First Canadian Sustainable Business Summit to be held June 8 in Toronto

First Canadian Sustainable Business Summit to be held June 8 in Toronto

It is a complimentary event to address how Canadian Businesses are responding to environmental and sustainability challenges.

 Bloomberg BNA announced the first Canadian Sustainable Business Summit will be held Wednesday, June 8 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Malaparte Ballroom in Toronto, Canada.  The event, “Sustainable Business Summit 2016: Canada – Fueling Growth and Prosperity in the Low-Carbon Economy,” is co-hosted with the Economic Club of Canada and features business, finance and government leaders discussing how Canadian businesses are responding to climate change, the emergence of the low-carbon economy, and new opportunities in sustainability. Complimentary event registration and additional information is available here

“Canadian companies are moving quickly to respond to challenges posed by climate change, the need to protect scarce natural resources, and evolving consumer expectations,” said Scott Mozarsky, President, Cross Platform Businesses at Bloomberg BNA. “This summit will provide attendees with insights into the sustainable business models, processes and best practices leading organizations are adopting to drive profitability and growth while conserving Canada’s natural resources.”

Summit sessions will focus on key learnings from low-carbon leaders and ecopreneurs, the need to balance the continued development of Canada’s vast wealth of natural resources with environmental protection, how Canadian government policy is shaping the outlook for low-carbon initiatives through funding mechanisms such as green bonds and carbon credits, and roadmaps for sustainable urban planning.

The event features a VIP interview with Mike Pedersen, President and CEO of TD Bank. Other confirmed speakers include

    – Lynn Blodgett, CEO, Big Moon Power

    – Derek Burleton, Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group

    – Dan Corns, CEO, Magnovate

    – Chris Erickson, Founder and General Partner, Pangaea Ventures Ltd.

    – Gord Hicks, President, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions

    – The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, Senior Counsel, Torys LLP

    – Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner & Executive Director, City Of Toronto

    – Ryan Pollice, Head of Responsible Investment, Mercer Canada

    – Dr. Shawn Qu, President and CEO, Canadian Solar

    – Rhiannon Traill, President and CEO, Economic Club of Canada

    – Annette Verschuren, CEO, NRStor

    – Dan Wicklum, CEO, COSIA

The summit partner is TD Bank and the summit sponsor is Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions.

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