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  1. 1. Chasing Sustainability Conference March 12, 2009 l Liu Institute for Global Issues l Tickets $10
  2. 2. PROMOTIONAL VIDEO http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=66817289781&view=user#/video/video.php?v=605171070887&oid=66817289781
  3. 3. Ian Gill – President, Ecotrust Canada Stacey Toews – Founder, Level Ground Trading Rob Abbott – Sustainability Director, Stratos Consulting Peter Robinson – CEO, David Suzuki Foundation FEATURED SPEAKERS
  4. 4. IAN GILL – PRESIDENT, ECOTRUST CANADA <ul><li>Ecotrust – a non-profit organization promoting the emergence of a conservation economy </li></ul><ul><li>Former CBC broadcaster, winning numerous awards for coverage of environmental and land-use issues </li></ul><ul><li>Former senior report and editor of the Vancouver Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Vancity Community Credit Union </li></ul>
  5. 5. STACEY TOEWS– FOUNDER, LEVEL GROUND TRADING <ul><li>Passion for justice and entrepreneurship led to founding of Level Ground, a fair-trade and organic coffee supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Developed relationships with small scale producers in developing nations </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking on the global impact of consumerism and making purchase decisions that support values-based businesses </li></ul>
  6. 6. ROB ABBOTT– SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR, STRATOS CONSULTING <ul><li>Leading Canadian sustainability strategist – past clients include TSX, NYSE, and many leading Fortune 500 firms </li></ul><ul><li>Author: “Uncommon Cents: Thoreau and the Nature of Business” “Conscious Endeavours: Essays on Business, Society and the Nature of Sustainability” </li></ul><ul><li>Taught undergrad and grad courses at UofT, SFU, UVic, Royal Roads and delivered guest lectures at Harvard University </li></ul>
  7. 7. PETER ROBINSON – CEO, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION <ul><li>Former CEO of Mountain Equipment Co-Op (country’s largest outdoor equipment retailer with record of sustainable initiatives) </li></ul><ul><li>Member of the Province of British Columbia’s Climate Action Team </li></ul><ul><li>Humanitarian work – International Red Cross in Rwanda, 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Chair and Chancellor, Royal Roads University (Victoria, BC) </li></ul>
  8. 8. WIN A “DAY IN THE LIFE OF” A GREEN BUSINESS PERSON! <ul><li>Spend a day learning what it means to incorporate sustainability into practices </li></ul><ul><li>All delegates are automatically entered to WIN a day with either: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark Jeffrey – Sustainable Programs Manager, Vancity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marc Stoiber – President, Change Advertising </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. WIN A DAY WITH MARK JEFFREY! <ul><li>Sustainable Programs Manager, Vancity </li></ul><ul><li>Western Canada’s largest credit union; pioneer of numerous ethical/environmental banking initiative </li></ul>
  10. 10. WIN A DAY WITH MARC STOIBER! <ul><li>President, Change Advertising (green marketing strategy firm) </li></ul><ul><li>Marc’s “floor cleaner epiphany”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUVI0kJRcNw </li></ul><ul><li>Held various senior level positions at large marketing firms (Palmer Jarvis, Grey Canada) before pursuing his passion for sustainability </li></ul>

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