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GLOBE 2014

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...

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...

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...

Commodities & Corridors: Integrating Aboriginal Interests

One of the more challenging issues resource development proponents face is ensuring that the economic, social, and environmental interests of First Nation and Metis communities are integral to any new infrastructure. This session explores go forward agreements that meet both...
FOOD AND WATER – THE STAPLES OF LIFE IN PERIL

SPARK Talks: Food Systems

The rise of megacities gives rise to mega-challenges in feeding urban residents. Rising transportation costs, increasing densification, limited access to croplands, and shifting preferences for locally produced food are all changing how cities feed themselves. Hear from thought...
FOOD AND WATER – THE STAPLES OF LIFE IN PERIL

Food and Water Security in a Changing World

New research has shown that global warming will significantly impact our capacity to grow food and our ability to provide secure access to clean water, the two basics of survival for any society. Changing climate conditions will not only impact businesses dependent on...