Submitted by: GLOBE Series
Posted: Feb 13, 2006 – 11:00 PM EST
Jacques Dubois, Chairman Group Strategy, Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, will speak in the opening plenary at GLOBE 2006. The plenary on corporate sustainability and finance will highlight recent changes in the financial structure of the new sustainable economy and will explore how corporations and government are leading the sustainability revolution. Swiss Re is one of the world's leading reinsurers and the world's largest life and health reinsurer. The company operates through more than 70 offices in over 30 countries.
Two sessions added to the agenda, "Regeneration in Chinese Cities" and "Are Super NGOs Shaping the Corporate Agenda?" will add extremely interesting discussions to the program.
REGENERATION IN CHINESE CITIES *This session will be translated.
China's rapid economic development and the population's sheer size have created overwhelming demands for innovative environmental technologies and sustainable design in urban centres. Learn from leading players in the Chinese urban development sector.
Bob Worden, Principal, Ramsay Worden Architects, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Shi He Le, President, DAAN Real Estate Consulting, Shanghai, China
Yi Xiao Di, Chairman, Sunshine Group 100, China
ARE SUPER NGOs SHAPING THE CORPORATE AGENDA?
Is the growing power of NGOs spreading to the boardroom? NGOs are increasingly partnering with business to work towards instilling new value systems in corporate circles. Are these efforts paying off? Hear how corporations are partnering with the Super NGO and how the "new collaboration" affects Corporate Responsibility policy and practice.
Gord Lambert, Vice President of Sustainable Development, Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, AB, Canada
Cathy Wilkinson, Executive Director, Canadian Boreal Initiative, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Truman Semans, Director for Markets and Business Strategy, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Arlington, VA, USA
GLOBE 2006 will centre around four main conference themes including the new track on Finance and Sustainability where relationships between sustainable development and finance will be explored with a focus on the investment industry, corporate reporting, regulation and policy, and business practices. Other themes include Corporate Sustainability, Energy and Environment, and Building Better Cities.
Newly Announced Speakers for GLOBE 2006 include:
International participation in GLOBE 2006 is building steadily, with more than 40 countries already represented by scheduled international delegates at the event. Countries such as Brazil, Hong Kong, Russia, and Sweden will send envoys to participate in the conference, tour the trade fair, and take in all that Vancouver has to offer. Delegate registration and exhibit opportunities at GLOBE 2006 are still available.
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GLOBE 2006 is held by the GLOBE Foundation, an international consultancy in the business of the environment. GLOBE's expertise lies in project management, event development, and management and consulting in the fields of environment and energy, urban development and corporate responsibility. The ninth event in the GLOBE series will be held March 29-31 at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre.
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