CIMA Canada Conference 2012 - Corporate Sustainability


Eventbrite - CIMA Canada Conference 2012
The focus of the CIMA Canada conference on corporate sustainability will be to evaluate the financial benefits of sustainable practices. The conference will examine the business case that can be made for pursuing sustainable practices.

Join us at the CIMA Canada conference on October 30th to find out from business leaders if sustainability is the next industrial revolution, or a just a distraction from the true purpose of business. This year’s CIMA Canada Conference will provide a venue for business leaders to share their thoughts and insights on the “Business Case for Sustainability

Date October 30, 2012
Time 2:30pm - 6:00pm: followed by a cocktail reception till 7.30pm
Venue The Auditorium, The MaRS Collaboration Centre
101 College St., Toronto, Ontario

Guest of Honour Gulzari Babber, FCMA, CGMA, President, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Keynote Speaker Jim Harris, Efficiency and Environmental Expert
  The key note speaker will be followed by a round table discussion that includes business leaders who will provide their insights into the financial and profitability aspects of corporate sustainability.
Round Table Chaired by Diane Francis, Editor-at-Large for the National Post

Jim Harris Jim Harris is a one of North America’s foremost management consultants, authors and thinkers on change and leadership. Association magazine ranked him as one of the nation’s top ten speakers. As a management consultant Jim speaks internationally and conducts strategic planning sessions with executive teams, focusing on the most pressing issues.

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Diane Francis is one of Canada’s best known business authors and journalists and is a distinguished visiting Professor at Ryerson University’s Rogers School of Management. In addition to her work as a financial journalist, Diane Francis is the author of: Immigration: The Economic Case; BRE-X: The Inside Story; Fighting for Canada; Underground Nation; A Matter of Survival; The Diane Francis Inside Guide to Canada's 50 Best Stocks; Contrepreneurs and Controlling Interest - Who Owns Canada and Who Owns Canada Now.

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Round Table Participants
Pavi Binning, President, George Weston Limited
Valerie Chort, Partner and leader of the Sustainability and Climate Change Services, Deloitte Canada
Mark Osterman, Vice President Environment and Sustainable development, SNC Lavalin Group
Robert Peterman, Director of Global Business Development, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange
Chris Snyder, Senior Director, Corporate Environmental Management, CIBC
Laurent Tainturier, President of BASF Canada

2.00pm - 2.30pm
Registration and networking
2.30pm - 2.35pm Welcome address
2.35pm - 2.50pm Opening remarks - Gulzari Babber FCMA, CGMA, President of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
2.50pm - 3.50pm Key note speech - Jim Harris, Strategic Advantage Leader and National Post Columnist
3.50pm - 4.10pm Break
4.10pm - 5.30pm Round table conference, chaired by Diane Francis, Editor-at-Large for the National Post
5.30pm - 7.30pm Networking reception