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Sustainability Applied 2013: Unlocking Hidden Value

Keynote Speaker Announced

BLOOM is pleased to announce that Gil Friend, President and CEO of Natural Logic Inc. will be participating as a Keynote Speaker at Sustainability Applied 2013. Gil is widely considered as one of the founders of the sustainable business movement in the United States, and is an inaugural member of the ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame. Gil will deliver a keynote presentation on "Profit on purpose: Unlocking the hidden value at the intersection of profit, brand, risk and what you're really here to do". After his keynote, Gil will moderate a Panel Talk Show with Chief Financial Officers to discuss their indispensable role in integrating risk, profit and sustainability into business strategy. This panel session is being sponsored by CPA Canada.

CPA Canada

Confirmed Panel Sessions

We are also pleased to announce the following panel sessions.

Driving Sustainability in Canada and the Role of Supply Chain and Procurement
Jeff Hayward, GM Marketing, OfficeMax Grand & Toy will present highlights from a new OfficeMax Grand & Toy research study, that shows how Canadian organizations are realizing financial returns from sustainability initiatives and how supply chain and procurement can enhance further benefits such as risk mitigation. A panel of industry leaders will first provide general commentary and reaction to the study, and then describe how their organizations are responding to the challenges of implementing successful procurement strategies.

Sponsored by:       OfficeMax Grand&Toy

Canada's Chemistry Industry Integrates Sustainability: Case Study Examples
Chemistry is key to providing solutions to the world's sustainability challenges – clean air, clean water, safe and nutritious food, and clean energy. At the same time, chemistry introduces hazards and risks which must be carefully managed. This panel will feature innovative case study examples of how CIAC Responsible Care companies are transforming their business models and leading the way to provide sustainable solutions while maintaining a core focus on the safety of their operations and products.

Sponsored by:       CIAC

Ontario Government's First Building Platinum Certification
The Ontario Government undertook a major renovation project of a Queen's Park office building. Government officials collaborated with Infrastructure Ontario and leading industry green building experts to re-build and design to LEED Standards for Commercial Interiors with minimal footprint. The Ontario government's investment resulted in a Platinum Certification, making this a first in the Ontario Public Service. This multi-disciplinary panel of experts will share insights on how they solved renovation challenges with sustainable innovative solutions.


We've just released a new video, featuring Sustainability Applied 2012 speakers and their key insights on the barriers, risk, opportunities, culture, integration, supply chain and return. This video is a more in-depth follow-up to the short highlight video that we released in January. >> WATCH


Demonstrate your leadership and commitment in applied sustainability solutions, and increase your profile with leaders and key impacted stakeholders. Add your voice to the conversation by sponsoring Sustainability Applied 2013!

To receive a copy of the Sponsorship Prospectus or discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Kevin Jones,, 905.822.4133 x 232.

Sponsors Announced

BLOOM is very excited to welcome Harvester Sponsor Newalta, and Catalyst Sponsors Office Max Grand & Toy, CPA Canada and Chemistry Industry Association of Canada!


"Sustainability Applied presents high calibre content and expert speakers, while addressing a market need with a specific focus on applied solutions. We are proud to sponsor Sustainability Applied 2013 and look forward to being part of the event's continued evolution."

– Terry Donaleshen, Senior Vice President, Organization Development, Newalta


EMC Canada

"I have done hundreds of trade shows spanning almost 50 years. This could be one of the best for quality versus quantity. The ability to peer to peer network with so many leading sustainability organizations and delegates was beyond my expectations. I also did not fully realize what sustainability was all about and the significant business value it can provide to organizations."

– Todd Oliver, Director, Program Delivery, Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium


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Sustainability Applied 2013 is presented by The Bloom Centre for Sustainability (BLOOM). BLOOM is a leading authority in the area of applied sustainability. For nearly two decades we have developed a successful track record of bringing together public and private sector interests to drive change, and implement sustainability initiatives that deliver economic, environmental and social benefit.