Media Advisory - Opportunities for Financing a Low-Carbon Economy

OTTAWA, Sept. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - The "opportunity agenda" arising from climate change has opened up potential new business lines, such as "green" financing and products, services in emerging carbon markets, and low-carbon technologies.

International business and government leaders discuss the opportunities as well as the risks of financing a clean energy economy at a seminar hosted by The British High Commission and The Conference Board of Canada.

    When:   Thursday, October 1, 2009, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Who:    Anne Golden, President and CEO, The Conference Board of Canada

            H. E. Anthony Cary, CMG British High Commissioner to Canada

            Rt. Hon. Alderman Ian Luder, The Lord Mayor of the City of London

            Steven Schleimer, Director, Energy and Environmental
            Barclays Capital, New York

            Sandra Odendahl, Director, Corporate Environmental Affairs,
            Royal Bank of Canada

            Jeff Passmore, Executive Vice-President, IOGEN Corporation

            Chris Perrault, Senior Director, Climate Change Strategy, Direct

    Where:  The Metropolitan Hotel, 108 Chestnut Street, Toronto

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Media must register in advance.

SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: For further information: or media accreditation, contact Yvonne Squires, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 221, E-mail:

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