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Wednesday, May 20 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Business Leadership to Catalyze Positive and Lasting Change | Le leadership des entreprises pour catalyser un changement positif et durable

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The United Nations has called 2020 the start of the ‘Decade of Action’ - a time for ambitious measures and accelerated solutions to the world's biggest sustainability challenges. This transformative approach has resonated with business leaders who are mobilizing financial, technological, and innovation-based resources to address the Sustainable Development Goals.

This panel will focus on a variety of sustainability leadership roles the private sector is taking in Canada and discuss the unique position business leaders are in to help drive positive and lasting change.


Les Nations Unies ont appelé 2020 le début de la «Décennie d’action» - un temps pour des mesures ambitieuses et des solutions accélérées aux plus grands défis mondiaux de la durabilité. Cette approche transformatrice a trouvé un écho auprès des chefs d'entreprise qui mobilisent des ressources financières, technologiques et fondées sur l'innovation pour atteindre les objectifs de développement durable.

Ce panel se concentrera sur une variété de rôles de leadership en matière de durabilité que le secteur privé assume au Canada et discutera de la position unique des chefs d'entreprise pour aider à susciter des changements positifs et durables.

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Peter Armstrong

Senior Business Correspondent, CBC

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Cynthia Shanks

Director – Sustainability and Communications, Keurig Canada
Cynthia Shanks joined the Keurig Canada Inc. team in 2012 and now acts as the Director of Communications and Sustainability. In her current role, she leads all corporate communications campaigns, brand public relations, as well as sustainability programs and partnerships. Over the... Read More →
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Brian Gallant

Senior Advisor, Navigator Ltd., Chief Sustainability Officer, Global Canada
Brian Gallant is a highly respected and dynamic Canadian leader who served as the 33rd Premier of New Brunswick from 2014 to 2018.  At the age of 32, Brian became the youngest First Minister to be elected in Canada in a century.As a Senior Advisor at Navigator Ltd., Brian understands... Read More →
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Pauline D'Amboise

Secrétaire générale et vice-présidente, Gouvernance et Développement durable du Mouvement Desjardins
Pauline D’Amboise is Secretary General and Vice-President of Governance and Sustainable Development at Desjardins Group. She is responsible for developing and reviewing initiatives related to governance, organizational ethics and sustainable development. Pauline plays an advisory... Read More →

Wednesday May 20, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
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