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

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 together public, private and philanthropic sources. We will learn from best practices and case studies from BC and across Canada. This workshop is for anyone who is interested in or working on watershed stewardship, conservation, nature strategy and sustainable finance. 

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

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 roundtable, CSOs and sustainability executives will dive into the question of how they can play a key role in maximizing positive impact across their company and the world beyond. 

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

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 and decision-makers will convene at GLOBE Forum 2024 to understand the environment required to produce, deliver, and employ SAF across Canada. Our goal is to create a tangible action plan for a decarbonized Canadian aviation fuel supply chain that delivers shareholder returns and customer value. 

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

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 ideas and innovations to match supply with demand for clean energy and electrificationan essential component to accelerating the clean economy. 

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

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 and supply chain performance for both building retrofits and new construction. Join stakeholders from across the construction value chain at this roundtable to identify challenges and opportunities for equipping Canadian SMEs to take on this challenge. 

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

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 and scale bidirectional charging technology needs to happen quickly. Take part in this session and help lead the ‘charge’ in Canada’s electrification landscape. 

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

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 this session, join Parliamentary Secretary Julie Dabrusin and existing and prospective signatories to discuss best practices for increasing inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) in the workforce. You’ll also have the opportunity to examine your own organization’s progress towards gender equality through a hands-on application of the Equal by 30 Self-Assessment Tool. 

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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IETA Carbon Dialogue & Member Meeting (Invite-only)

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.

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.