Elizabeth Shirt

President, GLOBE Series
Managing Director, CBSR

Elizabeth is a recognized energy, sustainability, and clean technology expert, with nearly 20 years of experience working with industry, innovators, investors, governments, and environmental organizations to accelerate a cleaner, more sustainable future.  

As President, GLOBE Series, she leads a passionate and highly skilled team that designs and implements impact-oriented sustainability events. These include GLOBE signature events, such as GLOBE Forum and GLOBExCHANGE, as well as diverse client events and activities. As Managing Director, CBSR, Elizabeth oversees the strategic direction of Canada’s only membership association for companies co-creating a sustainable, equitable future. In this role she also works with the Executive Director and senior management team to implement programming and initiatives. GLOBE Series and CBSR are part of Profoundry, a collective of like-minded sustainability and climate experts who help organizations create value and have a positive impact on society.

In her previous role as Emission Reductions Alberta’s Executive Director of Policy and Strategy, Elizabeth was responsible for leading on strategic initiatives and events. These ranged from developing ERA’s Technology Roadmap to delivering its biennial, three-day SPARK conference. She led the organization’s strategic stakeholder engagement and partnerships initiatives, and held the pen on its annual business plan. 

Prior to joining ERA, Elizabeth served in various roles with the Government of Alberta, including Director of the Climate Change Secretariat, which supported the development of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan; and Director of Innovation Policy and Programs within Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education. Elizabeth’s previous experience also includes providing government relations support to Capital Power and providing policy advice to the Canadian Electricity Association in Ottawa and the Nuclear Energy Institute in Washington, DC. 

Elizabeth has a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and geography from the University of Mary Washington. 

Speaker Sessions

Common Waters, Shared Visions: Indigenous Collaboration on B.C.’s Watershed Security Strategy

  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Featuring
The Honourable Nathan Cullen Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, Government of British Columbia
Chief Xtli’li’ye Lydia Hwitsum Chief Councilor, Cowichan Tribes
Elizabeth Shirt President, GLOBE Series
Managing Director, CBSR
In collaboration with

Closing GLOBE Forum

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
Session Date
Thursday, Feb 15 2024 | 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Featuring
Elizabeth Shirt President, GLOBE Series
Managing Director, CBSR
Baba Brinkman Science Communicator and Founder, Event Rap Inc.

The Critical Role of Critical Infrastructure: Enabling a Water Secure, Net-Zero Future

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
Session Date
Thursday, Feb 15 2024 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Featuring
Stéphanie Vaillancourt President, Canada, AtkinsRéalis
Chris O'Riley President and CEO, BC Hydro
Elizabeth Shirt President, GLOBE Series
Managing Director, CBSR
In collaboration with

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

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
Session Date
Tuesday, Feb 13 2024 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Featuring
Geoff Tauvette Executive Director, Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (C-SAF)
Dr. Carol-Ann Brown President, Delphi
Elizabeth Shirt President, GLOBE Series
Managing Director, CBSR
Gary Lee Low Carbon Strategy Technical Lead, Parkland
In collaboration with

Welcome and Opening Plenary

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 8:00 AM - 8:25 AM
Featuring
Chief Jen Thomas Tsleil-Waututh Nation (səlilwətaʔɬ)
Spokesperson Wilson Williams (Sxwíxwtn) Spokesperson & General Councillor, Squamish Nation (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw)
Elizabeth Shirt President, GLOBE Series
Managing Director, CBSR
Chief Wayne Sparrow (yəχʷyaχʷələq) Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm)