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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Tuesday Feb 13 2024
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Simon Fraser University, Segal Building
  • Offsite event
  • Invite-only
  • Partner-led
  • Leading Change

Leading Change Forum 2024

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Leading Change Forum 2024 will bring together young leaders (ages 19-35) who are ready to have tough conversations about climate and sustainability. It’ll take a diversity of perspectives to identify and implement the solutions needed to address our biggest environmental, social, and economic challenges.  Over a full day of interactive workshops, networking opportunities, and capacity […]
Featuring
Laj Kaur Executive Director, Leading Change
Hosted by
Tuesday Feb 13 2024
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Room 302-305
  • CBSR
  • Invite-only
  • Partner-led

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

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
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 […]
Featuring
Martha Hancock Executive Director, CBSR
Jackee Kasandy Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Black Entrepreneurs and Businesses of Canada (BEBC) Society
Adam Lynes-Ford Co-Founder, My Climate Plan
Jamie Biggar Co-Founder, Co-Creation Lead, My Climate Plan
Trish Kramer Engagement Manager, Canada, CDP
Hosted by
Tuesday Feb 13 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Partner-led
  • Workshop
  • Offsite event

Off-site Workshops and Events Hosted by BCIT, UN Global Compact Network Canada, Ocean Wise, and Canadian Purpose Economy Project

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
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. […]
Tuesday Feb 13 2024
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Room 120
  • Invite-only
  • Roundtable
  • Partner-led

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

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
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 […]
Featuring
Chris Henderson Founding Executive Director, Indigenous Clean Energy and President, Lumos Energy
Sandra Odendahl Senior Vice-President & Head, Sustainability and Diversity & Partnerships, BDC
In collaboration with
Tuesday Feb 13 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Room 306
  • Invite-only
  • Roundtable

Charting the Course: A Flight Plan for Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Canada (Invite-only)

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
As the aviation sector works to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) can play an integral role. While Canada has the potential to lead in creating a sustainable aviation fuel value chain, we also face significant “turbulence” on the path to net zero. In part two of this roundtable series, leaders […]
Featuring
Geoff Tauvette Executive Director, Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (C-SAF)
Dr. Carol-Ann Brown President, Delphi
Elizabeth Shirt President, GLOBE Series
Managing Director, CBSR
Gary Lee Low Carbon Strategy Technical Lead, Parkland
In collaboration with
Tuesday Feb 13 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Room 201
  • Invite-only
  • Partner-led
  • Workshop

Capital for Conservation: Innovative Finance Models for Nature and Water (Invite-only)

  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
Join us for a workshop on sustainable finance for water and nature. We will explore cross-sector perspectives on how finance mechanisms and partnerships can enable the role of water and nature as an economic and workforce engine. The workshop will also cover the challenges and opportunities of existing and emerging funding models that can bring […]
Featuring
The Honourable Nathan Cullen Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, Government of British Columbia
Deputy Chief Harlan Schilling Deputy Chief, Daylu Dena Council
CEO, Centre of Excellence in Economic Development
Alan Shapiro Advisor, Working for Watersheds & Principal, Shapiro & Company
Zita Botelho Director, Watersheds BC
Katherine Balpataky Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships, ALUS
Eddy Adra Chief Executive Officer, Coast Funds
Monika Freyman Vice-President, Sustainable Investing, Addenda Capital
In collaboration with
Tuesday Feb 13 2024
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Room 202-204
  • Invite-only
  • Partner-led

IETA Carbon Dialogue & Member Meeting (Invite-only)

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
Bringing together IETA Members and guests from governments and NGOs, this timely dialogue will share analyses and discuss: market-related highlights from post-COP28; Canada’s shifting carbon market landscape; the turbo growth of compliance carbon markets and infrastructure globally; and, outlooks for the voluntary carbon market, focusing on implications of newly-issued guidance/disclosure requirements.
Hosted by
Tuesday Feb 13 2024
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Room 120
  • Invite-only
  • Partner-led
  • Roundtable

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

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
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 […]
Featuring
Chris Henderson Founding Executive Director, Indigenous Clean Energy and President, Lumos Energy
Sandra Odendahl Senior Vice-President & Head, Sustainability and Diversity & Partnerships, BDC
In collaboration with
Tuesday Feb 13 2024
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Room 201
  • Invite-only
  • Partner-led
  • Workshop

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

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
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 […]
Featuring
Rob Safrata Owner & CEO, Coast to Coast Experiences and Novex Delivery Solutions
Randy Zadra Managing Director, Integris
Kari Montrichard Manager, Capacity Products, BC Hydro
Demetrios Jim Papadoulis Manager, Future Grid & Modernization, BC Hydro
Joshua Young Sr. Manager of BC Clean Transportation Ecosystem, Foresight Canada
Justin W. Rangooni Executive Director, Energy Storage Canada
George Miller Director of Business Development, Fermata Energy
Isabel Taylor Associate Consultant, Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors
William Goldsmith (Virtual) Head of Grid & Data Services, ev.energy
David Mitchell (Virtual) Senior Advisor, Partnerships & Innovation, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
Thomas Martin (Virtual) Director of Sales Engineering, SWTCH
Zach Woogen (Virtual) Senior Policy Manager, Vehicle-Grid Integration Council (VGIC)
In collaboration with
Tuesday Feb 13 2024
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Room 120
  • Invite-only
  • Partner-led
  • Workshop

Equal by 30: The Road to Equal Pay, Leadership and Opportunity for Women in the Energy Sector (Invite-only)

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Women currently represent only 32% of the workforce in the global energy sector. With over 200 signatories, the Equal by 30 Campaign is a global movement aimed at proactively addressing this under-representation, working to accelerate equal pay, equal leadership, and equal opportunities for women and all marginalized groups in the energy sector by 2030. In […]
Featuring
Parliamentary Secretary Julie Dabrusin Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Government of Canada
The Honourable Josie Osborne Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, Government of British Columbia
Dr. Carol-Ann Brown President, Delphi
Grace Quan President and CEO, Hydrogen In Motion Inc.
Jeanette Jackson CEO, Foresight Canada
Merran Smith President, New Economy Canada
Fellow, Simon Fraser University
Muhammad Ahsan DEI Specialist, EHRC
Anita Gara Project Manager, EHRC
Sponsored by
Tuesday Feb 13 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Room 306
  • CBSR
  • Invite-only
  • Leading Change
  • Networking
  • Partner-led

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

  • Intersectional Track
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
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. Sponsored by   
Hosted by
Tuesday Feb 13 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM The Hub
  • Networking
  • Open door

GLOBE Forum 2024 Opening Reception

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
Meet and mingle with North America’s premier community of leaders and changemakers who are advancing a more regenerative future. Enjoy delicious locally sourced food and beverages alongside a special drag performance from Pattie Gonia. Beat the rush and collect your badge from registration any time after 4:00 p.m. before joining us in The Hub (Ballrooms C […]
Featuring
Pattie Gonia Environmentalist, Drag Queen, Musician, Co-Founder of Outdoorist Oath and Intersectional Environmentalist Founding Ambassador

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Wednesday Feb 14 2024
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM Ballroom Lobby
  • Open door

The Retreat: Feb 14

While conferences and high-level forums can be pivotal for driving action for positive change, they can also be stressful and often result in high levels of exhaustion and burnout. In response, GLOBE is pleased to offer The Retreat – a quiet, rest and resiliency-centered space for all delegates to visit throughout GLOBE Forum 2024. Smudging […]
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
8:00 AM - 8:25 AM Ballroom A & B
  • Main stage / Plenary
  • Open door

Welcome and Opening Plenary

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
Join us for the official opening of GLOBE Forum 2024! We’ll start the event with a host welcome and Land Acknowledgement as well as opening remarks from Indigenous leadership of the local nations on whose traditional territory we have the privilege of gathering. Audiences will also enjoy an inspiring cultural performance by Children of Takaya […]
Featuring
Chief Jen Thomas Tsleil-Waututh Nation (səlilwətaʔɬ)
Spokesperson Wilson Williams (Sxwíxwtn) Spokesperson & General Councillor, Squamish Nation (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw)
Elizabeth Shirt President, GLOBE Series
Managing Director, CBSR
Chief Wayne Sparrow (yəχʷyaχʷələq) Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm)
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
8:25 AM - 8:50 AM Ballroom A & B
  • Main stage / Plenary
  • Open door

Regeneration in Action: An Armchair Dialogue with the Hon. David Eby

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
In BC, Canada, and around the world we need to protect and restore our planet, while enabling families and businesses to thrive in the clean economy of the future. Join this plenary armchair dialogue with the Hon. David Eby to hear how BC is taking action for a more regenerative, resilient, and net-zero economy.
Featuring
The Honourable David Eby Premier of British Columbia
Megan Leslie President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund Canada
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Ballroom A & B
  • Main stage / Plenary
  • Open door

Nature, Our Greatest Teacher to Build a Regenerative Future

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Join environmentalist and drag queen, Pattie Gonia, as they share profound ways in which nature can inspire and guide us to take meaningful actions for both people and the planet. We will discover the connections between social and environmental justice and how we can harness our uniqueness and diversity to build the most regenerative future.  
Featuring
Pattie Gonia Environmentalist, Drag Queen, Musician, Co-Founder of Outdoorist Oath and Intersectional Environmentalist Founding Ambassador
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Ballroom A & B
  • Main stage / Plenary
  • Partner-led
  • Open door
  • Leading Change

From Conflict to Collaboration: Working Across Difference to Advance Sustainability

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Sustainability often involves competing priorities and diverse perspectives. This session explores how we can be guided by nature and work across differences to create a regenerative future together. Join this armchair dialogue to learn how to navigate uncomfortable ‘‘tough conversations,” how critical diversity in thought is to advancing sustainability goals, and how we can feel […]
Featuring
Pattie Gonia Environmentalist, Drag Queen, Musician, Co-Founder of Outdoorist Oath and Intersectional Environmentalist Founding Ambassador
Bill Lomax President and CEO, First Nations Bank of Canada
Phil De Luna Chief Carbon Scientist and Head of Engineering, Deep Sky
Maya Colombani Chief Sustainability & Human Rights Officer, L'Oréal Canada
Alicia M. Richins Sustainable Impact Consultant, Founder of The Climateverse, and Directory of Strategy & Governance, Leading Change Canada
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM The Hub (Ballrooms C & D)
  • Networking
  • The Hub

Executive Speed Networking

Our first Speed Networking event has been created exclusively for our executive delegates to allow them to connect directly with one another. As described above, this unique opportunity will allow you to be paired up with another executive to make new connections and exchange ideas. Grab your coffee and meet us at The Hub windows […]
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Ballroom A & B
  • Main stage / Plenary
  • Open door
  • Partner-led

Common Waters, Shared Visions: Indigenous Collaboration on B.C.’s Watershed Security Strategy

  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Long-term watershed security is critical for the future of British Columbia. First Nations and the Province have worked together to co-develop a Watershed Security Strategy. Join this session to learn about how the diversity of perspectives and approaches of First Nations and the Province came together to develop a Strategy that will realize better watershed […]
Featuring
The Honourable Nathan Cullen Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, Government of British Columbia
Chief Xtli’li’ye Lydia Hwitsum Chief Councilor, Cowichan Tribes
Elizabeth Shirt President, GLOBE Series
Managing Director, CBSR
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Ballroom A & B
  • Main stage / Plenary
  • Open door

The Power of Indigenous Leadership: Combating Biodiversity Loss and Climate Change

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
Indigenous-led conservation is the most effective and equitable way to safeguard habitat, reverse wildlife loss, and reduce climate change—all while helping to advance reconciliation. Join us for this timely conversation on how organizations of all types can support Indigenous-led conservation, and help advance a more equitable and sustainable future. 
Featuring
Megan Leslie President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund Canada
Angela Kane CEO, Secwepemcul’ecw Restoration and Stewardship Society (SRSS)
Paul Fletcher Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Aviva Canada
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Ballroom A & B
  • Main stage / Plenary
  • Open door

Climate Proofing Canadian Homes, Infrastructure & Communities: A Dialogue with Hon. Sean Fraser

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
To address both the housing and climate crises, Canada has an urgent need to build new homes and community infrastructure that is affordable, efficient and sustainable, while protecting communities from the impacts a changing climate. Join us for this timely leadership dialogue on how we can climate-proof our homes, infrastructure and communities to help enable […]
Featuring
The Honourable Sean Fraser Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, Government of Canada
Celyeste Power President and CEO, Insurance Bureau of Canada
Rick Smith President, Canadian Climate Institute
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM The Hub (Ballrooms C & D)
  • Networking
  • The Hub

Knowledge Connect Sessions

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
This facilitated dialogue opportunity will allow you to explore the big topics of Nature, Resilience, Net-Zero and Water, while connecting with others who share your passion. Join us in the HUB, grab your lunch and take part in one of the focused discussions hosted in each key area. Bring your perspectives and questions and leave […]
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM The Hub (Ballrooms C & D)
  • Partner-led
  • The Hub

Invest Vancouver B2B Activity

  • Building Resilient Communities
Visit us to discuss what’s new with sustainability and resiliency in the Metro Vancouver region, what we are doing to amplify economic opportunity, and the key role circularity plays in a future-forward and transformational economy. Meet at the Hub in the Metro Vancouver lounge space.
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Room 110
  • Delphi
  • Open door
  • Partner-led
  • Workshop

Zeroing In: Meeting Interim Targets to Net Zero Emissions and Beyond

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
By the end of 2024 we will be halfway to 2030 and halfway through the Decade of Action necessary to meet net–zero emissions and other key sustainability goals by 2050. We need to take decisive and bold steps today to reach our targets that simultaneously deliver positive results on the pathway to net-zero. Join us […]
Featuring
Simon Donner Member, Net-Zero Advisory Body
Professor, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia
Dr. Carol-Ann Brown President, Delphi
Kim Hallwood Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Bank Canada
Laura Swaffield Environmental Impact Lead, MEC
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Room 119
  • Open door
  • Partner-led
  • Roundtable

A Matriarchal Movement: The Vital Role of Indigenous Women in the Energy Transition

  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Indigenous women’s values, skills, and roles as Traditional Knowledge Keepers make them invaluable to creating a more sustainable future. However, when it comes to the energy transition, their voices are often overlooked. Join this session to learn from inspiring female and Two-spirit Indigenous leaders on how their knowledge, values, and voices can lead the way […]
Featuring
Raylene Whitford Director and Principal, Canative Energy
Annie Korver Founder and Principal, Rise Consulting
Freddie Huppé Campbell Senior Manager, Energy & Climate Team, Indigenous Clean Energy
Jessica Vandenberghe Owner, Guiding Star Consulting
Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias ImaGENation Program Manager, Indigenous Clean Energy and Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Leading Change
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ballroom B
  • Partner-led
  • Open door
  • Moderated Dialogue

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

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
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 […]
Featuring
Katie Wheatley Head of Canada, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
John Stackhouse Senior Vice President, Office of the CEO, RBC
Barbara Zvan President and CEO, University Pension Plan (UPP)
Jill Earthy Chief Executive Officer, InBC Investment Corp.
Erin Flanagan Director, Canada Growth Fund Investment Management Inc.
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Room 120
  • Open door
  • Partner-led
  • Roundtable

Powering Canada: Generating Change for Clean Electricity

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
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 net–zero future.  
Featuring
Justin W. Rangooni Executive Director, Energy Storage Canada
Chuck Farmer Chief Energy Transition Officer and Vice President, Planning, Conservation and Resource Adequacy, IESO
Barry Vickers Senior Vice President, Project Development, First Nations Major Projects Coalition
Richard Horrobin Vice President, Business Development & Energy Innovation, Bruce Power
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ballroom A
  • GLOBE Unplugged
  • Partner-led
  • Open door

Driving Change from Within: How Sustainability Executives Can Lead the Way to a Sustainable Future

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Sustainability executives are key to aligning sustainability and corporate strategy in the face of shifting global financial, political and regulatory conditions. Despite their critical role, these leaders face significant challenges, from the ability to define and deliver on objectives, to managing stakeholder expectations, and overcoming role ambiguity. Join this unplugged session to hear from experienced […]
Featuring
Sharon Tomkins Vice-President, Sustainability and Social Impact, TC Energy
Jamie Gray-Donald Senior Vice President Sustainability & EHS, Operational Excellence, QuadReal Property Group
Sandra Odendahl Senior Vice-President & Head, Sustainability and Diversity & Partnerships, BDC
Gordon Raman Partner, M&A and Corporate Governance & Chair, ESG Sustainability Practice, Fasken
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Room 202-204
  • Open door
  • GLOBE Unplugged

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

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
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 […]
Featuring
Matt McCulloch Director, ESG and Decarbonisation, Norda Stelo
Liz Lapin CEO, Common Good Mining & Director, Battery Metals Association of Canada
Kody Penner Lead, Business Planning, Copper Growth, Teck Resources
Deputy Chief Harlan Schilling Deputy Chief, Daylu Dena Council
CEO, Centre of Excellence in Economic Development
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM The Hub (Ballroom C & D)
  • Open door
  • Partner-led
  • Pitch
  • The Hub

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

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
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 […]
Featuring
Joseph Paul Murdoch-Flowers Co-Executive Director, Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre
Shari Fox Director, Ittaq Heritage and Research Centre
Robert Kautuk Photographer & Manager of Multimedia, Ittaq Heritage and Research Centre
Kim-Marie Rumley Director, Yukon First Nation Education Directorate
Elder Roger Ellis Knowledge Keeper & Elder, Yukon First Nation Education Directorate
Isaiah Devilliers First Nations Youth, Yukon First Nation Education Directorate
Meg Potter Director of Finance, Yukon First Nation Education Directorate
Derek Erasmus Project Coordinator, Fort Simpson Metis Development Corporation
Pitseolak Pfeifer President and CEO, Inuit Solutions
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Room 118
  • Workshop
  • Partner-led
  • Open door

Bridging Business and Biodiversity: An Action Plan for a More Nature-Positive Economy

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Businesses have a responsibility and, increasingly, a competitive imperative, to account for how their operations and investments affect nature. But how and where to start? Join this interactive session, based on WWF-Canada and Aviva Canada’s new Business and Biodiversity Action Plan, to learn effective steps business leaders across industries and sectors can take to advance […]
Featuring
Kathrin Majic Senior Vice-President, Development, WWF-Canada
Paul Fletcher Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Aviva Canada
Emma Race Senior Director, Sustainability & Social Impact, Loblaw Companies Ltd.
Daniel O'Brien Partner, Sustainable Strategy and Transformation, PwC Canada
Member, Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Room 109
  • Moderated Dialogue
  • Open door

Finding Common Ground: Making Climate Change a Bipartisan Priority

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
It is becoming increasingly challenging to deny that the world is experiencing the rapidly increasing impacts of a changing climate. However, the debate around how we take action to curb global warming continues to be a highly politicized issue. In most jurisdictions, we face a stark reality that bipartisanship is the only assured path to […]
Featuring
Aaron Freeman Founder, GreenPAC & Owner and Principal, Pivot Strategic Consulting
The Honourable Lisa Raitt Vice-Chair, Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets
Former Minister of Transport, Labour and Natural Resources Government of Canada
Matthew Holmes Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Relations, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Room 302-305
  • Open door
  • Moderated Dialogue

Investing in Net Zero: Opportunities for Funding Innovation and Industrial Decarbonization

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
Reaching net zero requires industry to develop, advance, and adopt clean solutions across sectors. While some of these technologies exist, substantial investment is needed to scale and commercialize these solutions and enable the transition to a clean economy. In this session you will learn about funding opportunities for innovative projects and examples of funding partnerships […]
Featuring
Todd Sayers Chief Operating Officer, BC Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy
Shelby Hart Director, Clean Investment, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Government of British Columbia
Chief Dolleen Logan Lheidli T’enneh First Nation
Ken Carrusca Vice President, Construction Innovation, Cement Association of Canada
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
2:10 PM - 2:25 PM The Hub (Ballrooms C & D)
  • Moderated Dialogue
  • Open door
  • The Hub

Introducing the Net Zero Supply Chain (NZSC) Initiative

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
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 […]
Featuring
Shayna Rector Bleeker​ VP of Strategic Partnerships and Co-Founder, 7Gen
Bryan Buggey Executive Vice President, Invest Vancouver
Alain Brandon Vice President, Sustainability, Social Impact and Government Relations, Loblaw Companies Limited
Dr. Carol-Ann Brown President, Delphi
Mike Gerbis CEO, Profoundry
Hosted by
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Room 109
  • GLOBE Unplugged
  • Open door

Justice at the Crossroads: The Role of Intersectional Environmentalism

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Intersectional environmentalism (IE) aims to protect both people and the planet, while recognizing how environmental issues affect different groups in different ways, and inherently impacts marginalized and oppressed groups more. This session is for everyone who wants to learn more about IE, how to navigate the crossroads between environmental and social justice, and how to […]
Featuring
Heather Campbell Energy Professional, Independent Advisor
Reece Tomlinson CEO and Founder, RWT Growth Inc. and Saone Capital Inc.
Stephanie Chipeur (Video Remarks) Azrieli Accelerator Professorship in Law and Disability Policy, University of Calgary
Janelle Lapointe Council Member, SevenGen
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Room 302-305
  • Open door
  • Roundtable

Keeping Our Heads Above Water: Navigating Water Strategies for Your Organization

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
Beyond industries that rely heavily on water as a resource, we are all increasingly impacted by climate-related water disasters such as floods, droughts, and storms. More frequent extreme weather brings with it additional risks to our workforces, communities, businesses, and organizations. This session will highlight strategies for water stewardship that all organizations must embrace to […]
Featuring
Zita Botelho Director, Watersheds BC
Kirsten James Senior Program Director, Water, Ceres
Polina Emelianova Americas Go to Market Lead, Energy and Sustainability, Microsoft
Kate Rich Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Division, Alberta Environment and Protected Areas
Claire Neale Portfolio Director, Water – Western Canada, Cities & Development, AtkinsRéalis
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Room 202-204
  • Open door
  • Partner-led
  • Workshop

Partnering for Adaptation: Collaboration to Build Physical Climate Resilience

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
Building resilient communities requires collaborative solutions grounded in multi-stakeholder partnerships. This session will explore how the private and public sectors can accelerate action by showcasing real-life examples. Join us to learn about effectively combatting climate risks and disasters, building back stronger from flood and fire, and collaborating with diverse stakeholders to build climate resilient communities. 
Featuring
Paul Manias Special Advisor, Climate Resilient Infrastructure, Addenda Capital
Ujala Qadir Director Strategic Programs, Climate Bonds Initiative
Don Iveson Executive Advisor, Climate Investing and Community Resilience, Co-operators
Susan Ancel Director One Water Planning, EPCOR Water Services
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ballroom B
  • Moderated Dialogue
  • Open door
  • Partner-led

The Power of Net-Zero Policy: Creating the conditions for system-wide success

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Policy is one of the most powerful tools at our disposal for enabling and implementing rapid, system-wide change on the journey to net zero. However, to achieve a net-zero future, governments must create the conditions for success while balancing the complex needs of stakeholders. How can we ensure that business, society, and the planet all […]
Featuring
Alison Cretney Managing Director, Energy Futures Lab
Michael Bernstein Executive Director, Clean Prosperity
Dale Beugin Executive Vice President, Canadian Climate Institute
Rachel Guthrie Vice-President, ESG Integration, Export Development Canada
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Room 118
  • Moderated Dialogue
  • Open door

Valuing Nature Services: The Intangible Benefits of our Natural Capital

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
Though often viewed as “free,” nature has intrinsic value that is frequently underestimated. The “intangible” benefits derived from our natural capital drive significant economic value across numerous sectors, yet standard valuation practices habitually ignore this value. This session will explore how to use natural asset inventories as a starting point to understand the value of […]
Featuring
Roy Brooke Executive Director, Natural Assets Initiative
Jeff Menard Program Manager, Natural Resources, CSA Group
Stephen McGlenn Director of Lands and Natural Resources Governance, Leq’á:mel First Nation Lands & Natural Resources Department
Mike Kennedy Founder & President, Green Analytics Corp.
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Room 120
  • Open door
  • Workshop

Scaling Circularity: Strategies for Implementing Circular Practices in Your Organization

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
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 […]
Featuring
Paul Shorthouse Managing Director, Circular Economy Leadership Canada (CELC)
Georgia Lavender Director of Program Operations, Synergy Foundation
Craig Hodge Chair, National Zero Waste Council
Vice-Chair, Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee
Councilor, City of Coquitlam
Noah Topp Business Development Manager, Nexus Modular
Katrina Shum Head of Regeneration & Sustainability, Lush Cosmetics
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ballroom A
  • Moderated Dialogue
  • Open door
  • Partner-led

A Powerful Transformation: Mobilizing Technology & Capital for a Net-Zero Electricity Grid

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
Net-zero electricity is critical to delivering on our climate and sustainability commitments. The transformation of our electricity system to net-zero will require significant investment, technology scale-up, and collaboration across industry, governments and other stakeholders. Join executive leaders for this timely discussion on how we can mobilize the financing, capital and technologies required to enable a net-zero […]
Featuring
Deborah Yedlin President and CEO, Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Avik Dey President and CEO, Capital Power
Philippe Dunsky President and Chief Accelerator, Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors
Alison Schneider Canadian Representative, Ceres Investment Network
Steven Kroeker Chief Investment Officer, Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC)
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Room 110
  • Open door
  • Partner-led
  • Workshop

Achieving Success Through Value Chain Collaboration Models

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
Reducing value chain emissions poses substantial challenges and represents some of the greatest opportunity to achieve climate targets. The complexity of reducing value chain emissions requires significant collaboration and partnership, both across and within industries and sectors. Join this session to learn from real-world examples that will provide tools and inspiration to support your organization’s […]
Featuring
Claire Purvis Senior Director, Climate Services, Delphi
Todd Coakwell Senior Director, Sustainability and ESG Disclosure, Nutrien
François Bélanger Senior Director Sustainability, CN
Bronwyn Pountney Manager, Environment, DP World Canada
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM The Hub (Ballrooms C & D)
  • Partner-led
  • Open door
  • The Hub

The Net-Zero Challenge: A Business Perspective on Net-Zero Commitments and Planning

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
Over 160 businesses in Canada have committed to net-zero by 2050 or earlier through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Net-Zero Challenge. Together, they are spearheading Canada’s clean industrial advantage and the path toward a sustainable future. Join us for a dynamic discussion with participating companies to the Net-Zero Challenge who will speak to their motivations and experience, […]
Featuring
Eva Musso Head of Sustainability and Government Relations, BASF
Amy Geisberger Sustainability Manager, Siemens Canada
Wendy Avis Director, Climate and Environment, Vancouver Airport Authority
Jamie Madill Director of Sustainability, Platinum Pro-Claim Restoration and The Pro-Claim Group
Lawrence Hanson Associate Deputy Minister, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Megan Nichols Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Parliamentary Secretary Julie Dabrusin Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Government of Canada
Hosted by
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM The Hub (Ballrooms C & D)
  • Networking
  • The Hub

Intergenerational Speed Networking

This unique opportunity will provide a space to connect those with more experience in the workforce to the emerging leaders within the sustainability sector. Emerging leaders bring unique perspectives, energy, and optimism to their work and have much to learn from those with more experience. Five minutes can be just enough time to make an […]
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Room 118
  • CBSR
  • Open door
  • Partner-led
  • Workshop

Empowering Supply Chain Decarbonization Through Industry Collaboration

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
We’ve all heard “teamwork makes the dream work” and achieving net zero is no exception, especially when it comes to scope 3 emissions – emissions that result from assets not owned or controlled by the reporting organization, but that the organization indirectly affects in its value chain. Join the 2024 cohort of CBSR Sustainable Procurement […]
Featuring
Julia Silberman Director, Corporate Engagement, North America, CDP
Julia Zeeman Program and Operations Director, CBSR
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Room 202-204
  • Workshop
  • Partner-led
  • Open door

Raising the Standard: A Blueprint for Resilient and Sustainable Communities

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
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 […]
Featuring
Chantal Guay Chief Executive Officer, Standards Council of Canada
Zakiah Kassam President, AirVironment and Chair, ISO TC207 Environmental Management
Joanna Eyquem Managing Director, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Room 119
  • Moderated Dialogue
  • Open door
  • Partner-led

Measuring Sustainability: From Federal Strategy to Local Action

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
We can’t manage what we can’t measure. Challenges associated with collecting, evaluating, accessing, and sharing quality sustainability measurement across levels of government and sectors hinder our ability to meet our targets. Join this session to discuss strategies that will lead to more informed decision-making for economic, social and environmental sustainability.  
Featuring
Christopher Chukwunta Vice President, International Renewable Energy Systems Inc.
Vincent Klassen Director General of the Sustainability Directorate, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Joanna Osawe President and CEO, WiRE (Women in Renewable Energy)
Sr. Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell
Gia Paola National Policy Analyst, Ducks Unlimited Canada
Chris Bataille Adjunct Research Fellow, Columbia University Centre on Global Energy Policy & Associate Researcher, IDDRI.org
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Room 109
  • Moderated Dialogue
  • Open door

Future-Ready Reporting: Preparing for Effective Sustainability Disclosures

  • Intersectional Track
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
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 practices – ones that will require building capacity and […]
Featuring
Patricia Fletcher Chief Executive Officer, Responsible Investment Association
Pamela Steer President and CEO, CPA Canada
Bindu Dhaliwal SVP, ESG & Corporate Governance, CIBC
Jennifer Coulson Senior Managing Director & Global Head, ESG, BC Investment Management (BCI)
Dan Hugo Chief Financial and Strategy Officer, ATB Financial
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM The Hub (Ballroom C & D)
  • Open door
  • The Hub
  • Partner-led
  • Moderated Dialogue

Canadian Cleantech Leadership Panel

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
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 […]
Featuring
Parliamentary Secretary Julie Dabrusin Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Government of Canada
Dr. Benjamin Britton, PhD. Chief Technology Officer, Director & Co-founder, Ionomr
Jeff Dawley Chief Financial Officer, Cyclic Materials
Sumreen Rattan Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Moment Energy
Devesh Bharadwaj Chief Executive Officer, Pani Energy
Amanda Hall Chief Executive Officer & Founder Summit Nanotech Corporation
Apoorv Sinha Co-founder and CEO, Carbon Upcycling
David Novitski Director of Government Relations and Funding, Mangrove Lithium
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ballroom A
  • Debate
  • Partner-led
  • Open door

Bridging the Climate Divide: Idealism, Pragmatism and Realism on the Road to Net Zero

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
While the urgency for climate action has never been greater, the topic often triggers debate and division. Advancing climate solutions must acknowledge that understanding the need to act is the easy part; the “how” is much harder. We need to consider all perspectives – from realistic to idealistic, from pragmatic to visionary. In this debate, […]
Featuring
Justin Bull Academic Director, Centre for Climate and Business Solutions, UBC Sauder School of Business
Jackie Forrest Executive Director, ARC Energy Research Institute & Managing Director, ARC Financial Corp.
Merran Smith President, New Economy Canada
Fellow, Simon Fraser University
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Room 201
  • Open door
  • Partner-led
  • Workshop

Italian Cleantech Solutions: Circular Economy & Renewable Energy Opportunities in Canada

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
This hybrid workshop session will explore collaboration and business opportunities between Italy and Canada, stemming from a circular approach to the energy transition. Providing examples of technological solutions Italian researchers and businesses are studying and/or applying, this session will expand on various opportunities to partner with Canadian Indigenous and governmental organizations. To attend session virtually, […]
Featuring
Pietro Giampa Detector Infrastructure Developer, TRIUMF
Claudia Alessio Cities Strategist, Circle Cities Programme, Circle Economy
Maria Elena Lanzafame Trade Analyst, Italian Trade Commission
Bob Paul Principal Consultant, E5 Solutions
Marco Saladini Canada Director, Italian Trade Commission
Sponsored by
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Room 302-305
  • Partner-led
  • Open door
  • Moderated Dialogue

The Future of Forests: Leveraging Technology, Partnerships and Canada’s Forests on the Path to Net Zero

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
Forests have long played a critical role in Canada’s environment and economy. However, they are currently under threat as unprecedented climate-induced wildfires sweep the nation. At this session, discover how partnerships, technology and Indigenous Ways of Knowing can be used to regenerate these critical ecosystems and how, when protected and managed sustainably, forests can help […]
Featuring
Jade Schofield Director, Climate & Sustainability, Delphi
Ramsey Mudryk Director of Emergency Management, Fishing Lake Métis Settlement
Kate Lindsay Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Forest Products Association of Canada
Geoff Pegg Head of Sustainability and Environment, TELUS
Cameron Jones Chief Operating Officer, Flash Forest
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Room 110
  • Moderated Dialogue
  • Open door
  • Partner-led

Just Transition or Just Talk: Advancing an Equitable Transition in Canada’s Financial Sector

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
What does a just and equitable transition mean? Why is it important? And what challenges does Canada face when applying the concept to its own economy? Hear from cross-industry experts as they explore perspectives on how Canada’s financial sector can apply the concept of a just transition to help build a sustainable future. 
Featuring
Layalee Ramahi Regional Coordinator, North America, UNEP Finance Initiative
Chad Park Vice President, Sustainability & Citizenship, Co-operators
Erin Romanchuk Deputy Director, Energy Futures Lab
Garrett Jones Senior Director, Corporate Sustainability, Delphi
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ballroom B
  • Moderated Dialogue
  • Partner-led
  • Open door

The Power of Partnership: How the PCC is Supporting the ZEV Transition

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
The Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC) is a vital partnership for advancing regional cooperation and climate action and is making strides in the decarbonization of the transportation industry, including sharing the ambitious goal of ending new sales of  light-duty gas-powered vehicles by 2035. The PCC has successfully implemented the West Coast Electric Highway from Vancouver to […]
Featuring
Jeremy Hewitt Assistant Deputy Minister, Climate Action Secretariat, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Government of British Columbia
The Honourable George Heyman Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Government of British Columbia
Liane M. Randolph Chair, California Air Resources Board
Roger Millar Secretary of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation
Suzanne Goldberg Senior Director, Public Policy, Global, ChargePoint
In collaboration with
Wednesday Feb 14 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Room 120
  • Workshop
  • Partner-led
  • Open door

A Whole-of-Society Approach: Driving Transformational Change for Economy and Nature

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
Historically, economic growth and environmental conservation have often been at odds. Now, more than ever, we need to work together to generate a transformational shift in our ways of thinking and actions to protect and manage the health of ecosystems. Join this interactive session to discuss partnership-based approaches and frameworks to create pathways that mutually […]
Featuring
Holly McHugh VP of Sustainability and Social Impact, Mejuri
Garry Merkel Independent Mentor, Coach, Facilitator and Advisor
Jennifer Psyllakis Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, Government of British Columbia
In collaboration with

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Thursday Feb 15 2024
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM Ballroom Lobby
  • Open door

The Retreat: Feb 15

While conferences and high-level forums can be pivotal for driving action for positive change, they can also be stressful and often result in high levels of exhaustion and burnout. In response, GLOBE is pleased to offer The Retreat – a quiet, rest and resiliency-centered space for all delegates to visit throughout GLOBE Forum 2024. Smudging […]
Thursday Feb 15 2024
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Online
  • Open door
  • Partner-led

Italian Cleantech Solutions: CDP-Business Matching on Green Building & Smart Cities (Virtual)

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Intersectional Track
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
This virtual discussion on business opportunities will centre around Green Building and Smart Cities, with a focus on both Italian and Canadian solutions and needs. This session will also include a presentation of Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP) – SIMEST’s new Business Matching platform, and of the group’s financial services for internationalization. Explore the intersections […]
Featuring
Claudia Alessio Cities Strategist, Circle Cities Programme, Circle Economy
Jeanette Jackson CEO, Foresight Canada
Bob Paul Principal Consultant, E5 Solutions
Matteo Gazzetti Head of Trade, Economic and Commercial Affairs at the Embassy of Italy in Ottawa
Riccardo Honorati Bianchi Head of Country System Initiatives - International Affairs, CDP Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
Marco Saladini Canada Director, Italian Trade Commission
Andrea Schiavoni International Market Development, CDP Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
George Patrick Richard Benson Senior Manager, Economic Transformation Decarbonization & the Just Transition, Vancouver Economic Commission
Celso Boscariol, Q.C. President, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West
Sponsored by
Thursday Feb 15 2024
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Room 118
  • Moderated Dialogue
  • Open door

Workers of the Future: Innovative Education for a Resilient Workforce

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
A workforce of the future requires education for the future. Innovative education techniques such as online platforms, micro-credentials, and lifelong learning opportunities are unlocking new possibilities for more accessible learning, collaboration, and career development. Join this interactive dialogue to dive deep into current and emerging education strategies that will help prepare a more resilient future […]
Featuring
Geni Peters Director of Research, ECO Canada
Jennifer Figner Provost and Vice President, Academic, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Efrem Bycer Senior Lead Manager, Public Policy and Economic Graph, LinkedIn
Raylene Mitchell Council Member, SevenGen
Thursday Feb 15 2024
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Ballroom A
  • Moderated Dialogue
  • Open door

Addressing the Health and Well-being Challenges of Climate Change and Social Injustice

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
To ensure we are building resilient communities, we must safeguard our physical and mental well-being against the extreme health risks associated with environmental change and social injustice. This interactive session will explore the evolving landscape of human health as it relates to challenges associated with the sustainability crises. With a focus on community health and […]
Featuring
Dr. Melissa Lem President, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Melissa Harris Senior Director, Delphi
Mark Goudsblom Provincial Health Services Authority – Executive Director, Planetary Health
Thursday Feb 15 2024
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Ballroom B
  • Partner-led
  • Open door
  • Leading Change
  • Spark Talks

Thriving Together: Building Resilient & Proactive Communities

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
In the face of ongoing and evolving climate and social justice issues, we must explore new strategies, innovations, and community-driven initiatives that enable societies to thrive, not just survive. In this session, we will examine principles and best practices for proactive community building, as well as how communities are coping, adapting, and recovering from the […]
Featuring
Moira Gill AVP Environment, Government and Industry Relations, TD Insurance
Regional Chief Kluane Adamek (Aagé) Assembly of First Nations, Yukon Regional Chief
Mayor Amarjeet Sohi Mayor, City of Edmonton
Ramsey Mudryk Director of Emergency Management, Fishing Lake Métis Settlement
Yasmin Abraham President and Co-Founder, Kambo Energy Group
The Honourable Bowinn Ma Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness, Government of British Columbia
In collaboration with
Thursday Feb 15 2024
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Room 202-204
  • CBSR
  • Open door
  • Partner-led
  • Workshop

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

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
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 […]
Featuring
Martha Hancock Executive Director, CBSR
Amanda Welschlau Senior Manager, Social Purpose Mobilization and Transparency, Coast Capital
Carla Heim Director, Sustainability, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Randi Kruse Vice President, BMO Climate Smart
In collaboration with
Thursday Feb 15 2024
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Room 110
  • Open door
  • Partner-led
  • Workshop

AI for Sustainability: Accelerating a Regenerative Future

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents an opportunity to drastically accelerate change in this decade of action. This rapidly evolving technology can be used to analyze complex datasets, advance the development of sustainable solutions, empower the green workforce, and more. Join Microsoft and other industry experts to get an inside look at some of the latest ways […]
Featuring
Pauline Martin Director, Government Strategy, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft
Mohammed Hadi Director Specialist, Cloud for Sustainability, Microsoft
Nicole Janssen Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, AltaML
Katerina Kindyni Financial Services Sustainability Lead, EY
In collaboration with
Thursday Feb 15 2024
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Room 109
  • GLOBE Unplugged
  • Open door
  • Partner-led

The Role of the Gas System in a Low-Carbon Future

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Energy providers, Indigenous communities, all levels of government, industry and other stakeholders are working to lower emissions and support a prosperous transition to a lower-carbon economy. In this session, we’ll discuss the innovative solutions and approaches that will allow us to leverage our natural gas infrastructure to enable this transition. Join us to uncover how […]
Featuring
Roger Dall'Antonia President and CEO, FortisBC
Grace Quan President and CEO, Hydrogen In Motion Inc.
Jason Dion Senior Research Director, Canadian Climate Institute
Alex Grzybowski Facilitator, First Nations Climate Initiative (FNCI)
In collaboration with
Thursday Feb 15 2024
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Room 119
  • Roundtable
  • Partner-led
  • Open door

Healthy Energy Homes: Going Beyond Sustainability

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
In this interactive discussion, amplifying Indigenous Clean Energy and the Canadian Climate Institute’s Health Energy Homes project, expert panelists will explore the connections between housing, health outcomes, clean energy, and energy efficiency. They will explore innovative solutions to address a concern Indigenous Peoples have been raising for decades—poor quality homes are causing severe health impacts […]
Featuring
Chris Henderson Founding Executive Director, Indigenous Clean Energy and President, Lumos Energy
Leona Humchitt Climate Action Coordinator, Haiłzaqv Nation
Mylène Riva Associate Professor, Department of Geography & Canada Research Chair in Housing, Community and Health, McGill University
Kate Harland Research Lead, Mitigation, Canadian Climate Institute
In collaboration with
Thursday Feb 15 2024
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Room 120
  • Moderated Dialogue
  • Open door

Transforming Transportation: Decarbonizing the Supply Chain

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
Transportation services represent a large share of many organizations’ total emissions and must be tackled to reach net zero. While rail and marine are efficient modes of transportation and have made strides to decarbonize, there is still much work to be done – and the journey cannot be made alone. At this interactive session, stakeholders […]
Featuring
François Bélanger Senior Director Sustainability, CN
Paula Vieira Director General Environmental Policy, Transport Canada
Andrea Decore EVP Strategy & Corporate Development, Tidewater Renewables Ltd.
In collaboration with
Thursday Feb 15 2024
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Room 302-305
  • Moderated Dialogue
  • Open door
  • Partner-led

Weaving Traditional & Modern Stewardship: The Legacy of Indigenous Coastal Marine Management

  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
This interactive panel session will examine how Indigenous stewardship of waters has evolved over time, through the strategic weaving of traditional guardianship responsibility with modern methods and technology. Speakers will discuss how building partnerships across First Nations, governments, and philanthropy has been key to making impactful changes to conservation efforts of the Great Bear Sea […]
Featuring
Christine Smith-Martin CEO, Coastal First Nations - Great Bear Initiative
Waasekom Coordinator, SevenGen
Fin Donnelly Parliamentary Secretary for Watershed Restoration, Government of British Columbia
In collaboration with
Thursday Feb 15 2024
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Leader's Lounge (Room 116-117)
  • Networking
  • Partner-led

Kinship Building with the Indigenous Youth Delegation from SevenGen

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
The Indigenous Youth delegation from SevenGen at GLOBE Forum is interested in building good relations with leaders and changemakers. Please join us for an informal gathering with the delegation to discuss project collaboration and career opportunities. 
In collaboration with
Thursday Feb 15 2024
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM The Hub (Ballrooms C & D)
  • Open door
  • Partner-led
  • The Hub

Reforestation Reimagined: Fighting Climate Change with Drones

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
Cameron’s strategic vision and commitment to innovation have been key to Flash Forest’s success in scaling up reforestation initiatives. Through cutting-edge methods like drone planting, Cameron is driving Flash Forest towards a greener and healthier planet, exemplifying the intersection of passion and expertise in environmental conservation.
Featuring
Cameron Jones Chief Operating Officer, Flash Forest
In collaboration with
Thursday Feb 15 2024
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM The Hub (Ballrooms C & D)
  • Networking
  • The Hub

Open Speed Networking

This final speed networking session is open to all GLOBE Forum delegates looking to make a special connection! Grab your coffee and meet us at The Hub windows where you will be paired up and your networking journey will begin.
Thursday Feb 15 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Room 110
  • Delphi
  • Open door
  • Partner-led
  • Workshop

Advance: Building Resilient Communities

  • Building Resilient Communities
Canada’s National Adaptation Strategy (NAS) serves as the foundation for supporting our communities as they increase resilience to the impacts of climate change. In this interactive and outcomes-focused workshop, you’ll share the key learnings and actions needed for building resilient communities. Using the NAS, we will determine the priorities of different stakeholder groups, the roles […]
Featuring
Jade Schofield Director, Climate & Sustainability, Delphi
Jason Clark National Director, Climate Change Advocacy, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC)
Chair, Climate Proof Canada
Dale Beugin Executive Vice President, Canadian Climate Institute
Sarah Miller Adaptation Research Lead, Canadian Climate Institute
In collaboration with
Thursday Feb 15 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Room 119
  • Delphi
  • Open door
  • Partner-led
  • Workshop

Advance: Ensuring Water Security

  • Ensuring Water Security
As the foundation of all life, ensuring healthy and secure water systems (both fresh and salt, domestic and international) is essential to creating a regenerative future. Achieving this goal will require a cross-sector and cross-industry approach to water management, protection, and governance. In this interactive and outcomes-focused workshop, you’ll share the key learnings and actions […]
Featuring
Ben Clark Director, Green & Circular Economy, Delphi
Fin Donnelly Parliamentary Secretary for Watershed Restoration, Government of British Columbia
Coree Tull Director of Government Relations and Engagement, BC Water Legacy
Co-Chair, BC Watershed Security Coalition
Soula Chronopoulos President, AquaAction
Laura Reinsborough Riverkeeper & CEO, Ottawa Riverkeeper
Carolyn DuBois Executive Director, Water Program, The Gordon Foundation
Deana Machin Senior Indigenous Advisor, Indigenous Watersheds Initiative
In collaboration with
Thursday Feb 15 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Room 202-204
  • Delphi
  • Open door
  • Partner-led
  • Workshop

Advance: Reaching Destination Net Zero

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
Reaching net zero will be a crucial step towards achieving a more regenerative future. But the journey there often feels daunting and obscure. Net zero will require the transformation of all sectors including our energy, transport, industry, agriculture, and land use systems, in tandem with unprecedented levels of cooperation and innovation. In this interactive and […]
Featuring
Matt Beck Senior Director, Carbon Management & Sustainability, Delphi
Jason Dion Senior Research Director, Canadian Climate Institute
Kim Hallwood Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Bank Canada
In collaboration with
Thursday Feb 15 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Room 118
  • Open door
  • Delphi
  • Workshop
  • Partner-led

Advance: Restoring and Protecting Nature

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
A healthy and diverse natural ecosystem is required to support a regenerative future. Rapid biodiversity loss and the degradation of ecosystems are major drivers of climate change, which in turn further exacerbates these issues and ultimately threatens the sustainability of human society. In this interactive and outcomes-focused workshop, you’ll share the key learnings and actions […]
Featuring
Kathrin Majic Senior Vice-President, Development, WWF-Canada
Shilpi Singh AVP, Sustainability, Aviva Canada
Claire Purvis Senior Director, Climate Services, Delphi
In collaboration with
Thursday Feb 15 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ballroom B
  • GLOBE Unplugged
  • Open door

Authentically Green: Strategies for Proactive Sustainability Action

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Allegations of ‘greenwashing’ serve as powerful mechanisms to hold organizations accountable, ensuring genuine action to advance sustainable practices and commitments. However, it can also lead to organizations intentionally opting to keep their sustainability initiatives hidden from the public eye out of fear of greenwashing scrutiny. This interactive discussion will explore the balance between holding slow […]
Featuring
Lisa DeMarco Senior Partner and CEO, Resilient LLP
Jane McDonald Vice President, Climate and Nature Solutions
Maya Colombani Chief Sustainability & Human Rights Officer, L'Oréal Canada
Kai Alderson Partner, Global Energy and Climate Group, ESG & Sustainability Practice, Fasken
Thursday Feb 15 2024
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Room 109
  • Moderated Dialogue
  • Partner-led
  • Open door
  • Leading Change

Progress Over Perfection: Navigating Sustainability Realities

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Now more than ever we cannot let the fear of failure or the pursuit of perfect prevent us from taking action. It’s time we shift the narrative and embrace a collective commitment to progress over perfection. Join this session and examine the pitfalls of waiting for the ‘perfect’ sustainability plan while we explore the incremental […]
Featuring
Brad Liski CEO, Tru Earth
Elizabeth Dove Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Canada
Jennifer Cable President, Thorlabs
Holly McHugh VP of Sustainability and Social Impact, Mejuri
In collaboration with
Thursday Feb 15 2024
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Ballroom A
  • Moderated Dialogue
  • Open door
  • Partner-led

The Critical Role of Critical Infrastructure: Enabling a Water Secure, Net-Zero Future

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
Critical infrastructure is designed to meet our essential service needs. Today, that not only means ensuring our utilities, power grids and transportation systems are reliable – they must also be sustainable. In this armchair dialogue we’ll unpack the role of infrastructure in enhancing water security and reducing emissions, as we transition to a more resilient, […]
Featuring
Stéphanie Vaillancourt President, Canada, AtkinsRéalis
Chris O'Riley President and CEO, BC Hydro
Elizabeth Shirt President, GLOBE Series
Managing Director, CBSR
In collaboration with
Thursday Feb 15 2024
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM The Hub (Ballrooms C & D)
  • Open door
  • The Hub

Electrifying YVR: Connecting Goals to Innovative Solutions with the Integrated Marketplace

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is working with B.C.-based innovators to reduce emissions and electrify its operations to meet its net-zero-by-2030 commitment and become the world’s greenest airport. YVR is one of the primary testbeds for the Integrated Marketplace, developed by the Province of BC and supported by PacifiCan, that matches businesses and industry in need […]
Featuring
The Honourable Brenda Bailey Minister of Jobs Economic Development and Innovation, Government of British Columbia
Naina Sloan Vice President, Programs and Partners, Pacific Economic Development Canada
Gurmesh Sidhu Co-Founder & CPO, Moment Energy
Lynette DuJohn VP, Innovation, Vancouver Airport Authority
Nathan Nankivell VP, Integrated Markets, Innovate BC
In collaboration with
Thursday Feb 15 2024
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Room 120
  • Moderated Dialogue
  • Open door

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

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
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 […]
Featuring
Bruce Dudley Chief of Partnerships and New Initiatives, Delphi
Heather Schibli Partnership & Engagement Lead, Dougan & Associates
Dr. Joe Huddart Biodiversity Solutions Engineer, NatureMetrics
Gillian Orris Senior Advisor, Sustainability and Impact, Canada Games Council
In collaboration with
Thursday Feb 15 2024
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Room 109
  • GLOBE Unplugged
  • Open door

From the Micro to the Macro: Unpacking Plastic’s Place in a Regenerative Future

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
The durability, cost and efficiency of plastics have caused their use to proliferate across sectors and value chains of our global economy. However, the use of fossil-fuels for their production, their often “single-use” nature, and the way we typically dispose of plastics present significant challenges to accelerating a clean economy. Join this session to discuss […]
Featuring
Meg O’Shea Director of Strategic Initiatives, The Canada Plastics Pact
Lasse Gustavsson President and CEO, Ocean Wise
Rocky Vermani Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Innovation, NOVA Chemicals
Alain Brandon Vice President, Sustainability, Social Impact and Government Relations, Loblaw Companies Limited
Thursday Feb 15 2024
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Room 302-305
  • Moderated Dialogue
  • Open door

Centering Indigenous Rights, Equity Partnerships and Indigenous Ways of Knowing for a Regenerative Future

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
For millennia, Indigenous Peoples have held a deeply intimate relationship with the natural world. Through this longstanding bond, they have amassed a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and experience that are invaluable to creating a cooperative coexistence. Partnering with, and affirming the rights of, Indigenous Peoples are critical as we work to restore and protect the […]
Featuring
Graeme Reed Strategic Advisor, Environment, Lands & Water Branch, Assembly of First Nations
Leah George-Wilson Former Chief, Tsleil Waututh Nation; Associate, Miller Titerle + Company; Co-Chair, First Nations Summit
Kwatuuma Cole Sayers Executive Director, Clean Energy BC
Jordyn Burnouf Sustainable Energy & Sovereignty Specialist, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan
Thursday Feb 15 2024
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM The Hub (Ballrooms C & D)
  • Open door
  • Partner-led
  • The Hub

Italian Cleantech Solutions: Passionate about Sustainability

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
Eight Italian cleantech companies take to the The Hub stage at GLOBE Forum to showcase their solutions and participate in a themed discussion about their passion for sustainability. BIOGASMETANO SRL BUTTI SRL EASY SRL ECO-TECHNO SRL FORNOVO GAS SPA Qwarzo SPA WARMSET by Filmcutter spa Xori Holding S.r.l. Learn more about these organizations here. Access […]
Sponsored by
Thursday Feb 15 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Room 114
  • Invite-only
  • Roundtable

The CSO Roundtable: Redefining the Role of Sustainability Executives (Invite-Only)

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
As one of the newest additions to the boardroom, Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) are just getting settled into their seats. However, tasked with tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges in an ever-evolving ESG landscape, these executives have had to hit the ground running and “build the plane as it is flying”. At this interactive […]
Featuring
Ted Ferguson Chief Sustainability Officer, Profoundry
Thursday Feb 15 2024
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM The Hub (Ballrooms C & D)
  • Networking
  • The Hub

Knowledge Connect Sessions

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
This facilitated dialogue opportunity will allow you to explore the big topics of Nature, Resilience, Net-Zero and Water, while connecting with others who share your passion. Join us in the HUB, grab your lunch and take part in one of the focused discussions hosted in each key area. Bring your perspectives and questions and leave […]
Thursday Feb 15 2024
1:30 PM - 1:40 PM Ballroom A & B
  • Main stage / Plenary
  • Open door

Closing Plenary Moving Forward: Reaching Beyond Sustainability to Regeneration

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
At the GLOBE Forum 2024 Closing Plenary, we’ll look ahead to the next steps needed to create a regenerative future. From key outcomes and insights, to how we’ll show up ready for action at GLOBExCHANGE in 2025, participants will come together one last time to celebrate our community’s commitment to reaching beyond sustainability to regeneration. […]
Featuring
Regional Chief Terry Teegee British Columbia Assembly of First Nations
Thursday Feb 15 2024
1:40 PM - 1:50 PM
  • Main stage / Plenary
  • Open door

GLOBE Forum 2024 Closing Address from The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources (Pre-Recorded)

  • Intersectional Track
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, will begin the closing plenary session at GLOBE Forum 2024, in this pre-recorded address. For the first time in many years, Minister Wilkinson will not be at GLOBE Forum as he will be representing Canada at the International Energy Agency (IEA) Ministerial in Paris, a […]
Featuring
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson (Video Remarks) Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Government of Canada
Thursday Feb 15 2024
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM Ballroom A & B
  • Main stage / Plenary
  • Open door

Envision 2080: Harmonizing Generations for a Sustainable Future

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
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 […]
Featuring
Linda Coady President and CEO, BC Council of Forest Industries
Keilani Rose Indigenous Artist and Founder & Executive Director, Two Rivers & a Rose Filmworks
Thursday Feb 15 2024
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM Ballroom A & B
  • Main stage / Plenary
  • Open door
  • Partner-led

From Aspiration to Action: Global Perspectives on Driving Tangible Results

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Around the world, businesses and governments alike are being called upon to display measurable progress towards a sustainable, net-zero future. Join us to hear global leadership perspectives on how driving action through policy, finance, and technology can result in tangible results. 
Featuring
Andrea Barrack SVP, Corporate Citizenship & ESG, RBC
Heather Chalmers President, Growth Markets, GE Vernova
President & CEO, GE Canada
Baroness Bryony Worthington The Baroness Worthington, Crossbench Peer, House of Lords
In collaboration with