Climate change is an acute crisis of our time — innovations in data are essential to solve it. Public and private data sets, and the digital tools and financial incentives they make possible, are critical to reducing Canada’s carbon emissions.
Canada’s business and government leaders are establishing data protocols to accurately and transparently monitor and reduce emissions — accelerating the path to Net Zero while building a prosperous green economy.
A particularly exciting opportunity in this sector is the use of new climate data tools to drive sustainability in real estate and the built world. This session will explore the new protocols emerging to link financial tools with sustainability targets that can accelerate decarbonization of the built world.
On May 17, CityAge brought together industry leaders for The Data Effect to explore how data will help us fight climate change and meet ESG goals, starting now
Anchor Welcome and Introduction
Opening Presentation by: Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines,
Presentation: Clark Roberts, QC, President & CEO, AdvantageBC
Presentation: Aimo Kova, Head of International Operations, Datel
Presentation: Kevin Gurney, Professor, Northern Arizona, University and Co-founder & CTO, Crosswalk Labs
Panel 1: Coastal First Nations Connectivity Network
Presentation: Malcolm Shield, Vice President, Sustainability, Wesgroup
Panel 2: Tools to Finance the Green Transition
New sources of geospatial data are making it easier to monitor carbon emissions, while new protocols that tie loans and equity markets to sustainability targets are emerging. This represents a major financial opportunity for Canadian firms if approached properly. We’ll look at how Canada can be a global leader in using green finance to build a new economy, with focus on urban real estate and construction.