GLOBE 2014 Theme: Clean Capitalism

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Financing is at the heart of driving sustainable innovation, especially in a growing clean technology market estimated to be worth US$170 billion. In a world of resource scarcity, increased international competition, climate change, and scarce financial resources, clean technology R&D and sustainable projects require significant financial capital. How can private, public, and institutional investors see new opportunities to seek new investment targets? This series of sessions explores the importance of understanding the current market for capital and emerging trends in the world of clean capitalism.

FOLLOWING THE MONEY TRAIL: LIQUID CAPITAL IN THE CLEANTECH SECTOR
The cleantech industry, which was once seen as the white knight of a troubled global economy, has now left many investors wondering what’s next as global financial markets become increasingly skeptical and risk averse. As such, cleantech companies are looking to better understand where the money is and where they need to go in order to seek new sources of funding. Listen as investors from the global financial community discuss the cleantech money trail and where they see liquid capital flowing over the next term.

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GLOBE 2014 Theme: Clean Capitalism

  1. 1. Conference theme and Sessions CSR ENVIRO E UNICAT COMM SUPPLY CLEAN CAPITALISM: FINANCING Sustainable Innovation Financing is at the heart of sustainable innovation, especially in a growing clean technology market estimated at US $170 billion. In a world of resource scarcity, increased international competition, climate change, and scarce financial resources, clean technology R&D and sustainability projects require significant financial capital. How can private, public, and institutional investors find new opportunities to meet their investment targets? This series of sessions explores the importance of understanding the current market for capital and emerging trends in the world of clean capitalism. Following the Money Trail: LIQUID CAPITAL IN THE CLEANTECH SECTOR A Sneak Peak into Sustainable Investment Criteria The cleantech sector, once seen as the savior of a troubled global economy, is feeling the impacts of increasingly risk averse financial markets. What must cleantech companies do to find new sources of funding? Listen as investors from the global financial community discuss the cleantech money trail and where they see liquid capital flowing over the near term. Getting investors to open their purse strings has always been tough. Convincing investors that a technology will deliver on its performance claims is often difficult. And do investors really care? Learn from asset managers of major investment houses about what they look for when assessing the technical and financial risks before investing in innovative technologies.
  2. 2. CONFIRMED SPEAKERS include Kathy Bardswick President & CEO, The Co-operators Group Limited >> CANADA Featured GLOBE 2014 KEYNOTE Speaker Wal van Lierop Co-Founder, President & CEO, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital Keith Gillard General Partner, Pangaea Ventures Ltd. >> CANADA >> CANADA Private Public Policy for a Sustainable Economy Climate-related risks and sustainability issues are becoming increasingly important for today’s business. Can companies and governments work together to develop policies that tackle these growing challenges? Hear from the chief executives of some of Canada’s largest companies as they discuss the actions they are taking to grow a new class of clean capitalism. Evolution or Revolution: Sustainability and Innovation IN the Finance Market In a world of increasing financial constraints and risks, new innovative financial models such as crowdsourced funding and green bonds have become increasingly prominent. Other traditional financial tools such as stock and derivatives markets are undergoing significant changes and increasingly are adopting sustainability metrics. Is change happening fast enough? Hear from the innovators who are redefining the global financial markets. 2  | GLOBE 2014: MARCH 26-28, 2014  Tony Van Bommel Senior Managing Partner, Energy & Cleantech Venture Fund, BDC Venture Capital >> CANADA Dallas Kachan Managing Director, Kachan and Co. >> Canada GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK: THE GROWING ROLE OF THE CFO IN SUSTAINABILITY “Green” and sustainability solutions are becoming an increasingly integral part of financial planning and the work of Chief Financial Officers. Global CFOs are being asked to strategically evaluate new means to reduce cost, increase tax efficiency, manage risks, as well as meet shareholder expectations. Understanding sustainability is becoming essential for CFOs in many organizations to not just meet the inherent challenges of an ever more competitive global economy, but identify the opportunities for new business. Find out how different CFOs are approaching this new dimension to their role and how they see sustainability affecting their work in the future.
  3. 3. WHAT’S UP WITH THE CARBON MARKET? North America’s carbon markets are developing solid client bases and are becoming effective in stimulating investments in emissions-reducing technologies. At the same time, the global carbon market has experienced extreme volatility. Will North America become the world leader in carbon trading? Who is leading the charge and what is required to increase the buy-in for trading carbon? THE INFRASTRUCTURE DEFICIT – A PROBLEM OR AN OPPORTUNITY? The costs to replace or revitalize infrastructure is beyond the capacity of many cash-strapped cities. But new investment models could turn the infrastructure deficit into opportunities to create healthier, more climate resilient cities. This session will explore cutting edge financing models and investment tools to enable the widespread scale-up of sustainable infrastructure projects. FINANCIAL MARKETS & THE MOVE TOWARDS RESPONSIBLE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT CONFIRMED SPEAKERS include Michael Kousaie Head, Business Development, Renewable Energy and Clean Technology, TMX Group >> Canada Jeffrey W. Eckel President & Chief Executive Officer, Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure >> USA Toby Heaps Co-Founder & President, Corporate Knights Inc. >> Canada Today stock exchanges on every continent have introduced sustainability listing requirements. This trend is only set to continue. Information about sustainability performance and impacts is not only useful to the organization in question or consumers demanding transparency; it is also vital to meet the demands of markets. Institutional investors use non-financial transparency as a proxy to the long-term viability and profitability of business. Find out how the financial markets are making strides to regulate this practice and how your business can best prepare. David Labistour CONFIRMED SPEAKERS include Paul Clements-Hunt Vicky Sharpe The Blended Capital (UK) Co., Ltd President & CEO, Sustainable Development Technology Canada CEO, Mountain Equipment Co-op >> Canada Founding Partner, >> United Kingdom >> Canada Bob Walker Vice President, ESG Services, NEI Investments >> Canada Peter Adriaens Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Ross School of Business, Tom Rand Advisor, Cleantech, MaRS >> Canada University of Michigan >> USA globeseries.com  | 3
  4. 4. Special CEO Roundtable Clean capitalism is an economic system whose prices fully incorporate social, economic, and ecological benefits and costs, and whose actors know the impacts of their marketplace actions. With climate-related risks and sustainability issues becoming increasingly important for today’s businesses, the public and private sectors must work together to develop policies and programs that tackle growing challenges for developing a more sustainable economy. Hear from the chief executives of some of Canada’s largest companies as they discuss the actions they are taking to grow a new class of clean capitalism and integrate “clean capitalism” principles into the broader fabric of society. Save $300 Register by March 4, 2014 FOR MORE INFORMATION: GLOBE Foundation World Trade Centre 578 – 999 Canada Place Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 3E1 To learn more about the event and register, visit: Tel: +1 604-695-5001 Toll Free: +1 800-274-6097 Fax: +1 604-695-5019 Email: info@globeseries.com       globeseries.com

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