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 overwhelmingly positive one with Twitter heavyweights such as @ChristyClarkBC @JimHarris @ElizabethMay @MayorGregor @MarcGunther all weighing in with comments, questions and supporting evidence as to what to do to solve the threat posed by man-induced climate change.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the online discussion and helped #GLOBE2014 move from the realm of niche business conference (albeit a critically important one) to mainstream trending topic for both Vancouver and Toronto. In addition, the #RFKGLOBE clean capitalism armchair discussion between Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Wal Van Lierop went straight to the top of the Vancouver trends.
Here are 5 of our favourite #GLOBE2014 Tweets:
1. Coolest Dad in the world?
— Lucas van Lierop (@lvlierop) March 27, 2014
2. Solar jobs now eclipse coal jobs in the US
— Jim Harris (@JimHarris) March 27, 2014
3. GLOBE Awards NextGen Entrepreneur winner, Kali Taylor of Student Energy, realizes she’s just been quoted on stage
— Kali Taylor (@kali_d_taylor) March 26, 2014
4. GLOBE 2014 opening presenters discuss bilateral trade between the UK & BC
— UK in Canada (@UKinCanada) March 26, 2014
5. Hans Engel from BASF live on stage
— GLOBE Series (@GLOBE_Series) March 26, 2014
Finally, GLOBE would like to thank our amazing Twitter team during the live event. Be sure to follow them to stay in touch with other interesting news: