2014 Speakers and Mentors

2014 Speakers

H_BarboletHerb Barbolet
Associate, Centre for Sustainable Community Development & the Dialogue Centre, Simon Fraser University

Christine Bergeron - Photo - Food Breakout Session - Moderator cropChristine Bergeron
Director, Business Member Relationships, Vancity 

Jim Burpee - Photo - Energy Breakout SessioncropJim Burpee
President & CEO, Canadian Electricity Association 

Janine de la SalleJanine de la Salle
Principal, Urban Food Strategies

seannSeann J Dory
Co-Director/Founder, Sole Food Street Farms

Carolyn Drugge - Photo - Water Breakout SessionCarolyn Drugge
Water & Sewer Division Policy Analyst, City of Vancouver

MGMike Gerbis
CEO, The Delphi Group 

James-bioJames Gray-Donald
Vice President, Sustainability, Bentall Kennedy 

Leila Harris - Photo - Water Breakout SessionLeila Harris
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia 

David Helliwell - Photo - Energy Breakout SessionDavid Helliwell
CEO, Pulse Energy 

Doug 2Doug Hietkamp
Director, Sustainable Development Programs, Teknion Ltd. 

Harbut PhotoDr. Rebecca Harbut
Faculty, KPU Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems 

portrait vanc club apr08Peter Ladner
Author, The Urban Food Revolution, Changing the Way We Feed Cities 

Amory Lovins, ©Judy HillAmory Lovins
Co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

Alexis Morgan Opening Panel Water Speaker 2[2]Alexis Morgan
Director, Global Water Roundtable for the Alliance For Water Stewardship

Anamika Mukherjee - Photo - Energy Breakout SessionAnamika Mukherjee
Senior Advisor, Air Strategy & Policy, Cenovus Energy 

Bob Page PhotoRobert (Bob) Page
Director, Enbridge Centre for Corporate Sustainability, Haskayne School of Business

Sam Philips - Photo - Lunch SpeakerSam Philips
Co-Founder/Co-Owner, Victory Gardens 

Gavin Pitchford - C50 Award- cropped[1]Gavin Pitchford
Founder/Chief Talent Officer, Delta Management Group 

BIO-TomRand-02[1]Tom Rand
Managing Partner, MaRS Cleantech Fund

Hans Schreier - Photo - Water Breakout SessionHans Schreier
Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Land & Food Systems, University of British Columbia 

Elizabeth Sheehan - Photo - Energy Breakout SessionElizabeth Sheehan
President, Climate Smart 

LauraSmitLaura Smit
District Manager – East Side, Vancouver Farmers Markets

Photo-CStephenson-ColourChristie Stephenson
Manager, Environmental, Social and Governance Evaluations and Research, NEI Investments 

Darren Stott - Photo - Food Breakout SessionDarren Stott
Principal Consultant, Greenchain Consulting 

Kali Taylor - Photo - Energy Breakout Session - ModeratorKali Taylor
Executive Director, Student Energy 

Lisa_GC_2012Lisa von Sturmer
Founder and CEO, Growing City

dzDavid Zetland
Instructor, Environmental Resource Economics, Simon Fraser University 

GLOBE 2014 Inter-Generational Panel

This year Leading Change has an incredible opportunity to participate directly in GLOBE 2014. We are working with GLOBE to host a special session during the GLOBE conference, which would be attended by Leading Change participants and GLOBE attendees. The session’s focus is as follows and will be taking place on Thursday, March 27 at 10:45am at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Beyond 2020: Preparing the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

Many companies are dealing with existing talent gaps and projected labour shortages as baby boomers retire and the economy rebounds. This requires recognizing cultural shifts in values and a ‘next generation’ that is more socially-minded and environmentally conscious. To be successful in attracting and retaining these individuals, companies will need a different approach – one that balances engagement, empowerment, and education around fostering the management and leadership skills necessary to address emerging environmental pressures and solve complex social problems. This session will explore different approaches and perspectives on engaging emerging leaders so that companies can more effectively identify and capitalize on innovative opportunities to keep pace with this new generation of socially-minded consumers and workers.

GLOBE Pre-Panel Finalists

The following finalists have applied to sit on the intergenerational GLOBE panel will compete for the two available positions by sharing their insights and how they would represent emerging leaders on a global stage on Tuesday, March 25 at the Leading Change Forum.

RosalynnRosalynn Dodd
Owner, Leela Eco Spa & Studio 

PhilippPhilipp Garber
Environmental Consultant

ngaioNgaio Hotte
Resource Economist, University of British Columbia 

AleemaAleema Jamal
Executive Director, Laurier Project 

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2014 Mentors

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Water Quality and Conservation Program Manager, City of Vancouver 

DBDenise Baker
Executive Director, Vantage Point 

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Corporate Sustainability Strategist, TransLink 

Christine_Carterspeed mentor photo[1]Christine Carter
BC Sales & Marketing Manager, Bullfrog Power 

Chantale_Despres speed mentor photoChantel Després
Director, Sustainability, CN

Dianne Dillon-RidgleyDianne Dillon-Ridgley
Executive Director, Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future 

Dirk-Forrister (1)Dirk Forrister
President & CEO, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

MGMike Gerbis
CEO, The Delphi Group

NADINE_Gudz_speedmentor_photoNadine Gudz
Director, Sustainability Strategy, Interface 

ah mentorAshley Hegland
Regional Director, Sustainability Practice, Edelman Asia Pacific  

JacksonHegland_100x100Jackson Hegland
Coordinator, Environmental Strategies, ARC Resources Ltd. 

Diana Klien_speed mentor photoDiana Klein
Sustainable Design Consultant, Eco-Integration 

Tim_Lesiuk_speed mentor photoTim Lesiuk
Executive Director & Chief Negotiator, Climate Action Secretariat, Province of British Columbia 

PM_suncorPeter MacConnachie
Senior Sustainability Issues Management Specialist, Suncor Energy 

Katja Macura photo speed mentorKatja Macura
Co-Executive Director, LOCO BC 

Bob Masterson speed mentor photo100x100Bob Masterson
Vice President, Responsible Care, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada 

Anamika Mukherjee - Photo - Energy Breakout SessionAnamika Mukherjee
Senior Advisor, Air Strategy & Policy, Cenovus Energy 

Geoff Pegg speed mentor photoGeoff Pegg
Sustainability Director, TELUS 

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Manager, CSR & Sustainability, Target Canada 

Mark Rudolph - Mentor - PhotoMark Rudolph
President, justenvironment

Anthony Smith speed mentor photoAnthony Smith
GIS Consultant, Golder Associates

Jeanette_Southwood_speedmentorphotoJeanette Southwood
Urban Development & Infrastructure Client Sector Leader – Canada, Golder Associates 

Photo-CStephenson-ColourChristie Stephenson
Manager, Environmental, Social and Governance Evaluations and Research, NEI Investments 

dwoolardDonovan Woollard
Director, RADIUS Ventures 

Srikanth Venugopal_ speed mentor photoSrikanth Venugopal
Director, Environmental Risk & Trading, TransCanada 

Fiona_Zawadzki_speed mentor photoFiona Zawadzki
Educational Consultant/Director, Skye Consulting