Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
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Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for Business

In this interactive workshop Deborah Harford, Executive Director of Simon Fraser University’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT), presents an opportunity for business leaders to have a conversation about and learn more about the risks faced from climate change, including costs and damages; the risks of not acting and the opportunities presented by ensuring climate change risks are embedded in business planning and innovation.  Businesses will have the opportunity to learn more about local and international examples of actions and opportunities as well as some practical considerations businesses can adopt as first steps.

Event Details: 
Date: Wednesday December 9th
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: online Zoom
Cost: BBOT Members Free, Non-members $10.00
Registration: Contact us at admin@bbot.ca
*Workshop details will be sent out in advance

About Deborah Harford:

As executive director of ACT, Deborah Harford is responsible for development of the initiative’s pioneering vision and its unique partnerships with the public and private sectors, as well as overall coordination and management of the program. She also directs and produces ACT’s policy recommendations for effective adaptation strategies at all levels of government, as well as communication and promotion of the program’s outcomes.

Through Deborah’s efforts, ACT has created networks between local, national and international climate change research practitioners, NGOs, industry representatives, all levels of government, First Nations groups and local communities.

Deborah’s work with ACT has gained her national recognition as a resource for those seeking information on climate change adaptation and practical coping strategies.


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