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CEO, International Material Recovery GrillCEO, International Material Recovery<div class="ExternalClassDD5A8B22B3754AAB9CCF65E811B24C1D"><div><p> ​Sam Grill is CEO of International Material Recovery, a drywall recycling company based in Surrey BC. Sam grew up in northern BC and has called BC home all his life - save for a brief 3-year stint in Toronto. While in Toronto he completed an MBA at the University of Toronto and working in finance before coming to his senses and returning to BC. He now resides in North Vancouver with his young family and when not covered in drywall dust he can be found on any number of mountain trails throughout the sea-to-sky corridor.</p></div></div>, /speakers/SpeakerPhotos/SamGrill.jpgGP0|#38768a41-de07-4741-9282-9ece2afeffdd;L0|#038768a41-de07-4741-9282-9ece2afeffdd|Sam Grill;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Innovation in the MarketplaceSamGrill
Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board MurrayMember of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board<div class="ExternalClass97A5A16708DA4DC7A6AF64348ABA57DB"><p>Joyce Murray is the Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra and Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board. Ms. Murray was first elected to Parliament in 2008. She has served on Standing Committees on Trade, Health, Fisheries and Oceans, Environment and Sustainable Development, and Defence.</p><p>From 2011 to 2015 Ms. Murray chaired the Liberal Northern and Western Caucus, and co-chaired her party’s weekly Policy and Platform Caucus in Ottawa. Her legislative work includes presenting a Bill banning crude oil tanker traffic from BC’s North Coast and a Bill to ‎increase accountability and transparency of Canada’s Communication Security Establishment (CSE) and other security and intelligence agencies.</p><p>Before entering federal politics Ms. Murray was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, serving as a cabinet minister in the BC Liberal government from 2001 to 2005. Her political career followed 25 years spent building an international reforestation company she co-founded that has planted over one billion trees. Her interest in environmental sustainability was expressed in her thesis on climate change policy, which contributed to the SFU Deans Medal she was awarded for top MBA graduate of 1992. Joyce emigrated from South Africa as a child. She has three adult children and lives in Vancouver with her husband Dirk.</p> </div>, /speakers/SpeakerPhotos/JoyceMurray.jpgGP0|#bfdc1034-97e7-4fbe-b99a-448d2227ae3b;L0|#0bfdc1034-97e7-4fbe-b99a-448d2227ae3b|Joyce Murray;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Joyce Murray
Solid Waste Management Services General Manager, City of Toronto McKaySolid Waste Management Services General Manager, City of Toronto<div class="ExternalClassC57EEB6FA6EF463AA940C34B94D5F9D5"><p>Jim is the General Manager of the City of Toronto’s Solid Waste Management Services Division. In this capacity, he is responsible for all of the solid waste management programs and services for Canada's largest city and the fourth largest municipal waste management system in North America. Jim is a recent addition to the City coming from the consulting industry where he has a long history of working with municipalities across Canada and the United States on some of North America's largest and most innovative Solid Waste projects and programs. </p><p>Jim currently sits as member of the Board of Directors for both the Ontario Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA). </p></div>, Jim McKayGP0|#b79207c5-a5da-4bfc-af30-0c69cb41e564;L0|#0b79207c5-a5da-4bfc-af30-0c69cb41e564|Jim McKay;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Opening RemarksJim McKay
Senior Public Consultation Coordinator, City of Toronto ShyllitSenior Public Consultation Coordinator, City of Toronto<div class="ExternalClass2E3AB0F8C7EB4024807DB5F72DBAC685"><p>​​Robyn Shyllit is a Senior Public Consultation Coordinator with the City of Toronto where she designs, coordinates, implements and facilities large-scale public consultation and engagement strategies for many divisions and infrastructure projects across the city. She holds a Bachelors degree in Communication Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and worked in the arts and graphic communications before changing careers. Robyn completed a Masters degree in Urban Planning and Certificate in Community Development at the University of Toronto, and worked in the non-profit sector for several years with leading social justice organizations before joining the City of Toronto in 2015. In 2016, Robyn received a Leadership Excellence Award from the City Manager in recognition of her contributions to Toronto's Long Term Waste Management Strategy.</p></div>, Robyn ShyllitGP0|#13606ca5-458b-4bc3-9971-818530fceef2;L0|#013606ca5-458b-4bc3-9971-818530fceef2|Robyn Shyllit;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Closing RemarksRobyn Shyllit
President and CEO, Electronics Product Stewardship Canada KerrPresident and CEO, Electronics Product Stewardship Canada <div class="ExternalClass2E5A63C2D19A4FBF9F6897F4C49C9283"><p>As President and CEO of Electronics Product Stewardship Canada (EPSC), Shelagh Kerr has extensive experience in government relations, public affairs and environmental stewardship.  EPSC is a not-for-profit organization and the leading product stewardship voice for information technology and consumer electronics companies in Canada. Shelagh helps electronics manufacturers develop consensus policy positions on provincial legislation and regulations. She is also active with Environment Canada on their Chemical Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Group.</p><p>As Vice President of Corporate and Environmental Affairs for Coca-Cola Ltd Canada in the 1990's Shelagh helped to establish, and was a Director on the Boards of, provincial beverage recycling organizations in Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick.  She was also appointed to the Board of the federal Environmental Choice Program.  In the 1990's Shelagh sat on committees for EUROPEN, the industry group for packaging and the environment, while working for Coca-Cola in Europe. As Vice President, Technical of Grocery Products Manufacturers of Canada, she helped to establish the original industry financing formula for the Ontario Blue Box packaging recovery system. Shelagh also worked for nearly a decade with the R&D pharmaceutical industry in Brussels, representing their intellectual property interests with EU institutions. </p></div>, Shelagh KerrGP0|#3f69ed2a-d9da-4f79-b29a-3959e5536754;L0|#03f69ed2a-d9da-4f79-b29a-3959e5536754|Shelagh Kerr;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Repair and ReuseShelaghKerr
Vice-Chair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors LouieVice-Chair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors<div class="ExternalClass2AA1C13BE9A549209D339DD544342B92"><p>​Raymond Louie is serving his fifth term on Vancouver City Council, having been first elected in 2002. His vision is to help create a Vancouver where new opportunities to learn, succeed, and thrive are available to all. As a champion of communities, an expert in civic issues, and a fierce advocate for those who have been forgotten and ignored, he is working to ensure that this vision becomes a reality.</p><p>This term, Council has appointed him to the position of Acting Mayor. For the past two Council terms Acting Mayor Louie has served as the chair of the City Finance and Services Committee, and helped ensure that vital programs impacting affordable housing, the environment, and public safety maintained strong funding during an economic downturn.</p><p>From June 2015-June 2016 he held the position of President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) where he represented our nation's 2000 local governments to the Federal government. Currently serves as Vice Chair of the Metro Vancouver Region as well as a, trustee and board director on numerous other regional, provincial, and national boards including his fun favorite Chairing the Pacific National Exhibition board.</p><p>Acting Mayor Louie was born and raised in East Vancouver, where his family operated a bakery in the heart of "Little Italy" on Commercial Drive for 25 years. Today, he still calls East Vancouver home with his wife and their three children. He served for many years on his children's Parent Advisory Council and is an avid cyclist who raced for several years with a local team.</p></div>, Raymond LouieGP0|#7328fc0e-6441-4cc3-91ac-be52436f581e;L0|#07328fc0e-6441-4cc3-91ac-be52436f581e|Raymond Louie;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18RaymondLouie
Parliamentary Secretary for Energy Literacy and the Environment to the Minister of Environment of British Columbia SturdyParliamentary Secretary for Energy Literacy and the Environment to the Minister of Environment of British Columbia<div class="ExternalClass001C5640F3B34D5CAC6E347DD9054982"><p>MLA Jordan Sturdy entered public service as a local trustee for the Pemberton Valley Dyking District, served the Sea to Sky Corridor as a member of the Squamish Lillooet Regional District Board, and as Chair of the Squamish Lillooet Regional Hospital District Board and was a three term Mayor of Pemberton.</p><p>Jordan was elected provincially in 2013, and currently serves as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment.  </p><p>He is a member of the Cabinet Committee for Environment and Land Use and chairs the Provincial Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy. Jordan was also chair of the Climate Leadership Team and previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.</p><p>Jordan and his wife Trish both grew up in Vancouver but have lived in Pemberton for 25 years where they have raised two wonderful daughters.  They started, own and operate North Arm Farm which produces and markets 45 acres of certified organic vegetables and berries and hosts numerous long table dinners and events.</p></div>, Jordan SturdyGP0|#3ee4ae4f-3124-431b-9246-e45c57a680e6;L0|#03ee4ae4f-3124-431b-9246-e45c57a680e6|Jordan Sturdy;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18JordanSturdy
R&D Project Leader, Innovation Team, Campbell Company of Canada LillardR&D Project Leader, Innovation Team, Campbell Company of Canada<div class="ExternalClass053EF9EAACA74AC18AFE2FEF7EB87B38"><p>​John Lillard is a nutritionally and sustainably focused product developer. He has his undergraduate degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition and a Master's in Food Science, as well as his culinary degree. He is currently a Project Leader on the Innovation Team at Campbell's Canada, where he is actively working on food waste initiatives with the support and assistance of Campbell's global Corporate Social Responsibility team, Provision Coalition, and Enviro-Stewards. Along with his wife Marcy Lillard, he is also owner/operator of Mindful Grocer, an online education and communication portal devoted to food waste reduction and sustainable living.</p></div>, John LillardGP0|#47d2d67c-7fcc-4ae2-a4a9-1d46ffca3809;L0|#047d2d67c-7fcc-4ae2-a4a9-1d46ffca3809|John Lillard;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Food WasteJohnLillard
General Manager, LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction SchwarzGeneral Manager, LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction<div class="ExternalClass7592B63B8C19483698BBA0BE6E4B4DA6"><p>Edward Schwarz is General Manager of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction since it was created (as the Holcim Foundation) in 2003. He is responsible for all activities of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, including the international Awards competitions for sustainable construction projects and visions. He has produced more than 35 intraregional and global prize hand-over ceremonies, and edited some 30 publications related to sustainable construction.</p><p>Edward Schwarz was a journalist and editor of a Swiss trade magazine for the construction industry before joining a daily newspaper covering the Zurich area. He was then appointed editor-in-chief of a private radio station in the same region.</p><p>From 1992, he was in charge of communications of a Swiss building materials holding company that was later integrated into the then Holcim Group. He subsequently became Head of Corporate Communications for the united operations of Holcim in Switzerland. From 1999 until 2003, Edward Schwarz was the global Head of Internal and Online Communications of Holcim, in addition to being a member of the brand development and implementation team.</p></div>, Edward SchwarzGP0|#bd447a78-d695-4b5d-93d7-74d95b9a3eab;L0|#0bd447a78-d695-4b5d-93d7-74d95b9a3eab|Edward Schwarz;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18EdwardSchwarz
Critic & Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Consulting Urban Designer BoddyCritic & Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Consulting Urban Designer<div class="ExternalClassD120D6CA88514EE6B3E7F19D95D9568B"><p>Trevor Boddy is a critic of contemporary architecture/urbanism and a Vancouver-based consulting urban designer.  His writing on buildings and cities has been awarded the Alberta Book of the Year Award, the RAIC's Advocacy Award, membership in Lambda Alpha International, Fellowship in New York's Institute of Urban Design and RAIC, and an Honorary Membership in the American Institute of Architects. At the 2011 World Architecture Congress/Tokyo, Boddy's essay (for A/V in Madrid) entitled "MEGA + MICRO: Canada, Innovation at the Extremes" received commendation for the UIA/CICA's Pierre Vago Prize for best architectural criticism worldwide. His "HybridCity" was included in the 2011 VAG exhibition "WE Vancouver: 12 Manifestoes for the City." As curator, Boddy produced the "Vancouverism: Architecture Builds the City" exhibition plus linked Trafalgar Square demonstration construction (named marquee event for the 2008 London Festival of Architecture), re-mounted 2009 in Paris, then in Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics. Appointed Adjunct Professor in UBC's School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in 2012 and 2014; previous appointments at Manitoba, Oregon, Toronto and Carleton, plus serving as a studio critic and lecturer world-wide. </p></div>, Trevor Boody GP0|#bae40da7-3f26-46cb-9b15-2d0e5cf484b6;L0|#0bae40da7-3f26-46cb-9b15-2d0e5cf484b6|Trevor Boddy;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18The Built EnvironmentTrevorBoddy
Program Manager Sustainable Food Chains at Wageningen University & Research TimmermansProgram Manager Sustainable Food Chains at Wageningen University & Research <div class="ExternalClass6942C7C5B4FE4CB0A3D7FC1A4EFA0FDB"><p>​Toine is coordinator of the EU projects FUSIONS and REFRESH. FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimising waste prevention Strategies) has established a tiered European multi-stakeholder Platform to generate a shared vision and strategy to prevent food waste across the supply chain. The overall aim of the project REFRESH (Resource Efficient Food and dRink for the Entire Supply cHain) is to contribute significantly towards the objective of reducing food waste across the EU and maximizing the value from unavoidable food waste and packaging materials. A central ambition of the REFRESH project is to develop a ‘Framework for Action’ model that is based on strategic agreements across all stages of the supply chain (backed by Governments), delivered through collaborative working and supported by evidence-based tools to allow targeted, cost effective interventions.<br> </p></div>, /speakers/SpeakerPhotos/ToineTimmermans.jpgGP0|#44b4a6b6-6fe7-4037-a1dc-71a9bae85fa6;L0|#044b4a6b6-6fe7-4037-a1dc-71a9bae85fa6|Toine Timmermans;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Food WasteToineTimmermans
Director, RREUSE (EU) LenDirector, RREUSE (EU)<div class="ExternalClass301557FF81CC4A15B4092B28974E162E"><p>​Michal Len is Director of RREUSE, a representative body for social enterprises active in the field of re-use, repair and recycling. He has been with the organisation since 2011 and specialises in EU waste and product policies as well as policy mechanisms supporting social enterprise. Michal holds an MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation.</p></div>, Michal LenGP0|#22222ca5-841a-4825-bb36-4c5a4597b9dc;L0|#022222ca5-841a-4825-bb36-4c5a4597b9dc|Michal Len;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Repair and ReuseMichalLen
Executive Director, Institute for a Resource-Based Economy DymentExecutive Director, Institute for a Resource-Based Economy<div class="ExternalClass4B4AA37D067144A5B144EF0CB2DF84F3"><p>Ryan is a Chartered Accountant who worked in the fields of accounting and finance for eight years before becoming the Executive Director of the Institute for a Resource-Based Economy (IRBE). Since 2013, IRBE has expanded its programming and now manages 4 Tool Libraries, a Makerspace and its newest venture, the Sharing Depot, Canada's first Library of Things. The programs accept donations of lightly used items (6,000 inventory items and counting) and loan them to over 3,000 members who pay small annual membership fees. With over 60 volunteers supporting the programs, the Tool Library, Sharing Depot and Makerspace are truly community hubs that encourage access over ownership to reduce waste and share the abundance that already exists in Toronto.</p></div>, Ryan DymentGP0|#f40a5200-611f-46b0-9cb7-200fb7ce7079;L0|#0f40a5200-611f-46b0-9cb7-200fb7ce7079|Ryan Dyment;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Repair and ReuseRyanDyment
Senior Food & Agriculture Specialist, Natural Resource Defense Council HooverSenior Food & Agriculture Specialist, Natural Resource Defense Council<div class="ExternalClass13DFAC078CDB40419581E1089E971A30"><p>​Darby Hoover is a Senior Resource Specialist with NRDC's food and agriculture program. She specializes in issues related to food waste reduction, composting, anaerobic digestion, solid waste management, recycling, paper industry reform, and sustainable packaging. Darby's previous work includes helping to manage NRDC's sustainability initiatives with sports and entertainment organizations, including Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, the Academy Awards, and the GRAMMY Awards. She has authored and co-authored numerous publications including NRDC's "Guide to Composting at Sports Venues" and NRDC's report "Game Changer: How the Sports Industry is Saving the Environment". Darby received her bachelor's degree from Stanford University, and her master's in Energy and Resources from U.C. Berkeley.</p></div>,|#30f30a9e-1f9e-4112-a3f1-8b38446aa006;L0|#030f30a9e-1f9e-4112-a3f1-8b38446aa006|Darby Hoover;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Food WasteDarbyHoover
Federation of Canadian Municipalities, NZWC Board Member LongFederation of Canadian Municipalities, NZWC Board Member <div class="ExternalClassE0A959B31DB9499E8E5B4848E3ED3147"><p>Serving multiple consecutive terms as a councillor on the Township of Langley municipal council, he is also an elected member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities national board of directors and a member of the national standing committee on the environment and sustainable development. He also serves as a director on the Metro Vancouver Regional Board. </p> <p> Through his work at FCM, Long was appointed to the NZWC management board and he sits on the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste committee. He is an active member of his home town community of Aldergrove, BC where he resides with wife Karen and together they have operated various restaurants throughout the Lower Mainland over the past 20 years. </p></div>, Bob LongGP0|#144ab5d2-5584-4af4-bafa-0ad1a187f310;L0|#0144ab5d2-5584-4af4-bafa-0ad1a187f310|Bob Long;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Food WasteBobLong
MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Representing Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau WilkinsonMP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Representing Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau<div class="ExternalClass8C4FC0A922544F6C9C333B2320C637EB"><p>Prior to becoming the Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, Jonathan spent 20+ successful years as a senior business leader and executive. He has extensive experience in the energy and environmental technology sectors, having served as CEO of QuestAir Technologies and BioteQ Environmental Technologies, as well as Senior Vice-President of Business Development for Nexterra. Previously, he also worked at Bain & Company, a leading global management consultancy.</p><p>A Rhodes Scholar, Jonathan holds Masters Degrees from Oxford University and McGill University. Early in his career, he worked as a constitutional negotiator and a federal-provincial relations specialist.</p><p>Jonathan has served on numerous industry and charitable boards, including B.C. Technology Industries Association Chair, United Way of the Lower Mainland Cabinet Committee Chair and Board member and Treasurer of the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation. He is also a long time soccer coach with the North Shore Girls Soccer Club. Jonathan, his wife Tara, and their two daughters live in North Vancouver.</p></div>,|#c655f33d-bdc1-44bf-aee7-f910eb1cc519;L0|#0c655f33d-bdc1-44bf-aee7-f910eb1cc519|Jonathan Wilkinson;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Jonathon Wilkinson
VP Corporate Responsibility, LEGO Group BrooksVP Corporate Responsibility, LEGO Group<div class="ExternalClass88CEA5D93FDE44BF91E9E4A3E2BC419A">​<span lang="EN-US">Tim is the Vice President for Environmental Responsibility at LEGO. Based in Billund, Denmark, he leads a global team responsible for the company's global sustainability strategy, performance, and the impact of its products.</span><br><br><span lang="EN-US">Tim established and co-leads the new LEGO Sustainable Materials Centre which is a $150M project to find and implement sustainable raw materials by 2030. He is also responsible for driving a number of other key projects addressing sustainability impact in the value chain. The most recent is the investment of over $800M in offshore wind farms in the UK and Germany in order to meet the LEGO Group target of 100% renewable energy by 2020. </span><br><br><span lang="EN-US">Prior to joining LEGO Tim worked for Tesco, and led environmental R&D within its property division developing new environmental technologies, processes and systems. He has more than 15 years’ experience in sustainability, focusing on corporate sustainability strategy with particular knowledge of renewable energy technologies, sustainable buildings, and product manufacturing. He started his career with the Building Research Establishment and has worked for international engineering consultancies, FTSE 100 companies, the Carbon Trust, and as an environmental policy advisor to the Mayor of London.</span><br><br></div>, Tim BrooksGP0|#2bae87fe-c961-4605-83b6-8c39332f4313;L0|#02bae87fe-c961-4605-83b6-8c39332f4313|Tim Brooks;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Innovation in the MarketplaceTimBrooks
Senior Architect & Partner, L’OEUF Architects SuriSenior Architect & Partner, L’OEUF Architects<div class="ExternalClass4CA984705520445CAA488D96A9BEC9B7"><p>​An innovator in collaborative process, Sudhir has investigated and designed architectural, landscape and living systems for over 20 years. Convinced that ‘sustainability’ sets the bar too low, his ‘resonant design’ work has been awarded multiple prizes, including the Green Energy Benny Farm project, judged the most sustainable project in North America and third in the world by the Swiss Holcim Foundation. Sudhir also designed the living systems and ecosystem services framework for the Petit Rivière Master Plan, and designed the first structural, insulated rammed earth house in Quebec. His recent work was shortlisted for the Saint-Laurent Sports Complex competition, the Pierrefonds Public Library competition, the Montreal Biodome competition and most recently for the Chambly Center for Knowledge, History and Culture. Sudhir’s current work includes completion of the NDG Cultural Centre; a micro-housing and agriculture project in downtown Montreal; and a soon-to-be-released series of prefabricated passive homes.</p></div>,|#8dd23d62-8be0-4293-9c90-10dac5605c66;L0|#08dd23d62-8be0-4293-9c90-10dac5605c66|Sudhir Suri;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18The Built EnvironmentSudhirSuri
Co-Founder, Looptworks HamlinCo-Founder, Looptworks<div class="ExternalClassCB4D4AC5A1FF49258B159AD4A9E17065"><p>Scott Hamlin is the co-founder of Looptworks, a certified B corporation design brand that creates meaningful products from excess materials. Looptworks repurposes abandoned materials into beautiful, long-lasting and limited-edition products such as bags, clothing and accessories; it has been featured on Oprah’s O list, the Today Show, The Guardian, The BBC, NBC National News, The Washington Post, and Fox Business News. By re-using the world's pre and post-consumer excess, the Portland, Oregon based brand aims to rid the world of waste, while inspiring a generation to reduce their impact on the planet.</p><p>With industry experience at adidas AG, Jockey International and Royal Robbins, Hamlin is a thought leader on the circular economy from a practitioner’s perspective. His passion is focused on re-imagining product creation with a focus on zero waste and closed loop manufacturing methods. Hamlin has served on a panel with former Vice President and Nobel Peace Laureate Al Gore, has served as the key note speaker at Temple University’s Social Entrepreneurship Conference, and spoken to audiences internationally including at Harvard University and The Green Biz Forum. Hamlin was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine and on their website where his video was the most watched video on the site and garnered coverage from The Wall Street Journal. Hamlin’s podcast with the Fresh Water Trust landed on the front page of iTunes and has been the most downloaded podcast in their successful series.</p><p>In addition to leading Looptworks, Scott is involved in his Portland, Oregon community, serving on the advisory board for the University of Oregon’s Sports Product Program and as a member of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. He is a year-round bicycle commuter and spends his free time surfing, biking, running, hiking and playing outdoors with his family.</p></div>,|#d0a0a0c0-1303-4e88-80dd-ff7a27481402;L0|#0d0a0a0c0-1303-4e88-80dd-ff7a27481402|Scott Hamlin;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Innovation in the MarketplaceScottHamlin
Professor, Co-Leader of the Laboratory for Integrative Design, University of Calgary and Principal, Synthetiques TaronProfessor, Co-Leader of the Laboratory for Integrative Design, University of Calgary and Principal, Synthetiques<div class="ExternalClass58E617E3A66F47478A53E68147803D88"><p>Joshua M. Taron is an Associate Professor of architecture at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design where he co-directs the Laboratory for Integrative Design (LID). His current research focuses on the way in which new modes of drawing, fabrication and construction can yield new performative effects in the built environment. This work is done in partnership with a variety of disciplines such as computer science, structural engineering and city planning. His work has been published internationally and orients itself toward finding new ways of revitalizing and sustaining the already-built environment. </p><p>Taron is also Principal of Synthetiques, an award-winning research+design+build outfit focusing on the hybrid ecologies afforded through the interface of computational and physical economies across multiple scales. He earned his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).</p></div>,|#e194e69b-4048-49cd-864b-a9635091c7e5;L0|#0e194e69b-4048-49cd-864b-a9635091c7e5|Josh Taron;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18The Built EnvironmentJoshTaron
Journalist and Professor, UBC Graduate School of Journalism GretsingerJournalist and Professor, UBC Graduate School of Journalism<div class="ExternalClass2591E063F74F4C7A9E182C6E781878CF">Kathryn Gretsinger is a Vancouver journalist. She's a regular contributor at CBC and she teaches at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism.</div>, Kathryn GretsingerGP0|#ad7200d8-0f07-4071-8e7a-af3021e83014;L0|#0ad7200d8-0f07-4071-8e7a-af3021e83014|Kathryn Gretsinger;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Innovation NationKathrynGretsinger
Partnerships & Community Designer, IDEO RidenourPartnerships & Community Designer, IDEO<div class="ExternalClassEDFE4053E81744E48D1D44735D530502"><p>​Working on IDEO's Open Innovation platform, Matt designs strategies to grow and scale OpenIDEO's global impact while developing key partnerships to support the business. Focused on OpenIDEO's Food Waste initiative, Matt is building a network of partner organizations while helping manage the open innovation challenge. Matt leads OpenIDEO's environmental program "Accelerate", which includes an ongoing global event series and a Climate Fellowship program for social entrepreneurs.</p><p>Matt holds an MBA in Design Strategy from CCA (California College of the Arts), a BArch from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and studied design in Denmark through University of Copenhagen.</p></div>, Matthew RidenourGP0|#54142f6e-4215-47c8-9417-3fe8a050e3ce;L0|#054142f6e-4215-47c8-9417-3fe8a050e3ce|Matthew Ridenour;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Food WasteMatthewRidenour
Vice President, Innovation, Stuart Olson Inc. UndsethVice President, Innovation, Stuart Olson Inc.<div class="ExternalClass9D0D251D551049BBA387B13022FBB87A"><p>​I've always had an interest in how we can improve, how we can do things differently all with a perspective to uniquely differentiate and be more relevant for our customers' business. Over the last 8 years the focus has been oriented to Building Performance from collaborative design, construction and operating lifecycle with an emphasis on sustainability, reducing waste and regenerative building. More recently my curiosity has me studying how to effect positive change. Change is difficult and I've been fortunate to work in diverse environments (from startups to fortune 500s) where I've gathered important experiences and lessons learned regarding change management.</p><p>I'm grateful for the opportunity that Stuart Olson has provided; the opportunity to realize our vision for Building Performance where we are addressing the challenges associated with sustainability where we have a Centre to test and prove "what if"; where we are changing the industry one step at a time. </p><p>With both my family and our team we consistently say "never stop learning". We live by this philosophy and are excited by the possibilities. I am a student of applied technologies and processes that advance our work and my ability to lead cross-functional creative teams.</p></div>, Clint UndsethGP0|#939529e9-0e43-426b-9183-1b6f834b2772;L0|#0939529e9-0e43-426b-9183-1b6f834b2772|Clint Undseth;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18The Built EnvironmentClintUndseth
Innovation and Sustainability, Delta Development Group, the Netherlands ZachariasseInnovation and Sustainability, Delta Development Group, the Netherlands<div class="ExternalClass8CCAF21002F54F2E9FA82066C502002D"><p>Owen Zachariasse is responsible for all Innovation and Sustainability activities within the Delta Development Group. Over the last 12 years Delta has deeply embedded Cradle to Cradle and Circular Economic principles into the heart of its business and within his roll Zachariasse links upstream acquisition to downstream realization with the mandate of delivering on, and ensuring the continuous improvement of Delta's key principles behind innovation and sustainability, leadership, creating and leveraging networks within its developments and building/running an effective, transparent, and efficient innovation process. In addition to his work at Delta Zachariasse is a Principle Partner at Delta's offshoot advice agency "Zachariasse Consulting", is active in a number of local charities and serves as a guest lecturer on the topics of real estate development, business management and change management at The Hague University of Applied Science. Owen holds a BBA from Adelphi University and a Masters Degree in Strategic Management with concentration in Real Estate Finance from the Rotterdam School of Management.</p> </div>,|#7d5b9bc7-e567-4496-8256-7cf3bdfa2fb7;L0|#07d5b9bc7-e567-4496-8256-7cf3bdfa2fb7|Owen Zachariasse;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18OwenZachariasse
Co-Founder and Executive Director, One Earth and Board Member, National Zero Waste Council TimmerCo-Founder and Executive Director, One Earth and Board Member, National Zero Waste Council<div class="ExternalClass48139185FAB048988BD00140203588AF"><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>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>,|#6cd5c79b-afb2-4a78-8191-9e3028dadacc;L0|#06cd5c79b-afb2-4a78-8191-9e3028dadacc|Vanessa Timmer;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Repair and ReuseVanessaTimmer
Director, Product Stewardship, HP OrtizDirector, Product Stewardship, HP<div class="ExternalClassB14A611893A947E289B1923B73881332"><p>John Ortiz leads the global product stewardship organization for HP Inc., a $50B annual business. Ortiz's organization drives environmental design of computer and printer hardware products, ink and toner supplies, and paper products to minimize the impact of HP products throughout the product lifecycle. </p><p>Ortiz is currently championing circular economy thinking and action across HP's Print, PC, and 3D printing businesses. Recently his team has completed two closed-loop recycled polypropylene projects in over 40% of HP's inkjet cartridges, equal to approximately 5,000 tons of recycled resin annually. With the completion of this latest project, HP now uses recycled plastic in more than 80% of its ink cartridge products. Several other active projects are underway to incorporate recycled plastic into hardware printer products. Ortiz's team also focuses on product energy reduction and recently marked a milestone of driving an 88% energy reduction across HP's consumer printer products over the previous 5 years. Ortiz led the development of HP's Product Portfolio Use Phase GHG intensity reduction goal, an industry first, announced in 2014.</p><p>Ortiz lives in Corvallis, Oregon and enjoys hiking and biking in the Pacific Northwest.</p></div>, John OrtizGP0|#9776d7bd-f62c-4845-9c95-2d5e21c60f6e;L0|#09776d7bd-f62c-4845-9c95-2d5e21c60f6e|John Ortiz;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Innovation in the MarketplaceJohnOrtiz
CEO & Co-Founder, Ecovative BayerCEO & Co-Founder, Ecovative<div class="ExternalClassD8105A197CA342CCA120B0F9228F86DE"><p>​Eben Bayer is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ecovative. Ecovative is a world-leading biomaterials company that is specialized in adapting natural processes to create sustainable materials. Ecovative has commercialized two high performing products: an engineered wood alternative called MycoBoard™ and a plastic foam alternative for protective packaging called Mushroom® Packaging. Ecovative has been recognized as a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, for its potential impact on climate change by the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, the EPA Environmental Quality Award, and the Buckminster Fuller Challenge for socially responsible design.</p></div>, Eben BayerGP0|#4b3fd7c2-d7c3-436d-ae16-a49031349d90;L0|#04b3fd7c2-d7c3-436d-ae16-a49031349d90|Eben Bayer;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Innovation in the MarketplaceEbenBayer
Director, Sustainability, Sobeys Inc. TudorDirector, Sustainability, Sobeys Inc.<div class="ExternalClass8AF2FB643D634F0A88687B1DCAF758E0"><p>​Scott is Director of Sustainability for Sobeys Inc., and is based at their Ontario offices. His role has a broad scope that includes areas such as animal welfare, responsible product sourcing  and reducing food waste. Through its Safeway banner, Sobeys partnered earlier this year with Vancouver's Love Food – Hate Waste program on an in-store, consumer education initiative. The company has also recently run "ugly" produce campaigns in both Alberta and Quebec . In addition Sobeys actively participates on the sustainability executive committees for the Retail Council of Canada, the Food Marketing Institute and The Consumer Goods Forum; all of which have food waste initiatives in progress . A professional engineer, Scott has worked in food retailing for nearly twenty years and before that had roles in the railroad and steel industries. He sits on the Board of Directors for Stewardship Ontario,  PAC – The Packaging Consortium and Partners in Project Green.  </p></div>, Scott TudorGP0|#9fce9b97-a3f9-431e-9563-cfb9b3054028;L0|#09fce9b97-a3f9-431e-9563-cfb9b3054028|Scott Tudor;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Food WasteScottTudor
Vice President, Recycling & Reuse, Value Village ShumpertVice President, Recycling & Reuse, Value Village<div class="ExternalClassFA40AA4074FC4A5D9F2627C7C1CFF9AF"><p>​Tony Shumpert oversees the recycling and reuse business operations for Savers (also known as Value Village and Village des Valeurs), a purpose-driven thrift retailer with 330 stores across the US, Canada and Australia. In his 14 years with Savers, Tony has been instrumental in establishing Savers as a global leader in clothing and textile reuse and recycling, including having expanded the scope of items diverted from landfills from three categories to almost 20, including plastics, metals, sporting goods and kitchenware. This enabled Savers to divert 650 million pounds of goods from reaching North American landfills in 2015 alone.</p><p>Tony is passionate about reuse, representing Savers through his membership on the National Zero Waste Council’s Circular Economy Working Group, as a board member of Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART), an international trade association promoting high standards and best practices for reducing solid waste by recycling textiles, and through his Huffington Post contributions. Through his work with these organizations, and by sharing his experience as a leader in the textile reuse space with industry groups, public officials and communities, Tony is supporting the bringing together of the reuse and recycling industries, a reduction in the amount of reusable clothing that ends up in landfills, and progress towards a circular economy.</p></div>,|#005281a5-084a-4a75-bb81-ee9a3cfa4e5a;L0|#0005281a5-084a-4a75-bb81-ee9a3cfa4e5a|Tony Shumpert;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Repair and ReuseTonyShumpert
Director, Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability, Beedie School of Business BertelsDirector, Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability, Beedie School of Business<div class="ExternalClassC0E9C75A977D4BE683F41446AE1199FF"><p>​Stephanie Bertels is the Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability and an Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. Bertels studies how organizations make the transition towards sustainability by undertaking practitioner informed research on sustainable operations, embedding sustainable innovation. </p><p>She founded and leads the Embedding Project, a collaborative initiative between researchers and practitioners that brings together companies from across industries to help them learn from one another and embed sustainability. To date, Bertels has worked with over two dozen global firms. Bertels also teaches courses in managing innovation and change, sustainable operations, and managing for sustainability in both the undergraduate and MBA programs. </p></div>,|#ed078f91-f609-4cbe-aec4-088569eecee8;L0|#0ed078f91-f609-4cbe-aec4-088569eecee8|Stephanie Bertels;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Innovation in the MarketplaceStephanieBertels
Architect and Designer OxmanArchitect and Designer<div class="ExternalClass4B4111FFFBEB4F4E8DBB54094411B4E9"><p>​Neri Oxman combines breakthroughs in materials science with design principles found in nature – bringing a sustainable future within reach. </p><p>Neri Oxman is an award-winning designer who looks to nature for practical design solutions, bringing a lush, wondrous, and sustainable future within reach—one where technology and nature live in harmony. Featured on the cover of<em> Fast Company</em>'s 100 Most Creative People in Business, Oxman transcends the boundaries between art, science and environmentalism. <br><br>Oxman is the Sony Corporation Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab where she works to enhance the relationship between the built and the natural environments by employing design principles inspired or engineered by nature and implementing them in the invention of novel digital design technologies in areas such as product and architectural design, as well as digital fabrication and construction. </p><p>Oxman was named to ICON's list of the top 20 most influential architects to shape our future, and was selected as one of the 100 most creative people by <em>Fast Company</em>. She was named a "Revolutionary Mind" by <em>SEED Magazine</em> and was included in <em>Esquire</em>'s Best and Brightest. In 2015 she was named to ROADS' 100 Global Minds: The Most Daring Cross-Disciplinary Thinkers in the World. She is included in prestigious private collections and has received numerous awards including a 40 Under 40 Building Design + Construction Award, a Graham Foundation Carter Manny Award, the International Earth Award for Future-Crucial Design, and a METROPOLIS Next Generation Award. Oxman received her PhD in design computation as a Presidential Fellow at MIT, where she coined the term Material Ecology.</p></div>, Neri OxmanGP0|#91764392-6186-4acf-b337-c2c489cc47b7;L0|#091764392-6186-4acf-b337-c2c489cc47b7|Neri Oxman;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Design by nature, revolutionary innovation at the edgeNeriOxman
Chair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors 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>,|#4937dc82-0b19-4d88-835e-8672c21e6111;L0|#04937dc82-0b19-4d88-835e-8672c21e6111|Greg Moore;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Food WasteGregMoore
Chair, Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee and Chair, National Zero Waste Council 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>, PictureGP0|#fcf835b9-3cd2-41f0-b2df-bb00087550ba;L0|#0fcf835b9-3cd2-41f0-b2df-bb00087550ba|Malcolm Brodie;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18HostMalcolmBrodie

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