Presenters Include:


Wiring Supply Chains for Environmental Value

Time: March 24, Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00

Greening the supply chain is a strategic, bottom line issue. How can companies monitor environmental information, find ways to evaluate products and services they procure, and work proactively with suppliers in an efficient and cost effective manner?

Coro Strandberg, Principal, Strandberg Consulting, Burnaby, BC, Canada (Moderator)
Judy Glazer, Director, Global Social and Environmental Responsibility Operations, Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Normand Pellerin, Assistant Vice President, Environment, CN, Montréal, QC, Canada
Ann Duffy, Corporate Sustainability Officer, Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mark Newton, Director, Sustainable Business, Dell Inc., Round Rock, TX, USA
Mitch Jackson, Staff Director, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, FedEx Corporation, Memphis, TN, USA

The Human Factor: Capitalizing on Talent, Achieving Sustainability and Improving the Bottom Line

Time: March 24, Wednesday 15:30 - 17:00

In cooperation with Tomorrow's Company

For businesses today, creating value is dependent not only on economic but also environmental and social issues. The business case for employee engagement is clear - leaders and managers who inspire and engage their employees are more likely to realize the full potential of their workforce, unlocking hidden talent and maximizing business performance. Learn how jobs are being created to fulfill sustainability-related mandates and how companies in turn are building sustainable growth through the engagement and talent of their employees. This session will build on the findings of the agenda setting report, Tomorrow's Global Talent.

Tony Manwaring, Chief Executive, Tomorrow's Company, London, UK (Moderator)
Richard Emerton, Managing Partner, EMEA Leadership Consulting, Heidrick & Struggles, London, UK
Caroline Waters, Director, People and Policy, BT Group, London, UK
Donna Wilson, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Sustainability and International Client Services, Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Amy Curry-Staschke, Head, Global Compliance, Quality Assurance and Community Legacies, lululemon athletica, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jim Hartzfeld, Founder & Managing Director, InterfaceRAISE, Atlanta, GA, USA

Water Efficiency: Managing a Valuable Resource

Time: March 25, Thursday 08:30 - 10:00


Sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada

Whether it is manufacturing a product, constructing and operating a building, fostering an economic cluster such as information technology in the Silicon Valley, or developing the resource industry in Northern Alberta, the efficient use of water is of central importance to longterm corporate success and sustainability. Hear from industry experts on how they have successfully managed their operations for increased efficiency in the use and reuse of water.

Shari Austin, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada (Moderator)
Joe Deutscher, Vice President, Dow Chemical Canada ULC, Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Canada
Samir Brikho, Chief Executive, AMEC plc, London, UK
Tom Katinas, President & CEO, Syncrude Canada Ltd., Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
Sonia Lacombe, Canadian Water Efficiency Leader, Ernst & Young LLP, Toronto, ON, Canada

Access to Water: Challenges + Opportunities

Time: March 25, Thursday 15:30 - 17:00

Australian Trade Commission

Sponsored by the Australian Trade Commission

Severe drought conditions and contaminated waterways pose growing environmental and economic risks in many regions of the world. In countries like Australia and the United States - but also in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America - agriculture, mining and other resource-based industries are in direct competition with urban populations for access to this limited resource. With billions of dollars available for water projects, the global opportunities are tremendous. Learn how governments and corporations are dealing with these challenges, and learn about the opportunities that exist for businesses to provide water technology, infrastructure, and information-based solutions.


Peter Beattie, Commissioner, Queensland Government Trade and Investment Office, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Moderator)
David Downie, General Manager, Office of Water, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victorian Government, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Trevor Hill, President & CEO, Global Water Resources LLC, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Nick Apostolidis, General Manager, Client Development, GHD, Brisbane, Australia
Booky Oren, Executive Chairman, Miya, Arison Group., Tel Aviv, Israel

Sustainability and the Natural Resource Sector: How to Acquire and Maintain Your Social License to Operate

Time: March 25, Thursday 15:30 - 17:00

The Mining Association

Sponsored by the Mining Association of Canada

Some 300 communities across Canada are dependant on our abundance of natural resources.  Find out how companies that depend on Canada's natural heritage are working to instill sustainability into their operations for the benefits of the environment upon which they depend, their companies, employees and the communities in which they operate.

Gordon R. Peeling, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mining Association of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada (Moderator)
Mark Pearson, Director General, External Relations, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
James F. McArdle, Senior Vice President, Legal Services & Secretary, Export Development Canada, Ottawa, ON
Anne Marie Toutant, Vice President, Mining, Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, AB, Canada
Isabelle Des Chênes, Vice President, Market Relations, Forest Products Association of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

The Sustainability Payoff

Time: March 26, Friday 08:30 - 10:00

Corporate executives continue to allocate resources to corporate responsibility initiatives because they believe that these programs help achieve strategic goals and improve overall corporate performance. Find out how these executives are measuring the impact of these actions on their bottom lines.

Gord Lambert, Vice President, Sustainable Development, Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, AB, Canada* (Moderator)
Sharon Walck, Senior Vice President, HSBC North America, Buffalo, NY, USA
Jon Mitchell, Lead, Environment Policy and Strategy, Cenovus Energy, AB, Canada
Paul Murray, Director, Environmental Safety and Sustainability, Herman Miller Inc., Zeeland, MI, USA
Suzanne Stormer, Vice President, Novo Nordisk, Novo Alle, Denmark