Business Beyond Tomorrow 2016 | Sustainability: Connecting Ideas
Concordia University’s John Molson Sustainable Enterprise Committee (JSEC), McGill’s MBA Chapter of Net Impact, andJohn Molson’s Sustainable Business Group (JMSBG) are proud to present the 10th annual Business Beyond Tomorrow Conference on Saturday, 19 March 2016.
Since 2006, Business Beyond Tomorrow has brought together the Montreal university community, corporate leaders and sustainable pioneers to discuss social, economic and ecological sustainability. Business Beyond Tomorrow explores the opportunities and challenges faced by industries and enterprises determined to champion sustainability.
This year’s conference will focus on interdisciplinary perspectives in sustainability. Business Beyond Tomorrow will provide participants with skill-development within the domains of:
- Supply Chain Management
- Corporate Social Responsibility
All workshops and panels will be held by senior professionals and industry experts working within the field of sustainability. Over the course of the 7-hour conference, participants will have the opportunity to partake in 3 out of 6 workshops or panels from the above-mentioned areas.
The conference will conclude with a presentation from this year’s keynote speaker: Jonathan Glencross, and a networking cocktail (drinks and canapés), where participants will have the opportunity to meet with our speakers and members of the community.
Please note you will be required to register for 3 out of the 6 workshops or panels at the time of ticket purchase. Details at the bottom of the page.
Jonathan Glencross | Head of Montreal Office, Purpose Capital
Jonathan heads the Montreal office of Purpose Capital, Canada's leading impact investment advisory firm that mobilizes all forms of capital — financial, physical, human and social — to accelerate social progress. Jonathan's work revolves around driving investment and entrepreneurship to address once in a generation opportunities. He lead a global business coalition to determine how technology can unlock access to education for all on behalf of former UK Prime minister Gordon Brown, and is now designing an initiative for 1 million millennials to build high-impact companies over the next decade.
In 2015 Jonathan launched Nexus Canada, enabling Canada's youth to join a global movement of 3000+ next generation wealth holders, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors from over 70 countries uniting to catalyze new leadership and accelerate solutions to global problems.
Jonathan is also a serial social entrepreneur and advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive change. Although he is best known as the founder of a $8M fund for sustainability at McGill University, his most recent venture, Equipmind, deploys behavior change strategies to reduce energy consumption from equipment in the workplace. He has received national and international awards for his achievements in the fields of sustainability, youth and education, and has been a regular public speaker since 2008.
Workshop & Panels:
Entrepreneurship: The focus of the entrepreneurship workshop or panel will be to provide participants with knowledge in building your own sustainable enterprise. You will have the opportunity to learn from experts on the challenges and benefits of building a business where sustainability is at the core of your vision, mission, and strategy.
Finance: The finance panel will focus on mobilizing capital as a means to create positive economic, environmental, and social change. You will have the chance to learn from leaders in sustainable finance on the practices of creating social value within the local, national, and global financial markets.
Corporate Social Responsibility: The corporate social responsibility (CSR) workshop will showcase the many benefits weaving CSR into a corporation’s long-term strategy. You have the opportunity to learn about a real-world business example and hear from industry experts about the impact that CSR initiatives can have on corporate culture, employees, and the community.
Marketing: The marketing workshop aims to provide participants with contemporary approaches in sustainable marketing. This workshop or panel will focus on strategies to develop and promote products or services that meet consumers and business needs in an ethical and resource-responsible manner.
Supply Chain Management: The supply chain management workshop or panel will focus on sustainability as a lense to look over the entire product or service value-chain. From suppliers, to wholesalers, to retailers, to consumers and businesses, this workshop will showcase diverse perspectives, and provide participants will skill-development in sustainable supply chain management.
Strategy: The strategy workshop will focus reaching an organization's potential with sustainability is at its core. Participants will learn from market leaders on the best approaches in sustainable development, and will develop their own set of skill in strategic planning.
Registration for workshops / panels are on a first-come, first-served basis.