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Climate Action for Business 101
March 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 amFree
Presenters: Chuck Davidson, President and CEO of Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
Darren Swanson, Associate of International Institute for Sustainable Development
Cora Jalonen, CEO and Louise May, Environmental Ethics and Brand Consultant of Telpay
Climate change is increasingly recognized as an important business issue, but one that owners and executives are only just beginning to understand. Climate change poses a range of new risks and market disruptions, but also new opportunities in a low carbon economy.
This seminar will introduce the topic of climate change from the perspective of the business owner. It will review some basic information to understand both current and future impacts of climate change in the Manitoban and Canadian context.
Highlighting recent work undertaken by the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC), attendees will be introduced to the Climate Action Toolkit for Manitoba Business. This is an information resource to guide business leaders in taking climate action, which will help reduce carbon emissions, build resiliency, and identify possible new markets and opportunities.
The seminar will also feature a panel discussion with the local company Telpay to share information about their climate action work.
Attendee will learn the following:
1. Introduction to the topic of climate change from the perspective of the business owner, to understand current and future impacts of climate change.
2. Introduction to the Climate Action Toolkit for Manitoba Business that will provide practical information, checklists, and links to additional information resources to help companies develop their own climate action plans.
3. Hear from a local Winnipeg company, Telpay, on their approach to climate action.
Chuck Davidson, President and CEO of the 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.”
Darren Swanson, Associate of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Darren led the project “Climate Action and SMEs” together with the MCC and is also the Director of the Winnipeg-based consultancy, Novel Futures Corporation, where he works with United Nations agencies, international organizations, communities and businesses on achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals.
Cora Jalonen, CEO and Louise May, Environmental Ethics and Brand Consultant of Telpay. Throughout its 35 year history, both in its purpose and in additional efforts, Telpay has championed environmental initiatives. At this significant time in human history, and in light of the global youth movement to transform society into a green economy, we are committed to boosting our efforts in the coming months and years through our own strategic environmental action planning including our IT department, our operations, our historical building, our corporate donations and our staff team at home and in their own communities.
This seminar is available for remote participants via webinar (i.e. attend from your computer, tablet or smartphone). Please choose “Online” at registration. The day before the event, we will send you an email with the link to join the seminar online.Online registration will close the business day prior to the event. Past this deadline, please call 204-984-2272 to make arrangements to attend the seminar.
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