DATE: April 19, 2013

TIME: 9am - 4:15pm

LOCATION:Vancouver Convention Centre,1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3



Hosted by the Sauder School of Business , the 11th Annual UBC Net Impact Conference brings together over 200 of the brightest and most innovative MBA students and members of the Vancouver business community. This year’s event, entitled Sustainability: Accelerating Impact, takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre and will focus on the role of business, government, and community in progressing sustainability initiatives through collaboration.

The full-day conference begins with an opening keynote address from Coro Strandberg, a nationally recognized corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability thought leader, and closes with a keynote by Vancouver’s deputy city manager Sadhu Johnston, organizer of the Greenest City Action Plan. In between, speakers, including Sauder Finance Professor Kai Li, and Associate Professor James Tansey, will provide impassioned discussion on four moderated panels: CSR, Energy, Social Enterprise, and Diversity in Business.

Students will be able to engage key leaders from companies across multiple industries over focused discussion at lunch and during the evening’s Accelerated Networking event. Participating sponsors include Shell, TD, FortisBC, AMS Sustainability, Vancity, CAPP, Spectra Energy, Hemisphere Energy, and the Sauder School of Business.
Event schedule:
Registration 8:00 - 9:00 am
Opening Keynote 9:00 - 10:00 am
Coffee break  10:00 - 10:20 am
Panel I: Corporate Social Responsibility 10:20 - 11:15 am
Panel II: Social Enterprise 11:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:15 pm
Panel III: Energy 1:15 - 2:00 pm
Coffee break 2:00 - 2:15 pm
Panel IV: Diversity in Business 2:15 - 3:00 pm
Closing Keynote 3:15 - 4:00 pm
Closing Address 4:00 - 4:15 pm
Cocktails and Networking 4:15 - 7:00 pm