|8:15 AM - 9:00 AM |
Morning Keynote: Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor of GreenBiz Group Inc., producer of GreenBiz.com
The Associated Press has dubbed Joel Makower "the guru of green business practices." He is executive editor of GreenBiz.com, co-founder and chairman of Greener World Media Inc., senior strategist at GreenOrder, and co-founder of Clean Edge.
Joel is the voice of pragmatic enthusiasm, helping companies sort through the noise and rhetoric in order to profit and prosper in the growing green economy. For more than twenty years, he has been a highly respected voice on the greening of mainstream business. Joel will share his knowledge on the evolution of CSR in the last decade and highlight the opportunities and challenges in the "New World of Business". He will shine a light on how today's leading companies are integrating sustainability thinking into their operations in a way that creates lasting business value.
|9:05 AM - 10:05 AM |
Morning Panel: The Evolution of CSR
CSR and Sustainability Leaders share and discuss how their organization’s journey has evolved over the last decade; as well as the impacts, challenges and opportunities they are focused on for the decade ahead.
Rudyard Griffiths, Author, Social Entrepreneur, and Television Broadcaster, BNN
Daniel Desjardins, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Bombardier
Dermot Hikisch, Head of Community Development, B Lab
Avrim Lazar, Past President & CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada
Jim McArdle, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Export Development Canada
Frances Edmonds, Director of Environmental, Programs, HP Canada
|10:35 AM - 11:35 AM |
Table Discussion: Transformational CSR Qualities
How are you and your organization scaling up your CSR and sustainability efforts in order to address systemic societal and environmental risks, challenges and opportunities?
To effectively deal with today’s uncertainties and successfully operate in a world in which energy, water, toxicity, carbon emissions, as well as social unrest, poverty, inequality and other issues are constraints to growth, it takes a new level of corporate commitment that expands the definition of success to embrace lasting positive impacts for business, society and the environment.
As CSR and sustainability practitioners, our recent discourse has changed to include the need for “Transformational Leadership” to scale up our collective efforts. But, what are the qualities that make a company truly transformational?
Join CBSR as we reveal our updated framework on the “Qualities of a Transformational Company”! This framework is an update of CBSR’s CSR continuum introduced at the 2009 summit.
We have received feedback from over three dozen global CSR and sustainability thought leaders including Jonathon Porritt, Georg Kell, Aron Cramer, Joel Makower, Bob Willard, Toby Heaps, Mark Lee, and many others.
Coro Strandberg, CBSR Associate, who has developed this framework for us, will present and share the emerging global consensus on transformational CSR.
As sustainability leaders, thinkers, and practitioners, you will have an opportunity to consider the implications for business and advise CBSR how it can further the global discussion on transformational CSR. as part of the table discussions at the CBSR Summit.