Transition to the Low-Carbon Economy Workshop

The low carbon economy is coming. Learn how your company can save time and money in the transition.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 | Westmount, QC

The transition to the low carbon economy is happening now and involves everyone in the company from Corporate Affairs to Operations, including Finance, IT and Human Resources. Help your company make informed decisions with this workshop tailored to Quebec’s environment.

What You Can Expect to Learn

The training material is divided into 4 sections and will include interactive sessions as well as scenario exercises.

The Need for Business to Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

  • What the science is telling us about climate change
  • What our global leaders are asking of us (COP21, etc, Davos, international investors, insurance companies, etc)
  • What society expects of business
  • What our Canadian and Quebec leaders are asking of business

The Enormity of the Challenge

  • What Canada’s and Quebec’s particular situation is (Portrait of GHG emissions, energy use, imports and exports, our industries, population, etc)
  • Energy basics (generation, distribution, storage, density, losses)
  • The challenges related to the transition to low carbon energy
  • What risks and opportunities are on the horizon for business

Transition to the Low-Carbon Economy – How Corporate Social Responsibility action can show the way.

  • Introduction to CSR
  • Presentation of different approaches and frameworks (Principles of Sustainable Development, business models, circular economy, Future-Fit Business, resilience, supply chains and value chains, Talent Management, etc.)
  • Examples of companies taking on their corporate social responsibility in respect to climate change and adaptation and an overview of some of the public commitments (UN Global Compact, We Mean Business, etc.)
  • Sustainability Reporting and the importance of climate-related risk disclosures to investors and the financial community (UNPRI signatories, etc.).

Tools and incentives

  • Useful guidelines
  • Incentive programs and carbon pricing (cost of reductions, trading of credits, offsets and voluntary measures, accessing Québec Fonds vert, internal carbon pricing, etc.).
  • Review of incentives, opportunities and risks

Meet the Presenter

Profile of Stephanie Hamilton.

Stephanie Hamilton, ing., EP (Sustainability), Vice-President, CSR and Sustainable Development, ÉEM Sustainable Management
Stephanie Hamilton is an environmental professional who has worked as a consultant in industry for over twenty years, advising clients on environmental issues and sustainable development. She is an engineer by training and has a developed a keen interest and expertise in energy supply and business adaptation to climate change. She heads up the CSR and Sustainable Development practice at EEM, looking at governance, strategy and deployment. EEM Sustainable Management is an independent consultancy helping clients to assess, manage and improve their environmental performance and social impacts through impact assessments, management plans, EHSC management systems, audits and due diligence assessments.

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