The time has come to break down the barriers that prevent organizations from moving quickly on the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change and other sustainability issues. At our next event you will hear firsthand from those who are succeeding.
On October 1st TSSS will host a panel of experts including Robert Siddall, the CFO of Metrolinx, Mike Valente from the Schulich School of Business, Jennifer Ash, VP Finance and Operations at Frontiers North Adventures.Panelists will share insights into how collaboration between finance and sustainability teams can reduce risk and increase profitability.
Have you ever failed to get support for a sustainability initiative because you couldn’t establish the right metrics to make your case?
Have you ever wished that you had a finance department ally?
Are you frustrated by the lack of cohesion for driving sustainable change within your organization?
Have you ever tried to make a case for supply chain challenges or revenue shortfalls that are glaring risks but you lacked the support you needed from finance?
If you answeredYESto any to these questions thenthis event is for you.
Distinguished Guests (see full bios below):
Robert Siddall. CFO at Metrolinx
Mike Valente, Schulich School of Buiness
Jennifer Ash, Frontiers North Adventures
Some of the topics that we will explore include:
What role do accountants play in identifying and managing the risks and opportunities of climate change?
How are silos being torn down when accountants and sustainability professionals work together?
What do case studies by Canada’s national accounting body show about the role finance is playing to support organizations as they adapt to climate change?
What are the secrets to using the finance team to boost your company’s sustainability initiatives?
Where and When:
DATE: Thursday, October 1st, 2015(registration closes Friday September 25th) TIME: 4:30-7:30 PM (snacks & networking from 6:45-7:30 PM) LOCATION: Loyalty One, 438 University Ave., 12th Floor, Toronto (use elevators on the left in the lobby) TWITTERCHAT: #tssschat from 5:15 – 6:00 PM EST LIVESTREAM available: Register for password
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