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Panel: Clearing the Air: Business & Climate Change

June 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Calling all businesses! Through a partnership between the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC) and the World Trade Centre Winnipeg (WTC Winnipeg), this interactive seminar is one of several engagements with the province’s small and medium enterprise (SME) community on climate change impacts. These seminars aim to explore innovative actions by SMEs on mitigation and adaptation and gather information about the types of supports that are needed to help SMEs capitalize on low-carbon alternatives and growth opportunities for long-term profitability and resilience.


  • David McLaughlin, Director of Climate Change, Canada – IISD. With over 30 years of public policy experience in national and provincial government and the private sector, David is a Canadian policy expert on energy, economy, environmental and intergovernmental policy issues.
  • Chuck Davidson, President and CEO, Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC). MCC is the largest business organization in the province, representing nearly 10,000 organizations throughout Manitoba and plays a key role in policy and advocacy as “The Voice of Business in Manitoba.”


  • Red River College – Sustainability: From Instruction to Operations (Paul Vogt, President and CEO)
  • ReGen Composites – Regenerating Waste Into Marketable Commercial Products (Michelle Gowdar, Founder and COO)
  • Assiniboine Credit Union – One of Canada’s Greenest Employers (Dennis Cunningham, Manager of Environmental Sustainability)
  • Farmer’s Edge – Precision Digital Solutions for Agriculture (Richard Marsh, Head of Global Digital Agriculture)

Attendees will learn the following:

1. The latest information on climate change impacts projected for Manitoba and Canada
2. Examples of innovative actions by SMEs for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change impacts
3. Supports and barriers that SMEs are encountering in their efforts to transition to a low-carbon future and adapt to climate change impacts

This seminar is available for remote participants via webinar (i.e., from a computer, tablet or smartphone). Please choose “Online” at registration. The day before the event, we will send you a confirmation email with the link to join the seminar online.

Online registration will close at 12:00 p.m. the day prior to the event. To register past this deadline, contact us at 204.253.4888.


June 10, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (Old City Hall in St. Boniface | Ancien Hôtel de ville Saint-Boniface)
219, boul. Provencher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, R2H 0G4 Canada