Upcoming Events

Peer Learning Session: Manufacturing

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Member Only

Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Location: 71 Ann Street, Kitchener

Join other manufacturer SWR program member organizations to share current challenges, innovative solutions, and next steps at this small discussion-based session.


 Who Should Attend

  • Representatives from RCI member and TravelWise member organizations that are manufacturers

What to Expect:

  • Facilitated discussion with peers, no formal “expert” presentation
  • An opportunity to share the challenges your organization is facing regarding reducing its environmental impact
  • An opportunity to help others through sharing the progress your organization has made in reducing its environmental impact
  • Coffee/tea and muffins

Peer Learning Session: Sustainability Beyond Carbon

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Member Only

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Location: CIGI

Join other SWR program member organizations to share your experiences or interests in exploring environmental sustainability beyond carbon reductions at this small discussion-based session.


 Who Should Attend

  • Representatives from RCI member and TravelWise member organizations

What to Expect:

  • Facilitated discussion with peers, no formal “expert” presentation
  • An opportunity to share interesting ideas your organization has had and challenges you have experienced while addressing environmental sustainability beyond carbon
  • Coffee/tea and muffins

Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 am

Location: Tannery Event Space

Contact Name: Lisa Chapman

Contact Email: Lisa.Chapman@sustainablewr.ca

Sustainability: Core to how Unilever does business

Join us as John Coyne shares how Unilever is working toward doubling in size while reducing its environmental footprint. John will outline how they developed their Sustainable Living Plan, their progress to date and next steps.

John D. Coyne, Vice President, Legal & External Affairs and General Counsel Unilever Canada Inc.

Since 1992, John has been actively involved in the evolution of Unilever Canada through his leadership and participation in a wide range of transactions and reorganizations. Today, John provides leadership across the business, working with professionals and multi-disciplinary teams in law, corporate and government relations, regulatory affairs, quality assurance and safety.  He is a member of Unilever Canada’s board of directors as well as the Canadian Leadership Team, and is also chair of the company’s Pension Committee.

 

 


What to Expect 

  • Presentation from Unilever on their Sustainable Living Plan, followed by a question period
  • Brief networking time
  • Hot breakfast

 What to Expect

  • Individuals from organizations that are interested in developing their own sustainability strategies
  • Individuals that are personally interested in learning about Unilever’s sustainability plan and environmentally – focused actions
  • Hot breakfast

6th Annual Evening of Recognition

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Mark your calendar to join us in celebrating the sustainability-focused actions of local organizations! Further details to come early 2015.


About our Events

Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) hosts an event season focused on connecting our program members, and local organizations with the expertise and collaborative learning opportunities necessary to implement effective sustainability strategies. Our events provide the unique networks, direction, and inspiration for building environmental sustainability into an organization’s culture.

We welcome anyone interested in making advancements towards more sustainable operations to attend events that are not specified as member only.

Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) members receive complementary admission passes to events. If they are unable to attend events or wish to review speaker presentations, all event presentations are made available through MemberLink, the RCI online community.