Envision 2080: Harmonizing Generations for a Sustainable Future

Purpose-led action today must be grounded in a shared long-term vision for a clean, prosperous, and equitable tomorrow. For that vision to become reality, we must harness the combined power, skill sets, and perspectives of all generations. Join this intergenerational plenary dialogue to foster the diverse collaboration needed to reach our 2080 goals and ensure a legacy that transcends the generational divide. 

From Aspiration to Action: Global Perspectives on Driving Tangible Results

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

Pathways to Parity: Leveraging DEI as a Sustainability Solution

Host: UN Global Compact Network Canada

Location: LGM Financial Services Inc

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

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

Click here to register.


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

Host: British Columbia Institute of Technology

Location: BCIT Downtown Campus – Tech Collider

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

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

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

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


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

Host: Ocean Wise

Location: Pacific Science Enterprise Centre (PSEC)

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

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

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

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


Growing the Purpose Economy

Host: Canadian Purpose Economy Project

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

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

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

Join us to hear about…

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

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

Snacks and refreshments will be served.

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

Leading Change Forum 2024

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 building activities, Leading Change youth delegates will focus on accelerating net-positive solutions that achieve climate resiliency and restore our natural environment.  

Apply to join Leading Change Forum 2024.

Progress Over Perfection: Navigating Sustainability Realities

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 steps needed to nurture a culture of continuous improvement.

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

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 ensure existing and future water systems are as resilient as possible.

Justice at the Crossroads: The Role of Intersectional Environmentalism

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 apply it to your work to create a more inclusive and regenerative future for all.

Advance: 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 needed for ensuring water security.


GLOBE Forum 2024 Opening Reception

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 & D) for this not-to-be-missed GLOBE Forum 2024 networking opportunity.