DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT THIS EVENT WILL NOT TAKE PLACE ON NOV. 12th – IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN 2015.
The economic system that we have relied on to create prosperity in the past century is beginning to fail us. We are seeing clear signs that our current economic ideology is not guiding us to sustainable prosperity. In fact, the existing system is actively contributing to an unstable climate, resource scarcity, biodiversity loss and a widening gap between the ultra-rich and everyone else.
New panelists include Dr. Blair Feltmate, University of Waterloo, and Doug Miller, CEO of GlobeScan
So we’re asking the tough question: How can we achieve prosperity AND protect our planet?
Who needs to lead the way? Are the answers to be found in corporate business strategies or in government regulation? Or both? Or neither? Is our cultural narrative of what it means to be successful sending us in the wrong direction?
How can business, government and citizens alike work together to change course towards a better future, one that is both prosperous and sustainable? AND, what approaches need to be adopted immediately to ensure that we move QUICKLY in that direction?
On November 12th TSSS is excited to present a distinguished Panel of Experts from Government, Business and Academia to discuss how business and government can come together not only to better define prosperity but also to develop a plan for how to make it happen.
- Chrystia Freeland, Federal MP & author of “Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else”
- Dr. Blair Feltmate, Associate Professor and Director of Sustainability Practice, University of Waterloo
- Doug Miller, Chairman, GlobeScan
DATE: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (registration closes November 10th)
TIME: 4:30-7:30 EST (snacks & networking from 6:45-7:30)
NEW LOCATION: University of Toronto, Banting Institute, 100 College St., Rm 131
TWITTERCHAT: #tssschat from 5:15 – 6:00 PM EST
During the event we will explore issues related to achieving SUSTAINABLE PROSPERITY:
- How do we reach those who believe that a successful economy and a protected environment are mutually exclusive?
- Could government involvement act as a boon for business rather than an impediment to progress?
- Why are governments in a debt crisis while many large corporations seem to be growing more profitable every day?
- Why does government seem to have the needed funds to deal with a banking crisis but not a climate crisis?
- Is the shrinking middle class really an issue or is it just part of our economic evolution?
And we will explore how we might go about creating A NEW WAY FORWARD:
- How do we change the conversation about what Canadian prosperity looks like?
- What is the role of the Corporate Sustainability movement in solving these problems?
- How can companies become more impactful through their government relations channels?
- How can individuals (e.g. students, activists, business leaders, consumers) more effectively bring their ideas forward?