ECO IMPACT 2024: Conference Agenda

Dive into environmental innovation at ECO Canada’s IMPACT 2024 Event. Engage with industry leaders, explore cutting-edge topics, and collaborate on sustainable solutions.

Day 1

08.02.2024

Day 2

09.02.2024

Breakfast Networking

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Opening Plenary – Unite for Change:
Bridging Perspectives for a Sustainable Future

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Join us in the quest for a sustainable future as leaders converge to bridge perspectives and ignite change at the opening plenary of IMPACT 2024. Watch while our CEO, Indigenous leaders, and Government officials come together to chart a path towards sustainability and unite diverse perspectives for a better future.

Networking Break

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Innovating and Executing the Audit:
Enhancing Sustainability, Compliance, and Accountability

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

As the global spotlight on environmental responsibility intensifies, organizations are challenged to adapt and excel in their environmental management practices. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to navigate the evolving landscape of environmental regulations, elevate sustainability initiatives, and fortify corporate accountability.
Key Highlights:
  • Engaging Stakeholders for Sustainable Impact: Learn effective strategies for engaging internal and external stakeholders to build a culture of environmental responsibility, garnering support for sustainability initiatives and fostering a sense of shared accountability
  • Innovation in Data Collection and Analysis: Explore technological advancements and data-driven solutions that revolutionize the way environmental data is collected, analyzed, and leveraged to drive actionable insights for sustainability improvements
  • Integrated Reporting for Accountability: Discover the power of integrated reporting in communicating environmental performance, fostering transparency, and enhancing stakeholder trust.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation in environmental management and accountability.
Reshaping the Eco-Revolution:
Harnessing AI’s Power for Environmental Advancement in Canada

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Amidst the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change and environmental sustainability, Canada is at the forefront of a new era—where technology meets ecology to drive positive change. « Reshaping the Eco-Revolution » is an in-depth conference session dedicated to exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing environmental advancement in the Canadian context.
Key Highlights:
  • Climate Modeling and Predictive Analytics: Witness how AI is being harnessed to improve climate modeling, predict natural disasters, and enhance disaster response efforts.
  • Sustainable Resource Management: Learn how AI is optimizing resource usage, promoting sustainable practices, and contributing to a greener economy in Canada.
  • Waste Reduction and Circular Economy: Discover innovative AI-driven solutions that help reduce waste, promote recycling, and enable the transition towards a circular economy.
Watch as our experts delve into cutting-edge AI applications and strategies that have the potential to drive sustainable and impactful change for our environment.
Nature-Based Solutions for Canada’s Environmental Sector:
Harnessing the Power of Nature to Solve Future Challenges 

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

As Canada faces an array of environmental challenges, from climate change impacts to biodiversity loss and resource management, there’s a growing recognition that the power of nature itself can offer innovative and sustainable solutions. This session is a comprehensive exploration of how nature can play a pivotal role in addressing and mitigating these challenges, offering new possibilities for a more sustainable future.
Key Highlights:
  • Climate Variability: Canada experiences significant climate variability, with diverse ecosystems ranging from the Arctic tundra to temperate rainforests. Adapting nature-based solutions to such diverse climates and ecosystems can be complex.
  • Policy and Regulatory Barriers: Examine the role of government policies and regulations in supporting and incentivizing nature-based solutions.
  • Land Use Pressures: Implementing NBS may require balancing conservation efforts with economic interests, making it challenging to find suitable spaces for these solutions. Join us for solutions to these issues.
Let’s begin a deep dive into how these innovative approaches can lead to a more resilient, and harmonious relationship between Canada and its environment.

Coffee Break

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 11:00 am – 11:15 am

How Fearless Women Lead:
Breaking Barriers and Driving Change in Canada

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

« How Fearless Women Lead » is not just a conference session; it’s a celebration of the relentless spirit and exceptional achievements of women leaders in Canada. Join us to be inspired and empowered by the insights of these extraordinary women who are redefining leadership, challenging the status quo, and paving the way for a more equitable and diverse future in Canada.
Key Highlights:
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Learn how fearless women entrepreneurs are driving innovation and economic growth, launching successful startups, and contributing to Canada’s economic prosperity.
  • Political Leadership: Gain insights into the journeys of women who have entered the political arena, advocating for policies that empower women and marginalized communities.
  • Mentorship and Empowerment: Understand the importance of mentorship and the role of these women leaders in empowering the next generation of women to take on leadership roles.
Together, we will celebrate their triumph and chart a course for the next generation of fearless women leaders.
CleanTech Vanguards:
Accelerating Innovation and Seizing Economic Opportunities 

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

This session brings together an exceptional assembly of industry leaders, innovators, policymakers, and visionaries who are at the forefront of Canada’s Clean Energy landscape. By examining groundbreaking technologies and strategic insights, « CleanTech Vanguards » offers a comprehensive view of the clean tech sector’s impact on Canada’s economic prosperity and environmental well-being.
Key Highlights:
  • Sustainability and Industry: Discover how industries, from manufacturing to agriculture, are incorporating clean tech practices to reduce their carbon footprint and enhance competitiveness.
  • Regulatory Framework: Understand the policy landscape and how government initiatives and incentives are driving clean tech adoption.
  • Job Creation and Economic Growth: Learn about the potential for cleantech to create high-quality jobs, boost economic growth, and position Canada as a clean tech powerhouse.
Join us for an engaging and informative discussion that celebrates the innovations and opportunities within the clean tech sector and provides a roadmap for how Canada can lead in clean tech innovation.
Natural Resources Renaissance:
Transforming How We Think and How the Workforce will Adapt 

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

As industries grapple with the challenges of sustainability, climate change, and resource scarcity, a renaissance in how we approach and harness natural resources is imperative. This session is a blueprint for the future of Canada’s natural resources sector and its workforce.
Key Highlights:
  • Workforce Evolution: Discover the skills, training, and education required for the workforce to remain relevant and adapt to the changing demands of the sector.
  • Policy and Regulation: Learn about government policies and regulations that support sustainable practices and innovation in the sector.
  • Economic Growth and Resource Management: Explore how the natural resources renaissance is poised to fuel economic growth while responsibly managing Canada’s rich resource endowment.
Join us while we address the challenges and opportunities presented by the shift towards sustainability and technology, and examine how the workforce will need to adapt to remain competitive in this rapidly changing sector

Break Time – Meet the Sponsors/Funders

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Indigenous Communities & ESG:
Exploring the Implications of the West’s Climate Strategy on Indigenous Land Stewardship

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Indigenous communities play a vital role in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations, especially in the context of the West’s evolving climate strategy. This workshop aims to foster a deep understanding of the implications of climate policies on Indigenous land stewardship practices. Participants will engage in discussions led by experts, community leaders, and environmental advocates, exploring the intersection of Indigenous knowledge, climate initiatives, and the broader ESG framework.
Workshop Objectives:
  • Bridge Traditional Indigenous Wisdom with Western Climate Strategy: Understand the intrinsic connection between Indigenous knowledge systems and sustainable land stewardship.
  • Examine the Impact of Climate Policies on Indigenous Lands: Analyze the direct and indirect effects of climate policies on Indigenous territories and resources.
  • Highlight Indigenous-Led Climate Initiatives: Showcase successful Indigenous-led climate initiatives that prioritize environmental sustainability, community well-being, and cultural preservation.
  • Facilitate Dialogues between Indigenous Leaders and Stakeholders: Provide a platform for open discussions between Indigenous leaders, policymakers, and industry stakeholders.
This session aims to contribute to a more inclusive and sustainable dialogue surrounding climate policies, recognizing the unique perspectives and contributions of Indigenous communities in shaping a resilient and environmentally responsible future.
Great Leadership is a Network, not a Hierarchy:
Embracing Change and Transformation in a Boundaryless World

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and globalization traditional hierarchical leadership models are giving way to more agile and network-centric approaches. Join us while we explore the paradigm shift necessary for leaders to thrive in a boundaryless world.
Key Highlights:
  • Technological Integration and Leadership: We will discuss the role of artificial intelligence, data analytics, and digital platforms in shaping modern leadership.
  • Navigating Change and Transformation: Provide insights on fostering a culture of continuous learning and innovation within an organization.
  • The Evolving Leadership Landscape: Explore the impact of globalization, digitalization, and cultural diversity on leadership dynamics.
Attendees will leave with actionable insights, practical strategies, and a renewed perspective on leadership that transcends traditional hierarchies.
Harmony and Belonging:
Integrating a DEI Framework for Action and Accountability

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Meet the Sponsors / Exhibit Activities

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Cocktails / Networking

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Dinner & Awards Presentation

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 6:30 pm – 11 pm

Keynote

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Day One Ends

Date: February 8th 2024

Time: 11:00 pm

Breakfast Networking

Date: February 9th 2024

Time: 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Cultivating Tomorrow:
Nurturing Talent for Canada’s Environmental Future

Date: February 9th 2024

Time: 8:30 am – 9:30 am

This dynamic and forward-thinking session explores the symbiotic relationship between the future of Canada’s environment, the pivotal role of youth in STEM, and the sustainable growth of the nation’s economy.
Key Highlights:
  • Youth in STEM: Bridging the Climate Gap: Explore how young graduates in STEM fields can drive impactful change in addressing climate challenges.
  • The Imperative of Building Green Workforces: Discuss the crucial role companies play in fostering sustainability.
  • Solutions for a Sustainable Future: Dive into the cutting-edge technologies that are at the forefront of environmental transformation. Learn about the role of STEM in developing and implementing solutions such as renewable energy, smart cities, and conservation technologies.
This session is not just a conversation—it’s a catalyst for change. Join us as we pave the way for a greener, more sustainable Canada, where youth in STEM lead the charge toward a brighter and cleaner future.

Planning for Climate Change in Canada:
Navigating Challenges, Building Resilience and Driving Sustainable Solutions

Date: February 9th 2024

Time: 8:30 am – 9:30 am

This session is a Call to Action. It offers a platform for attendees to come together, share knowledge, and collaborate on solutions to address one of the most significant challenges of our time. Join us for an insightful and motivating discussion that provides the tools and knowledge needed to plan for a resilient and sustainable future in the face of climate change.
Key Highlights:
  • Adaptation Strategies: Learn about innovative strategies for adapting to climate change, including infrastructure improvements, land-use planning, and ecosystem restoration.
  • Mitigation Efforts: Examine initiatives that are reducing Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to global climate change mitigation.
  • Resilience Building: Understand how businesses, communities, and individuals can build resilience in the face of a changing climate.
  • Sustainable Solutions: Showcase success stories and innovative sustainable solutions that are driving positive change in Canada.
Leave with an enhanced understanding of the role of policy, community engagement, and cross-sector collaboration in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Embracing Diversity:
Navigating Cultural Differences and Employment Challenges for Newcomers

Date: February 9th 2024

Time: 8:30 am – 9:30 am

As global migration continues to shape the workforce, it is imperative for organizations to foster inclusive workplaces that embrace diversity. This session will explore the unique experiences and challenges faced by newcomers in navigating cultural differences and employment opportunities.
Key Highlights:
  • Understand the Impact of Cultural Differences: Explore the influence of cultural diversity on workplace dynamics and communication.
  • Navigate Employment Challenges: Address the specific employment challenges faced by newcomers, including recognition of foreign credentials, language barriers, and cultural adaptation.
  • Foster Inclusive Workplaces: Discuss strategies for organizations to create inclusive cultures that celebrate diversity.
Discover the significance of embracing diversity, as experts provide actionable insights on bridging cultural gaps and overcoming employment obstacles for newcomers, fostering a workplace environment that values the contributions of every individual.
Networking Break

Date: February 9th 2024

Time: 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Great Leadership is a Network, not a Hierarchy:
Embracing Change and Transformation in a Boundaryless World

Date: February 9th 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and globalization traditional hierarchical leadership models are giving way to more agile and network-centric approaches. Join us while we explore the paradigm shift necessary for leaders to thrive in a boundaryless world.
Key Highlights:
  • Technological Integration and Leadership: We will discuss the role of artificial intelligence, data analytics, and digital platforms in shaping modern leadership.
  • Navigating Change and Transformation: Provide insights on fostering a culture of continuous learning and innovation within an organization.
  • The Evolving Leadership Landscape: Exploring the impact of globalization, digitalization, and cultural diversity on leadership dynamics.
Attendees will leave with actionable insights, practical strategies, and a renewed perspective on leadership that transcends traditional hierarchies.
Investing in a Time of ESG Skepticism:
Navigating Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors for Sustainable Returns

Date: February 9th 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

ESG investing is no longer just a buzzword—it’s a fundamental element of sustainable finance. This session delves into the complexities of ESG factors, addressing the concerns and skepticism that have arisen in recent years. Our expert panelists will shed light on the evolving ESG landscape, providing practical guidance on how investors can navigate this dynamic environment to achieve sustainable returns in Canada.
Key Highlights:
  • The Shifting Paradigm of ESG: Understand how the perception of ESG has evolved and the role it plays in the investment world today.
  • ESG Skepticism: Fact or Fiction? Explore the various arguments and doubts surrounding ESG investing, and distinguish between legitimate concerns and misconceptions.
  • Canada’s ESG Framework: Gain insights into the unique ESG landscape in Canada and how it compares to global trends.
This session will equip investors, financial professionals, and business leaders with the knowledge and tools to harness ESG factors for both financial growth and a positive societal impact.

Leading the Charge:
Cleantech Innovation Transforming Canada’s Future

Date: February 9th 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Canada stands at the forefront of a transformative journey towards a greener, more resilient future. This session aims to explore the innovative solutions, technology and collaborative efforts that are propelling Canada toward environmental leadership.
Key Highlights:
  • Innovative Technologies Driving Sustainability: Explore groundbreaking technologies that are revolutionizing the environmental landscape in Canada.
  • Community Engagement and Grassroots Movements: Showcase successful grassroots movements that have influenced positive environmental change at the local level.
  • Government Initiatives and Policy Frameworks: Discuss the impact of government regulations on fostering innovation and driving green economic growth.
Leave with a deeper understanding of the innovative initiatives shaping Canada’s environmental landscape, insights into successful strategies for sustainability, and inspiration to contribute to the ongoing transformation toward a more environmentally conscious future.

Coffee Break

Date: February 9th 2024

Time: 11:00 am – 11:15 am

Emerging Horizons:
Green Tech Innovations in Canada

Date: February 9th 2024

Time: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

As the global community grapples with the urgency of addressing climate change, Canada stands at the forefront of green tech innovation. This session is designed to showcase and explore the cutting-edge technologies, sustainable practices, and forward-thinking initiatives that are shaping the future of the country’s green economy.
Key Highlights:
  • Renewable Energy Advancements: Exploring the latest breakthroughs in renewable energy technologies, including solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal innovations. Experts will discuss the scalability, efficiency, and economic viability of these solutions, highlighting successful case studies and projects that are reshaping the energy landscape in Canada.
  • Circular Economy Initiatives: Participants will learn about innovative approaches to waste-to-energy, closed-loop systems, and circular supply chains that minimize environmental impact and promote a more sustainable consumption model.
  • Climate Tech and Adaptation Strategies: Exploring technologies designed to mitigate the impacts of climate change, including resilient infrastructure, precision agriculture, and climate data analytics. Discover how Canadian innovators are developing solutions to safeguard communities against the evolving challenges posed by a changing climate.
Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of Canada’s position in the global green tech landscape and be inspired by the innovations driving positive change.

Retrofitting Communities:
The Future of Resilient Infrastructure

Date: February 9th 2024

Time: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

As Canada faces the challenges posed by climate change, urbanization, and the imperative need for sustainability, this session, set against the backdrop of the Canadian context, delves into innovative strategies and technologies aimed at retrofitting communities to enhance sustainability.
Key Highlights:
  • Innovative Infrastructure Solutions: Highlighting cutting-edge technologies for retrofitting infrastructure, including green roofs, permeable pavements, and sustainable energy systems.
  • Climate Resilience and Adaptation: Explore adaptive strategies for retrofitting existing infrastructure to withstand changing climate patterns.
  • Policy and Regulation: We will be discussing the need for policy frameworks that incentivize and mandate sustainable retrofitting practices.

Break Time – Meet the Sponsors/Funders

Date: February 9th 2024

Time: 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

Date: February 9th 2024

Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Measurable Success:
Empowering New Graduates to Explore Emerging Roles and Essential Reskilling 

Date: February 9th 2024

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Sectoral Workforce Solutions Session

Date: February 9th 2024

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Accelerating Green Skills:
Building a Skilled Workforce with Competency Profiling

Date: February 9th 2024

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Conference Ends

Date: February 9th 2024

Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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