Opening & Closing Ceremonies
Mike Gerbis is the CEO of the GLOBE™ Series and the Delphi Group. He oversees the direction of the GLOBE Forum and Innovation Expo, which is North America’s largest and longest-running sustainability event and host to 8,000 participants from over 50 countries. The Delphi Group is a Canadian leader in strategic sustainability consulting providing solutions and support in the areas of corporate sustainability and climate change.
Matthew Chapman is a National Campaign Coordinator at the Climate Reality Project, a non-profit organization involved in education and advocacy related to climate change. Matthew is also an entrepreneur with 10+ years of experience in education, environmental advocacy and business development on four continents.
THEME 2 | Corporations as Leaders: Sustainability at Scale
Stephanie Berger is a Senior Manager in the Corporate Responsibility and Environment division of Bell. Bell has been Canada’s communications leader for 137 years and continues to transform itself to provide more value to its customers and shareholders.
Marie-Josée Privyk is an associate at Millani which provides advisory services on ESG integration to investors and companies. She is a manager with more than 25 years’ experience in the Canadian securities industry. Her mission is to help companies increase their enterprise value by managing their environmental, social, and governance issues by communicating to capital markets.
Chrystal Healy is the Director of Environmental Affairs at Québecor Media. Québecor Media Group owns a wide array of media outlets and sets the standard for entertainment, news, and culture in Canada. It is a leader in news media and book publishing, reaching 99% of Quebecers every week.
Pierre-Laurent Macridis is an associate in private equity and impact investment at Fondaction CSN. Fondaction is a labour-sponsored fund with assets in excess of one billion dollars collected as retirement savings from more than 156,000 shareholders. Fondaction helps Québecers prepare for retirement by offering affordable retirement savings to everyone.
Kimberly Rapagna is a Senior Manager in Corporate Development and Sustainability at CN. CN is a leader in the North American transportation services industry focused on supply chain innovation and collaboration. They offer integrated shipping solutions including rail, intermodal, trucking, warehousing and distribution.
Olivier Gamache is the president and CEO of Groupe Investissement Responsable (GIR). GIR is a Canadian leader in the area of extra-financial strategic advisory services and guides its clients through the environmental, social and corporate-governance issues that affect public companies.
THEME 3 | Individuals as Leaders: Social Entrepreneurship
Ronald Jean-Gilles is a social entrepreneur with more than 25 years of expertise in sustainable development. He founded Projets Écosociaux in 2015 and Bois Public a year later. As a consultant, he helps private, public and social enterprises integrate sustainability in their missions and business decisions.
Jennifer Lonergan is the Founder and Executive Director of Artistri Sud. Artistri Sud is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower women in developing countries to fight poverty and build better lives by capitalizing on their existing skills and cultural assets.
THEME 4 | New Technologies: Expanding the Horizons
Bassem Monla is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Subject Matter Expert at IBM Quebec and a Business Development Manager for Smart Cities solutions. Bassem has over 33 years of experience in IT for business and management consulting, of which 10 in corporate and 23 as a serial entrepreneur.
Catherine Jacques-Brissette is a Corporate Responsibility and Environment Specialist at Bell and is committed to developing environmentally responsible and economically sound solutions for organisations. She previously worked at Bell as a consultant in pension and actuarial services.
More speakers to be announced.
Hosted by Desautels Sustainability Network
25 January 2019 | Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 rue Mansfield | Montréal, Canada