Automobile, education, energy, design, financial, food & beverage, retail, shipping and technology leaders come together to accelerate change
VANCOUVER, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada has released the participant list for the Green Business Summit that will bring together upwards of 300 CEOs, business executives, government officials and NGOs on February 10, 2010 in Vancouver.
Leaders from 3M, Alcan Packaging, BC Hydro, Bullfrog Power, Busby Perkins + Will Architects, Cadbury, Canadian Business for Social Responsibility, Canaccord Capital, Canadian Tire, CN Rail, Coca-Cola, Domtar, Ernst & Young LLP, JWT Canada, Kellogg Canada, Kraft, Loblaw Companies, L'ORÉAL Canada, Maple Leaf Foods, Maersk, McDonald's, Methanex, Mountain Equipment Co-op, PepsiCo Beverages Canada, SC Johnson, Ryerson University, SFU, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sony, TELUS, Unilever, UBC, Vancity, VANOC and GM Canada are among those who will participate.
Dr. David Suzuki, an award-winning environmentalist, scientist, author and broadcaster, will provide the keynote address.
"We are bringing some of Canada's top business leaders together to accelerate change for a better environment," said David Cheesewright, President & CEO of Walmart Canada. "These business leaders can make significant transformations in their own organizations and, by working in collaboration with other businesses, can literally change the way business is done across Canada."
Many of the participants have submitted case studies that demonstrate sustainable business initiatives that are also making businesses more efficient and profitable. These will be shared during the full-day Summit, held at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver.
Industry leaders will also collaborate on the topics of Energy, Waste & Material Management, Green Products & Solutions and Employee Green Engagement through plenary discussions, workshops and networking events. They will be challenged to apply green changes into their daily operations to accelerate change into the future and beyond the Walmart Canada Green Business Summit.
Mark Miller, a documentary producer and on-air presenter for Discovery Channel, will moderate the Summit.
A complete list of the companies participating in the Walmart Canada Green Business Summit is available at www.walmartgreenbusinesssummit.com/eventinfo
Reporters, bloggers and producers who wish to attend must confirm their attendance and coordinate press passes by January 30, 2010.
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About the Walmart Canada Green Business Summit
Walmart Canada believes business can change the world faster than anyone. On February 10, 2010, Walmart Canada is hosting a Summit on sustainability, highlighting the very real business case for going green. Walmart Canada is leading change and accelerating the implementation of profitable, environmentally-sustainable business practices across industry sectors.
About Walmart Canada
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Walmart Canada operates 314 retail outlets nationwide and serves more than one million customers daily. The company's vision is to demonstrate environmental leadership by reducing the ecological impact of its operations through company-wide programs focused on waste, energy and products, as well as outreach programs that preserve and enhance local environments. Walmart's global goal is to generate zero waste, to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy, and to sell products that sustain people and the environment.
For further information: Media Contact: Regan Lal, Walmart Green Business Summit, (604) 551-4409, firstname.lastname@example.org