The 10×10 Matrix: A Path to Net Zero

The path to net zero will require hard work, creativity and a whole lot of collaboration. To help fuel and shape this collaboration, we have distilled the key takeaways from GLOBE Forum into the 10×10 Matrix: the 10 actions we need to take in the next 10 years to achieve net zero by 2050.

Building on the previous 10×10 reports from our other two Destination Net Zero events, the 10×10 Matrix outlines (1) the key themes and actions needed, and (2) the types of organizations who can make a difference.  We hope the 10×10 Matrix will not only inspire action, but also help you to better understand how your actions are connected to and enable others in your ecosystem. The 10×10 isn’t exhaustive but, like the conversations at GLOBE Forum, it shines a spotlight on where to focus for maximum impact.

The 10×10 Matrix will come to life at GLOBExCHANGE – our next Destination Net Zero event, taking place in Toronto February 27 – March 1, 2023. GLOBExCHANGE will build on the conversations at GLOBE Forum and use the 10×10 as a basis for driving meaningful change in pursuit of our net-zero goals.

(to appear beneath the matrix or incorporated into above section as 3rd paragraph – alternately could put it as a text section under the GOV/BUS/NGO columns) GLOBE Forum 2022 primarily focused on the role organizations play on the road to net zero. While individual actions may not be explicitly stated in the matrix, the ethos that we all have a part to play and the ability to mobilize change is very much present. 


  • Drop down PLACEHOLDER: This matrix comprises the main takeaways from GLOBE Forum 2022 speakers, GLOBE Advance sessions, and one-on-one discussions with attendees, as identified by our notetakers. We acknowledge that any process like this will have inherent bias based on the attendees as well as the writers and reviewers of the report.


  • Change Management
    Drop down PLACEHOLDER:
    Certain sectors are approaching the transition to a net-zero economy with hesitation for a variety of reasons. In light of Canada’s goal to achieve net zero by 2030, how do we support and enable change management in these sectors and groups on such an urgent timeline? All topics and themes identified in the 10×10 Matrix could benefit from an incremental approach that allows organizations to build knowledge over time while meeting net-zero targets.
  • Social Purpose
    Drop down PLACEHOLDER: In the economy of the future, organizations that adopt and implement a purpose beyond profit are more likely to embrace innovation, grow their businesses, and contribute to societal goals. Every journey requires direction, and a strong social purpose can be the compass organizations need to build a net-zero, more sustainable future.
  • Addressing the Skills Gap
    Drop down PLACEHOLDER: Given the scale and nature of the transition challenge, it is imperative that we use new approaches to equip workers with the skills they need across all sectors. Creative approaches such as micro-credentialing will be essential to connecting the skills needed to training opportunities across all sectors.
  • Accelerating Intergenerational Collaboration
    Drop down PLACEHOLDER: Tomorrow’s leaders and decision makers need to be empowered and given the tools to solve the challenges of an increasingly interconnected and complex world. Facilitating intergenerational conversations for the exchange of ideas and perspectives will be an important aspect of ensuring a transition that brings everyone along with it. 


Thank you to the GLOBE Advance session partners, The Delphi Group’s expert facilitators and notetakers, and reviewers from the Leading Change Steering Committee, Indigenous Clean Energy, and SevenGen.

PLACEHOLDER FOR ALL LOGOS including advance session sponsors:

– Policy, Regulation & Corporate Governance was sponsored by CN

– Innovation and Adoption was sponsored by Suncor and ERA

– Local Solutions to Net Zero presented in partnership with FCM (part of their sponsored agenda track package)

– Finance and Investment sponsored by BMO

– Just Transition in partnership with Energy Futures Lab

– Beyond Net Zero no sponsor