GLOBE 2014 keynote speaker line-up announced

Lindsey Horne

Vancouver, CANADA – The 13th edition of the GLOBE Series of events, a leading sustainable business summit, has unveiled its keynote speakers for the upcoming event being held March 26-28, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada.
Framed around the thematic concept of ‘Building Business Resilience through Sustainability Strategies & Innovation’, the GLOBE 2014 agenda explores today’s economic, social, and geo-political climate and its impact on emerging opportunities for advancing the business of the environment.

The keynote speakers include consultant physicist Amory Lovins, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute; Hans Engel, Chief Financial Officer, BASF SE & Chairman and CEO, BASF Corporation and despite Nestle's previous accusations of greenwashing, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nestlé joins the line up. 

Topics of discussion include  Clean Capitalism: Financing the Future; Doing Business in the Green Economy; China – Our Shared Future,

The biennial event will also welcome more than 400 exhibitors from North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia to its exposition, where they will showcase the latest in sustainable technologies, innovations, and services.  

“Today more than ever governments and corporations around the world are experiencing the strain of economic instability as population growth, climate change and growing competition for natural resources increase the need for innovative and more sustainable business practices,” says John Wiebe, President and CEO of the GLOBE Foundation. “At GLOBE 2014 we’ll focus on how companies, investors, financial firms and governmental policy makers can merge responsible resource management and ecological performance with sustainable economic advancement.” 
Other topics of discussion at the GLOBE 2014 Conference include: The Aboriginal Advantage: Realizing the Value of True Partnerships, Responsible Resource Management; The Changing Energy Landscape; The Search for Clean and Abundant Water; and Building Resilient Cities. 

To view the full conference program along with other confirmed speakers for GLOBE 2014 go to

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