Climate change is increasingly recognized as an important business issue, but one that owners and executives are only just beginning to understand. Climate change poses a range of new risks and market disruptions, but also new opportunities in a low carbon economy. This seminar will introduce the topic of climate change from the perspective of the business owner. It will review some basic information to understand both current and future impacts of climate change in the Manitoban and Canadian context.
Highlighting recent work undertaken by the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC), attendees will be introduced to the Climate Action Toolkit for Manitoba Business. This is an information resource to guide business leaders in taking climate action, which will help reduce carbon emissions, build resiliency, and identify possible new markets and opportunities. The seminar will also feature a panel discussion with local company Telpay to share information about their climate action work.
1. Introduction to the topic of climate change from the perspective of the business owner, and review current and future impacts of climate change.
2. Introduction to the Climate Action Toolkit for Manitoba Business that will provide practical information, checklists, and links to additional information resources to help companies develop their own climate action plans.
3. Hear from a local Winnipeg company, Telpay, on their approach to climate action.
- Chuck Davidson, President & CEO of Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
- Darren Swanson, Associate of International Institute for Sustainable Development
- Cora Jalonen, CEO and Louise May, Environmental Ethics and Brand Consultant of Telpay
This seminar is available for in-person attendance or remote participation via webinar (i.e. attend from your computer, tablet or smartphone). Please choose “Online” at registration. The day before the event, WTC Winnipeg will send you an email with the link to join the seminar online. Online registration will close the business day prior to the event. Past this deadline, please call 204-984-2272 to make arrangements to attend the seminar.