A Conversation on Leadership and Creating a Sustainable Future – Perspectives from Sweden and Canada

Goran Carstedt and John Holmberg from Gothenburg, Sweden, and John Robinson from UBC, will have a dialogue on leadership and the development of a sustainable future.

Carstedt will deliver a keynote address — “Creating a Sustainable Future – the leadership challenge of our time” — sharing his perspectives on leadership as a senior executive of IKEA and Volvo; senior leader with the Clinton Climate Initiative C40 Cities, the Society for Organizational Learning and The Natural Step International; and the present Chair of the City of Gothenburg’s 2021 Green City Committee.

Holmberg, Vice President of Chalmers University and Sweden’s first UNESCO Chair in Education for Sustainable Development will present “Partnerships for a Sustainable Future – Chalmers University of Technology and the City of Gothenburg”, on the transformative initiatives underway at his university and in western Sweden.

Robinson, Executive Director of the UBC Sustainability Initiative and co-author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that shared the Nobel Prize with Al Gore in 2007, will reflect on the Swedish perspectives and the critical role universities can play as societal test-beds for sustainability and the steps UBC is taking to accelerate sustainability.

Date: Feb. 21
Time: 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Place: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mall, UBC Modern Green Development Auditorium, Room 1250
Info: RSVP at http://sustainabilityleadership.eventbrite.com/
Registration is required for this free event.