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2023 Planning: Invest in Our Planet in April

2023 Planning: Invest in Our Planet in April

As the climate crisis continues to dominate the headlines, we’ve seen an uptick in requests for experts who can speak on sustainability, climate action, ESGs, energy issues, etc. While it’s a popular topic throughout the year, it’s especially timely in April — home to Earth Day, the world’s largest civic observance and environmental movement.

Earth Day takes place annually on April 22. It’s 2023 theme is “Invest in Our Planet” and emphasizes the need for governments, institutions, businesses, and individuals to accept equal responsibility in combating the climate crisis and in building a green economy that supports and restores the health of our planet.

Below is a round-up of some of our most requested speakers within this topic. They are leading the charge in building a green, prosperous, and equitable future for all and show audiences how to join them in their empowering and actionable keynotes.

Contact us to learn more about our environmental experts today.

Reaching Net-Zero: Building a Sustainable Future

Catherine McKenna

The Hon. Catherine McKenna

Former Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

Specializing in ESGs, the Honourable Catherine McKenna has worked with both the public and private sector to scale practical climate and nature-based solutions. She is the founder and principal of Climate and Nature Solutions as well as the chair of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Expert Group on Net-Zero Commitments of Non-State Entities, where she’s been tasked with helping organizations “walk the talk” on their net-zero promises.

As a keynote speaker, Catherine shows audiences how, as individuals, businesses, and communities, we can work together to reach net-zero and ensure a sustainable planet for future generations.

Re-Imagining a New Way Forward with Intention

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Environmental, Cultural, and Human Rights Advocate

In her globe-spanning keynotes, Sheila Watt-Cloutier highlights the realities her people, the Inuit, face in a melting Arctic to show how today’s most urgent issues — the environment, the economy, global health, and sustainability — are interconnected and what that means for the future of our planet.

The bestselling author of The Right to Be Cold, Sheila speaks from firsthand experience as her Inuit culture faces the most extreme challenges of globalization, and couples that with her extensive experience as a global leader. At a time when people are seeking solutions, direction, and a sense of hope, she provides a  meaningful and comprehensive look at where we are and where we’re headed with a focus on solutions.

How to Solve the Climate Crisis

Bruce Lourie

Bruce Lourie

Influential Environmental Policy Expert | Bestselling Author

Co-author of the international bestseller Slow Death by Rubber Duck, Dr. Bruce Lourie is one of Canada’s most influential and widely respected problem solvers and policy experts working on climate, energy, and sustainability.

With a successful track record in building collaborative climate solutions, Bruce shares insight into how we can build a prosperous net-zero future for Canada. He draws on his experience as the president of the Ivey Foundation, one of Canada’s largest and most influential climate solutions organizations.

Future of ESGs: Innovation in Sustainability

Nicole Verkindt Headshot Apr 2023

Nicole Verkindt

Tech Entrepreneur | Angel Investor | CEO, Buggy

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards becoming increasingly important for all companies, impacting how they are assessed by investors, government institutions, and customers alike.

As the founder of OMX, an online supply chain data analytics business, Nicole Verkindt has watched firsthand how ESGs have grown in prominence and complexity over the past decade. She draws on her experience and expertise to help audiences better understand ESGs, why they matter, and how they’re becoming an increasingly important component of modern business.

We Are All Interconnected: Protecting Our Planet

Jill Heinerth Headshot April 2023

Jill Heinerth

Explorer-in-Residence, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

More people have walked on the moon than have visited some of the places Jill Heinerth has seen on Earth. In her visually stunning presentations, Jill masterfully shows audiences how our lives are interconnected with our water planet, drawing on her one-of-a-kind experience as an underwater cave diver and The Royal Canadian Geographic Society’s first Explorer-in-Residence.

With equal parts warning and hope, Jill shows how our home, the Earth, once thought to be infinitely resilient, is in trouble and how we can protect it for future generations.

Doom and Bloom: Envisioning a Better World

Ziya tong

Ziya Tong

Award-Winning Science Journalist and Broadcaster | Author of The Reality Bubble

Are we doomed? Activist and bestselling author Ziya Tong argues that we aren’t — at least, not yet. From the latest science to the most innovative green technologies, Ziya shows audiences how there is a way out of the environmental crisis we face. She argues that we have faced far more daunting perils in our past and have always found ways to unite and overcome these challenges.

This uplifting talk grounds audiences with courage, a new vision, and the knowledge that we do have the capacity and power to turn things around.

The Future Is Now: Solving the Climate Crisis with Today's Technologies

Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald

Host of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks

Drawing from his most recent book, The Future Is Now: Solving the Climate Crisis with Today’s Technologies, Bob McDonald provides audiences with a roadmap to a greener future.

Infused with immense optimism, his keynote is a far cry from yet another “wake-up call” or plea to heed the climate science. Instead, it’s an exploration of how incredible new technologies can help us counter climate change and get us out of the mess we’ve made for ourselves.

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