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Global Leadership Summit for Sustainability Reveals Program to Accelerate Business Innovation for the Planet

Global Leadership Summit for Sustainability Reveals Program to Accelerate Business Innovation for the Planet

Published 10-27-15

Submitted by GLOBE Series

GLOBE Series, North America’s largest and longest-running corporate sustainability conference and exposition series, has revealed the GLOBE 2016 program, its most dynamic, interactive, global, and highest quality event to date, focussed on the theme Business Innovation for the Planet, and  taking place March 2-4, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada.

As the leadership summit for sustainable business, GLOBE 2016 will deliver an in-depth review of challenging issues between people, planet, and profit with critical insight from more than 200 speakers and innovators from around the world, sharing real world knowledge, lessons and solutions to accelerate business innovation. The program will address carbon innovation and technology transfer, climate action mechanisms and policy, corporate investment, sub-national climate leadership, and public-private partnerships, all geared towards seizing carbon-action opportunities , while the Innovation Expo will showcase climate change solutions and low-carbon generating/emitting  technologies.  

“With increasing momentum, companies, communities and governments around the world are recognizing sustainable business practices as a solution to becoming sector leaders while conserving resources, igniting innovation, and fuelling ideas and partnerships to help increase resiliency and reduce risk,” said Nancy Wright, GLOBE Series Chief Operating Officer. “Moreover, top of mind to our global population is the pressing issue of climate change.  As the first major stop on the Road from Paris, GLOBE 2016 will be paramount in building on the outcomes of COP21, which are being reflected in the GLOBE Conference program and the Innovation Expo.” 

GLOBE 2016 will bring together nearly two thousand business and government leaders from more than 50 countries to network, collaborate and advance global business and sustainability agendas.  

GLOBE 2016 conference sessions will take two forms.  Firstly, Thought Leadership for business developers, strategists and economic forecasters. Session themes address Global Sustainability Megatrends and Leadership; Advanced Corporate Sustainability; Technology and the Energy Transition; Risks and Opportunities of Sustainable Finance and Investment; Infrastructure and Urban Development; Communities, Partnerships and Communications, and the Pacific ECOnomic Zone.  Secondly, Tools and Practice, which will provide core learning and training sessions for corporate practitioners on specific topics, along with pre-event workshops. 

The world-class GLOBE 2016 Innovation Expo will focus on solutions that help address climate change and showcase technologies and services that foster our ability to transform to a low-carbon economy and curb dependence on fossil fuels, including power generation, smart grid, energy and natural resource efficiency, alternative fuels, advanced materials and transportation, carbon capture and storage, and greenhouse gas management.

Innovation will take centre stage in the Expo: the PowerHaus Pavilion will showcase pre-commercial ventures, the Innovation Hub will preview tech innovation presentations and Clean Tech Challenge-Pitch Forum will feature on-site pitches to investors by clean tech innovators (similar to the Dragon’s Den), all complementing more than a dozen International Pavilions. An emphasis on Global Trade and Exports will connect the economies of Canada, the United States, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Registration is now open for delegates, exhibitors and the media. Register before November 30, 2016 and save $500. 

GLOBE 2016 is about driving thought leadership and promoting dialogue and innovation. With an exciting vibe and international flair, GLOBE is where future markets are shaped, public policy is fostered, innovators launch new products and partnerships, and Corporate America finds solutions. A mix of armchair dialogues, roundtables, salon-style gatherings, lively debates, SPARK talks and opportunities for active participation will make the GLOBE 2016 Conference the most exciting GLOBE Conference to date.

GLOBE 2016 will anchor GLOBE Week in Vancouver, the quintessential sustainability gathering for North America, running from February 29 to March 4. GLOBE Week provides a forum for a diverse group of stakeholders to host ancillary meetings and events around GLOBE 2016, making GLOBE week the most important week for stakeholders on the global sustainable business event calendar.

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About GLOBE Series
GLOBE 2016 is produced by GLOBE Series.  Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, it is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests.  GLOBE Series strives to work in cooperation with business, government, academic, NGO and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to shape global, regional and industry agendas for a sustainable future.

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For the past 25 years, GLOBE Series has served as the nexus for global networking and leadership on the business of the environment. We’re about ‘Business Innovation for the Planet’ and thinking outside the box. GLOBE Series helps thousands of leaders devise winning strategies to spearhead their sectors while conserving resources, igniting innovation, and fueling ideas to help increase resiliency and reduce risk. GLOBE Series is proud to produce two biennial award-winning events: GLOBE Forum and GLOBE Capital.

GLOBE Forum offers an exciting vibe and international flair where innovators come to launch new products and partnerships. Held every two years in Vancouver, Canada, GLOBE Forum draws the best and brightest of the international sustainable business community from nearly 60 countries.

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Join us at GLOBE Forum 2018, March 14 - 16, 2018.

GLOBE Capital is where leaders discuss how to mobilize and accelerate the capital necessary to transform our economy. Goals of this conference are to attract both innovation and new pools of capital to fund advanced, low-carbon infrastructure while mitigating investment risk and enhancing returns.

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