Facing the Climate Change Challenge

Facing the Climate Change Challenge: Taking Significant Actions in Business and Government

Facing the Climate Change Challenge: Taking Significant Actions in Business and Government

Watch the Leadership Dialogue with Mike Gerbis, CEO of The Delphi Group & GLOBE Series, & Paola Perez-Aleman, Associate Professor of Strategy & Organization.

A Leadership Dialogue with MIKE GERBIS, CEO of The Delphi Group and GLOBE Series, and PAOLA PEREZ-ALEMAN, Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Topics Discussed

  1. Delphi Group's approach and business model (8:38)

  2. How to engage more organizations to tackle climate change? (12:17)

  3. What facilitates faster innovation in Sustainability? (22:18)

  4. Bottom-Up approach for a Canada wide impact (37:02)

  5. How to incorporate Sustainability in our education? (46:33)

  6. Audience questions (50:34)

About the event

Date: November 15, 2018 – 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Location: 3rd Floor, Centre Mont Royal

The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report warns that global warming of 1.5°C or higher above pre-industrial levels could result in long-lasting and potentially irreversible changes to the planet. Various pathways to mitigation have been proposed - from scaling largely untested Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) technologies to dramatically reducing energy consumption - and with them carry corresponding synergies and trade-offs with sustainable development. Can we avoid climate change catastrophe while still pursuing poverty alleviation and prosperity for all?

To help address this grand challenge the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management is pleased to welcome Mike Gerbis, CEO of The Delphi Group and GLOBE Series. For two decades, Mr. Gerbis has advised companies, institutions, and government bodies on how to use sustainability as a strategic advantage to achieving long-term value. Joining him in the discussion will be Paola Perez-Aleman, Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management. Prof. Perez-Aleman has been recognized for her work promoting equity, diversity, inclusivity, and sustainable development in the classroom and through her research. Together they will share their respective insights on innovation and business-government relations and explore how sustainability can act as a competitive advantage while creating powerful synergies between private, public, and community stakeholders.

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