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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...