Toronto – As we head further into 2016, we’re seeing a shift in tone and rhetoric toward the green economy.
Following the Paris Agreement, where 195 countries at COP21 sought to limit warming to 1.5 degrees C, the Canadian Government has announced plans for a Pan-Canadian framework for combating climate change to hit our own 2030 targets, and provincial and municipal governments are putting plans into action to further this goal, including carbon pricing.
Despite this momentum, sizable gaps exist between targets set and the pace and scale of tangible efforts underway. The behaviours and outputs of Canada’s private sector will play a key role in moving the green economy forward and closing this gap. What needs to happen to ensure that businesses and industries make the necessary shift towards sustainability while ensuring our economic prosperity? What challenges will we face and what opportunities must be seized in order for Canada’s private sector to thrive in the emerging green economy?
Join us for a candid conversation between TD Bank’s Chief Environment Officer Karen-Clarke-Whistler and Mike Morrice, Executive Director of Sustainability CoLab, where Karen will offer her personal insights as one of Canada’s sustainability thought-leaders operating within the financial sector, exploring how she reconciles the urgency to change business as usual with the often opposing forces of the market.
When: March 9, 2016
At the Sustainability Network
215 Spadina Avenue
(Ground Floor Connector – Suite 120)
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
The event is free, but please click here to register.
For questions please contact Paul Bubelis at: firstname.lastname@example.org