Working on Climate Justice Together
May 06, 2021
As Part of BLD Canada 2021
Brought to you by BDC and Coast Capital.
Featuring: Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, The All We Can Save Project and Charmian Love, Co-Founder and Activist in Residence for B Lab UK. Please share with your employees. Feel free to invite your team & put this in your calendar as the event will not be recorded!
Part 1: Climate
Our B Corp Leaders are some of the most progressive voices for climate action in Canada. Be inspired by their stories, real-life examples and business-to-business advice. With climate justice at the center, we’ll also take steps toward formalizing our Canadian collective action at a national and regional level. Whether you are just starting to look at your low carbon transition or well on your way, collectively, we can create a more inclusive and regenerative economy together.
We have curated incredible speakers that will motivate and inspire you to action! We will be featuring 7 Canadian B Corps in a series of lightning talks around the Circular Economy, Resource Conservation, NetZero2030, Climate Justice, Industry Leadership and Food/Packaging. https://www.bldwesterncanada.eco/
To inspire our Canadian B Corp Community we have two leaders centering Climate and Climate Justice in their work with insight on how we are stronger together.
Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist, and teacher, working to heal the planet we call home.
Her books on climate include the new bestseller All We Can Save (2020), The Drawdown Review (2020), the New York Times bestseller Drawdown (2017), and Between God & Green (2012), which The Boston Globe dubbed “a vitally important, even subversive, story.” Dr. Wilkinson co-founded and leads The All We Can Save Project with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, in support of feminist climate leadership. She also co-hosts the podcast A Matter of Degrees, telling stories for the climate curious with Dr. Leah Stokes.
Previously, Dr. Wilkinson was the principal writer and editor-in-chief at Project Drawdown, where she led the organization’s work to share climate solutions with audiences around the world. She speaks widely, including at National Geographic, Skoll World Forum, and the United Nations. Her TED Talk on climate and gender equality has more than 1.9 million views, and she collaborates with Mary Robinson and others to advance the feminist climate renaissance. She serves on the boards of the Doc Society, Chattahoochee Now, and Wild Ark and advises for numerous climate-related initiatives.
Charmian Love, Co-Founder and Activist in Residence for B Lab UK
Charmian believes in the power of business as a force for good. She is Co-Founder and Activist in Residence at B Lab UK and Co-Chairs B Lab’s Global Climate Taskforce. She is also Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford where she designed and teaches an MBA elective on Regenerative and Circular Economy and has contributed to the new MBA core class ‘Capitalism in Debate’. She is also the Co-Director for the newly launched Oxford Climate Emergency Programme. Charmian’s areas of focus include the rise of profit and purpose business, regenerative and circular economic models, ‘Systempreneurship’, ‘Cocktail Careers’ and how to mobilise a ‘Movement of Movements’. She firmly believes that Accountants Will Save the World.
Plus 8 B Corp Leaders share stories of their organization’s climate journey.
We need all levels of engagement from our B Corp community to create the actions that are needed, we hope to see you here!
BLD Part 2 will be dedicated to JEDI in June. Details coming soon.
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