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

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 the complexity of our relationship with plastics, the actions industry and consumers must take to reduce their negative impact on our planet, and how plastics fit in a sustainable, zero-waste future. 

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

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 we can collaborate to build on the strengths of the gas and electricity systems and provide safe, reliable and affordable low-carbon energy for British Columbians.

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

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 can foster collaborative solutions to enable a sustainable, decarbonized critical minerals value chain in Canada.

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

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 leaders on how to foster dynamic collaboration, drive practical innovation, and deliver impact through this dynamic positive executive leadership role. 

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.

Authentically Green: Strategies for Proactive Sustainability Action

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 movers accountable while refraining from undue punishment of early sustainability adopters.