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Planning Ahead: Earth Day in April

Planning Ahead: Earth Day in April

Climate change and sustainability are some of the most important issues facing individuals and businesses today. We’ve seen these topics rise in popularity over the years as we continue to experience the heightened effects of climate change and as businesses have needed to respond to changing consumer demands.

With Earth Day taking place on April 22, many of our clients look to book experts in climate change, sustainability, and the environment within the month of April. We’re proud to represent some of the leading experts at the forefront of the global discourse on climate change and sustainability.

Our speakers possess a unique ability to communicate complex issues in an accessible and impactful manner. Meet some of them below and learn how they leave audiences equipped with tangible solutions to build a sustainable economy and future for all.

Contact us to learn more and to book your April event today.

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Re-Imagining a New Way Forward with Intention

In her globe-spanning keynote, 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.

Bob McDonald

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

One of Canada’s best known science journalists, Bob McDonald draws on his bestselling book, The Future is Now, to provide audiences with a roadmap to a greener future. His dynamic keynote presentations are not another “wake-up call” or plea to heed climate science. Instead, they’re an exploration of the incredible technologies we can use to counter climate change and get us out of the mess we’ve made for ourselves.

Green technology is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy and will only continue to skyrocket as current products improve and new products emerge. With a new green age upon us, Bob is your guide to the future.

Catherine McKenna

Building a Sustainable Planet for Future Generations

Specializing in ESGs (environmental, social, and corporate governance), 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.

Perry Bellegarde

Building a Sustainable Future: Economic and Environmental Reconciliation

Drawing on his work with the Sustainable Markets Initiative, a global network of CEOs working together to build prosperous and sustainable economies, Chief Perry Bellegarde shares his pathway to a collaborative future where the economy and the environment can thrive together in harmony.

Perry explores how government, industry, and the financial sector can collaborate with First Nations to ensure a sustainable future. He also reflects on how Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers have guided him on his leadership journey and why these teachings are more relevant than ever as the world faces critical decisions about its future.

Nicole Verkindt

Future of ESGs: Innovation in Sustainability

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 leveraged OMX with one of the biggest ESG rating organizations in the world, Sustainalytics, and now uses her experience and expertise to guide audiences through this increasingly important component of modern business.

Nicole provides audiences with a comprehensive overview of why ESGs matter, the varying needs of stakeholders who reference ESGs, and the growing role technology plays in the rating process.

Dan Riskin

Resilience: Celebrating Our Love for Nature in a Time of Climate Change

Spending time in nature enhances our cognitive abilities, lowers our blood pressure, reduces stress and anxiety, and reduces our odds for obesity, diabetes, and heart failure. While there is no single solution to climate change, renowned evolutionary biologist Dan Riskin believes the way forward is tied to the restorative powers of the natural world.

In this presentation, Dan covers some scary ground, but ultimately inspires and empowers audiences with concrete suggestions for growing their connection to nature, getting energized by that relationship, and using that power to help conserve the world we love so much.

Chris Turner

How to Be a Climate Optimist

Drawing from his latest book, How to Be a Climate Optimist: Blueprints for a Better World, Chris Turner distills 20 years of experience covering the climate solutions beat into a powerful case for optimism in the face of the climate crisis.

Chris has been reporting on emissions reduction, sustainable business, and smart design and policy worldwide long before these were mainstream interests. He draws on the full breadth of his extensive reporting to paint a vivid portrait of a global energy transition already tackling the climate crisis and pointing the way to a much brighter future.

Ziya Tong

Business Unusual: Adapting Your Business to the Climate Crisis

An award-winning broadcaster and an internationally recognized environmental expert, Ziya Tong gives a cage-rattling talk for leaders on how to rethink, reshape, and retool their businesses to flourish responsibly in the years ahead.

The bestselling author of Reality Bubble and co-director of the upcoming feature documentary, Plastic People (premiering March 2024), Ziya shares her wealth of scientific knowledge to give audiences a state-of-the-planet report, while offering solid and grounded solutions on how businesses can adapt, transform, and become a leading champion for change.

Environmental Balance: Building a Better Future

For two decades, Simon Jackson led the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition to save Canada’s endangered Kermode, or spirit bear. It resulted in the last intact habitat of the spirit bear being set aside from development through one of the largest land protection measures in North American history.

Today, Simon is the co-founder of Nature Labs, a virtual storytelling-driven high school textbook with the aim of advancing nature literacy. He brings audiences on a journey through the inter-connected ecosystem we call home to explore how we can tackle environmental issues and build a more harmonious future.

Contact us to learn more about our environment and climate change experts and to book your April event today.