Rotman Sustainability Conference

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Rotman School of Management

105 Saint George Street

Desautels Hall

Toronto, ON M5S 3E6

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The 2nd annual Rotman Sustainability Conference will provide students with the opportunity to learn about careers with meaningful social and environmental impact. Students will have the opportunity to learn from and network with diverse professionals working on key issues in social innovation, sustainable finance, clean tech, and transitioning Canada to a low-carbon economy.

Problems like climate change and income inequality require action from all sectors of our society. In a keynote address and four panels, we will discuss the role of businesses and organizations in addressing urgent, complex issues including climate change, income inequality, and social justice. Through challenging questions and difficult discussions, we hope to provoke meaningful conversation and inspire action.

It is our particular goal to prioritize the voices of BIPOC, women, and non-binary individuals, and to introduce conversations about how we at Rotman can/should be more ambitious in our definition of and quest for impact.

Lunch and coffee will be provided. The conference will be followed by a networking reception, where snacks and drinks will be provided for all attendees.

Sponsored by RBC and the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship


Event Schedule

8:30 - 9:00: Registration

9:00 – 9:10: Introductions

9:10 – 9:45: Keynote by Tabatha Bull, COO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

10:00 – 10:45: Clean Tech Panel

Moderated by Professor Richard Blundell

11:00 - 11:45: Social Innovation Panel

Moderated by Professor Laura Doering

12:00 -1:00: Lunch and Networking

1:00 - 1:45: Sustainable Finance Panel

Moderated by Professor Jan Mahrt-Smith

2:00 – 2:45: Transitioning Canada to a Low-Carbon Economy

Moderated by Professor Sarah Kaplan

2:45 – 3:00: Concluding Remarks

3:00 – 5:00: Networking Reception




Speaker List

Keynote Address: Tabatha Bull, COO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business


Cleantech

Moderator: Richard Blundell – Executive-in-Residence and Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management

Speakers:

  • Shirley Speakman - Senior Partner, Cycle Toronto
  • Shauna O’Flaherty - Founder & CEO, NURL.AI
  • Josh Domingues, Founder & CEO, Flashfood


Social Innovation

Moderator: Laura Doering – Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management

Speakers:

  • Fatima Saya – Manager, Community Partnerships Daniels Corporation
  • Kathryn Scharf – Chief Program Officer, Community Food Centres Canada
  • Jarret Leaman – Founder, Centre for Indigenous Innovation and Technology; Director of Business Development and Philanthropy, Troon Technologies; Founder, Ayaabe
  • Eli Browne, Director of Corporate Sustainability, Sobeys


Sustainable Finance

Moderator: Jan Mahrt-Smith – Associate Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management

Speakers:

  • Jonathan Hera – Managing Partner, Marigold Capital
  • Karolina Kosciolek – Consultant, Rally Assets
  • Mark Sevestre – President, Founder, and Chair of Reconciliation & Responsible Investment Committee – National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA)


Transitioning Canada to a Low-Carbon Economy

Moderator: Sarah Kaplan – Distinguished Professor of Gender and the Economy, Professor of Strategic Management, Director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy, Rotman School of Management

Speakers:

  • Barbara Zvan – Chief Risk and Strategy Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan; Government of Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance
  • Tabatha Bull – COO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
  • Steve Easterbrook – Director of the School of the Environment, University of Toronto


website: uoft.me/RSC2020

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