cities around the world are working to lower their carbon footprint by promoting high-performance building construction and best practices that favour more energy efficient operations....

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...

Natural Gas: The Transition Fuel

Natural gas is seen as a viable option as we transition to a lower carbon economy. The economic impacts of this transition are enormous. Investments in associated storage, transportation, and distribution systems will cost trillions of dollars. Hear the views of progressive...

The Global Energy Mix: Opportunities and Realities

The energy sector worldwide is undergoing a profound transformation. New technologies have opened up vast reserves of untapped resources that in turn have upset long-established relationships in the energy marketplace. How can policy makers and investors make the right decisions...

Special Session: Canada’s Energy Strategy

There have been calls from many quarters for a strategy to guide public policy and private investment in Canada’s energy sector. As the ‘owners’ of Canada’s natural resources, provinces and territories have a key role to play in shaping the development, processing, distribution,...