We asked our 2019 speakers to weigh in on the conversations they’re looking forward to having at GLOBE Capital in February.
As a risk and sustainability officer, I look forward to connecting with leading influencers to address policy trade-offs and innovation-led milestones that are most likely to drive environmental, social and financial ROI.
Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy and Risk
I’m looking forward to coming back to GLOBE and talking with sustainability pioneers – the project developers, entrepreneurs, technology companies, and investors – who are driving the Infrastructure Transition to a more decentralized, democratized, digitized, and decarbonized world.
CEO and Co-Founder
I’m keen to explore how regulations will help introduce sustainable initiatives in corporations. Will this be a more or less influential factor than the increases we’re seeing in broad customer outrage at waste and non-sustainable inputs in consumer facing products?
Ashley Larson Yesayan
As an environmental theme manager, I’m interested to explore the middle ground between broad economy ESG investment strategies and technology-based venture investing. How do we improve capital market engagement in the promise of mid-sized growth companies – companies with proven products that help address our greatest challenges?
President and CEO
Greenchip Financial Corp.
I’m looking forward to hearing insights on where financial and business leaders think Canada can differentiate itself on sustainable finance, and what they are doing on R&D, product development, policy engagement and transparency to make this a reality. What are the new collaborations and practical implementation actions required to accelerate this economic transition.
From the IDB we would like to push the discussion on how investors are perceiving opportunities and risks for investment in sustainable infrastructure. The IDB Group has developed a Framework for guiding planning, construction and operation of Sustainable Infrastructure, so we hope that at GLOBE Capital we can discuss its utility for investors looking to evaluate sustainable infrastructure assets.
Division Chief, Climate Change and Sustainability Division
Inter-American Development Bank
I’m curious to learn more from an investor perspective. What new risks are investors willing to take? What new markets are they looking at? What new technologies might they be willing to back? And what new types of financing structures are they willing to participate in? New risk and innovation around investment – that’s what I’m keen to explore.
Head of Americas
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
I’m looking forward to sharing the latest insights from our investments in the circular economy. I’m also excited to tap into GLOBE Capital’s community for new opportunities, ideas, and partners.
Vice President, Impact and Strategic Initiatives
Closed Loop Partners
GLOBE Capital is the natural extension from GLOBE Forum 2018, from which I like to see the latest developments in financing vehicles for the new sustainable economy, and meet stakeholders and capital providers. Additionally, I am curious to understand investment focus and targets of industry players and strategic companies in this space and their role in it.
Boris von Bormann
Founder and Managing Partner
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The latest clean technologies focused on the following Innovation Technology Clusters:
One of the highlights at this year’s GLOBE Forum 2018, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne’s opening speech at the Innovation Expo. Canada’s Minister of International Trade opens the exhibition with inspiring remarks that encourage leaders in the clean technology space and set the stage for the most exciting edition of the Innovation Expo.
Highlights from our armchair dialogue with two leading finance-world luminaries, Robert E. Rubin, Former United States Secretary of the Treasury, and Robert Litterman, Founding Partner of Kepos Capital.
The session, which was chaired by Kate Gordon, Senior Advisor at The Paulson Institute, discussed the roles of corporate policy and practice in measuring and managing climate risk.
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’ll want to check out this highlights video.
In a spirited discussion, experts shared their insights into how to create a purposeful corporate culture that embeds sustainability and social good while engaging customers, employees, and investors.
Moderator: John Izzo, Author
GLOBE Forum 2018 brought together business and government leaders from over 50 countries to network and advance global business and sustainability agendas. A mix of armchair dialogues, roundtables, salon-style gatherings, lively debates, SPARK talks and opportunities for active participation made the conference a very exciting place to be.
Join us as we relive some of the best moments of this year’s GLOBE Forum with this wrap-up video.