GLOBE Group Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:13:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 #GLOBE2014 Trending + Our Top 5 Tweets Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:56:22 +0000 Jenelle Continue Reading]]> From Mayor Gregor Robertson’s opening speech on Tuesday evening until the dying embers of the GLOBE after-parties on Friday evening #GLOBE2014 set Twitter alight with fervent discussion as to how business can solve our biggest environmental challenges.

The tone was an overwhelmingly positive one with Twitter heavyweights such as @ChristyClarkBC @JimHarris @ElizabethMay @MayorGregor @MarcGunther all weighing in with comments, questions and supporting evidence as to what to do to solve the threat posed by man-induced climate change.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the online discussion and helped #GLOBE2014 move from the realm of niche business conference (albeit a critically important one) to mainstream trending topic for both Vancouver and Toronto. In addition, the #RFKGLOBE clean capitalism armchair discussion between Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Wal Van Lierop went straight to the top of the Vancouver trends.

#GLOBE2014 By the Numbers

Here are 5 of our favourite #GLOBE2014 Tweets:

1. Coolest Dad in the world?

2. Solar jobs now eclipse coal jobs in the US

3. GLOBE Awards NextGen Entrepreneur winner, Kali Taylor of Student Energy, realizes she’s just been quoted on stage

4. GLOBE 2014 opening presenters discuss bilateral trade between the UK & BC

5. Hans Engel from BASF live on stage

Finally, GLOBE would like to thank our amazing Twitter team during the live event. Be sure to follow them to stay in touch with other interesting news:

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Check out the GLOBE 2014 Supplement in today’s Globe and Mail Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:28:29 +0000 Jenelle Check out this special Globe and Mail feature on GLOBE 2014!

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at GLOBE 2014! Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:00:47 +0000 Jenelle Continue Reading]]> We’re thrilled to welcome to Vancouver for the first time Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., world renowned environmental attorney, respected visionary, and clean-tech investor, and Wal Van Lierop, President and CEO of Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, one of North America’s top cleantech investment firms, to GLOBE 2014. Robert and Wal will engage in a candid discussion as part of a Special Armchair Dialogue that will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Wednesday, March 26.

This lively discussion will unveil why a well-known Kennedy and a respected businessman and doctor from Europe believe that profit, innovation, and solving environmental concerns can come through embracing clean technology.

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to hear from these two incredible thought-leaders!

Wednesday, March 26, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Vancouver Convention Centre

Thank you to our sponsors of this Armchair Dialogue



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Rio Tinto to Sponsor GLOBE 2014 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:50:43 +0000 Jenelle Continue Reading]]> We’re thrilled to welcome Rio Tinto as a sponsor of GLOBE once again. Rio Tinto is commited to minimizing its impact on the plant, drawing on the advice of environmental experts, such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the communities in which it operates. Rio Tinto has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) series since 2002 and is included in the 2012 DJSI World, DJSI European and DJSI Asia Pacific indexes. The company also won the Water Stewardship Award at the 2011 Global Water Awards, part of the Global Water Summit in Berlin. This award is presented to the commercial or industrial organisation that has made the greatest contribution to the sustainable management of its water cycle.

Learn more about Rio Tinto’s sustainability commitment.

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GLOBE is Pleased to Partner with Network for Business Sustainability for Special Session at GLOBE 2014 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:58:35 +0000 Jenelle Entitled “Embedding Sustainability in Company Culture: Learning from Research and Practice”, this session in co-operation with Network for Business Sustainability will look at how firms can unlock the full potential of sustainability. When sustainability is integrated into an organization’s culture, it becomes an everyday, enduring part of doing business. The Network for Business Sustainability assembled leading companies and university researchers to find the most effective ways to make sustainability “what we do around here”.

Learn more about the special session and panelists
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Discover the Business-to-Business Matchmaking Program at GLOBE 2014 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:35:44 +0000 Jenelle The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, in partnership with Export Development Canada and Sustainable Technology Development Canada, will be offering a business-to-business (B2B) matchmaking program during GLOBE 2014. The program will provide meeting opportunities for Canadian suppliers and International buyers, partners, or investors attending GLOBE and will take place on the exposition floor.

This program is supported by partners: BC Ministry of International Trade, The Government of Quebec, Greentech Exchange, and The Vancouver Economic Commission.

Click here to register.

For questions, please contact Victoria Hayes.

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GLOBE Partners with Metro Vancouver for GLOBE 2014 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:14:51 +0000 Jenelle Continue Reading]]> We are pleased to work with Metro Vancouver for GLOBE 2014. Home to over 2.3 million people, Metro Vancouver comprises 24 members: 22 municipalities, one electoral area and one treaty First Nation. In planning for the future of the region, one of its missions is to:

Develop and use an integrated system of plans to manage all activities within Metro Vancouver’s legislated scope of authority towards the achievement of a sustainable region.

Its “Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogues” are in partnership with Chambers of Commerce and Board of Trades across Metro Vancouver and facilitate open conversation between local experts on innovative solutions to challenging regional issues.

Learn more about Metro Vancouver.

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GLOBE Partners with Rethink Sustainability for GLOBE 2014 Sat, 01 Feb 2014 01:11:35 +0000 Jenelle We’re excited to partner with Rethink Sustainability for GLOBE 2014, a hub for leaders who want to optimize sustainability and innovation for greater business and societal success. RSI inspires its members through events, seminars, and workshops.

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GLOBE 2014 Speaker Line-Up Boasts Plenty of Authors Fri, 31 Jan 2014 01:06:16 +0000 Jenelle Many of the GLOBE 2014 Speakers are well known authors.

Click here to explore their books.

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GLOBE Partners with TMX Group for GLOBE 2014 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 01:08:04 +0000 Jenelle Continue Reading]]> We’re thrilled to partner with TMX Group to offer a special GLOBE 2014 workshop for technology startups. Entitled “Funding the Growth of Clean Technology: Accessing Public Equity Capital in Canada”, this workshop will see representatives from the Toronto Stock Exchange discussing how and when cleantech companies can use the public markets to raise equity capital.

The renewable energy and cleantech ecosystem in Canada is one of the strongest in the world – supported by academic innovation hubs, government programs and incentives, and strong public and private funding models. On the back of this strength, the Canadian capital markets have played a key role in funding the growth of cleantech companies. In fact, there are now more publicly-traded cleantech companies in Canada than in any other country in the world. Please join representatives from the Toronto Stock Exchange for a discussion on how (and when) cleantech companies can use the public markets to raise equity capital. What types of companies have been successful? What deal structures have been used? What timelines, issues, and costs do companies need to consider? And what are the lessons learned for cleantech companies that are looking to raise public equity capital?

Learn more about GLOBE 2014.

Learn more about TMX Group.

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