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

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

GLOBE 2020 was also where we turned talk into action: our program was geared toward generating impact, action and outcomes — for business and for the planet.

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Thursday Feb 13 2020
08:30 - 09:00 GLOBE Salon: MR 109/110
Thursday Feb 13 2020
09:00 - 09:30 GLOBE Salon: MR 109/110
Thursday Feb 13 2020
09:30 - 12:00 MR 114/115

GLOBE Advance: Partnerships to Achieve Deep GHG Reductions in Transportation

  • Climate Crisis
  • Energy Transformation
Achieving GHG reductions in the transportation sector requires multi-stakeholder action and collaboration. The deployment of new technology, efficient logistics, modal shift—these are all outcomes that are enabled through coordinated action across the private and public sectors.
Facilitators
Joe Rogers Senior Director, The Delphi Group
Steve McCauley Senior Director, Pollution Probe
Thursday Feb 13 2020
09:30 - 12:00 GLOBE Lab: MR 121/122

GLOBE Advance: Taking the Fossil out of Fossil Fuels: Defining Hydrocarbons’ Role for Future Fitness

  • Climate Crisis
  • Energy Transformation
At its core, the act of energy transformation is about responding to the tension between current and desired future states of our energy systems. With much of our current system reliant on hydrocarbon energy, it is prudent to explore how we can best leverage the embedded value of that infrastructure, talent and investment to accelerate and amplify other transformation activities.
Facilitators
Matt Beck Director, The Delphi Group
Chad Park Chief Innovation Officer, The Natural Step
Thursday Feb 13 2020
09:30 - 12:00 MR 112

GLOBE Advance: Scaling Up the Blue Economy: A Domestic and International Roadmap (in partnership with the Ocean Partnership Summit)

  • Mobilizing Capital
This session will consider various financial mechanisms available to deploy in ocean-based initiatives and ‘best fit’ for domestic and international expansion based on best practices deployed to date.
Facilitators
Jon Aikman Instructor, Rotman School of Management
Ted Ferguson President, The Delphi Group
Thursday Feb 13 2020
09:30 - 12:00 GLOBE Salon: MR 109/110

GLOBE Advance: Scaling Cleantech: What’s Next for Canada?

  • Climate Crisis
  • Energy Transformation
  • Mobilizing Capital
With $2.5 trillion global market opportunities on the table and 10 years and counting to meet Paris Agreement targets, now is the time for Canada to move from star tup to scale up and impact in clean technology.
Facilitators
Elizabeth Shirt Executive Director, Policy and Strategy, Emissions Reduction Alberta
Carol-Ann Brown Vice President, Innovation and Cleantech, GLOBE Series and The Delphi Group
Thursday Feb 13 2020
09:30 - 12:00 MR 116/117

GLOBE Advance: Turning Social Purpose Dialogue and Vision into Action (in Collaboration with the Social Purpose Institute)

  • Sustainability as Strategy
In the hard-hitting impact-oriented conclusion of GLOBE Forum, business leaders, government, not-for-profits, academics, cleantech innovators and youth will all come together on Feb. 13 for GLOBE Advance. In a completely new event format for GLOBE, experts from the GLOBE community will put pen to paper and develop strategic action plans to further the clean economy.
Facilitators
Coro Strandberg President, Strandberg Consulting
Mike Rowlands President and Chief Executive Officer, Junxion Strategy
Thursday Feb 13 2020
09:30 - 12:00 GLOBE Theatre: MR 118/120

GLOBE Advance: Advancing a Circular Economy in Canada: Tackling the Barriers Sector by Sector to Move the Dial

  • Circular Economy
The circular economy offers businesses the opportunity to realize a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing global and domestic market. The World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) in Toronto (September-October 2020) is an unprecedented opportunity for Canadian businesses, policy-makers, investors, and other stakeholders to engage with circular economy experts and leaders across all industries and sectors from more than 60 countries.
Facilitators
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Government of Canada
Hilary Geller Assistant Deputy Minister, Environment and Climate Change, Government of Canada
Sarah Brooks Senior Associate, The Natural Step
Paul Shorthouse Senior Director, The Delphi Group
David Hughes President and Chief Executive Officer, The Natural Step Canada
David McGinty Global Director, Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE)
Ernesto Hartikainen Project Director, Climate Solutions, Sitra
Luis Rochartre Director, Forest Solutions Group, WBCSD