Planting Forests, Not Trees: Opportunities for Corporate Sustainability with Miyawaki Mini-Forests

The release of the Nature Based Financial Disclosure framework is causing corporations to take a fresh look at nature based solutions and biodiversity. As business looks at both risks and opportunities, Miyawaki Mini-Forests are emerging in Canada as a means to engage employees and community groups while building back nature in the communities where they operate. This session will explore why urban reforestation matters and how the private sector is undertaking efforts to leverage the opportunity. 

Scaling Circularity: Strategies for Implementing Circular Practices in Your Organization

Scaling circularity is not only about growing new technologies or starting new businesses; it’s also about rethinking how existing business models and operations can adapt and innovate. There are opportunities to implement circular initiatives within existing businesses, but scaling them requires investment, stakeholder buy-in, and collaboration. Join us to discuss how to overcome the barriers of scaling circularity and stay ahead of the curve. 

Canadian Cleantech Leadership Panel

Hear from leading Canadian cleantech companies as they share their approaches to advancing innovative solutions to achieving net zero and speak to the successes and the barriers to overcome. Their stories highlight how we can work together to mobilize the development, deployment and adoption of cleantech and build a more inclusive and just transition to our net-zero future. 

Powering Canada’s Future with Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Innovation (Invite-Only)

Join industry leaders, experts, and technologists at this electrifying session to take part in key discussions that will shape the future of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) in Canada. V2G technology presents a unique opportunity for electric vehicles to become part of the solution to Canada’s rapidly growing electricity demand. With demand expected to increase 47% by 2050, progress to develop and scale bidirectional charging technology needs to happen quickly. Take part in this session and help lead the ‘charge’ in Canada’s electrification landscape. 

Northern Food Innovation Challenge: Supporting Food Resilient Communities in the Territories

Food is foundational to ensuring resilient and sustainable communities. Northerners are intensely aware of this and are deploying innovative techniques and local knowledge to diversify the sector and support food security and food sovereignty within their regions. As the federal body focused on economic development in the territories, the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency is funding community-led northern and Indigenous food projects through its Northern Food Innovation Challenge.

Join us to explore the impact of these strategic investments on local food systems, discover the role of innovative food initiatives in creating resilient communities, and gain understanding of how the complexities and opportunities of northern solutions may have potential for global impact.

Critical Minds on Critical Minerals: Strategies for a Decarbonized and Resilient Mining Value Chain

As a leader in critical mineral reserves, Canada is positioned to play a crucial role in the global shift towards adopting clean mining technologies. To successfully navigate this transition, a holistic, whole-of-value-chain approach is needed to address environmental, social, and governance (ESG) challenges across the mining sector. Join this workshop session to explore how we can foster collaborative solutions to enable a sustainable, decarbonized critical minerals value chain in Canada.

Powering Canada: Generating Change for Clean Electricity

Canada’s energy transition will require forward-thinking action that addresses scalability of both policies and technologies. Join us for this roundtable session where we’ll take a deep dive into the opportunities and challenges of advancing clean electricity technologies such as hydrogen, nuclear, wind, and solar, and their pivotal roles in achieving a netzero future.  

Envision 2080: Harmonizing Generations for a Sustainable Future

Purpose-led action today must be grounded in a shared long-term vision for a clean, prosperous, and equitable tomorrow. For that vision to become reality, we must harness the combined power, skill sets, and perspectives of all generations. Join this intergenerational plenary dialogue to foster the diverse collaboration needed to reach our 2080 goals and ensure a legacy that transcends the generational divide. 

From Risk to Reward: Unlocking Private Investment in Low-Carbon Solutions

Experts around the world agree that reaching net zero by 2050 will require a massive increase in flows of capital to low-carbon solutions. How do we ensure we deploy the right policies and the right financial levers to de-risk the right climate-smart investments? Join this session to hear from leading financial experts on how we can spur and scale public and private investment in climate-smart solutions and help drive clean economic progress forward. 

Net Zero and Nature Positive: Driving Transformational Change for a Regenerative Future

Building a net-zero economy and restoring our natural environment are intrinsically linked. Combatting climate change is not possible without reversing nature loss, and restoring nature is not possible without action on climate change. Join this session to hear from leaders who are driving transformational systems change across industries and sectors to ensure a more regenerative future.