Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Workshop
  • Offsite event
  • Partner-led
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security

On the first day of Forum, GLOBE partners are hosting off-site events: Pathways to Parity: Leveraging DEI as a Sustainability Solution with UNGNC; BCIT Capacity Building Workshops: Valuing Carbon, Cultivating an Action-Focused Mindset, Designing for Resilience; a Visit of the Ocean Wise Plastics Lab; and Growing the Purpose Economy with the Canadian Purpose Economy Project.

Learn more about these events and about how to participate below.

Pathways to Parity: Leveraging DEI as a Sustainability Solution

Host: UN Global Compact Network Canada

Location: LGM Financial Services Inc

Date & Time: Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 9:00 AM -12:00 PM

The UN Global Compact Network Canada, together with its Hosting Sponsor LGM Financial Services, is proud to present an exclusive, official side event of GLOBE Forum 2024 titled “Pathways to Parity: Leveraging DEI as a Sustainability Solution.” This gathering is an unparalleled opportunity for sustainability pioneers and leaders to exchange ideas, and insights, and foster impactful change. Attendees will have the opportunity to deeply engage with the vital role of DEI in shaping sustainable business practices for the future.

Click here to register.

 

BCIT Capacity Building Workshops: Valuing Carbon, Cultivating an Action-Focused Mindset, Designing for Resilience

Host: British Columbia Institute of Technology

Location: BCIT Downtown Campus – Tech Collider

Date & Time: Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 10:00 AM -4:30 PM

GLOBE attendees are invited to join BCIT faculty for a day of interactive capacity-building workshops. Choose to attend one or all three of BCIT’s applied-skills training sessions and get a glimpse into a selection of BCIT’s sustainability and regeneration-focused microcredentials, designed for business leaders and sustainability practitioners. Connect with fellow GLOBE attendees before the main Forum, and discuss how to get to net zero by leveraging the time value of carbon (Session #1); identify opportunities to close the sustainability intention-action gap for organizations (Session #2); and/or explore what’s needed to design and build resilient communities(Session #3).

  • 10:30-12:00pm Workshop 1: Net Zero: The Time Value of Carbon
  • 1:00-2:30pm Workshop 2: Cultivating an Action-Focused Sustainability Mindset
  • 3:00-4:30pm Workshop 3: Resilience by Design

To register for one or all three of these free sessions (with an optional lunch), click here

 

Visit the Ocean Wise Plastics Lab and Kelp Nursery in West Vancouver

Host: Ocean Wise

Location: Pacific Science Enterprise Centre (PSEC)

Date & Time: Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Join Ocean Wise for a tour of the Pacific Science Enterprise Centre, home to the Ocean Wise Plastics Lab and Kelp Nursery. The Ocean Wise Plastics Lab delivers world-class technical expertise on microplastic pollution, and the Kelp Nursery conducts essential research for advancing the scaling of seaforestation, a promising Blue Carbon Solution. Take part in this session to dive deeper into innovative solutions for plastic pollution and climate change.

The tour will depart from the Vancouver Convention Centre at 12:30 PM and return at 3:30 PM. Snacks and refreshments, as well as transportation to and from the Vancouver Convention Centre will be provided by Ocean Wise.

There is limited capacity for this session – to register, click here.

 

Growing the Purpose Economy

Host: Canadian Purpose Economy Project

Location: The Aviso Café, Aviso Wealth Vancouver, 1111 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Date & Time: Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

During GLOBE Forum 2020, an Advance session on social purpose business catalyzed a series of conversations that have evolved to become the Canadian Purpose Economy Project. Join us for an insightful introduction and update on the Project’s work and impact—and to learn how you can help grow the purpose economy in 2024 and beyond.

Join us to hear about…

  • The Canadian Purpose Economy Project’s achievements, strategy, and goals towards a vision where social purpose business becomes the norm
  • A Call to Purpose, our national campaign to engage CEOs in the shift toward an economy of social purpose businesses that support human and planetary wellbeing
  • Key actions you can take to help move the ten levers of change to propel the Purpose Economy

This informal 90-minute session will include plenty of time for networking with fellow GLOBE delegates and other leaders of social purpose businesses and the social purpose community.

Snacks and refreshments will be served.

There is limited capacity for this session – to register, click here.

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