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Sustainability Series: Building Climate Resiliency Session 3

May 17 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

In-person and Virtual

The business community’s interest in ESG factors – environmental impact, social impact and governance impact – at all levels of business decisions and policymaking is greater than ever before. Businesses are working hard to adjust to these realities and lay the foundations for a sustainable, socially responsible economy where the private sector and its partners drive widely shared growth and prosperity, protect the environment and improve the quality of life for everyone.

A key part of this emphasis on ESG factors is building climate resiliency across all sectors in our economy. This series will bring together panelists from the Greater Vancouver business community that serve to exemplify climate resiliency in action, including the primacy of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, technological transformation in our economy, sustainable financial investments and advancing circular economy models.

You can choose to purchase a bundle package and attend all sessions or simply attend the session that is most relevant to you.


Circular Economy and Urban Climate Solutions

Businesses are becoming more engaged in discussions about the importance of the circular economy. Circular economies are models of production and consumption that involve sharing, reusing, recycling and repairing existing resources, infrastructure, materials and products for their entire possible lifespan to maximize efficiency, reduce waste and the impact of consumption on the environment. It can also involve pursuing nature-based solutions to sustainability challenges urban regions are facing. As cities and businesses partner with First Nations and Indigenous communities to pursue solutions to these challenges, Indigenous knowledge is also helping to transform thinking in these areas. At this event, through a keynote and expert panel, GVBOT members will learn and discuss the importance of innovative circular models for advancing sustainability across sectors and industry in both consumption and production of goods.


Josh Hasdel Michael Meneer

Josh Hasdell, ESG and Sustainability Leader, KPMG
Moderator: Michael Meneer, President and CEO, Pacific Salmon Foundation

Additional panellists to be announced

In-Person Attendance

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Saturna Ballroom
900 W Georgia St., Vancouver

In order to comply with Public Health Orders:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination along with photo ID will be required to access this event.
  • Masks must be worn at all times when indoors unless when seated at your table.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

Virtual Attendance

  • Return to this web page
  • Login to your GVBOT account – top right corner – using the same email that was used during registration for this event.
  • This will unlock the video allowing you to watch the event from this page.

If you encounter any difficulties, please contact events@boardoftrade.com.

Individuals: $89 + GST
Table of 8: $850 + GST

Virtual: $30 + GST

Individuals: $178 + GST
Table of 8: $1,700 + GST

Virtual: $60 + GST

3 Event Bundle Pricing:
Members: $229 + GST
Non-Members: $499 + GST

Members $75 + GST
Non-Member $150 + GST


May 17
11:30 am - 2:00 pm


Greater Vancouver Board Of Trade