IS01 - IS Opening Plenary: Leading the Way: Shaping the Future of Leadership

Tuesday, November 13 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM | 375C « Back

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Our future leaders are already making their voices heard and setting the course for a more sustainable future. This year’s International Summit will start with an inspiring Opening Plenary focused on the future and individuals who are shaping the global conversation through their own work. Megan White, associate principal of global sustainability at Integral Group, will moderate a powerful discussion with motivated young professionals from the United Nations Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals initiative: Nikki Fraser is from the Kamloops Indian Band in British Columbia and previously served as a youth representative at the Native Women’s Association of Canada. Inspired by her own family’s challenges, she has become an indigenous rights activist and voice for her community. Through the UN, she worked on raising awareness of the need for safe drinking water among First Nations communities across Canada. Karan Jareth saw an opportunity to create positive change following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy, which led him to invent a subsea wellhead capping device that provided a game-changing, temporary solution to unforeseen oil spills. An award-winning scientist, Jareth’s work landed him on the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Energy list. These young professionals bring diverse perspectives to a global conversation and are working across sectors to bring positive change to communities.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the benefits of continuing to emphasize the connection between green building and human health

Learn how young leaders are jump-starting conversations around issues like climate change, social justice and engaging people in conversation

Hear about indigenous rights activism and localized programs that are providing tangible solutions for communities

Discover an innovative and scientific approach to protecting the oceanic environment

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Event Type: International Summit > Session