Tracks:
Mar 16 2018 9:00am - 10:00am

Ballroom

Is the Future the For-Good Company? Engaging in an Age of Social Good

If you aren’t already embedding strong social and/or environmental objectives in your business—or if you’re already there, but want to your company to more tightly integrate purpose with profit—then you won’t want to miss this session.

Mar 16 2018 9:00am - 10:00am

Room 1

How to Forge a Highly Resilient Supply Chain

This dialogue will bring together experts to share their insights on how to forge a supply chain that reduces cost, manages risk, and fosters innovation. We’ll address strategies to engage suppliers, metrics to measure impact, and the ingredients of successful industry collaborations.

Mar 16 2018 9:00am - 10:00am

Room 2

What It Takes to be a High-Performing Company in a Post-Paris Agreement World

The extraction and processing of natural resources is a key driver of the North American economy. Uncertain geopolitical dynamics, finite resources, and significant environmental challenges are changing the rules of the game.

Mar 16 2018 9:00am - 10:00am

Room 8

Attracting Foreign Direct Investment: Leveraging Canadian Capacity in a Globally Competitive Market

Demand for clean technology and expertise is growing around the world. Canada is positioning itself to be a leader in the production of competitive technologies. To foster sector growth, innovation and economic development, Canada is set to attract international investment.

Mar 16 2018 10:30am - 11:30am

Ballroom

The Pacific Coast Collaborative: West Coast Leadership for a Sustainable Future

This session will feature a discussion of how BC, Washington, Oregon and California are jointly focused on building a sustainable future that works for the people of the West Coast.

Mar 16 2018 10:30am - 11:30am

Room 2

Turning Tides: Mitigating Ocean Plastics From All Angles

Each year, approximately eight million tonnes of plastic packaging makes its way from retail and other industries into our oceans. Global plastics production is expected to double in the next decade. As a global community, we’ve only just begun to address some of the low-hanging fruit, such as microbeads. What’s next?

Mar 16 2018 10:30am - 11:45am

Room 11

Skills Innovation: Navigating the Shifting Economy

An organization is only as good as the people it trains, attracts, and retains—and the same adage applies to entire economies. As the world shifts to a clean, technologically advanced economy, how can Canadian business leverage its strengths, build the skills and expertise of its people, and grow our climate of innovation to effectively compete on the world stage?

Mar 16 2018 10:30am - 11:30am

Room 8

Communication Strategies to Support Sustainability in C-Suite Decision-Making

The business case for your company’s sustainability initiatives is likely rock-solid. But unless you clearly convey your strategies, objectives, key performance indicators, and are reporting in plain language, you could be risking your hard-earned progress—and your company’s competitive edge.

Mar 16 2018 11:45am - 1:30pm

Ballroom

The World Energy Outlook and Closing Townhall

Leading governments and the largest companies in the world consider the International Energy Agency’s modeling and research the gold standard. The Paris-based agency’s work informs policy-making, planning and major infrastructure investment decisions, and has also identified sustainable development pathways.