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2014 and Beyond: Is Your Business Ready? A Leadership Discussion

  • 21 Nov 2013
  • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
  • The Faculty Club, University of Toronto 41 Willcocks Street Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
Register here: http://2014andbeyond.eventbrite.com/?aff=estw
Join us on Wednesday, December 4th for a discussion on the development of environmental finance and management as we identify Canadian actions to mitigate our environmental risks and capitalise on opportunities. We will review the successes and failures of the global environmental markets, efforts to resolve carbon pricing, financing mechanisms for sustainable solutions, and innovative opportunities for business and society. Hear from creators of ground-breaking mechanisms to address environmental management challenges that were catalysts for changing the way we do business. What's next for Canada's business and investment interests in 2014 and beyond?
Keynote address
Dr. Richard Sandor, author, Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation
Often referred to as the “father of carbon futures”, Dr. Sandor was the first to commoditise air on behalf of the US Environmental Protection Agency through the development of the first spot and futures markets for sulfur dioxide (S02) emission allowances. In 1997, this became the model for carbon trading under the Kyoto Protocol. He founded the Chicago and European Climate Exchanges, and played a leading role in creating the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).
A signed copy of Richard Sandor's latest book Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation will be provided to each attendee.
Moderator:
Susan McGeachie, Market Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY and Adjunct Professor, School of the Environment, University of Toronto
Toby Heaps, Co-founder and President of Corporate Knights Inc.
Panel:
Paul Dickinson, Founder and Chair, The Carbon Disclosure Project
Erik Haites, Editor, International Climate Finance and Special Advisor to the United Nations on market mechanisms and climate finance
Toby Heaps, Co-founder and President of Corporate Knights Inc.
Ed Waitzer, Senior Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP and Director of the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board is engaged in the creation and dissemination of sustainability accounting standards for use by publicly listed corporations in disclosing material sustainability issues for the benefit of investors.
Date/Time/Location
Wednesday, December 4th, Hart House, University of Toronto
4:30 to 5:00 - Richard Sandor
5:00 to 6:00 - Panel Discussion
6:00 to 6:30 – Q&A
6:30 to 8:00– Networking reception with wine and canapés. Award presentation: Skip Willis Undergraduate Scholarship presented by Katie Sullivan, Director, North American Policy and International Climate Finance, IETA
Early Registration discount until November 21st. $89.00 plus HST.
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