REGISTER NOW    |    MARCH 26-28, 2014
GLOBE 2014
Climate change impacts, growing concerns about environmental degradation, shifts in consumer attitudes and consumption patterns, and growing government oversight on the management of scarce natural resources are among the many challenges facing corporations today that are redefining corporate responsibility. These sessions will explore the growing importance of responsible resource management.
  • Earning the Social License to Operate

    Wednesday, March 26 / 10:30am - 11:45am
    Room 8

    Sponsored by

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    National and local governments in many parts of the world are demanding changes in long held relationships between resource developers and host communities. Learn from the successes and failures of companies who are dealing with the new realities of earning the social license to operate.

    Speakers Include:

    Benoit, JacquesJacques Benoit, Senior Vice President,
    Environment & Water, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., Canada

    Wes Cragg_photoWes Cragg, Professor Emeritus,
    Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada

    Mike ClelandMichael Cleland, Executive in Residence,
    Canada West Foundation

    Jamey FitzgibbonJamey Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Resource Management,
    Christina Lake & Special Projects, MEG Energy, Canada

    Steve HiltsSteven Hilts, Director, Environmental Legacies,
    Teck Resources Ltd., Canada

    Chris O'RileyChris O'Riley, Executive Vice President, Generation,
    BC Hydro, Canada

    Tags: Corporate Sustainability / CSR, Natural Resources, Extractive Industries


  • Natural Capital: Paying for What We Take From Nature

    Thursday, March 27 / 1:30pm - 2:30pm

    Most industry sectors would be unprofitable if they paid the full price for what they take from nature, or for the environmental damage they cause. How will a true accounting for natural resource use affect the economy and corporate sustainability in the longterm? What tools have been developed around ecosystem services to maintain the value of the earth’s natural capital?

    Speakers Include: 

    Alex WoodAlex Wood, Senior Director, Policy & Markets,
    Sustainable Prosperity, Canada

    Peter BakkerPeter Bakker, President & CEO, World Business Council for
    Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Switzerland

    Nigel ToppingNigel Topping, Executive Director,
    CDP, United Kingdom

    Tags: Corporate Sustainability / CSR, Natural Resources

  • Climate Action: Delay is Not an Option

    Wednesday, March 26 / 12:45pm - 1:45pm

    The impacts of global warming and the consequences of failing to adapt to these realities are well documented. But many governments and businesses are still slow to act. Some of the world’s top experts on climate change will lay it on the line. Act now or pay the price tomorrow.

    Speakers Include:

    Tansey, JamesJames Tansey, CEO, Offsetters & Executive Director of ISIS,
    Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada

    Peace, JanetJanet Peace, Vice President, Markets & Business
    Strategy, Center for Climate & Energy Solutions, USA

    Vaughan, ScottScott Vaughan, President & CEO, International Institute for
    Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada

    Forrister, DirkDirk Forrister, President & CEO, International Emissions
    Trading Association (IETA), Switzerland

    IsabelStuderIsabel Studer, Founding Director, Global Institute for Sustainability,
    EGADE Business School Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

    Tags: Public Policy, Climate Change, Climate Adaption


  • Carbon Recycling: Turning Carbon from a Waste into an Asset

    Thursday, March 27 / 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Room 2

    After a century extracting carbon-based assets to power our economy, we urgently need to manage carbon emissions while ensuring affordable energy. Can we capture carbon and turn it into something of significant societal and economic value? This session will explore the emerging technological and economic pathways – many pioneered in Canada – to turn industrial CO2 emissions into fuels, fertilizers, feeds, chemicals, plastics, building materials, and other valuable products.

    Speakers Include:

    Eisenberger, NicholasNicholas Moore Eisenberger, Managing Partner,
    Pure Energy Partners, USA

    Bob MitchellBob Mitchell, Senior Director,
    ConocoPhillips Canada

    Ed RodeEdward Rode, Principal Researcher,
    DNV GL Strategic research & Innovation, USA

    Stein, Lee2 Lee Stein, Managing Partner, Prize Capital LLC, USA

    Tags: Natural Resources, Resource Efficiency, Climate Change, Clean Technology, Innovation, Green Buildings, Extractive Industries

  • Mines Of The Future

    Thursday, March 27 / 2:45pm - 3:45pm
    Room 2

    Canada has been a world leader in the ‘greening’ of the mining sector, which has become a major concern worldwide. New technologies, mineral production and refining processes, coupled with vastly improved management practices and regulation for mine wastes and water use, have significantly reduced the environmental impacts of large scale mining and have changed how the international mining sector is responding to demands for more environmentally sensitive processes and practices. How can R&D be applied in order to lower operational costs and also generate industry best practices? How can the R&D process be accelerated?

    Speakers Include:

    Ginny FloodVirginia (Ginny) Flood, Vice President, Canada,
    Rio Tinto, Canada (M)

    Timon LeDainTimon LeDain, Vice President of Operations,
    Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

    Chris Twigge-MoleceyChris Twigge-Molecey, Senior Advisor,
    Hatch, Canada

    Marian Campbell JarvisMarian Campbell Jarvis, Assistant Deputy Minister, Minerals & Metals,
    Natural Resources Canada

    Tags: Corporate Sustainability / CSR, Extractive Industries, Clean Technology

  • Architects Of A Better World: Corporate Responsibility In A New Age Of Transparency

    Thursday, March 27 / 8:30am - 10:00am

    The United Nations Global Compact, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, GRI and other like-minded initiatives have teamed-up to drive business engagement on sustainable development worldwide. Highlighting the main building blocks central to effective corporate responsibility commitments and actions, this session will examine how these buildings blocks can be strengthened through a collective effort by business, government, investors, civil society and consumers. Learn more about this initiative from its pioneers, and see how this work could change how companies do businesses.

    Speakers Include: 

    GRI Chairman Christianna Wood to Speak at GLOBE 2014Christianna Wood, CEO, Gore Creek Capital Ltd.
    & Chairman, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), USA

    pwcHelle Bank Jørgensen, CEO, B Accountability;
    UN Special Advisor, Global Compact in Canada; & Partner,
    World Climate Ltd., Canada

    Peter Bakker to Speak at GLOBE 2014Peter Bakker, President & CEO, World Business Council for
    Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Switzerland

    Lambert, GordGordon Lambert, Chair, Carbon Management
    Canada & Executive Advisor, Sustainability &
    Innovation, Suncor Energy Inc., Canada

    Anthony HodgeTony Hodge, President & CEO,
    International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM),
    United Kingdom

    Tags: Corporate Sustainability / CSR, Natural Resources, Transparency

  • The Changing Regulatory Landscape: Catalyzing Business in the 21st century

    Thursday, March 27 / 10:45am - 12:00pm
    Room 11

    More and more, governments are seeing the benefits of organizations that have developed and report on their sustainable business strategies. As a result, governments are actively encouraging, and increasingly institutionalizing, the practice. Some 18,000 companies in the EU may soon be required to disclose sustainability information. In June 2012, Brazil, Denmark, France, and Sweden declared their
    commitment to a “report or explain” approach – requiring companies to disclose sustainability information, or else explain why they don’t. Better manage your corporate risk and get ahead of the curve by finding out in this session how to be better prepared for governments and regulators that are increasingly mandating transparency and corporate sustainability reporting.

    Speakers Include:

    Simon MacMahonSimon MacMahon, Global Director, Advisory Services,
    Sustainalytics, Canada (M)

    Mark PearsonMark Pearson, Director General, External Relations,
    Strategic Policy Integration, Natural Resources Canada

    Nigel ToppingNigel Topping, Executive Director,
    CDP, United Kingdom

    Nelson SwitzerNelson Switzer, Director & Leader, Sustainable Business Solutions,
    Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Canada, Canada

    Brenda KennyBrenda Kenny, President & CEO,
    Canadian Energy Pipeline Association

    Yolanda BanksYolanda Banks, Senior Advisor, Corporate Social Responsibility,
    Export Development Canada (EDC)

    Tags: Corporate Sustainability / CSR, Transparency, Extractive Industries, Public Policy


  • Managing Extreme Weather & Risks in Canada

    Wednesday, March 26 / 10:30am - 11:45am
    Room 11

    The magnitude and frequency of extreme weather events in North America has grown steadily over the last 15 years, culminating in 2013 with a record natural disaster insurable loss of $3 billion in Canada alone, due largely to major floods in Alberta and Ontario. To help better prepare for ongoing extreme weather events, this session will address two critical subjects. First, property and casualty insurers will profile the losses they are currently realizing due to extreme weather, and the actions that the sector believes must be addressed to sustain an insurable housing market. Second, industry and government leaders will recount their “real world” lessons with recent catastrophic floods, and share broadly applicable lessons that others should embrace to reduce vulnerability to extreme weather.

    Speakers Include:

    Feltmate, BlairBlair Feltmate, Chair, Climate Change Adaptation
    Project, University of Waterloo, Canada

    Rob WessellingRobert Wesseling, Executive Vice President, The Co-operators
    Group Ltd. & Product & COO, The Sovereign
    General Insurance Company, Canada

    O'Reilly, Mary LouMary Lou O’Reilly, Senior Vice President, Issues Management & 
    Communications, Insurance Bureau of Canada, Canada

    Andre CorbouldAndre Corbould, Chief ADM, Flood Recovery Task Force,
    Government of Alberta, Canada