Tuesday May 14 – Wednesday May 15, 2024

Canada’s Net-Zero Forum 2024: Accelerating Net-Zero Pathways

On May 14 and 15, 2024, the Transition Accelerator is gathering industry, government, academic, Indigenous, and civil society leaders for Canada’s Net-Zero Forum, a unique event that presents a strategic, integrated, whole-of-society view of potential net-zero solutions.

Through two days of engaging, interactive sessions, we’re equipping participants with the latest understanding of what drives large-scale transitions, plus a practical and powerful framework for identifying the transition pathways that will drive better investment decisions, smarter policies, and equip Canada to succeed in emerging global value chains. We want you to join us! 

Event Summary

Tickets for this two-day event are $1,200, including breakfast and lunch on both days of the event and a dinner buffet on Day One.

Please note: We’re working to ensure the attendee list for Canada’s Net-Zero Forum reflects the regional and disciplinary diversity that’s needed to tackle these complex topics. As space is limited, we encourage you to join the wait-list, and we will be releasing tickets in batches over the coming months to ensure we have participation from across industries and across the country.

Forum Attendees Will Gain:
Learning & Knowledge Expansion

  • Awareness of how transitions have happened in the past, and how we can use this experience to avoid past mistakes and speed progress.
  • Knowledge about how other jurisdictions are approaching similar challenges.
  • A practical, powerful approach to establishing strategic priorities and developing credible transition pathways based on the latest understanding of large-scale transitions and solutions.
  • Expertise in applying the latest net-zero pathways decision support tools.

 

Networking & Connections

  • Opportunities to connect with other leaders from across sectors and across Canada.

 

Actionable Strategy & Implementation

  • A framework to make strategic investment decisions.
  • The ability to create more effective policies that will work in the real world.
  • Positioning to lead their organization’s development of an emissions reduction plan aligned with a net-zero outcome.
  • Leading intelligence to help position their organization to succeed in new global net-zero value chains.

 

It’s time to focus diffuse efforts, integrate siloed approaches, and position Canada to win in the future. It’s time for Canada’s Net-Zero Forum.

Speakers

Andrée-Lise Méthot

Founder and Managing Partner, Cycle Capital

Andrée-Lise is the Founder and Managing Partner of the largest investment platform in climate technologies in Canada, Cycle Capital. She is an engineer by training and an active member of l’Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec, with a master’s degree in science and training in physics of the atmosphere and climate science. Her venture firm, Cycle Capital, went through exponential growth since its foundation in 2009, now including 6 funds and the Cycle Momentum accelerator. She believes that the key to facing the climate crisis is through funding breakthrough technological innovations.  

She sat on many boards in sciences, philanthropic and cultural wealth. She sits on different boards, including boards of Cycle Capital’s portfolio companies, the Infrastructure Bank of Canada, the Montréal Heart Institute and the Pointe-à-Callière museum. She also sat on many advisory boards for her expertise; for example, she co-chaired the Task Force under the United Nation Environment Program (UNEP) from 2004 to 2009. She is currently the ambassador in clean technologies for Investissement Québec. She received numerous awards, such as being Officière de l’Ordre du Québec in 2018 and receiving the 2019 Grand Prix d’excellence from the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. She is still recognized for her amazing work in private equity by receiving the Trailblazer Honor from With Intelligence no later than October 2023. 

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Michael Sabia

President and CEO, Hydro-Québec

Michael Sabia was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Québec effective August 1, 2023.

Mr. Sabia has extensive experience as an executive in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Hydro-Québec, he was Canada’s Deputy Minister of Finance (2020–2023). Previously, he held a number of executive positions, including at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Canadian National Railway and BCE (Bell Canada).

Over the course of his career, Mr. Sabia was involved in numerous global initiatives, including the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance convened by the United Nations and the G7’s Investor Leadership Network, set up to help drive the transition to a sustainable and inclusive global economy.

Mr. Sabia holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Toronto and a master’s in those fields from Yale University, where he also pursued doctoral studies.

Deeply committed to community involvement, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mastercard Foundation, one of the largest foundations in the world, whose mission is to advance learning and financial inclusion in Africa and to support Indigenous youth in Canada. Mr. Sabia is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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Adair Turner

Chairman, Energy Transitions Commission

Lord Turner chairs the Energy Transitions Commission, a global coalition of companies, NGOs and experts working to achieve a net zero economy by 2040. 

He is also Chairman of insurer group Chubb Europe; Adviser to the Board of energy group Envision and a board member of Envision AESC, the battery production company headquartered in Japan. More recently, he was appointed adviser to the board of Watershed Technologies Inc. and Chairman of Oaknorth Bank Ltd. 

During his public policy career, Lord Turner chaired the UK Financial Services Authority (2008-2013); was first chairman (2008-2012) of the Climate Change Committee, the advisory body to the UK Government; chaired the UK Pensions Commission (2003-2006), the Low Pay Commission (2002-2006), and was Director General of the Confederation of British Industry (1995-2000). He was appointed to the House of Lords in 2005.

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