GLOBE Forum will be a turning point in the conversation about the clean economy.

Thought leaders from the public and private sectors will challenge and inspire us across five key themes: Climate Crisis, Sustainability as Strategy, Energy Transformation, Circular Economy, and Mobilizing Capital.

GLOBE 2020 will also be where we turn talk into action: our program is geared toward generating impact, action and outcomes — for you, for your business and for the planet.

Please note that the program is subject to change!

VIEW SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE

Wednesday Feb 12 2020
09:00 - 10:15 Main Stage: Ballroom A/B

What if? Unpacking Energy Scenarios and What They Mean for Canada

  • Climate Crisis
  • Energy Transformation
Canada's energy future holds an incredible amount of opportunity in the nexus of job creation, climate mitigation and economic growth. Hear from world-leading analysts and forecasters as they unpack assumptions behind the models and show where Canada has the potential to lead the pack.
Speakers
The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Minister of Natural Resources, Government of Canada
Meredith Adler Executive Director, Student Energy
Mallika Ishwaran Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Shell International
Ken Elser Senior Vice President, Project Finance and M&A, DNV GL
Jonathan Arnold Senior Research Associate, Canadian Institute for Climate
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
09:00 - 10:15 GLOBE Salon: MR 109/110

Circularity and Plastics: Collaborating Across the Value Chain

  • Circular Economy
Achieving a circular plastics economy in Canada – wherein plastics never become waste – requires strong dialogue, commitment, action, and innovation across the packaging value chain.
Speakers
Marcelo Lu President, BASF Canada
Miranda Wang Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, BioCellection Inc.
Ben Jordan Senior Director, Environmental Policy, The Coca-Cola Company
Jeremy Douglas Vice President, Development, Ocean Wise
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
09:00 - 10:15 GLOBE Theatre: MR 118/120

Digital Innovations Enabling Tomorrow’s Cities Today

  • Energy Transformation
Expectations soar for an efficient, reliable electricity outlook for tomorrow’s cities. As we navigate the complexity of the technologies making our cities more resilient, connected and lower-carbon, key industry players are stepping up to unite and fortify the system with leading-edge digital solutions.
Speakers
Fiona Cousins Global Digital Automation Leader and Director, Arup Group Board
Susan Uthayakumar President, Schneider Electric Canada
Gerard Peets Assistant Deputy Minister, Infrastructure Canada
Raymond Steege Senior Vice President and Global Sector Lead for Infrastructure/Transportation, Wood
Neil Gerber Director, New Energy and Blockchain, IBM
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
10:15 - 10:45 Burrard Foyer
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
10:45 - 11:15 Main Stage: Ballroom A/B

Leadership Armchair Dialogue: Lucas Joppa, Microsoft

  • Sustainability as Strategy
  • Mobilizing Capital
Moving faster and going further, Microsoft has made an inspiring recent commitment to obliterate its carbon footprint. By 2030, Microsoft will be carbon negative, and by 2050 Microsoft will remove from the environment all the carbon the company has emitted either directly or by electrical consumption since it was founded in 1975.
Speakers
Amy Harder National Energy and Climate Change Reporter, Axios
Lucas Joppa Chief Environmental Officer, Microsoft
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
10:45 - 11:45 GLOBE Salon: MR 109/110

ESG Today and Tomorrow: Overcoming Challenges and Preparing for What’s Next

  • Sustainability as Strategy
As the demand for ESG information rises and investor coalitions continue to grow, issuers need to consider how they’ll prioritize their engagements with investors.
Speakers
Milla Craig Founder and President, Millani Inc.
Tim Youmans Regional Lead, North America, Hermes EOS
Jennifer Coulson Vice President, ESG, BCI
Doug Brown Director of Public Affairs, Teck Resources Limited
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
10:45 - 11:45 GLOBE Lab: MR 121/122

The Rise of the Ecocity: Exploring the Role of Business in Transforming Cities

  • Circular Economy
With over half the global population living in cities, how cities enable citizens to live sustainably becomes an essential consideration. Cities that are making commitments to climate action, staying within planetary boundaries and supporting just transitions recognize the pivotal role that business plays for implementation.
Speakers
Tim Coldwell President, Chandos Construction Ltd.
Ernesto Hartikainen Project Director, Climate Solutions, Sitra
Christina Olsen Manager, Ecocity Centre of Excellence, BCIT
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
11:15 - 11:45 Main Stage: Ballroom A/B

Lightning Talk: Pete Muller, National Geographic

  • Climate Crisis
Photographer, researcher and National Geographic Explorer Pete Muller aims to reframe and communicate critical social issues using new lenses of consideration. His session will highlight his project that focused on the concept of solastalgia, a sense of emotional or psychic distress prompted by negative changes in one’s home environment.
Speakers
Pete Muller Photographer, National Geographic Explorer
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
12:00 - 13:00 GLOBE Salon: MR 109/110

Heavy Industry: Doubling Down on Climate Friendly Investments

  • Climate Crisis
  • Energy Transformation
  • Mobilizing Capital
As the world hastens to address GHG emissions contributing to our perilous climate crisis, investment flows will continue to be a focus of considerable attention. While clean energy and autonomous vehicles are capturing much of the attention, there is a substantial role for heavy industry to play as investment in this sector will have a sizeable impact.
Speakers
Lindsay Patrick Managing Director and Head of the Sustainable Finance Group, RBC Capital Markets
Matt Lucas Managing Director, Business Development, New Energy Risk
Wes Jickling Chief Executive, COSIA
Susan Rohac Vice President, Cleantech Practice, BDC Capital
Jonathan Moser Head, Environment and Public Affairs, Canada, LafargeHolcim
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
12:00 - 13:00 GLOBE Lab: MR 121/122

The Next Big Wave: How Ocean Project Financing is Scaling the Blue Economy

  • Mobilizing Capital
Numerous reports have highlighted the challenges that Oceans and Seas face from pollution to climate change to over exploitation. Despite representing two thirds of the planet’s surface oceans are only beginning to become a focus for project financing.
Speakers
Jon Aikman Instructor, Rotman School of Management
Julie Angus Chief Executive Officer, Open Ocean Robotics
Carl Marcotte President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Commercial Corporation
Jennifer Hennessey Senior Policy Advisor, Ocean Health and Water Quality, Office of Governor Jay Inslee
Miguel Angel Jorge Senior Fisheries Specialist, World Bank
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
12:00 - 13:00 GLOBE Theatre: MR 118/120

The Future of Mobility: Big Opportunities, Big Challenges

  • Climate Crisis
  • Energy Transformation
Ridesharing has arrived in Vancouver and automation is sweeping across mobility at large. Shared scooters and bikes line the streets of many major international cities, pointing toward a clean mobility future.
Speakers
Stephanie Medeiros Global Account Manager, ABB Formula E Partnerships, ABB
John Rossant Founder and Chairman, The New Cities Foundation
Ted Dowling Vice President, BYD Canada
Sandra Phillips Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Movmi
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
13:00 - 14:30 Main Stage: Ballroom A/B

GLOBE 2020 Women’s Lunch

GLOBE’s crowd-favoured networking lunch is back! Join us as we discuss opportunities and challenges at the nexus of finance, sustainability, and women leadership. Hear how leaders are seeing greater returns (financially and otherwise) by empowering women-led investment, promoting greater corporate diversity, and engaging directly with the communities they serve.
Speakers
Christine Bergeron Chief Member Services Officer, Vancity
Andrea Dicks President, Community Foundations of Canada
Jill Earthy Principal, Risery
Milla Craig Founder and President, Millani Inc.
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
13:00 - 14:30 Burrard Foyer/Ocean Foyer

Networking Lunch

For those not attending the Women’s Lunch, please join us in the Burrard Foyer for a Networking Lunch.
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
14:30 - 15:30 GLOBE Lab: MR 121/122

How the Sustainable Development Goals are Driving Corporate Purpose and Performance

  • Sustainability as Strategy
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are succeeding in their ambition to engage a wider group of businesses on global sustainable development priorities. Companies large and small are adopting the goals and aligning them with their corporate strategies, purpose and results.
Speakers
Martin Rich Co-founder and Executive Director, Future-Fit Foundation
Mitchell Toomey Sustainability Director, BASF
Shilpa Tiwari Head, Global Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship, Manulife
Candace Laing Vice President, Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations, Nutrien
Dan Mancuso Senior Vice President, Financing and Investments, EDC
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
14:30 - 15:30 GLOBE Theatre: MR 118/120

A Tale of Time Frames: Opportunities and Challenges in the CCUS Ecosystem

  • Energy Transformation
Major international bodies, including the IEA and IPCC, acknowledge much of the world will not be able to meet their emissions reduction targets without carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS).
Speakers
Phil De Luna Program Director, Materials for Clean Fuels Challenge Program, National Research Council Canada and Forbes 30 Under 30 2019
Kate Chisholm Q.C. Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Sustainability Officer, Capital Power
Beth Hardy Vice President, Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, International CCS Knowledge Centre
Eric Redman Chief Executive Officer, Thunderbolt Clean Energy
Chris Severson-Baker Alberta Regional Director, Pembina Institute
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
14:30 - 15:45 GLOBE Salon: MR 109/110

Creating Courageous, Competent Boards: Communicating New Risks and Expectations

  • Sustainability as Strategy
  • Mobilizing Capital
We live in changing times with shifting expectations for companies and boards of directors. Dissatisfied with business as usual, many stakeholders are expecting change to come from the top.
Speakers
Helle Bank Jorgensen Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Competent Boards
Mary Francia Partner, Board Practice, Odgers Berndtson
Upkar Arora Chief Executive Officer, Rally Assets Inc.
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
15:30 - 16:00 Burrard Foyer
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
16:00 - 17:00 Main Stage: Ballroom A/B

Showcase: A Decade of Decarbonization – Emerging Technologies and Capital Structures

  • Climate Crisis
  • Mobilizing Capital
“Cleantech” is a broad term, spanning agriculture, mobility, energy, heavy industry, and carbon capture. Low-emissions technologies in these areas must scale to achieve climate change curtailment and adaptation, and are critical to continued economic, ecological, and human health across the globe. Speakers featured in this showcase will share their outlooks for the coming decade. Learn from their fearless predictions for our collective future and best bet pathways towards a stable climate.
Speakers
Logan Ashcraft Investment Professional, Ventures, Centrica
Avra Durack Director, Incubation, National Grid Partners
Susan Nickey Managing Director, Hannon Armstrong
Nicholas Parker Chairman, Parker Venture Management Inc.
Michael Pastula Senior Manager, Engineering, FuelCell Energy
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
16:00 - 17:00 GLOBE Lab: MR 121/122

Moving Goods in the Clean Economy: Utilizing Systems Thinking to Reduce Transportation Emissions

  • Climate Crisis
  • Sustainability as Strategy
  • Energy Transformation
Effective, multi-modal and collaborative transportation systems are needed to reduce energy consumption and drive cost savings internationally. However, logistics encompasses a whopping 10% of global CO2 emissions, freight is expected to triple globally by 2050, and the transportation system is simply not optimized for GHG reduction.
Speakers
Steve McCauley Senior Director, Pollution Probe
Janet Drysdale Vice President, Financial Planning, CN
Cristiano Façanha Global Director, CALSTART
Bertrand Masselot President and Chief Executive Officer, Air Liquide Canada
Paula Vieira Director, Transportation and Alternative Fuels Division, Natural Resources Canada
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
16:00 - 17:00 GLOBE Theatre: MR 118/120

Is Growth a Dirty Word? Defining Global Growth in the Roaring 20s

  • Climate Crisis
  • Sustainability as Strategy
  • Mobilizing Capital
It's 2020 - can we finally confront the challenges inherent in capitalism? Speaking to the essence of sustainability in our modern age, don’t miss GLOBE’s pivotal debate on what growth means today.
Speakers
Mike Rowlands President and Chief Executive Officer, Junxion Strategy
Tom Rand Co-Founder and Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures
Stephanie Ryan Community Development, B Lab
Marc Lee Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Judith Sayers “Kekinusuqs”, President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council