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GLOBE 2014

Missed a session at GLOBE 2014? Watch full session recordings from select GLOBE 2014 plenary sessions below!

    Wednesday, March 26

  • GLOBE 2014 Opening Plenary: Embracing a Global Greener Economy

    GLOBE 2014 Opening Plenary: Embracing a Global Greener Economy

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    How can technology, innovation, and collaboration be applied in order to address today’s challenges and accelerate climate action? How can trade between business, communities, and nations help to facilitate more prosperous local and global green economies? The GLOBE 2014 Opening Plenary set the stage for all that followed over the three day event.

    Clark, ChristyHon. Christy Clark, Premier, Government of British Columbia

     

    Lord LivingstonLord Ian Livingston, Minister of State, UK Trade & Investment

     

    Jim BasillieJim Balsillie Chair of the Board, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

     

  • A One-on-One with Hans Engel: Creating Chemistry for a Sustainable Future

    A One-on-One with Hans Engel: Creating Chemistry for a Sustainable Future

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    The need to feed, power, house, move, and enhance the quality of life of a world community headed toward 9 billion people will define the marketplace of the future. Hear BASF Corporation CEO Hans Engel’s perspectives on the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges and how chemistry and innovation are driving the solutions.

    Dr. Hans-Ulrich EngelHans Engel, Chairman & CEO, BASF Corp. & CFO, BASF SE,
    USA & Germany

    Interviewed By:
    Marc GuntherMarc Gunther, Co-Chair, Fortune Brainstorm Green &
    Editor-at-Large, Guardian Sustainable Business, USA

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

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

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    Now in its 13th edition, Clean Edge’s Clean Energy Trends report is one of the most respected clean energy publications. Based on this year’s expanded research, a stellar panel of business and investment innovators shared their insights on the current status, trends, and future directions of renewable energy supply and storage, green buildings, energy efficiency, and clean transportation.

    Speakers Included:

    Pernick, RobRon Pernick, Managing Director & Co-Founder,
    Clean Edge, USA (Moderator)

    Amory Lovins to Speak at GLOBE 2014Amory Lovins, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist,
    Rocky Mountain Institute, USA

    Lyndon RiveLyndon Rive, Co-Founder & CEO,
    SolarCity, USA

    Marcene BroadwaterMarcene Broadwater, Global Head of Climate Strategy & Business Development,
    International Finance Corporation (IFC), USA

  • Climate Action: Delay is Not an Option

    Climate Action: Delay is Not an Option

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    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 laid it on the line. Act now or pay the price tomorrow.

    Speakers Included:

    Tansey, JamesJames Tansey, Executive Director of ISIS, Sauder School
    of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada (Moderator)

    Peace, JanetJanet Peace, Vice President, Markets and Business
    Strategy, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, USA

    Vaughan, ScottScott Vaughan, President & CEO, International
    Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada

    Forrister, DirkDirk Forrister, President & CEO, International
    Emissions Trading Association (IETA), Switzerland

    IsabelStuderIsabel Studer, Founding Director,Global Institute for Sustainability,
    EGADE Business School Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

     

  • Clean Capitalism Armchair: Innovation and the Clean Technology Future

    Clean Capitalism Armchair: Innovation and the Clean Technology Future

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    Clean energy technology holds the promise for a more sustainable, less carbon intensive economic future. But policies and programs to stimulate investment in such technologies and to promote their wider deployment need to be expanded.  Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Wal van Lierop shared the stage at GLOBE 2014 as part of a special armchair dialogue on innovation and the future of clean technology. This lively discussion revealed why a well-known environmentalist and a respected businessman – both investors in clean technology –  share a passion about clean capitalism — namely that profit, innovation, and solving environmental problems can all be enhanced by embracing clean technology innovation.

    Kennedy, RobertRobert F. Kennedy, Jr., President, Waterkeeper Alliance,
    & Venture Partner & Senior Advisor, Vantage Point Capital, USA

     

    Lierop, Wal vanWal van Lierop, Co-Founder, President & CEO,
    Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, Canada

     

  • Next Generation Cities: Smarter, Faster, Better

    Next Generation Cities: Smarter, Faster, Better

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    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.

    Speakers Included:

    Berst, JesseJesse Berst, Chairman, Smart Cities Council, USA (Moderator)

    Wilm ElfrinkWim Elfrink, Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions &
    Chief Globalisation Officer, Cisco Systems Inc., USA

    Bruce HayneBruce Hayne, Deputy Mayor & City Councillor, City of Surrey, Canada

  • Amory Lovins Keynote: Reinventing Fire

    Amory Lovins Keynote: Reinventing Fire

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    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 Lovins, Co-founder and Chief Scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute, shared insights from his Reinventing Fire research that maps out pathways for a strong global economy without the need for oil, coal, or nuclear energy.

    Amory Lovins to Speak at GLOBE 2014

    Amory Lovins, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist,
    Rocky Mountain Institute, USA

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    Thursday, March 27

  • Christy Wood Keynote: Bringing Sustainability Disclosure into Focus

    Christy Wood Keynote: Bringing Sustainability Disclosure into Focus

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    Recent events – the economic recession and resulting Dodd-Frank Act, Hurricane Sandy, worker safety struggles in Bangladesh – all compel business to develop longer-term thinking and business strategies that transcend profit alone. This requires a reexamination of everything from strategic planning and corporate governance, to stakeholder engagement and supply chain management. Find out from GRI Chairman Christianna Wood about why embedding sustainability into core business strategy is no longer a fringe pursuit, and how GRI’s G4 Guidelines can help your company stay ahead of the game.

    GRI Chairman Christianna Wood to Speak at GLOBE 2014

    Christianna Wood, CEO, Gore Creek Capital Ltd.
    & Chairman, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), USA

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

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

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    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 responsibility commitments and actions, this session will examine how these buildings blocks can be strengthened through a collective effort by business, government, investors, civil society and consumers. Learn more about this initiative from its pioneers, and see how this work could change how companies do businesses.

    Speakers Included: 

    GRI Chairman Christianna Wood to Speak at GLOBE 2014Christianna Wood, CEO, Gore Creek Capital Ltd.
    & Chairman, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), USA (Moderator)

    pwcHelle Bank Jørgensen, CEO, B Accountability;
    UN Special Advisor, Global Compact in Canada; & Partner,
    World Climate Ltd., Canada

    Peter Bakker to Speak at GLOBE 2014Peter Bakker, CEO, World Business Council for
    Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Switzerland

    Lambert, GordGordon Lambert, Chair, Carbon Management
    Canada & Executive Advisor, Sustainability &
    Innovation, Suncor Energy Inc., Canada

    Anthony HodgeTony Hodge, President & CEO,
    International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM),
    United Kingdom

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

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

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    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 innovation as a saviour. This session explored the “size of the prize” and the strategies businesses are using to practically capture the opportunities. Listen and learn more about the emerging drivers of the circular economy.

    Speakers Included:

    Vanessa TimmerVanessa Timmer, Executive Director & Co-founder,
    One Earth, Canada (Moderator)

    Jamie Butterworth, Chief Executive,
    Ellen MacArthur Foundation, United Kingdom

    Bruce LourieBruce Lourie, President,
    Ivey Foundation, Canada

    Cristian BarcanCristian Barcan, Head of S.E.T. & Applied Sustainability,
    BASF Corp, USA

    Dayna Baumeister to Speak at GLOBE 2014Dayna Baumeister, Co-Founder,
    Biomimicry 3.8, USA

    'Sustainable Leader 2013', Peter Laybourn, to Speak at GLOBE 2014Peter Laybourn, Chief Executive,
    International Synergies, United Kingdom

  • Natural Capital: Paying for What We Take from Nature

    Natural Capital: Paying for What We Take from Nature

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    “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 to manage that capital wisely, will be a major preoccupation for economies going forward. This panel looked at the “state of the art” on natural capital: how it is defined, how it gets measured, and how and why it matters to decisions governments, businesses, and individuals make.

    Speakers Included: 

    Alex WoodAlex Wood, Senior Director, Policy and Markets,
    Sustainable Prosperity, Canada (Moderator)

    Peter BakkerPeter Bakker, CEO, World Business Council for
    Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Switzerland

    Nigel ToppingNigel Topping, Executive Director,
    CDP, United Kingdom

  • Canada’s Energy Strategy

    Canada's Energy Strategy

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    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, use and trade in our abundant energy resources, both renewable and non-renewable. This session brought together a select group of provincial energy ministers and representatives from the business community to explore regional priorities for a Canadian energy strategy delivering economic prosperity, improvements in environmental performance and a secure, reliable, and affordable energy supply.

    Speakers Included:

    Velma McCollVelma McColl, Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group (Moderator)

    John-ManleyHon. John Manley, President & CEO, Canadian Council of Chief Executives

    Rich ColemanHon. Rich Coleman, Deputy Premier, Minister of Natural Gas Development, Government of British Columbia

    Diana McQueenHon. Diana McQueen, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta

    Stan StruthersHon. Stan Struthers, Minister Responsible for Manitoba Hydro Act, Government of Manitoba

    Annesley, JanetJanet Annesley, Vice President of Communications, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

     

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    Friday, March 28

  • Global Energy Mix

    Global Energy Mix

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    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 with so much uncertainty about the future of energy? Gain insights from those who are on the front lines of the changing energy landscape.

    Speakers Included:

    Merran SmithMerran Smith, Executive Director, Clean Energy Canada (Moderator)

    JKortenhorstPicJules Kortenhorst, CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute, USA

    Ken LueersKen Lueers, President, ConocoPhillips Canada

    M NadeauMarie-José Nadeau, Chair, World Energy Council & Executive Vice President,
    Corporate Affairs & Secretary General, Hydro-Québec, Canada

    Jacques BesnainouJacques Besnainou, Director, General Fusion Inc. & Former President & CEO,
    AREVA Inc., USA

    Monaco, AlAl Monaco, President & CEO, Enbridge Inc., Canada

  • Spotlight on Dubai

    Spotlight on Dubai

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    Dubai’s progress towards a sustainable green economy, a smart city and a global gateway for green trade and investment, connecting developed, emerging and developing markets, will help accelerate the adoption of green technologies, products and services in a region of over 2.2 Billion consumers. Hear from top government and business leaders the latest opportunities arising from Dubai’s strategic commitment to green economic growth, public –private partnership, solar, smart-grid and demand-side management (DSM) projects, as well as Green Buildings, sustainable transport, and smart government. Also learn how Dubai is turning to a global innovation hub in the lead to hosting EXPO 2020 for the first time in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region.

    Presented in Collaboration with:

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    Moderator:

    John WiebeJohn Wiebe, President & CEO,
    GLOBE Group

    Panel Participants:

    Waleed SalmanWaleed Salman, Chairman,
    Dubai Green Economy Partnership & EVP, Strategy & Business Development,
    Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)

    Fahad Al GergawiFahad Al Gergawi, Secretary General,
    Dubai Green Economy Partnership & CEO,
    Dubai Investment Development Est.

    Marwan AbdulazizMarwan Abdulaziz, Executive Director,
    TECOM Science Cluster (ENPARK & DUBIOTECH)

    Taher DiabTaher Diab, Director of Strategy & Planning,
    Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

    Al Rifai, Soliman2Soliman Al Rifai, Director of Project Finance,
    Dubai Carbon Center of Excellence

    Mohammed Al Shamsi, Manager, Climate Change & Sustainability,
    Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)

  • Friday Town Hall: The Long View

    Friday Town Hall: The Long View

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    The GLOBE Series has been around for 24 years now. So what will the next quarter century bring? At the GLOBE 2014 Friday Town Hall, the “Sages of Sustainability” shared their views and perspectives on environmental and business challenges, opportunities, and innovations into the foreseeable and not-so-foreseeable future.

    Speakers Included:

    Henderson, Chirs - CEO, Lumos EnergyChris Henderson, President,
    Lumos Energy & Founder, The Delphi Group (Moderator)

    Michael BrownMichael Brown, Co-Founder,
    Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital

    Bruce AndersonBruce Anderson, Chairman,
    Abacus Data

    Harcourt, MichaelMike Harcourt, Chairman,
    Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST)

    mary_polakHon. Mary Polak, Minister of Environment,
    Government of British Columbia

    Marc GuntherMarc Gunther, Editor-at-Large,
    Guardian Sustainable Business