Circular Economy and Urban Climate Solutions

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
7:30 AM
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Schedule:Registration and Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. PT
Program: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. PT

Individuals: $69 + GST
Table of 8: $650 + GST

Virtual: $20 + GST

Individuals: $138 + GST
Table of 8: $1,300 + GST

Virtual: $40 + GST

3 Event Bundle Pricing:

Members: $179 + GST
Non-Members: $379 + GST

Members $50 + GST
Non-Member $100 + GST

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The business community’s interest in ESG factors – environmental impact, social impact and governance impact – at all levels of business decisions and policymaking is greater than ever before. Businesses are working hard to adjust to these realities and lay the foundations for a sustainable, socially responsible economy where the private sector and its partners drive widely shared growth and prosperity, protect the environment and improve the quality of life for everyone.

A key part of this emphasis on ESG factors is building climate resiliency across all sectors in our economy. This series will bring together panellists from the Greater Vancouver business community that serve to exemplify climate resiliency in action, including the primacy of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, technological transformation in our economy, sustainable financial investments and advancing circular economy models.

You can choose to purchase a bundle package and attend all sessions or simply attend the session that is most relevant to you.

Session 3

Circular Economy and Urban Climate Solutions

Businesses are becoming more engaged in discussions about the importance of the circular economy. Circular economies are models of production and consumption that involve sharing, reusing, recycling and repairing existing resources, infrastructure, materials and products for their entire possible lifespan to maximize efficiency, reduce waste and the impact of consumption on the environment. It can also involve pursuing nature-based solutions to sustainability challenges urban regions are facing. As cities and businesses partner with First Nations and Indigenous communities to pursue solutions to these challenges, Indigenous knowledge is also helping to transform thinking in these areas. At this event, through a keynote and expert panel, GVBOT members will learn and discuss the importance of innovative circular models for advancing sustainability across sectors and industry in both consumption and production of goods.


Hon. George Heyman

The Honourable George Heyman
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Province of British Columbia


Josh Hasdel Jesse McCormick Robert Safrata Michael Meneer

Josh Hasdell, ESG and Sustainability Leader, KPMG
Jesse McCormick, Director of Research, Innovation and Legal Affairs, First Nations Major Projects Coalition
Robert Safrata, CEO, Novex Delivery Solutions and Coast to Coast Experiences
Moderator: Michael Meneer, President and CEO, Pacific Salmon Foundation

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