Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Bold New Economy – a Resilient Cities Panel

Mayor Pam Goldsmith-Jones chaired a session on the Bold New Economy.  Mark Holland (HB Lanarc) and Tom Osdoba (Director, Centre for Sustainable Business Practices, Lundquist Business College, University of Oregon) were the proponents of an approach to what they called … Continue reading

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Outlook 2020: Positioning for Prosperity – a new BC Economy

Chapter 3 of the BC Business Council’s Outlook 2020 series happened last week in the midst of all the other numerous events scheduled.  As a result, I only caught one of the sessions, missing the panel discussion on Resourcing the … Continue reading

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Why Women Mean Business: Understanding the Emergence of our Next Economic Revolution

…is a book by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox and Alison Maitland (2008).  The UBC Sauder School of Business; Borden, Ladner, Gervais; RBC; and, WomenOnBoard pulled together to present the 2009 Women on Board Forum:  Transforming Corporate Culture. Everybody seemed to pick this … Continue reading

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A Bright Green Future

Yesterday at the Gaining Ground/Resilient Cities conference Mayor Gregor Robertson welcomed over 750 participants and took the opportunity to give them a sneak peek at Vancouver 2020:  A Bright Green Future, the 10-year plan which is the result of almost … Continue reading

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National and Sub-National Cooperation – road to Copenhagen

Sub-national governments can influence 50-80% of all climate mitigation strategies (according to UNDP).  The power of the subnational governments globally was one of the themes of the Summit. It was very useful to immerse myself in a global discussion on … Continue reading

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Climate Implications for the World’s Oceans

Stunning fact:  Oceans are not yet on the agenda for Copenhagen (at least they weren’t on Oct 1.09).  I notice quite a bit of web traffic on the need for ocean acidification to be front and centre during the Copenhagen … Continue reading

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