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GLOBE 2014
Earning “Social License to Operate” Requires Meaningful Investment in Communities

Earning “Social License to Operate” Requires Meaningful Investment in Communities

Resource development companies need to make meaningful investments in the communities they impact to earn “social license to operate,” experts told a GLOBE 2014 session. Along with hiring and training a local workforce and creating institutional capacity in communities, companies...
Oil Sands Industry Must Step Up Pace of Innovation to Solve Environmental Challenges

Oil Sands Industry Must Step Up Pace of Innovation to Solve Environmental Challenges

Alberta’s oilsands companies have a history of innovation but they’re now working more closely together to ramp up the deployment of new environmental technologies, industry experts told a GLOBE 2014 session. “We’ve had a tremendous history of innovation” in commercializing the...
Watch GLOBE 2014 Speaker Interviews

Watch Key GLOBE 2014 Speaker Interviews

Check out insightful interviews from some of our key GLOBE 2014 speakers including: Dayna Baumeister, Co-Founder, Biomimicry 3.8 Jesse Berst, Chairman, Smart Cities Council Mark Brand, CEO, MB Inc. Tim Brown, President & CEO, Nestle Waters North America Jaime Butterworth,...
China is fast becoming a global leader in clean tech development and investment

China is Fast Becoming a Global Leader in Clean Tech Development and Investment

China is fast becoming a global leader in renewable energy and clean technologies, being both a huge market and a significant investor, the GLOBE 2014 conference heard. “China will invest annually over $80 billion in renewable technologies by the year 2020 to achieve 484...
Watch Select GLOBE 2014 Session Recordings

Watch Select GLOBE 2014 Session Recordings

Missed a session at GLOBE 2014? Select session recordings are now available for viewing! Including: Opening Plenary: Embracing a Global Greener Economy Creating Chemistry for a Sustainable Future Clean Energy Trends: What’s Driving the Industry Forward? Climate Action:...
Oilsands, pipelines will become “stranded assets” as market drives to electric vehicles, cleaner technologies

Market Forces Will Drive Consumers to Clean Energy

Canada’s oilsands and associated pipelines will become “stranded assets” as market forces drive consumers to adopt electric cars and other clean technologies, says prominent environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. “We’re going to see a very rapid market adaption, a disruptive...
Choosing the economy AND the environment makes good business sense

Choosing the economy AND the environment makes good business sense

Choosing the economy and the environment makes good business sense because sound environmental policy also benefits the bottom line, speakers told the opening plenary session at the GLOBE 2014 international environment business conference and trade show. “We cannot use the...
Twitter Trends for Vancouver - 26 March 2014

#GLOBE2014 Trending + Our Top 5 Tweets

From Mayor Gregor Robertson’s opening speech on Tuesday evening until the dying embers of the GLOBE after-parties on Friday evening #GLOBE2014 set Twitter alight with fervent discussion as to how business can solve our biggest environmental challenges. The tone was an...

Congratulations to the GLOBE 2014 Walking Challenge Winners

The winners of the GLOBE 2014 walking challenge are: Claus Habermeier Juan Carlos Jimenez Tobon Nicholas Phelan   Congratulations to all three! Learn more about zerofootprint and GOODcoins.

Check out the GLOBE 2014 Supplement in today’s Globe and Mail

Check out this special Globe and Mail feature on GLOBE 2014! Click image to download the full article. Page 1 of 4.
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GLOBE 2014 App Now Available for iPhone, Android…

We are excited to announce the availability of the GLOBE 2014 app for mobile devices provided by Rhino Cloud. Search for “GLOBE 2014” in the App Store/Play Store or use the links below to download directly: ...
ODPN

ODPN Confirmed as GLOBE 2016 Video Producer

We are excited to confirm that ODPN  –  On Demand Production Network – has been confirmed as the video production team for GLOBE 2016. ODPN put together the video for GLOBE 2014 and as a local Vancouver company, we are excited to continue this fruitful partnership. ...
John Williams

Business Case Evaluation: An Essential Tool for Prioritizing Investments for Sustainable Public Infrastructure Projects

Background This article was written in advance of a special Business Case Evaluation Workshop to be held as part of the GLOBE 2014 Conference, taking place in Vancouver, Canada. GLOBE 2014 is a major gathering of environmental business leaders and public officials from around the...
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Just Announced: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at GLOBE 2014!

We’re thrilled to welcome to Vancouver for the first time Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., world renowned environmental attorney, respected visionary, and clean-tech investor, and Wal Van Lierop, President and CEO of Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, one of North America’s top...

Rio Tinto to Sponsor GLOBE 2014

We’re thrilled to welcome Rio Tinto as a sponsor of GLOBE once again. Rio Tinto is commited to minimizing its impact on the plant, drawing on the advice of environmental experts, such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the communities in which it operates....
Rob Wesselling

In Conversation with Rob Wesseling, The Co-operators Group

Rob Wesseling took on the EVP National P&C Product role in addition to role as COO of The Sovereign General (a role that he has held since June 2007) in November 2012. Prior to 2007, Rob successfully held a number of senior leadership roles with The Co-operators in areas...
#GLOBE2014 Twitter Lists

GLOBE 2014 Twitter Lists

Twitter lists are a great way to stay in touch with news from a variety of different Twitter accounts. You can follow a list by subscribing to it, add it as a stream to your social media dashboard tool (e.g. HootSuite or TweetDeck) to monitor Tweets, or use it to follow all the...
Visit Our Booth at GLOBE 2014

Book Exhibit Space & Save on Delegate Passes

Exhibiting at GLOBE will provide a special opportunity to communicate with stakeholders, demonstrate technological innovations, and showcase successes in strategic environmental management, operational innovation and community projects. * Access visitors from over 50 economies *...
GLOBE 2014 Social Events

Fun Social Events Taking Place at GLOBE 2014

It’s not every day the global environmental business community gathers in one place – so we make it count! GLOBE 2014 hosts a number of high-profile networking functions, social events and business development activities to provide delegates with exceptional...
GLOBE is Pleased to Partner with Network for Business Sustainability for Special Session

GLOBE is Pleased to Partner with Network for Business Sustainability for Special Session

Entitled “Embedding Sustainability in Company Culture: Learning from Research and Practice”, this session in co-operation with Network for Business Sustainability will look at how firms can unlock the full potential of sustainability. When sustainability is integrated...
Media Kit

Share GLOBE 2014 News Using Our Specially Designed Media Kit

To help spread the word about GLOBE 2014 using online media, here is a media kit containing snippets of text, videos, images, and tweets to use freely.  Sponsors – Click here for relevant media to share Exhibitors – Click here for relevant media to share Speakers...
Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

[rev_slider sponsortestimonials]     There’s never been a better time to get involved with the GLOBE Series, or a better place to tell your corporate story to an influential, global audience. Partner with us to ensure your company is well positioned and ready for new...
GLOBE 2014 Sponsor: Offsetters

Offsetters Climate Solutions Adds a ‘Diamond’ Touch to GLOBE 2014

The following extract is from a recent press release by Offsetters. Sponsoring world-leading conference and exposition on business and the environment in Vancouver, March 26 – 28, 2014 Jan. 30, 2014, Vancouver, BC – Offsetters Climate Solutions is proud to announce their...
2013 Winner - Lyndsey Goodchild

Apply for the Next Gen Entrepreneur Award at the GLOBE Awards

The Next Gen Entrepreneur Award will be presented to a post-secondary student (undergraduate, graduate, college student, trades) or a recent graduate who is within the first 5 years of their career (under 30 years of age), who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, dedication,...
Discover the Business-to-Business Matchmaking Program

Discover the Business-to-Business Matchmaking Program

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, in partnership with Export Development Canada and Sustainable Technology Development Canada, will be offering a business-to-business (B2B) matchmaking program during GLOBE 2014. The program will provide meeting opportunities for Canadian...
TMX Group

Special GLOBE 2014 TMX Group Workshop for Technology Startups

FUNDING THE GROWTH OF CLEAN TECHNOLOGY: ACCESSING PUBLIC EQUITY CAPITAL IN CANADA In Co-operation with TMX Group The renewable energy and cleantech ecosystem in Canada is one of the strongest in the world – supported by academic innovation hubs, government programs and...
Martha Delgado Peralta to Speak at GLOBE 2014

In Conversation with Martha Delgado, Fundación PENSAR

Martha Delgado is a leading figure in the environmental movement involved in political society in Mexico. Her leadership results from over twenty years of experience in various civil society organizations dedicated to sustainable development and fifteen years of experience in...
GLOBE Partners With Metro Vancouver

GLOBE Partners with Metro Vancouver

We are pleased to work with Metro Vancouver for GLOBE 2014. Home to over 2.3 million people, Metro Vancouver comprises 24 members: 22 municipalities, one electoral area and one treaty First Nation. In planning for the future of the region, one of its missions is to: Develop and...
Join Me at GLOBE

GLOBE 2014 Impact Infrastructure Workshop

MAKING A COMPREHENSIVE BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE & BUILDINGS In Co-operation with Impact Infrastructure, LLC Many communities are beginning to focus on the need to upgrade and reinforce local infrastructure as part of planning for resiliency and...
GLOBE Swirl

GLOBE Workshop: Advancing Sustainability Through Technology Performance Verification

Join GLOBE Performance Solutions (GPS) on Tuesday, March 25th for a special one day workshop where you will learn how to accelerate the market acceptance of your technology and advance sustainable solutions through performance verification.  This exclusive Environmental...
Jules Kortenhorst

In Conversation With Jules Kortenhorst, CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute

Jules Kortenhorst is the Chief Executive Officer at the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). He is a recognized leader on global energy issues and climate change. His background spans business, government, entrepreneurial, and nonprofit leadership.  GLOBE spoke with Jules about his...
GLOBE Partners with Rethink Sustainability

GLOBE Partners with Rethink Sustainability

We’re excited to partner with Rethink Sustainability, a hub for leaders who want to optimize sustainability and innovation for greater business and societal success. RSI inspires its members through events, seminars, and workshops. Learn more about Rethink Sustainability Help...

GLOBE 2014 Speaker Line-Up Boasts Plenty of Authors

Many of our GLOBE 2014 Speakers are well known authors. Check out their books below:
GLOBE Partners with TMX Group

GLOBE Partners with TMX Group

We’re thrilled to partner with TMX Group to offer a special GLOBE 2014 workshop for technology startups. Entitled “Funding the Growth of Clean Technology: Accessing Public Equity Capital in Canada”, this workshop will see representatives from the Toronto Stock Exchange discussing...
'Sustainable Leader 2013', Peter Laybourn, to Speak at GLOBE 2014

‘Sustainable Leader 2013’, Peter Laybourn, to Speak at GLOBE 2014

Peter is the founder of International Synergies. He graduated with a degree in Economics and Ecology from the University of Southampton and spent 18 years in the aerospace manufacturing industry as contracts and commercial manager at GEC Marconi, Smiths Industries and Meggitt...
GLOBE 2014 Program Preview Now Available

GLOBE 2014 Program Preview Now Available

Check out the newly released GLOBE 2014 Program Preview. Discover all the amazing speakers, new sessions, and much more. Download the GLOBE 2014 Program Preview GLOBE 2014 Program Preview from GLOBE Group
GRI Chairman Christianna Wood to Speak at GLOBE 2014

GRI Chairman Christianna Wood to Speak at GLOBE 2014

Ms. Wood is a member of the board of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the former Chairman of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), a London based investor-led organization whose members collectively oversee $18 trillion in global assets...
Chinese Delegation to GLOBE 2014 Confirmed and Growing

Chinese Delegation to GLOBE 2014 Confirmed and Growing

In support of our Spotlight on China for GLOBE 2014, we are pleased to confirm that the delegation from Mainland China is growing, with a number of Chinese business executives planning attendance from a variety of sectors. Learn more about the conference. Learn more about the...
Dayna Baumeister to Speak at GLOBE 2014

Dayna Baumeister to Speak at GLOBE 2014

Dayna’s fascination with the natural world began with daily forays into the woods and mountains of Colorado and eventually led to a BS in marine biology, an MS in resource conservation and a PhD in organismic biology and ecology. With a background in biology, a devotion to...
GLOBE 2014 Sponsor: Golder Associates

Golder Associates to Sponsor GLOBE 2014

We’re thrilled to welcome Golder Associates as a sponsor of GLOBE once again. In working with its clients, it recognizes that many projects have the potential to change, and sometimes transform, local environmental and social conditions, generating both positive and negative...
Wim Elfrink to Speak at GLOBE 2014

Wim Elfrink to Speak at GLOBE 2014

Wim Elfrink, EVP, Industry Solutions & Chief Globalisation Officer at Cisco Systems Inc., is responsible for three global functions at Cisco: Cisco’s Industry Solutions Group, Emerging Countries Initiatives as well as the company’s globalisation strategy. Elfrink joined Cisco...
The Co-operators to Sponsor GLOBE 2014

The Co-operators to Sponsor GLOBE 2014

We’re excited to welcome The Co-operators Group Limited as a sponsor of GLOBE. The Co-operators is committed to developing its business with minimal negative effects on the environment. It strives to align with four sustainability principles: “In a sustainable society, nature is...
Peter Bakker to Speak at GLOBE 2014

Peter Bakker to Speak at GLOBE 2014

Peter Bakker joined the WBCSD in January 2012 after having been involved as a member for a number of years in his role as CEO of TNT NV, the Netherlands based holding company of TNT Express and Royal TNT Post. Peter is a respected leader in corporate responsibility. He is the...
GLOBE 2014 Partner: Step Forward Paper

GLOBE to Partner with Step Forward Paper

We’re thrilled to partner with Step Forward Paper – tree-free paper made from wheat straw waste and bleached using an Elemental Chlorine-Free sequence (ECF). The paper is FSC certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Prairie Paper (the producer of Step Forward Paper) was the...
GLOBE 2014 Partner: CDP

GLOBE Partners with the Carbon Disclosure Project

GLOBE is pleased to partner with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in-line with the upcoming GLOBE 2014 conference and trade fair on the business of the environment – taking place in Vancouver, Canada, from March 26-28, 2014. CDP’s mission is to transform the way the world does...

GLOBE Awards Application Deadline Coming Up January 27th

Established in 2002, the GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence recognize progressive Canadian companies that have leveraged their commitment to environmental leadership into sustainable competitive advantage. The 2014 Awards Ceremony will be held in conjunction with the GLOBE...
GLOBE 2014 Sponsor: Cenovus Energy

Cenovus Energy to Sponsor GLOBE 2014

We’re pleased to welcome Cenovus Energy as a sponsor of GLOBE. Cenovus Energy integrates environmental considerations into its operations in order to better tackle environmental challenges. It aims to use, recycle and dispose of water safely, manage air emissions, limit its...
Wal van Lierop to Speak at GLOBE 2014

Wal van Lierop to Speak at GLOBE 2014

Wal van Lierop, President & CEO, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital. Wal is a globally recognized visionary, co-founder of Chrysalix EVC and 35 year energy industry veteran. He was formerly Vice President of Strategic Planning at Westcoast Energy, a McKinsey consultant, and a...
GLOBE 2014 Sponsor: Hemlock Printers

Hemlock Printers Ltd. to Sponsor GLOBE 2014

We’re thrilled to announce that Hemlock Printers Ltd. will be our print sponsor once again for GLOBE. Hemlock has been recognized for its sustainability actions by being named the Most Environmentally Progressive Printer in Canada for the past six consecutive years. In 2004, a...
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