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NSI hosts The World Business Council for Sustainable Development in a dialogue on Canada’s response to Vision 2050: The New Agenda for Business

May 15 2013

The North-South Institute, in collaboration with The Conference Board of Canada and the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations, held a round table discussion with key policy makers from both the public and private sectors in Ottawa on May 15th at Export Development Canada. The Ottawa event was one among four events held in Canada. The other three were held in Toronto on May 13th, Saskatoon May 14th, and Montreal on May 16th.

This discussion followed a timely and exciting presentation by Iman StratenusManaging Director Business Relations, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Iman Stratenus discussed Canada’s role and response to the WBCSD’s flagship report Vision 2050: The New Agenda for Business.

Presentation  Q&A

The WBCSD is a Geneva-based CEO-led association of global forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. This report considers the global business-driven agenda for achieving long-term corporate sustainability and competitiveness. The Agenda was prepared by the CEO’s of 29 of the world’s largest multinational corporations. The Council’s recommendations are aimed at generating constructive solutions and a platform for beginning a dialogue towards shared action. 

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