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Businesses Step Up To The Plate To Address Climate Change, Worker Well-Being, And Sustainable Development

Businesses Step Up To The Plate To Address Climate Change, Worker Well-Being, And Sustainable Development

Published 02-03-16

Submitted by GLOBE Series

In the coming weeks, some of the world’s biggest companies and most respected brands are coming to Vancouver to discuss climate action, improve worker well-being, boost clean energy, electric vehicle adoption, and more.  A who’s who of bankers, investors, politicians, and others are coming together under one roof to discuss how to use the power of business to address pressing global, societal, and environmental challenges.

It’s all happening at the GLOBE 2016 Conference and Innovation Expo, being held in Vancouver, March 2-4, 2016.

“The international business community is investing in clean energy, creating new green jobs, and reducing emissions at an unprecedented rate,” said Mike Gerbis, Chief Executive Officer of GLOBE Series. “The challenges we’re facing as a society are really much bigger than you and me. Thankfully, businesses are really sinking their teeth into them, and tackling them at the level of economies and markets,” Gerbis added.

Nearly 2,000 business and government leaders from 50 countries will come together to network and advance global business and sustainability agendas. As North America’s largest and longest running conference series dedicated to Business Innovation for the Planet. GLOBE 2016 is about taking responsibility, forging new relationships and delivering business solutions to climate change.

“CEO’s, executives, and civil society leaders from around the world have a historic opportunity to build upon the climate negotiations at COP21,” said Nancy Wright, Chief Operating Officer of GLOBE Series. “ Where policy leadership goes, opportunity and investment follow. GLOBE 2016 is the place to seal business deals,” she added. 

Here’s what GLOBE 2016 offers delegates:

GLOBE MaX: Our custom matchmaking app and platform will bring exhibitors together with buyers, investors, and suppliers. 

Challenge Pitch Program: This program seeks to match innovative clean-tech solutions with some of the trickiest environmental challenges. In some cases, funding is already available for solution providers to take next steps to advance their technology. In others, it’s all about the opportunity to promote business solutions, forge partnerships, and/or to get important feedback from potential buyers.

Market Intelligence Sessions - Our Innovation Expo will offer market updates on China, India, and Association of South East Nation markets, focusing on potential business and export opportunities.  

Site Visits - International delegations will be participating in sponsored site visits across Vancouver that highlight innovative technologies and sustainability projects across different sectors. These site visits include:

•    Vancouver Harbour Tour - Port of Metro Vancouver 

•    Renewable Energy Technology Tour – Vancouver Economic Commission

•    Olympic Village Sustainability Tour – City of Vancouver

•    Green Building & District Energy Systems Tour - University of British Columbia

•    Annacis Island Wastewater Facility - Metro Vancouver

•    Burnaby (Covanta) Waste-to-Energy Facility – Metro Vancouver 

Media accreditation is now open for GLOBE 2016. We encourage members of the working press to submit their accreditation applications now at

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 markets around the globe find 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 Week in Vancouver runs 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.

GLOBE Series collaborates with business, government, and academics to channel entrepreneurial energy into solutions and shape global, regional and industry agendas for a sustainable future. GLOBE 2016 is produced by GLOBE Series. A private company based in Vancouver.

For more information, visit and follow us at @GLOBE_Series #GLOBE2016.

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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.

Watch the video to learn more about the GLOBE Forum event.

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.

Watch the video to learn more about the GLOBE Capital event.

Join us at GLOBE Capital, Spring 2019

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