We are excited to announce that David Suzuki is coming to the EXCELerate 2015 conference in Vancouver as a KEYNOTE speaker.
The award-winning environmentalist and CBC television host, David Suzuki, will share his views at the Plenary session called “Balancing the Environment and the Economy: Caring About Our Planet” at the EXCELerate conference being held in Vancouver September 30 – October 2, 2015 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.
The session is focused on caring for our lonely planet — the only one we have – by looking at how business can strive to be part of the solution. Although commerce has often been seen as the nemesis of the environment, many businesses and their leaders are actually paving the way to a more sustainable future.
EXCELerate 2015 is dedicated to the full spectrum of entrepreneurs that operate and own small, medium, or large sized enterprises from all sectors. The main focus is to foster and support the economic empowerment of women by enhancing trading opportunities among communities across Canada, the USA and Internationally through the powerful alliances between GroYourBiz, Professional Women’s Network, WBE Canada and UnitedSucces.
The Keynote and Plenary presents a variety of perspectives and possibilities for businesses doing more to care about our planet by balancing economic interests with environmental needs. How can your business contribute to creating a smaller environmental footprint and a more sustainable economy? What opportunities already exist and what new ones are developing? What’s stopping us from making this one of our personal and professional goals? Why do we owe it to ourselves and future generations to care and do more?
This session has drawn expert panelists from Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto and Shanghai from a wide range of entrepreneurs in fields as diverse as textiles and television to seaweed and snacks. Each of them in their own way has operationalized the triple-bottom line of social responsibility, environmental sustainability and financial viability. They will discuss the benefits of a “circular economy” and ways that you can make your company or organization more planet-friendly.
- Ratana Stephens, Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Nature’s Path
- Monique Maissan, CEO & Founder, Waste2Weave, Waste2Wear
- Joy MacPhail, Co-Owner and Chair of OUTtv
- Diane Bernard, CEO & Founder, Sea-Flora
- Dr. Dionne Laslo-Baker, CEO & Founder, DeeBee’s Special Tea Foods
Full conference packages, and/or Breakfast Tickets to hear David’s Keynote address and Panel discussion can be purchased at: