Green Business Strategy Summit 2012 

The Green Economy is here...ARE YOU READY?

Global investment in "clean" technology is exploding, the world’s largest corporations have embraced environmental sustainability and your customers are making purchasing decisions based on how "green" your products or services are. What is your strategy?
 

Expert panels, a facilitated workshop and case studies along with insightful keynotes from accomplished executives combine at GREEN BUSINESS STRATEGY SUMMIT 2012 on November 8th, 2012 at One King West Hotel in Toronto, Canada to provide the foundation for a tangible business strategy that you can implement immediately.

 

Opening Keynote:  The Original Cleantech Investor 

 

Nicholas Parker - Chairman, Cleantech Group LLC, Parker Venture Management Inc, Corporate Knights Media Ltd, WaterTAP Corp.

 

Nicholas Parker is Chairman of the Cleantech Group - the market-leading research company that introduced the cleantech concept to the investment and business community in 2002, and Parker Venture Management, his private investment and advisory business. Previously Nicholas accumulated over 15 years experience starting and investing venture funds worldwide through limited partnerships, family offices, corporate funds and endowments. During this time, he pioneered the first "sustainability" driven private equity funds and participated in one of the first solar IPOs. In the 1990s, he also founded, built and sold an environmental finance firm. He’s advised economic development agencies, major corporations and institutional investors, spoken at most major industry events and been quoted by the leading media publications

 

Nicholas has authored or edited more than ten publications related to cleantech, finance and international business, starting with Investing in Emerging Economies in 1993. He’s currently Chairman of Corporate Knights Media, the Blue Economy Initiative, and the WaterTAP Corporation, as well as on several boards, including Government of Singapore Energy and Cleantech Advisory Panel and the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Commercialization of Research. From 2003-08, he was Chairman of E+Co, the award-winning investment company for clean energy enterprises in developing countries.

 

 

 Closing Keynote: The Green Non-Profit Pioneer 

 

Jed Goldberg - President, Earth Day Canada
 
Jed Goldberg has been the President of Earth Day Canada since 1992.  Under his direction, Earth Day Canada has grown from a small organization to one of Canada’s most respected environmental charities.  Earth Day Canada is the recipient of many awards including the top environmental education organization in North America by the Washington based North American Association for Environmental Education the world’s largest association of environmental educators and the Not for Profit Organization of 2008 as presented by the Canadian Association of Environmental Education and Communications.
 
Mr. Goldberg is frequently interviewed as an expert in the area of environmental protection and renewable energy. Interviews with Mr. Goldberg have been broadcast on CBC National TV News, CBC Radio 1, CTV National News and Canada AM, TVO - Studio 2 and The Agenda, The Globe and Mail, National Post and most major Canadian media outlets. A frequent speaker at conferences across Canada, recent presentations include: Federation of Canadian Municipalities Annual Convention, Recycling Council of Ontario Annual Convention, Canadian Students’ Leadership Conference and Target Zero Canada Launch.