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The brightest minds in sustainability and business shared their insights and knowledge at GLOBE 2012.

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Ron Aitken
Vice President of Transit & Rail Systems, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., Canada

Mohamed Abdulla Al Ali
Director Planning & Business Development & Head of Power Conservation Committee, Roads and Transport Authority, UAE

Dina Aloi
Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Goldcorp Inc., Canada

Kevin Anton
Chief Sustainability Officer, Alcoa, USA

Craig Applegath
Principal, DIALOG Architecture & Design, Canada

Pierre Arcand
Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment & Parks, Government of Québec, Canada

Laurent Auguste
President & CEO, Veolia Water Americas, USA

Lars Christian Bacher
President and CEO, Statoil Canada Ltd., Canada

Gord Beal
Director, Guidance and Support, The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Canada

Geoffrey Bell
CEO, Microbiogen, Australia

Suzanne Blanchet
President & CEO, Cascades Tissue Group, Canada

Andrea Bolger
Head of Business Financial Services, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Canada

Samir Brikho
Chief Executive, AMEC, UK

Diane Brisebois
President & CEO, Retail Council of Canada, Canada

Andy Broderick
Vice President of Community Investment, Vancity, Canada

Dick Brown
Founder and President, Ferus Inc., Canada

David S. Bunton
President, The Appraisal Foundation, USA

Jim Burpee
President & CEO, Canadian Electricity Association, Canada

Brian Castelli
Executive Vice President for Programs & Development, Alliance to Save Energy, USA

Christy Clark
Premier, Province of British Columbia, Canada

Paul Clements-Hunt
Founder, The Blended Capital Group, Switzerland

Teresa Coady
Principal & President, B+H BuntingCoady Architects, Canada

John Coburn
Managing Director, XPV Capital Corporation, Canada

Arnaud Cohen Stuart
Manager of Business Ethics, ING Groep, the Netherlands

James Collins
President, DuPont Industrial Biosciences, USA

Dave Collyer
President, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Canada

Elisabeth Comere
Director, Environment & Government Affairs, Tetra Pak Inc., USA

Sylvain Cuperlier
Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Dole Food Company Inc., Germany

James Dack
Vice President, Stern Brothers & Co., USA

Carlo Dal Monte
Director of Energy, Catalyst Paper Corp., Canada

David Demers
CEO, Westport Innovations Inc., Canada

Henry Derwent
President & CEO, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), Switzerland

Eric Deschenes
Vice President of Infrastructure Business, Schneider Electric, Canada

Julie Desjardins
Technical Advisor, Sustainability, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Canada

Dianne Dillon-Ridgley
Director, Interface Inc., USA

Judy Dorsey
President & Principal Engineer, Brendle Group, USA

Cindy Drucker
Director of Global Sustainability, SC Johnson, USA

Bruce Dudley
Senior Vice President, The Delphi Group, Canada

Ann Duffy
Principal, The Ann Duffy Group, Canada

Ann Edminster
Net-zero Energy Building Consultant & Chair of the Trilateral Green Building Task Force, Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), USA

Tyler Elm
Vice President of Business Sustainability, Corporate Strategy & Business Development, Canadian Tire Corp., Canada

Judy Fairburn
Executive Vice President, Environment & Strategic Planning, Cenovus Energy Inc., Canada

Robert Falls
Chairman, ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd., Canada

Françoise Faverjon-Fortin
Vice President of Infrastructure and Environment, Export Development Canada

Rich Feldman
Pacific Northwest Regional Manager, ECOtality North America, USA

Blair Feltmate
Associate Professor, University of Waterloo & Chair, Climate Change Adaptation Project, Canada

Linda Fisher
Vice President of Safety, Health & Environment & Chief Sustainability Officer, DuPont, USA

Phil Fontaine
President, Ishkonigan Inc. & Former National Chief, Assembly of First Nations, Canada

Craig Ford
Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Inmet Mining Corporation, Canada

Jessica Fries
Executive Chairman, The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project & Board Director, The International Integrated Reporting Council

Michael Gerbis
CEO, The Delphi Group, Canada

Fahad Al Gergawi
CEO, Dubai Foreign Investment Office (FDI), UAE

Saeed Ghubash
Director, EnPark, UAE

Yannick Glemarec
Executive Coordinator, Global Environment Facility & Director of Environmental Finance, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), USA

James Goldstene
Executive Director, California Air Resources Board, USA

David Graham
Deputy Director of Policy, City of San Diego, USA

Pierre Gratton
President & CEO, The Mining Association of Canada

George Greene
Chair, Stratos Inc., Canada

Christine Gregoire
Governor, State of Washington, USA

Sally Gutierrez
Director of Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster, US Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Sheeraz Haji
CEO, Cleantech Group, USA

David Harris Kolada
Vice President of Corporate & Market Development, Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Jim Hartzfeld
Managing Director, InterfaceRAISE, USA

Cylvia Hayes
First Lady of Oregon & Founder & CEO, 3E Strategies, USA

Toby Heaps
Co-founder & President, Corporate Knights Inc., Canada

David Helliwell
CEO, Pulse Energy, Canada

Chris Henderson
President, Lumos Energy & Co-Founder, The Delphi Group, Canada

Josh Henretig
Director of Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft Corporation, USA

Simon Herriott
Vice President of Global Consulting Solutions, DuPont Sustainable Solutions, USA

Peter Heusser
Process Technology & Consulting, I.C.E. AG, Switzerland

David Hill
Vice President of Natural Gas Economy Operations, EnCana Corp., USA

Larry Innes
Aboriginal Leadership Initiative, International Boreal Conservation Campaign, Canada

Michael Jantzi
CEO, Sustainalytics, Canada

Peter Kent
Minister of the Environment, Government of Canada

David Kepler
Executive Vice President of Business Services, Chief Sustainability Officer & Chief Information Officer, The Dow Chemical Company, USA

Matthew Kiernan
Founder and Chief Executive, Inflection Point Capital Management, Canada

John Kitzhaber
Governor, State of Oregon, USA

Nancy Knight
Associate Vice President, Campus and Community Planning, University of BC, Canada

Mike Kontranowski
Senior Market Manager, Dow Building Solutions, USA

Marie-Hélène Labrie
Vice President of Government Affairs & Communications, Enerkem Inc., Canada

Terry Lake
Minister of Environment, Government of British Columbia, Canada

Gord Lambert
Vice President of Sustainable Development, Suncor Energy, Canada

Paul Lander
Principal, Dakota Ridge Partners & Chair, ASLA Water Conservation Network, USA

Andrew Lane
Senior Director of Digital Communications, Weber Shandwick Canada

Annabelle Lee
Technical Executive - Cyber Security, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA

Edward Madzy
Director of Product Regulations & Product Stewardship, BASF Corp., USA

Clint Mahlman
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, London Drugs Ltd., Canada

Essa Al Maidoor
Assistant Director for Engineering & Planning, Dubai Municipality, UAE

Tony Manwaring
CEO, Tomorrow's Company, UK

Eric Marsh
President, Encana Natural Gas Inc. & Executive Vice President, Encana Corp., USA

Gina McCarthy
Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, US Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Velma McColl
Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group, Canada

Matthew McDermott
Editor - Business, Politics & Energy, TreeHugger.com, USA

Alan McGill
Partner Sustainability & Climate Change, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, UK

Thomas McKeag
President & Founder, BioDreamMachine, USA

Diana McQueen
Minister of Environment and Water, Government of Alberta, Canada

Erin Meezan
Vice President of Sustainability, Interface Inc., USA

Pascal Mittermaier
Head of Sustainability EMEA, Lend Lease, UK

Andrea Moffat
Vice President of Corporate Programs, Ceres, USA

Gary Murphy
Chief Project Officer, Smart Metering & Infrastructure, BC Hydro, Canada

Franz Neubacher
Principal & Chief Engineer, UV&P Environmental Management & Engineering, Austria

Mary O'Malley
Vice President of Environment & Sustainability, Prudential Financial Inc., USA

Sandra Odendahl
Director of Corporate Environmental Affairs, Royal Bank of Canada

Jean Oelwang
CEO, Virgin Unite, UK

Eric Olson
Senior Vice President of Advisory Services, BSR, USA

Robert Ouellette
Founder & Editor, MESH Cities, Canada

Pierre Ouillet
Vice President of Finance, Resources & Operations, University of BC, Canada

Ben Packard
Vice President of Global Responsibility, Starbucks Coffee Company, USA

Jane Pagel
President & CEO, Ontario Clean Water Agency, Canada

David Parker
Vice President of Sustainability, Teck Resources Ltd., Canada

Nicholas Parker
Chairman, Cleantech Group & Chairman, Corporate Knights, Canada

Philip Parnell
Partner, Head of Real Estate Management & Valuation, Drivers Jonas Deloitte, UK

Michael Patterson
Principal Engineer, Intel Corp., USA

Normand Pellerin
Assistant Vice President, CN, Canada

Sarah Potts
Los Angeles City Director, Clinton Climate Initiative / C40 Cities Leadership Group, USA

Charles Rate
Executive Vice President, SNC-Lavalin & President, SNC-Lavalin Operations & Maintenance, Canada

Gord Ritchie
Vice Chairman, RBC Capital Markets, Canada

Dawn Rittenhouse
Director of Sustainable Development, DuPont, USA

Don Roberts
Vice Chairman, Wholesale Banking & Managing Director, Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets Inc., Canada

James Rogers
Chairman, President & CEO, Duke Energy, USA

Chris Sacksteder
Global Strategic Marketing Manager, Dow Water & Process Solutions, USA

Waleed Salman
Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), UAE

Heidi Sanborn
Executive Director, California Product Stewardship Council, USA

Sarah Sayce
Head of School of Surveying & Planning, Kingston University, UK

Paul Sellew
CEO, Harvest Power, USA

Sam Shaw
Vice President of Natural Gas Policy Development, Encana Corporation, Canada

Mira Shenker
Executive Editor, ReNew Canada Magazine, Canada

Christopher Smith
Director of Sustainable Operations Practice, DuPont Sustainable Solutions, USA

Jeanette Southwood
Global Sustainable Cities Leader/Principal, Golder Associates Ltd., Canada

Andreas Souvaliotis
President, AIR MILES for Social Change, Canada

Esther Speck
Vice President of Business Sustainability & Community, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canada

Jan Spencer
Senior Vice President of Sustainability, Procurement & Continuous Improvement, Kimberley-Clark Corp., USA

Douglas Stout
Vice President of Energy Solutions & External Relations, Fortis BC, Canada

Coro Strandberg
Principal, Strandberg Consulting, Canada

Laurent Tainturier
President, BASF Canada

James Tansey
CEO, Offsetters & Executive Director of ISIS Research Centre at UBC Sauder School of Business, Canada

Robert ter Kuile
Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability - Global Public Policy Group, PepsiCo Inc., USA

John Viera
Director of Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters, Ford Motor Company, USA

Robert Walker
Vice President of Environmental, Social & Governance Services & Ethical Funds, NEI Investments, Canada

Charlene Wall-Warren
Sustainability Leader, BASF North America, USA

Nigel Warren
Senior Trade Commissioner, Australian Consulate General and Trade Commission, USA

Anthony Watanabe
President & CEO, The Innovolve Group Inc., Canada

Lawrence Waterfall
Vice President of Valuations, Bentall Kennedy LP, Canada

Mark Way
Head of Sustainability Americas, Swiss Re North America, USA

Jim Weigand
President, DuPont Sustainable Solutions, USA

Robert Wesseling
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, The Sovereign General Insurance Company, Canada

Scott Wicker
Vice President of Corporate Plant Engineering & Chief Sustainability Officer, UPS Inc., USA

Dan Wicklum
Chief Executive, Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), Canada

John Wiebe
President & CEO, GLOBE Group, Canada

Bob Willard
Sustainability Author & Speaker, Sustainability Advantage, Canada

Jeff Williams
Director of Climate Consulting, Entergy, USA

Peter Williams
Distinguished Engineer & Chief Technology Officer - Big Green Innovations, IBM Corporation, USA

Steve Williams
President & Chief Operating Officer, Suncor Energy Inc., Canada

Gabe Wing
Director of Environmental Health & Safety, Herman Miller, USA

Brigitta Witt
Vice President for Corporate Responsibility, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, USA

Theddi Wright Chappell
Senior Managing Director & National Practice Leader, Cushman & Wakefield Inc., USA

Alan Young
Executive Director, Canadian Boreal Initiative, Canada

Brian Zeiler-Kligman
Director of Sustainability, Canada's National Brewers, Canada

Drew Zieglgansberger
Senior Vice President, Cenovus Energy Inc., Canada

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