From its progressive renewable energy and manufacturing waste ambitions to its commitment to source 100 percent of natural raw materials from sustainably managed forests by 2020, SC Johnson continues to establish a legacy of corporate environmental leadership.No small feat for an industry-leading manufacturer of household consumer brands and one of America’s oldest family-owned businesses.
Captain of these inspiring efforts, Dr. Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO, joins GLOBE 2020 in discussion with Ocean Wise President and CEO Lasse Gustavsson. They will delve into the impact of plastics and marine debris on ocean health and highlight the promising pathways for public-private partnerships to step up action in this battle. Hear how these leaders are turning the tide on ocean plastic while accelerating movement to a circular economy and hear lessons from the journey to help your organization achieve the same.
Apple has boldly demonstrated the art of delivering truly innovative products that influence progress across the corporate landscape. In GLOBE’s feature armchair, The Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE)’s Global Director David McGinty talks with Sarah Chandler, Apple’s Senior Director of Operations, Product Development and Environmental Initiatives, about how Apple is rethinking materials and paving the way for breakthrough carbon-free manufacturing methods. This not-to-be missed discussion will reveal updates on Apple’s closed-loop solutions and what lies on the horizon for the circular economy leader.
For those not attending the Women’s Lunch, please join us in the Burrard Foyer for a Networking Lunch.
Join us for three exciting, back-to-back Lightning Talks on the themes of climate change & innovation.
Weathering Climate Change – Understanding our Psychology to Regenerate the Earth
We’re hearing more and more about the personal and intimate challenges climate change is creating for individuals and communities. From ecological grief to reproductive anxiety to the exacerbation of mental health problems, climate change has ignited the global mental health agenda. Join Dr. Britt Wray, broadcaster and science writer, as she explores what design and foresight can do to fight the negative psychological impacts of the climate crisis.
Communicating Climate – Why Facts are Not Enough
The challenge posed by human-induced climate change to society and the natural environment has been carefully and methodically summarized by thousands of peer-reviewed studies and decades’ worth of exhaustive reports by Royal Societies, National Academies, federal agencies, and the IPCC. But communicating climate change, and more importantly, communicating the need for both social and political action to combat climate change, remains challenging and divisive. Join climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe as she untangles the complex science connecting our choices to future impacts and answers: How do we communicate climate change effectively given the political rhetoric the public hear, particularly during election cycles? How can community support for climate action be translated into support for initiatives that work to meet tangible targets (carbon pricing, etc.)? What role do shared values play in this dialogue?
Designing for Our Future
The future is arriving. View our earth through the lens of the MIT Senseable City Lab who will guide us through an omni-disciplinary approach to urban innovation and future thinking. Umberto Fugiglando will share Lab’s latest work towards shaping tomorrow’s cities as well as his own remarkable insight on design innovation and future technologies.