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Designer & Sustainability Pioneerhttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/William McDonoughDesigner & Sustainability Pioneer<div class="ExternalClass360A6492A5644B46B5BD387F1094FF3C"><p> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pub/william-mcdonough/15/2/72a" target="_blank">William McDonough</a> points the way toward “more good, rather than less bad” values and practices for organizations in all sectors at all scales—showing how a positive future of continuous improvement is possible now. William McDonough is a designer, a globally recognized leader in sustainable development, and Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on the Circular Economy. For more than 40 years, McDonough - through <a href="http://www.mcdonough.com/" target="_blank"> McDonough Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.mcdonoughpartners.com/">William McDonough + Partners, Architects</a>, and <a href="http://www.mbdc.com/">MBDC</a> - has defined the principles of the sustainability movement. The radical Cradle to Cradle® philosophy he co-created with Michael Braungart and codified in <a href="http://www.amazon.com/William-McDonough/e/B001KIKWHM" target="_blank">Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things</a> is a framework for understanding what we make as biological or technical nutrients that can be returned to the soil or upcycled endlessly. McDonough has received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development (1996), the first U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (2003), and the National Design Award. In 2007, following Hurricane Katrina, McDonough and Brad Pitt co-founded the <a href="http://makeitright.org/" target="_blank">Make It Right Foundation</a> to bring Cradle to Cradle-inspired homes to people in need. In 2009, he and Braungart co-founded the <a href="http://www.c2ccertified.org/">Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute</a>, to scale up the rigorous product certification program. McDonough became the subject of Stanford University Libraries’ first Living Archive in 2012. Time magazine recognized him as a “Hero for the Planet,” noting: “His utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that—in demonstrable and practical ways—is changing the design of the world.” McDonough has put his passion into practice and will share how you can apply his innovative approach to your own organization.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/WilliamMcDonough.jpg, PictureGP0|#25279a85-3871-4a04-be13-c175e68d2796;L0|#025279a85-3871-4a04-be13-c175e68d2796|William McDonough;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassEA93302E84E345A9A34606C69FD99191"><p>... ​a designer and globally recognized leader in sustainable development ...</p></div>
Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Iain GullandChief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland <div class="ExternalClass87DF139CC0AD49F8B2FEFF05BF79D62B"><p>Iain Gulland has been Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland since it was formed in 2010 and prior to that headed up its predecessor programme, WRAP Scotland. Zero Waste Scotland leads on the delivery of the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan and other low carbon policy priorities, and is at the forefront of efforts to create a resource efficient, circular economy. </p><p>Iain has more than 20 years’ experience in sustainable resource management, including initiating recycling systems in the public and third sectors and leading the Community Recycling Network Scotland from 2004-2008. Iain sits on the main board of the 2020 Climate Group and the Public Sector Climate Leaders Forum and he is a member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM). </p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/IainGulland.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/IainGulland.jpgGP0|#26a03b31-a64b-44bd-a90a-51d672a52897;L0|#026a03b31-a64b-44bd-a90a-51d672a52897|Iain Gulland;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClass38C9F051A71B46EC995398A0E73769B4"><p>​...at the forefront of efforts to create a resource efficient, circular economy in Scotland...</p></div>
Chair, Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee and Chair, National Zero Waste Council http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Malcolm BrodieChair, Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee and Chair, National Zero Waste Council <div class="ExternalClassAF2BE357DF444964A033DB82F955AB8A"><p>Malcolm Brodie has been a Board Director and Chair of the National Zero Waste Council since its inception in October 2013.  He has also been a member of Council for the City of Richmond since 1996, and following a by-election, he was sworn in as Mayor on October 29, 2001.  Mayor Brodie was re-elected on November 16, 2002, November 19, 2005, November 15, 2008, November 19, 2011, and November 15, 2014.</p><p>Malcolm Brodie has been appointed by his Council to the Board of Directors of Metro Vancouver and he currently is the Chair of the Zero Waste Committee and also serves on the Intergovernmental & Finance Committee, the Mayors' Committee, the Performance & Procurement Committee, and the Federal Gas Tax Task Force.  He represents Metro Vancouver on the Municipal Finance Authority, and in 2015, was elected as Chair.  </p><p>Before election to Council, Mayor Brodie was a practicing lawyer and had a long record of service to Richmond in the volunteer community.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/MalcolmBrodie.jpg, PictureGP0|#a50a5fee-c646-457d-ab0b-cb453474d871;L0|#0a50a5fee-c646-457d-ab0b-cb453474d871|Malcolm Brodie;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b
CEO, Federation of Canadian Municipalitieshttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Brock CarltonCEO, Federation of Canadian Municipalities<div class="ExternalClass32419B145B574F9BA29938F7B18C9399"><p> FCM’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Brock Carlton, has a commitment to strong municipal government and believes that a national association of municipal government is critical in any nation’s governance and development. </p><p> Since joining FCM 20 years ago, Mr. Carlton has established himself as a leader on municipal issues domestically and internationally. He managed ideas, resources and opportunities to build FCM’s global program that focuses on strengthening municipal government, local governance and enhancing policy frameworks toward local sustainability. </p><p> He represented Canada on the OECD Urban Municipal Development Secretariat’s Sustainable Cities Working Group in the early 1990s. He was a faculty member of the Local Government Leadership Institute at the Banff School of Management, and the Cambridge University Business and Environment Seminar, delivered for national government leaders in Wales. Mr. Carlton currently sits on the Leadership Council for Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for United Way Ottawa and is a founding member of the new Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. He is also leading an initiative for sustainable living in Ottawa West to bring a Bike Share program to his community. </p><p> While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he was captain of the men’s intercollegiate basketball team at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont. He has lived and worked in Kenya, China and Namibia, and has a master’s degree in International Affairs from the Norman Patterson School at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. </p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/BrockCarlton.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/BrockCarlton.jpgGP0|#16f85719-0e45-45a2-91c0-04434f3fcb6b;L0|#016f85719-0e45-45a2-91c0-04434f3fcb6b|Brock Carlton;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassF5951D963808481DBC52A09FF65CEC78"><p>​..<span><span> a leader on municipal issues domestically and internationally...</span></span></p></div>
Founder of Feedback & a National Geographic Emerging Explorerhttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Tristram StuartFounder of Feedback & a National Geographic Emerging Explorer<div class="ExternalClassB49EFD4F018A4AEE9DA1FEC7C61D3506"><p>​Following the critical success of his first book, The Bloodless Revolution (2006), and his international prize-winning book, Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal (Penguin, 2009), Tristram Stuart founded the environmental charity Feedback, which works to improve the environmental and social impact of food production.   Tristram has been awarded the international environmental award, The Sophie Prize, and an Observer Food Monthly Award; he is an Ashoka Fellow, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and a WEF Young Global Leader; his TED talk has been watched over a million times. Tristram has been instrumental in creating a global movement against food waste through his public campaigning, writing, speaking, engagement with governments and businesses, and via the extensive grassroots mobilization of Feedback, which governs the Feeding the 5000 campaigns, The Gleaning Network  and The Pig Idea.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/TristramStuart.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/TristramStuart.jpgGP0|#4c49d2a3-e524-4ca2-b041-f6abb56c3516;L0|#04c49d2a3-e524-4ca2-b041-f6abb56c3516|Tristram Stuart;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClass4C56FDAEEE6B4BFCBB4AB80D36E28394"><p>​<span><span>... instrumental in creating a global movement against food waste...</span></span></p></div>
Chair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directorshttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Greg MooreChair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors<div class="ExternalClassAE39A2A96D9F4DB09AB67728CFC555CE"><p>Greg Moore was elected as Port Coquitlam’s 15th Mayor in 2008, after serving as City Councillor from 2002 to 2008. Greg Moore believes community engagement results in better Council decisions, and began his term by revising Council’s committee system – with Council’s consent – to include citizen advisors in the decision-making process. </p><p>He has a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Urban Geography/Planning, and as Port Coquitlam’s Mayor he serves as Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors and Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Committee, among other committee appointments. His volunteer work includes co-chairing the Capital Fundraising Task Force with the New View Society and sitting on the HR MacMillan Space Centre Board of Directors.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/GregMoore.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/GregMoore.jpgGP0|#bf7da5bb-09ce-4d10-ae30-4240f29b81f5;L0|#0bf7da5bb-09ce-4d10-ae30-4240f29b81f5|Greg Moore;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b
Co-founder/CEO of Stuffstrhttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/John AtchesonCo-founder/CEO of Stuffstr<div class="ExternalClass02935E2F117F40549F9918309B13DEF1"><p>John Atcheson is co-founder/CEO of Stuffstr, a public benefit corporation (B Corp) dedicated to reducing waste by maximizing the lifetime value of goods. Stuffstr is a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 – a global platform of leading corporations, startups, and governments dedicated to accelerating the transition to a circular economy. Prior to Stuffstr, John helped to launch Getaround, a pioneering leader in peer-to-peer car sharing.<br> <br> Prior to Getaround, John served as founder/CEO of several media-related startups, including MusicNet, the first interactive music service. John also served as VP/GM of Media Publishing at RealNetworks (RNWK), where he helped to introduce audio and video to the Web, and on the early executive teams of both Digidesign (now part of Avid) and Macromind (now part of Adobe). In addition, John has served as board chair of Sightline Institute, a leading sustainability think-tank based in Seattle.    <br></p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/JohnAtcheson.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/JohnAtcheson.jpgGP0|#04b6d971-344c-4312-9ae5-19c3a397648c;L0|#004b6d971-344c-4312-9ae5-19c3a397648c|John Atcheson;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassD603F771BE8A4AB89F6F710EC0E11095"><p>​<span><span>...dedicated to reducing waste by maximizing the lifetime value of goods...</span></span></p></div>
Market Development Manager, Packaging, BASFhttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Keith MiddletonMarket Development Manager, Packaging, BASF<div class="ExternalClass52A81DE9895C4831AC18FE9A40602418"><p>Keith is an experienced packaging industry professional with a 20-year history in Packaging Sales, Manufacturing, Global Sourcing and Marketing.  In his current Marketing role, Keith leads the Packaging Industry Team for BASF in North America.  In this role, he leads a cross business unit team of professionals that are focused on bringing sustainable packaging solutions to market for Fortune 500 companies throughout the Americas region.  He started at BASF in 2006 in Packaging Procurement, where he worked with BASF business units to source and better package BASF products.  He then moved into Raw Material Procurement where he handled products such as amines, glycols, acids and Isobutylbenzene. </p><p>Over the course of his career, he has worked for a number of different industry leading organizations including Amersham Biosciences and GE Healthcare. </p><p>Keith received his education from the Rochester Institute of Technology where he received his Bachelor of Science in Packaging Science/ Design.</p> </div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/KeithMiddleton.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/KeithMiddleton.jpgGP0|#265ad927-82d0-4620-91e1-baf5d30e297b;L0|#0265ad927-82d0-4620-91e1-baf5d30e297b|Keith Middleton;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClass58A56A8B7991465E99353D4FBCCDA21B"><p>​<span><span>... focused on bringing sustainable packaging solutions to market...</span></span></p></div>
CEO, Ponder; leader in Vancouver’s collaborative economyhttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Chris DiplockCEO, Ponder; leader in Vancouver’s collaborative economy<div class="ExternalClass4ABCD4EDF8A04CFD829786CC4C792035"><p>​Chris Diplock is a leader in Vancouver's collaborative economy. Founder of the Vancouver Tool Library and Lead Researcher with the Sharing Project, Chris is working with organizations in Vancouver to develop the local collaborative economy. Chris is the Owner and Lead Researcher of <a href="http://www.ponderresearch.co/" target="_blank">Ponder</a>, a Vancouver based community research company. </p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/ChrisDiplock.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/ChrisDiplock.jpgGP0|#0f59eb30-d8da-4c26-9ab4-8cf68d4da98d;L0|#00f59eb30-d8da-4c26-9ab4-8cf68d4da98d|Chris Diplock;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassBE41AAAE251047808C556B999A82561B"><p>​...<span><span> a leader in Vancouver's collaborative economy...</span></span></p></div>
Author, The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbookhttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Cinda ChavichAuthor, The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook<div class="ExternalClass3CA206A746EC420BB85BC3CBE674911A"><p>​Cinda Chavich is a freelance food writer and the author of six cookbooks includingThe Girl Can't Cook, The Guy Can't Cook and The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook. She is a strong believer in sustainable, local foods and ecotourism, and champions cooking with what you have. Find out more <a href="https://twitter.com/tastereporter">@TasteReporter</a>.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/CindaChavich.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/CindaChavich.jpgGP0|#b48b21e0-9b51-4ca6-a24f-f91be80c2e95;L0|#0b48b21e0-9b51-4ca6-a24f-f91be80c2e95|Cinda Chavich;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b
Global Sustainability Marketing Manager, Dell http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Stephen RobertsGlobal Sustainability Marketing Manager, Dell <div class="ExternalClass7551F28F10184D3AAB671597E2464992"><p>​As the Global Sustainability Marketing Manager at Dell, Stephen Roberts drives the promotion of "all things green and good". His focus is on the intersection of technology, business and the environment, with a special emphasis on the circular economy and net positive efforts.  His writings can be seen on Dell's TechPageOne blog. Stephen also helped create Dell's 2020 Legacy of Good Plan – the company's first comprehensive, long-term sustainability plan.</p><p>Before joining Dell in 2011, Stephen spent nearly 15 years in the advertising world, managing public health and environmental education campaigns for public and private-sector clients. As the Vice President for EnviroMedia Social Marketing, he oversaw many aspects of the 60-person agency and led campaigns around renewable energy, corporate sustainability strategy, habitat preservation, disaster preparedness, and tobacco prevention among others.</p><p>Stephen holds degrees in History and Spanish from Northwestern University and a Master's Degree from the University of Texas, where he occasionally guest lectures on sustainability marketing topics.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/StephenRoberts.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/StephenRoberts.jpgGP0|#c38f2d87-5129-499a-a994-9a0545e3fe8d;L0|#0c38f2d87-5129-499a-a994-9a0545e3fe8d|Stephen Roberts;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassE2F36BD900E1477B9A567818E0A9FC4C"><p>​<span><span>...focus on the intersection of technology, business and the environment...</span></span></p></div>
Co-founder & VP, Harvest Powerhttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Wayne DavisCo-founder & VP, Harvest Power<div class="ExternalClass2D895E867EBE453B88B7C13BF5C2AE92"><p>​Wayne H. Davis is a Co-Founder of Harvest Power Inc. and Vice President for Government and Regulatory Affairs.   Through its Harvest Fraser Richmond Organics and Urban Woodwaste units, Harvest recycles more of the Lower Mainland's organic wastes than any other company, producing a range of nutrient-rich soil and compost products and renewable power.  Mr. Davis is past Chairman of the Board of the American Biogas Council, a 200+ member organization promoting anaerobic digestion and the biogas industry.  He also helped shape public policy around organics recycling and renewable energy production in the Vancouver region, California, New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.  Before joining Harvest, Wayne was co-founder and General Counsel of Backyard Farms, LLC of Madison, Maine and Chief Compliance Officer for Fidelity Brokerage Company.  Wayne graduated from both Harvard Law School and Williams College.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/WayneDavis.jpg, Wayne H. DavisGP0|#58f4de33-5956-4319-84bb-7bf1679a8d40;L0|#058f4de33-5956-4319-84bb-7bf1679a8d40|Wayne Davis;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b
CEO, BSI Biodegradable Solutions Inc.http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Susanna CarsonCEO, BSI Biodegradable Solutions Inc.<div class="ExternalClass3ED82FA2FC2F422494037BD6E08E73A1"><p>​Susanna Carson is an entrepreneur building her personal and corporate legacy through the business of sustainable/compostable packaging. She is the founder and CEO of BSI Biodegradable Solutions, a compostable packaging distribution company, and more recently Besics Packaging Corporation, a compostable retail products company. Carson has more than 22 years of education and work experience in environmental issues and project/business development.  Susanna serves as Co-chair of the Product and Packaging Working Group of the National Zero Waste Council; is a topic expert for the Sustainable Packaging Coalition;  a founding member of Women for Nature, supporting Canadian environmental conservation and education programs; and a member of the Go for the Greens Executive Steering Committee, where she serves as Sustainability Chair for their annual entrepreneurs' business development conference.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/SusannaCarson.jpg, Susanna CarsonGP0|#769f9856-4b7f-4972-90d6-dc503cdafc54;L0|#0769f9856-4b7f-4972-90d6-dc503cdafc54|Susanna Carson;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassAA5ED482939A4436A0913783FAFA50AE"><p>​<span>...an entrepreneur building her personal and corporate legacy through the business of sustainable/compostable packaging...</span></p></div>
Senior VP, Innovation & Strategic Growth, Club Coffeehttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Claudio GemmitiSenior VP, Innovation & Strategic Growth, Club Coffee<div class="ExternalClass28A1C199C1334EC69050A6CB340DBFBF"><p>​Since 2013, Claudio Gemmiti has been an instrumental leader at Club Coffee, bringing his extensive background in brand management to use with the Company's innovative, 100% compostable single-serve coffee pod, the first of its kind in the world. Gemmiti is a strategic thinker with deep CPG research and development acumen. Before he joined Club Coffee, he drove profitable growth and enhanced stakeholder satisfaction with Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Procter and Gamble for more than two decades. Gemmiti has a proven track record for leadership and for building high performing teams resulting in game-changing' innovation and dynamic results in product and brand development. </p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/ClaudioGemmiti.jpg, Claudio GemmitiGP0|#86b3899f-f5c2-4b1b-8fa3-ac18bc705848;L0|#086b3899f-f5c2-4b1b-8fa3-ac18bc705848|Claudio Gemmiti;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b
​Market Development Manager, iFixit.comhttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Eric Doster​Market Development Manager, iFixit.com<div class="ExternalClass6FA485530C2F4921A53A0E7804CC81A1">Eric Craig Doster is the Market Development Manager at iFixit.com (the largest collection of open source repair information). He is a regular speaker at manufacturing and technology conferences on the benefits of incorporating service-friendly designs, the common disconnect between product design and aftermarket serviceability, and how companies can turn their support cost centers into new, sustainable revenue channels. Eric also leads Dozuki, a division focused on using the technology and best practices behind iFixit.com to modernize manufacturing and service operations around the world. </div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/EricDoster.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/EricDoster.jpgGP0|#508a0753-a2e4-474a-8e10-508d8a095ebf;L0|#0508a0753-a2e4-474a-8e10-508d8a095ebf|Eric Doster;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClass21A45A6117214F69ACFEB5C49F46C558"><p>​...focused on using the technology and best practices to modernize manufacturing and service operations around the world...</p></div>
Senior Lead, Circular Economy, Sitra, Finlandhttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Kari HerleviSenior Lead, Circular Economy, Sitra, Finland<div class="ExternalClassC33D1CF8705548919273797DA3D231CF"><p>Kari is currently leading the circular economy area at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund.</p><p>Circular economy area is one of the four focus areas of Sitra under the Carbon neutral and resource wise society.</p><p>Kari was previously responsible for the Resource efficient economy area in Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. Kari managed the Green Growth – Towards a sustainable future - program in Tekes, which aimed to identify potential new growth areas for the sustainable economy business, which are essentially based on lower energy consumption and sustainable use of natural resources. The program's focus areas were energy and material efficient products and services, bioeconomy and biomaterials, recycling, recovery of raw materials, waste treatment, business models, service concepts and comprehensive solutions. Total funding of the program was over 100 million euros. Previously Kari led the Vigo accelerator program in Tekes and supported Tekes management. Kari has also worked in Tekes Silicon Valley office for couple of years and his special interest is circular economy, fast growing cleantech firms and developing countries like BRIC.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/KariHerlevi.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/KariHerlevi.jpgGP0|#b57a0d6f-8cdb-482e-8b11-ccacb9f6c66d;L0|#0b57a0d6f-8cdb-482e-8b11-ccacb9f6c66d|Kari Herlevi;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassB5F88E18EA914DEB9F725BB4859FE954"><p>​...aimed to identify potential new growth areas for the sustainable economy business...</p></div>
Environment & Government Affairs, Tetra Pakhttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Elisabeth ComereEnvironment & Government Affairs, Tetra Pak<div class="ExternalClass2B3042EF819947B2BADE6AEC86A5C07D"><p>​Elisabeth Comere serves as Director Environment at Tetra Pak US & Canada. Tetra Pak is the world leader in packaging and food processing solutions. She joined the company in 2006 as Environment Manager for Europe where she helped define and drive Tetra Pak's environment strategy and contributed shaping recycling for cartons in Europe. Since 2010, she is based in the US, focusing on advancing the Tetra Pak's commitment to sustainability and recycling in the US and Canada. She is contributing in the roll-out of the recycling strategy developed by the Carton Council in the US and Canada serving as Vice-President Government Affairs. She is also a founding member and board member of AMERIPEN and a member of The Sustainability Consortium, the US Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the Canadian Beverage Association (CBA) and PAC.</p><p>Prior to this, she served as a political adviser to a Member of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, and headed the environment department of Food & Drink Europe, a European trade industry organization in Brussels, Belgium. She was educated in France, the UK and Belgium. She graduated as lawyer from Law School of Bordeaux University in France and Cardiff Law School in the UK (LLM) and earned an Environmental Sciences Master from Brussels University (Belgium).</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/ElisabethComere.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/ElisabethComere.jpgGP0|#d5fb424e-944e-4b61-bdc3-c979a5c02f7d;L0|#0d5fb424e-944e-4b61-bdc3-c979a5c02f7d|Elisabeth Comere;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b
Policy Director, Mowat Centre, University of Torontohttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Sunil JohalPolicy Director, Mowat Centre, University of Toronto<div class="ExternalClass02DDA4183C4A426AA30FAB920A938AF0"><p>​Sunil oversees the Mowat Centre's research agenda and manages the Centre's research team. He is frequently invited to speak about technology and policy issues at conferences and in a variety of media outlets, including the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CBC Radio and Television, CTV News, the Guardian, Maclean's and the Ottawa Citizen.</p><p>Previously, he was a Director with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation and has also held senior management and policy roles with the Cabinet Office, Ministries of Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs and federal Treasury Board Secretariat. He joined the federal civil service through the Recruitment of Policy Leaders initiative in 2003. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics, Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Western Ontario.<br> </p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/SunilJohal.jpg, /speakers/SpeakerPhotos/SunilJohal.jpgGP0|#38ce9700-4ee4-4305-8c68-7e739bcdf2ab;L0|#038ce9700-4ee4-4305-8c68-7e739bcdf2ab|Sunil Johal;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b
Manager, Global Materials Chemistry Strategy & Practice, Steelcasehttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Tammy AyersManager, Global Materials Chemistry Strategy & Practice, Steelcase<div class="ExternalClassAAABC8AB97B54D18A9970E5AE037133B"><p>Tammy Ayers is the Manager, Global Materials Chemistry Strategy & Practice at Steelcase. Tammy leads a cross-company effort to ensure the integration of the materials chemistry platform; establishing management strategies for understanding the human and environmental impacts of product and process materials. Tammy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Leadership from Davenport University, a Lean certification from the University Of Michigan College Of Engineering, and is a Certified Performance Technologist, issued by ISPI. She participated in the UC Berkeley Essentials of Green Chemistry curriculum, served on the board of advisors of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, and a former core committee member of the Health Product Declaration Manufacturing Advisory Board. She and her team received the 2014 Green Chemistry & Commerce Council’s Champions award; she was the 2015 recipient of WMEAC’s Women of Inspiration award and volunteers with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/TammyAyers.jpg, Tammy AyersGP0|#e9abe22f-0809-40c5-a8f3-314add12af5f;L0|#0e9abe22f-0809-40c5-a8f3-314add12af5f|Tammy Ayers;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassBA89A98C8A294B7C95A631629FEF4102"><p>​...<span><span>establishing management strategies for understanding the human and environmental impacts of product and process materials.</span></span>...</p></div>
CEO, Value Chain Management International http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Martin GoochCEO, Value Chain Management International <div class="ExternalClass8D18841ADEB342C4B4BF028A58DD776B"><p>​Dr. Martin Gooch is co-founder and CEO of Value Chain Management International (VCMI), a global consulting company which helps businesses, primarily in the agricultural and food industry, enhance their long-term profitability and environmental sustainability. Martin has considerable international experience developing commercially successful value chain initiatives that have received domestic and international acclaim. Food waste reduction projects currently being facilitated by the VCMI team are occurring in North America, Africa, Caribbean and Asia. </p><p>A decade of analyzing businesses and value chains to identify where food and related waste occurs and why, and developing relationships with international initiatives designed to enable businesses to profit from reducing food waste, led to the establishment in 2012 of the Cut Waste, GROW PROFIT™ initiative.   </p><p>Martin holds a PhD in agri-business and a Master's degree in agri-food management, and is Adjunct Professor at the College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph. </p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/MartinGooch.jpg, Martin GoochGP0|#e508b9a7-89ed-4a16-8e25-0b56d1f94bf9;L0|#0e508b9a7-89ed-4a16-8e25-0b56d1f94bf9|Martin Gooch;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassBECA48466FFC4C1D8721FA5B1FBA97AF"><p>​...helping businesses enhance their long-term profitability and environmental sustainability...</p></div>
Sustainability Manager, Nature's Path Foodshttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Jason BoyceSustainability Manager, Nature's Path Foods<div class="ExternalClassD14EAFF1F30D4D1AB1974DA51D1CF6D1"><p>​Jason is the Sustainability Manager with Nature’s Path Foods, a leader in the organic food sector for over 25 years. Jason has more than 10 years of experience with sustainable food systems, and at Nature’s Path Foods he leads the efforts to achieve its ambitious sustainability goals such as Zero Waste 2015 and Climate Neutral 2020. Along with the Director of HR and Sustainability, he is responsible for the development of strategies to achieve Nature’s Path resource reduction targets, developing team member training and engagement in sustainability, and corporate charitable giving programs. Jason also supports Nature’s Path sustainability culture through volunteering, leading employee committees and participating in events that promote a sustainable lifestyle. Jason obtained his MBA in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute in 2008.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/JasonBoyce.jpg, Jason BoyceGP0|#99d7e126-42c1-489a-85ec-1f2859872101;L0|#099d7e126-42c1-489a-85ec-1f2859872101|Jason Boyce;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClass374E86481AD548C28E0561F626C5D7FA"><p>​<span>...leads efforts to achieve ambitious sustainability goals such as Zero Waste 2015 and Climate Neutral 2020...</span></p></div>
Senior VP, Corporate Affairs & Communication, Loblawshttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Bob ChantSenior VP, Corporate Affairs & Communication, Loblaws<div class="ExternalClass0F8EF244FA5747F085634A5BF7EBA23F"><p>​Bob is responsible for managing the corporate face of Loblaw including corporate social responsibility, public relations, government and industry relations, and communication to the company’s 192,000 colleagues and franchise employees.</p><p>For its leadership in the areas of waste reduction, health and nutrition, and sustainable sourcing, Loblaw has been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers and Canada’s 50 Most Responsible Corporations the past two years. In addition, through the establishment of the Loblaw Companies Limited Chair in Sustainable Food Production at the University of Guelph and the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Food in Canada, Loblaw is contributing to the development of a sustainable national food strategy. </p><p>Prior to joining Loblaw, Bob worked as Senior Associate with Hill & Knowlton Canada, and as Director of Corporate Affairs with Labatt Brewery Company. He has also served as Chief of Staff to the Ontario Opposition Leader and as Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Ontario. Bob serves on the Management Board of Loblaw Companies Limited and is a director of Stewardship Ontario and the newly-formed Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/BobChant.jpg, Bob ChantGP0|#53faeb0d-63a0-4a8e-97a0-f3e505e11b07;L0|#053faeb0d-63a0-4a8e-97a0-f3e505e11b07|Bob Chant;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassE60145EAC8314C3DA3657A31A948ED77"><p>​... contributing to the development of a sustainable national food strategy...</p></div>
President of IKEA Canadahttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Stefan SjöstrandPresident of IKEA Canada<div class="ExternalClass6965CB0718E84754AC6101B53E839E52"><p>Stefan, best known for his high energy level, drive and results-focused attitude, transitioned into the role of president of IKEA Canada in September 2014, where he is committed to securing IKEA’s position as the leader in life at home. </p><p>He joined IKEA in 2007 as Global Manager, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands to build up a new supply chain for Green Plants, as well be part of building the new purchase process within IKEA. After two years, Stefan transitioned to IKEA of Sweden, which is IKEA’s design house, where he was chosen to be one of seven global leaders in product development. In 2012, Stefan joined IKEA France as Senior Vice President. </p><p>Prior to joining IKEA, Stefan quickly climbed the ranks at several high-profile international organizations including OLW, a leading consumer snack brand in Sweden, where he rose and became CEO; Besthand, a start-up company where Stefan was tasked with building the company and creating strong organic growth; and finally Weibull Trädgård, a horticultural and garden supply company, where Stefan acted as CEO for the Nordic market. He has a strong reputation as a leader in senior level executive positions internationally with a focus on marketing, sales, innovation, and change management. </p><p>Stefan currently lives in Toronto and is married to his wife Helén and has three children. </p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/StefanSjostrand.jpg, Stefan SjöstrandGP0|#aabc514d-3879-4693-8b79-6e96db11dc00;L0|#0aabc514d-3879-4693-8b79-6e96db11dc00|Stefan Sjöstrand;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClass74D7DC6DFC30449581DF9D356099150F"><p>​...committed to securing IKEA’s position as the leader in life at home...</p></div>
Film Producerhttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Jen RustemeyerFilm Producer<div class="ExternalClass6658530AA2E04ADC948C9A5BCD98BF13"><p>​Jenny is a Leo Award-winning producer with Peg Leg Films, a tiny production company that makes socially conscious films to inspire big personal action. Her documentaries have appeared on Superchannel, The Knowledge Network, and MSNBC. Beyond film production Jenny engages audiences at a grassroots level; over the past five years she has coordinated hundreds of community screenings and public events including a self-supported, 30-city, cross-Canada film tour by bicycle. A dedicated zero-waster, Jen has spoken around the world on the topics of waste reduction and food waste and is one of Western Living’s 2015 Foodies of the Year. When she's not in front of or behind the camera, Jen can be found bicycling, recycling and making things from scratch. </p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/JenRustemeyer.jpg, Jen RustemeyerGP0|#e3b2e22c-7901-473f-bd64-4b8145a5eb71;L0|#0e3b2e22c-7901-473f-bd64-4b8145a5eb71|Jen Rustemeyer;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClass08620D089A684A399E4E56461A269DC9"><p>​..making socially conscious films to inspire big personal action...</p></div>
Manager of Sustainability, Walmart Canadahttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Andrew TelferManager of Sustainability, Walmart Canada<div class="ExternalClassD1FA254ED5A64133AFBD3BDF2AD177A8"><p>Andrew currently leads the sustainability efforts for Walmart’s Canadian market, and is a member of the company’s global-sustainability-leaders team. He co-led Walmart’s world-wide waste-diversion group from 2011 to 2013.</p><p>Andrew’s career spans 18 years in the retail and consumer-goods industries. He joined Walmart Canada in 2005. Prior to Walmart, Andrew held a range of sales and category management positions with General Mills Canada and The Nielsen Company of Canada.</p><p>He is a sought-after speaker on the topic of retail sustainability, and is involved in mentorship programs at the Telfer School of Management, the Schulich School of Business and the Ivey School of Business.</p><p>Andrew is an active member of the Retail Council of Canada’s sustainability-steering committee.</p><p>He holds a degree in Geography from the University of British Columbia.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/AndrewTelfer.jpg, Andrew TelferGP0|#2208e627-17ae-4a82-8a5d-658104177059;L0|#02208e627-17ae-4a82-8a5d-658104177059|Andrew Telfer;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClass9E9281DB30C84385A612174CC5D688CD"><p>​...leads the sustainability efforts for Walmart’s Canadian market...</p></div>
Councillor, City of Toronto, Ward 33 Don Valley Easthttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Shelley CarrollCouncillor, City of Toronto, Ward 33 Don Valley East<div class="ExternalClass7152270F2C7C406498291D422C317E90">​Elected in 2003, Shelley committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable city — one that is economically sustainable and environmentally friendly. In her first term, she worked as a member of the Budget Committee to make City Hall more efficient, finding over $200 million in savings while protecting essential services. She served as Chair of the Works Committee, which deals with Toronto's most pressing issues like garbage, recycling, water, sewers and roads. In 2006, Shelley became Toronto's Budget Chief, managing the City's $9.2 billion budget, and achieved $576 million in ongoing operating efficiencies over 4 years.<br><br>Shelley has been a Don Valley East resident since 1967, where she lives with her family. She was involved in her community long before becoming an official public servant, working with parents and teachers of the North York Parent Assembly for a better education system.<br><br></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/shelleycarroll.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/shelleycarroll.jpgGP0|#9bb2721d-0117-4523-9597-4b21767b4a9a;L0|#09bb2721d-0117-4523-9597-4b21767b4a9a|Shelley Carroll;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b
Founder and Director, North Shore Culinary Schoolhttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Don GuthroFounder and Director, North Shore Culinary School<div class="ExternalClassB0EB3EB8CAF146D69EF515412B5C1DA8">​<span lang="EN-US">Don Guthro is at the forefront of an emerging rescued food movement, and played a large role in organizing the popular Feeding the 5000 event that took place in Vancouver this year. Don has worked as Chef and Executive Chef in some of Canada`s top restaurants, as well as is in Europe. Motivated by high costs of culinary tuition, lack of affordable housing and skilled entry-level cooks in Vancouver, Don created an successful innovative social enterprise - the North Shore Culinary School – using a business model that supports the School and provides free cooking school tuition. </span><br><br></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/DonGuthro.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/DonGuthro.jpgGP0|#408382bd-73d2-4cfb-b713-dbb7dee0cb40;L0|#0408382bd-73d2-4cfb-b713-dbb7dee0cb40|Don Guthro;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b
Executive Director, One Earthhttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Vanessa TimmerExecutive Director, One Earth<div class="ExternalClass50D1ADBB36194FDCB987091E09C9104F"><p>​Vanessa Timmer is the Executive Director of One Earth, a Vancouver‐based “think and do tank” focused on sustainable consumption and production. One Earth is curating the New Economies theme of Cities for People, initiated by The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation – a Canada‐wide experiment in advancing a movement to create more resilient and livable cities through innovation networks. Vanessa is also an Associate with the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University focused on innovation and holds a Doctorate in environmental studies with<br>degrees from Queen’s University, Oxford University and UBC. She teaches sustainability and systems thinking, and co‐hosts the television show, The Sustainable Region. <br></p><p>In 2013, Vanessa was named one of Business in Vancouver’s Top Forty under 40. One Earth is one of the founders of the National Industrial Symbiosis Program – Canada and is also co‐leading a global campaign to create positive and compelling visions of life in sustainable futures.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/vanessatimmer.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/vanessatimmer.jpgGP0|#38c21c95-33f2-4c9b-82ca-841f7adab58b;L0|#038c21c95-33f2-4c9b-82ca-841f7adab58b|Vanessa Timmer;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b
Executive Director, Recycling Council of Albertahttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Christina SeidelExecutive Director, Recycling Council of Alberta<div class="ExternalClass2F0525F18DAF494087936C364D7DBD91"><p>​<span lang="EN-US">Christina holds a Masters degree in Environmental Design (Environmental Science), as well as a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, and is currently undertaking her PhD in Engineering Management, with a thesis topic of Assessing Recycling Options using Life-Cycle Assessment.  She operates sonnevera international corp., a waste reduction consulting firm, and is the current Executive Director of the Recycling Council of Alberta. Christina loves rural life, choosing to live on a farm near Bluffton, Alberta, where her and her family raise Warmblood horses, and enjoy many other outdoor activities</span></p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/christinaseidel.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/christinaseidel.jpgGP0|#97457c5b-5d22-49fb-9496-c7142bc0c16d;L0|#097457c5b-5d22-49fb-9496-c7142bc0c16d|Christina Seidel;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b
Director, Metro Vancouver Board of Directorshttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Heather DealDirector, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors<div class="ExternalClass23FBD08F9913445C9C24CDA1926722B9"><p>​<span lang="EN">Councillor Heather Deal was first elected to the Vancouver Park Board in 2002 and served as its chair in 2003. She was elected to Vancouver City Council in 2005 and was re-elected in 2008, 2011, and 2014. She is the chair of the City's Planning, Transportation, and Environment Committee.</span><br><br><span lang="EN">Councillor Deal brings her passions for arts and entertainment, healthy ecosystems, an animated public realm, and cycling to City Hall. She has brought forward initiatives to support artists, expand creative spaces in the city, create the food cart program, improve accessibility throughout the city, retain heritage, and increase pedestrian safety. At the regional level, Councillor Deal has worked on waste reduction, air quality, the Metro Vancouver’s MAXguide cultural website, ecological health, Experience the Fraser and she serves as the Chair of the Regional Parks Committee. At the federal level, she is engaged in work concerning environmental health, urban Aboriginals, infrastructure, transportation, and increasing women's participation in politics.</span><br><br> <span lang="EN">Councillor Deal is a biologist with a long history of working on environmental and habitat issues</span>.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/heatherdeal.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/heatherdeal.jpgGP0|#6f76ebd0-c729-4cce-b28e-2ee1a4432fbb;L0|#06f76ebd0-c729-4cce-b28e-2ee1a4432fbb|Heather Deal;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b
CEO, Recycling Council of British Columbiahttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Brock MacdonaldCEO, Recycling Council of British Columbia<div class="ExternalClassE20EB55839194F569FDD205EB16B55B6"><p>Brock Macdonald joined the Recycling Council of British Columbia as Communications Director in 2004 and was appointed CEO in 2006. From 2000 to 2004 he was communications manager for Product Care; B.C.’s first regulated industry stewardship agency.  He currently vice-chairs the National Zero Waste Council, co-leads its circular economy working group, and sits on a range of boards and stewardship agency advisory committees. Brock is a former educator and journalist whose business experience extends from software and manufacturing to sports and entertainment.  His current focus is in developing a network of support for a sustainable circular economy in Canada.  He holds a Masters in Leadership from Royal Roads University and a Diploma in Communications from Kwantlen Polytechnic University.</p><br></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/brockmacdonald.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/brockmacdonald.jpgGP0|#831450c0-402c-479f-8c72-20fa8df100fb;L0|#0831450c0-402c-479f-8c72-20fa8df100fb|Brock Macdonald;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b
President & CEO PAC, Packaging Consortium http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/James DownhamPresident & CEO PAC, Packaging Consortium <div class="ExternalClass0C5AAE09AA0F4FF8B8F61DEBDD092E66"><p>​<span lang="EN-US">Since 2006 Jim Downham has been dedicated to advancing the packaging industry agenda as the President & CEO for the not-for-profit, PAC, Packaging Consortium.  Prior to PAC Jim spent his career in the packaging industry in the manufacturing of package materials/containers rising to the level of CEO of a $175 million multi-plant North American packaging leader. In 2000 Jim founded LeaderLinx, an industry consultant primarily focused on the recruitment of executives in the packaging industry.  In November 2014 Jim reached the pinnacle of his career when he was inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame in Chicago, Illinois.</span><br><span lang="EN-US"> </span><br><span lang="EN-US">Jim is a passionate, bottom-line, customer focused leader. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program. He has lived and worked in North America and is a citizen of US and Canada. Jim is a founding Director of the Canadian Product Stewardship Council that produces the Conference on Canadian Stewardship. </span></p><br></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/jimdownham.jpg, /speakers/SpeakerPhotos/jimdownham.jpgGP0|#7ce9e8ef-21ba-4787-a56a-10d53d4cfce3;L0|#07ce9e8ef-21ba-4787-a56a-10d53d4cfce3|James Downham;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b
Journalist, Radio Host and Producerhttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Kathryn GretsingerJournalist, Radio Host and Producer<div class="ExternalClassBB0D2899E2F24D0BB53417738E74CF08"><p>​Kathryn Gretsinger is a Vancouver journalist. She has worked for CBC Radio as a host, producer and writer/broadcaster. Kathryn also works as an Adjunct Professor at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism. She coaches and trains reporters, producers and journalists working in radio, television, print and online. Her interest in mental health/social issues stretches back to the early days of her career. She is committed to covering the issues in a way that challenges stereotypes and helps to create understanding.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/KathrynGretsinger.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/KathrynGretsinger.jpgGP0|#19579f00-652e-4265-ad38-0fbfaf45200e;L0|#019579f00-652e-4265-ad38-0fbfaf45200e|Kathryn Gretsinger;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b
Director, Cities and Tools, Circle Economy (the Netherlands) http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Klaske KrukDirector, Cities and Tools, Circle Economy (the Netherlands) <div class="ExternalClass433C9CD1FAA849C5BC73DB8A27BE8029"><p>A change manager that specializes in the circular economy, Klaske Kruk leads the Cities Programme at Circle Economy – a member-based cooperative in the Netherlands that creates industrial systems that are restorative by design - decoupling growth and resource needs.  In this capacity, Klaske leads the Amsterdam project and is the Programme Manager for the tooling team, currently working on the digitisation of a new business model assessment tool (Assessing Circular Trade-offs or ACT), the Circularity Assessment Tool (CAT) and the Circulator (an online marketplace for waste streams).  Klaske has many years of experience working with different corporations – leading sustainable business programs and working in the area of international sustainability and development aid. Klaske strongly believes that the circular economy provides the answer for our challenges ahead - presenting us with sustainable business models and smart innovations (e.g. biomimicry) that will create jobs. Klaske wants to development useful concepts to improve the world in a creative and tangible way.</p><br></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/KlaskeKruk.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/KlaskeKruk.jpgGP0|#5ed202e9-22f6-4250-92c6-769734cdfc8d;L0|#05ed202e9-22f6-4250-92c6-769734cdfc8d|Klaske Kruk;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b
Director, Metro Vancouver Board of Directorshttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Darrell MussattoDirector, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors<div class="ExternalClassEAD9124FCBDD4CCEBF39A6A1A9EE607A"><p>Darrell Mussatto is serving his fourth term as Mayor of the City of North Vancouver following four terms as Councillor. He is active at the regional level serving on numerous boards and committees, including as chair of the Community Energy Association and Metro Vancouver Utilities Committee.</p><div class="ExternalClass50D8B63AF0CE4544AE824B035543D64C"><p>Mayor Mussatto’s priority issues are sustainability, affordability and homelessness. He is passionate about making the City a place where the benefits of growth are shared by all. He is committed to lowering the City’s carbon footprint by promoting active transportation, reducing energy use, improving our liquid and solid waste management, supporting urban gardening and expanding the award winning Lonsdale Energy Corporation.</p></div></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/DarrellMussatto.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/DarrellMussatto.jpgGP0|#baa03126-1611-4167-b4d7-76d8b16e0d06;L0|#0baa03126-1611-4167-b4d7-76d8b16e0d06|Darrell Mussatto;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b
Councillor, City of Torontohttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Mike LaytonCouncillor, City of Toronto<div class="ExternalClassDA5B52915E744C81920D76E56EAA570C">Before being elected on October 25, 2010 to serve as one of Toronto’s youngest Councillors, Mike worked for political change from the other side of the table, as an environmental leader and community organizer. As Deputy Outreach Director for Environmental Defence, one of Canada’s leading environmental groups, he championed a variety of successful initiatives including the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, green building standards, water conservation and source water protection. Mike holds a LEEDs Accreditation (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), in addition to earning a Masters in Environmental Studies, with a focus on citizen participation in urban planning. These qualifications followed his BA in Political Science and Environmental Management</div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/MikeLayton.jpg, Mike LaytonGP0|#13697c69-2ece-4599-92b2-82b3c3051fb1;L0|#013697c69-2ece-4599-92b2-82b3c3051fb1|Mike Layton;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClass083153D8492B47A19758682F5E1DF6A8"><p>...championed a variety of successful sustainability initiatives...</p></div>