Introducing the Net Zero Supply Chain (NZSC) Initiative

The Net Zero Supply Chain (NZSC) Initiative is led by Delphi, GLOBE Series, and 7Gen, in partnership with Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, DP World, BC Hydro, CN, ABB, ClearBlue Infrastructure, Canadian Tire, and Loblaws. 

The first of its kind in Canada, the NZSC Initiative will help decarbonize Canada’s transportation sector and deliver significant environmental, social and economic benefits. Join us for the official launch and learn about opportunities for your organization to get involved!

Business to Business: Strengthening Supply Chains for Canada’s Energy Transition (Invite-only)

Supply chains for the energy transition are under stress in Canada and around the world. We need new business models for a net-zero economy. Join large corporates, Canadian SMEs (small-medium-enterprises), business associations, and public policy experts at this interactive roundtable to identify opportunities for optimizing procurement processes and supply chain performance. Participants will bring forward ideas and innovations to match supply with demand for clean energy and electrificationan essential component to accelerating the clean economy. 

Business to Business: Strengthening Supply Chains for Low-carbon Buildings in Canada (Invite-only)

The housing supply-gap is estimated to reach 3.5 million housing units by 2030. As suppliers of building materials, project management services, and construction, SMEs are projected to play a vital role in accelerating climate-friendly construction. In order to the meet growing demand across Canada’s residential, institutional, and commercial built environments, these companies must optimize productivity and supply chain performance for both building retrofits and new construction. Join stakeholders from across the construction value chain at this roundtable to identify challenges and opportunities for equipping Canadian SMEs to take on this challenge. 

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. 

Future-Ready Reporting: Preparing for Effective Sustainability Disclosures

The ISSB has released its first set of international sustainability standards, radically altering the reporting landscape. At the same time, the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB), which will support the adoption of these standards, has become fully operational. These initiatives represent significant advancements for sustainable business practicesones that will require building capacity and understanding to help businesses feel confident in their reporting. In this workshop, experts will demystify the sustainability reporting landscape and explore the array of tools and resources available to empower businesses to embark on their disclosure journeys. 

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. 

Raising the Standard: A Blueprint for Resilient and Sustainable Communities

Standards play a crucial role in guaranteeing the health and safety of Canadians. The impacts of a changing climate on our communities are increasing exponentially around the world, and concrete solutions are needed. New standards are being deployed to build climate-resilient and low carbon communities. Join us to learn how forward-looking, climate-informed standards can help your organization plan, design, and enable sustainable, climate-resilient communities in Canada and globally.

Leaders and Shakers: Intergenerational Networking with CBSR and Leading Change (Invite-only)

CBSR members and Leading Change delegates will gather to foster intergenerational conversations and collaboration, bridging the gap to further advance collective climate action at this pivotal moment.

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CBSR Member Roundtable: Climate Transition Plans, Reporting & Transparency (Invite-only)

This members-only roundtable will bring together Canadian leaders from across industries to discuss corporate climate actions to realize net zero goals. Climate Transition Plans (CTPs) can be a driving force behind net-zero progress and are increasingly recommended in sustainability reporting, including ISSB. Speakers include Jamie Biggar & Adam Lynes-Ford from My Climate Plan, Tom Ewart from Co-operators, and Sandra Kesseler from Loblaw Companies Limited to discuss how to create an effective CTP, and more importantly, how to use it.

To learn more about CBSR membership options, visit the CBSR website.

Your Scope 1, My Scope 3: SMEs and Financed Emissions on the Road to Net Zero

Representing 51.9% of the Canadian gross domestic product (GDP), small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have a key role to play in the transition to a net-zero economy.  

Financial institutions (including investment managers, banks, and insurers) often see a large portion of their carbon footprint represented by scope 3 financed emissions that are associated with lending to or investing in SMEs. This session will bring together both sides of the financer/provider equation to identify collaborative decarbonizing pathways that will benefit all parties.