7:30AM

Future-Fit Business Benchmark
Pre-conference breakfast

Guest speaker: Bob Willard

This session highlights how this new science-based benchmark for a company’s environmental and social performance can be a breakthrough free and open-source resource for companies, investors, consultants, and standards organizations.

8:00AM Registration Opens

Continental Breakfast
Coffee and Tea

8:45AM Welcome

8:50AM Opening Remarks

Honourable Glen Murray
Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Government of Ontario

9:05AM

Ontario’s Competitive Advantage in a Global Green Economy

Ontario’s economy is built on huge strengths -a well educated population, rich natural resource endowment and established manufacturing base, and mature governing systems. How can these strengths be leveraged for advantage in a greening global economy? This session looks at the competitive advantages Ontario could exploit to prosper in a global green economy.

Speakers:

Jamison Steeve, Executive Director, Martin Prosperity Institute

9:3OAM

The Innovators: Case Studies

These diverse businesses offer glimpses of what the transition to a green economy can look like, through transformation, disruption and innovation of traditional business models. Learn from their stories, their keys to success, the challenges they face, the solutions they have found and their future plans.

Moderator:

Mike Morrice, Executive Director, Sustainability CoLab

Speakers:

David Paterson, Vice President, Corporate & Environmental Affairs, General Motors Canada
Rahul Raj, Vice President, Marketing and E-Commerce, ecobee
Susan Jantzi, Director, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, Sun Life Financial
John Coyne, VP, Legal & External Affairs and General Counsel, Unilever Canada Inc.

1O :4OAM

Coffee Break

11:00AM

Investment Drivers for a Green Economy

A transition to a green economy will need to attract and retain significant investment flows. The full spectrum of the investment community – from venture capital to public funding agencies to mainstream investment banking – plays a critical role in driving growth and incentivizing change. They assess risks and opportunities, provide the capital for business to realize green growth and are looking to invest in the green economy. This session explores the current and future challenges and opportunities for the investor and what it will take to attract more capital.

Moderator:

Andrea Moffat, Vice President, Ivey Foundation

Speakers:

Brian Minns, Sustainable Investment Specialist Addenda Canada Inc.
Martin Grosskopf, Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Sustainable Investing, AGF Investments Inc.
Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environment Officer, TD Bank Group
JP Brisson, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

12:15PM

Lunch

1:15PM

View from the Top: The C-Suite’s view of Canada’s Industrial Future

The C-Suite Survey, conducted quarterly by the Gandalf Group, seeks the opinions of chief executive, chief financial and chief operating officers in Canada’s largest companies. The survey focuses on pertinent business issues and opinions. business leaders. The 2015 Q2 survey focused on Infrastructure and the Future of Canada’s Industrial Sectors.

Speakers:

David Herle, Principal, The Gandalf Group

2:00PM

Public Policy Innovation

How can public policy drive green economic growth? Leading International, Canadian and US experts will explore the policy and investment tools that government can use to drive clean innovation and help Ontario businesses to prosper in a greening global marketplace.

Moderator:

Merran Smith, Executive Director, Clean Energy Canada

Speakers:

Céline Bak, President, Analytica Advisors
Karen Farbridge, President Karen Farbridge & Associates, former Mayor of Guelph
David Popp, Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Syracuse University
Rachel Samson, Project Director, Sustainable Prosperity Framework Initiative

3:00PM

Coffee Break

3:30PM

Ontario’s Ministry and a Green Economy

This session hears from three Ontario ministers and how a Green Economy looks from their lines of responsibilities, where they believe the best opportunities lie for Ontario and they take YOUR questions!

Moderator

John Coyne, VP Legal and External Affairs, Unilever Canada

Speakers:

Hon. Serge Imbrogno, Ontario Deputy Ministry of Energy
Hon. Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation
Hon. Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance

4:30PM

Reception

4:45PM

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