Tracks:
Mar 14 2018 8:00am - 9:45am

Ballroom

Opening Plenary

The GLOBE Forum Opening Plenary will set the stage for a transformational GLOBE Week as we embark on a collective journey that promises to inspire.

Mar 14 2018 10:15am - 11:15am

Ballroom

Climate Risk and Investment

Climate risk is no longer the 800 pound gorilla in the room; it’s quickly moving out of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) conversations, and into mainstream investment and corporate decision making. What are the roles of corporate policy and practice in measuring and managing this risk?

Mar 14 2018 10:15am - 11:15am

Room 1

New Strategies, Tools, and Resources to Reduce Water Risk in Business

Water is fundamental to business, and its available volume and quality directly impacts the bottom line. A host of new business tools—from ever-improving data sets, to the Sustainable Development Goals—are helping leaders better value water and manage the risk of scarcity. This session will explore the impact of these new tools, how we can best respond to this information, and what it all means to investors.

Mar 14 2018 10:15am - 11:15am

Room 2

The Road to Smart Cities is Data Driven

Last year, the World Council on City Data launched the Dubai Declaration, which reaffirmed open and standardized city data as the “universal language of cities.” This session will examine how private sector leaders are partnering with local governments to put this data to work and help ensure urban centres grow increasingly sustainable, smart, inclusive, and prosperous.

Mar 14 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm

Ballroom

A Responsibility to Disrupt: Insurance and our Changing Climate

Climate change isn’t a future concern. It’s here, today, and showing up in our communities as more frequent, and more intense, storms, floods, and wildfires. According to MunichRe, economic losses associated with extreme weather events in the 1980s were approximately US$ 41 billion (adjusted to 2017 values), and reached US$ 167bn in 2017.

Mar 14 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm

Room 1

Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy

More than a hundred leading businesses have committed to powering their global operations entirely with renewable energy—and others are close behind. Last year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, 43 corporates signed long-term agreements for a record 5.4 gigawatts of clean power.

Mar 14 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm

Room 2

Bio-economy: Enabling Products of the Future

As traditional markets for traditional wood products continue to be impacted by global supply chains and competition, global markets are placing greater emphasis on new materials and applications in the bio-economy.

Mar 14 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Room 10

Mindfulness – A Tool for Leaning into Change during Innovative Times

We invite you to attend this session on managing change and the stress that often accompanies times of innovation. By staying attentive and curious about an experience in the present moment and noticing automatic reactions, these reactions can be interrupted: expanding the ability to tolerate uncertainty, build resilience, and problem solve more effectively.

Mar 14 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Ballroom

Canada’s Sustainable Financial Future

Canada’s financial sector stakeholders recognize the critical importance of a transition to a prosperous, inclusive, low carbon and climate resilient economy.

Mar 14 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Room 1

Life’s a Gas: Examining our Poly-Fuel Future

A transition in fuels is underway. While trusted sources continue to evolve and new varieties are entering the market, costs are volatile and the questions about their environmental and economic impacts keep growing. Low and zero-carbon energy is currently in short supply and the technological barriers to its adoption can be daunting.

Mar 14 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Room 2

Preparing for Tomorrow’s Cars Today

It’s still early days, but local governments  are grappling  with the prospect of  Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared (ACES) vehicles. This panel of corporate and government experts will outline the latest thinking on tomorrow’s mobility of the future and what this means for infrastructure, business and policy making.

Mar 14 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Room 11

Global Goals With Gusto: True Stories from SDG Early Adopters

In 2015, the United Nations launched the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, and challenged the business world to help end extreme poverty, fight inequality, and protect our planet. Three years later, how are the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, playing out in boardrooms?

Mar 14 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Ballroom

Climate Leadership and Clean Economy Showcase

Join us for this powerful and inspiring three-part session showcasing leadership in sustainability, climate action and the clean economy.

Ethan Zindler of Bloomberg New Energy Finance will share his expert perspective on the scope of the investment opportunities within growing clean energy markets.

The GLOBE Climate Leadership Awards will be presented by the Honourable Catherine McKenna, GLOBE Series and partners to four exceptional Canadian organizations that are at the forefront of climate change action.

Explorer and advocate Emily Penn closes out the session with an inspiring SPARK talk on how we can collaborate to save our oceans, drawing on her experience at sea for over a decade.

Mar 14 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Room 8

Traditional and Emerging Sources for Protein: Finding the Balance

A swelling human population is pressuring traditional protein sources; the proliferation of animal protein production and seafood extraction is threatening ecosystems. The hunt is on for alternative protein sources. Can we assume that our consumption of animal proteins will fall, or indeed that it should?

Mar 14 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Room 2

Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future: Building Urban Resilience

In the wake of devastating hurricanes, fires and floods in 2017, we bring together experts to assess “what does the future of resiliency look like?”.

Mar 14 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Room 11

The Bottom Line: Implementing the FSB Task Force Recommendations

Last year, the Financial Stability Board Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) released its recommendations. More than 230 companies, with a collective market capitalization of more than $6.3 trillion have endorsed the recommendations.