Time for Hope: Developing Innovative Ideas for Moving to a Net Zero Carbon Economy
A Virtual Webinar Series
Please join us for a free webinar series, part of a 3-day International Research Rountable on different aspects of climate governance. The webinars will bring together schoars, directors, investors, conservationists and creatives to offer new ways of thinking about the transition to a sustainable economy.
The 3 free webinars are:
Wed, Sep 16, 8-9 am (PDT) Conservation Finance and Effective Governance
Thu, Sep 17, 8-9am (PDT) North-South, Arts, Business and Governance
Fri, Sep 18, 8-9am (PDT) Pension Funds and the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy: Are Canadian Public Funds Doing Enough?
CONSERVATION FINANCE AND EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE (Sep 16) REGISTER
Facilitator: Christie Stephenson, Executive Director, Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, UBC Sauder School of Business
G.L. Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Lawyer, Haida Nation General Counsel
Dr. Amanda D. Rodewald, Garvin Professor & Senior Director of Conservation Science, Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University
Dr. Peter Arcese, Professor and Forest Renewal BC Chair in Applied Conservation Biology, Forest and Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia
NORTH-SOUTH, ARTS, BUSINESS, AND CLIMATE GOVERNANCE (Sep 17) REGISTER
(featuring virtual art exhibit and choir song)
The webinar will commence with insights from the innovative climate governance strategies of Nedbank and other South African businesses that have adopted the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Businesses across Canada, South Africa and other countries, particularly family-owned smaller and medium enterprises, face many of the same challenges in assessing and addressing the risks and opportunities of climate change. The webinar will reflect on strategies to instill hope and to envision climate governance that recognizes a sharing of the benefits and burdens of the transition to net zero carbon.
The webinar will also include the launch of a South African Visual Art Exhibit and sale of limited prints of South African art students on a hopeful vision for a ‘green recovery’ of our economies. The webinar also include release of a new virtual choir song titledTime for Hope, with voices and pledges from around the world.
Facilitator: Dr. Stephanie Bertels, Director, Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability, Beedis School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Lizet Steyn, Head: Reporting- Group Strategic Risk, Nedbank, South Africa
Carl Bates, CEO, Sirdar Group, South Africa
Dr. Mandisa Haarhoff, English Language and Literature Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Alexander Sarra-Davis, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Kim Berman, Professor of Visual Art, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Rene Mathibe, Education Manager, Artist Proof Studio, South Africa
Dr. Helen Eastman, Director and playwright, Live Canon Ensemble, UK, Associate Artist, Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama at Oxford University
Alex Silverman, composer, Oxford UK
PENSION FUNDS AND THE TRANSITION TO A LOW-CARBON ECONOMY: ARE CANADIAN PUBLIC FUNDS DOING ENOUGH? (Sep 18) REGISTER
(featuring launch of new report)
Join us for the release of a new report written by Professor Cynthia Williams for the Canada Climate Law Initiative titled: ‘Troubling Incrementalism’: Is the Canada Pension Plan Fund Doing Enough to Advance the Transition to a Low-carbon Economy?
Facilitator: Juvarya Veltkamp, Director, Canadian Climate and Law Initiative
Keynote: Professor Cynthia A. Williams, Osler Chair in Business Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Principal Co-Investigator, Canada Climate Law Initiative
Commentator: Nick Silver, Managing Director, Callund Consulting, actuary and economist, London, UK