Connecting Environmental Professionals presents Anita Burke - March 28th, 2007
Connecting Environmental Professionals presents ....
Speaker: Anita Burke
Topic: ARE WE GAINING GROUND? - OPERATIONALISING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
When: Wednesday, March 28, 2007. Registration: 6:30pm. Anita will begin speaking at 7:15pm.
Where: Waterfront Station - GASTOWN ROOM - Suite 390, 601 W.Cordova St.
Cost: Admission to our speaker series costs $5 for members and $10 for non-members. (Membership details are available on our web site: www.cepvancouver.org). Additional Info: Space IS limited so please email an RSVP to [email protected]
Anita Burke is up on the cutting edge of sustainability and concepts such as natural capitalism and industrial ecology. As well, she says the extraction of hydrocarbons may not even fit into a model of sustainable development. What makes this viewpoint even more interesting is that Anita worked for so long in the oil industry. Until recently, Anita worked for Shell International as the advisor to the Shell International Committee of managing Directors on the operationalisation of sustainable development and the energy portfolio implications of a carbon constrained future. During her 18 years of working in all aspects of the upstream and downstream portions of the oil business, she has delivered profitable technologies and organizational processes that have delivered on the sustainable development and climate change strategic vision.
Anita is internationally recognized as a thought leader in the area of sustainable development. She has helped to co-create visionary strategies for the future and practical, tactical actions to deliver on our need to go beyond organic and disentangle us from the hydrocarbon energy system.
She is practical and passionate about local living economies and the processes that will contribute to the evolution of our relationship with the planet and each other.
She is currently writing, speaking internationally and advising governments and green businesses on social responsibility, operationalizing sustainable development and practical actions for delivering on socioeconomic change. She is also a partner in several innovative green businesses in both North America and China.
Connecting Environmental Professionals (CEP) is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting opportunities for capacity building, career development and networking. Our members include working professionals and future professionals (including students!) from government, business, not-for-profit organizations, and associations.
CEP was launched in 2002, and is a chapter of the national organization 'Young Environmental Professionals'. CEP Vancouver now has more than 180 members and and a network of over 700 people in the Lower Mainland. The national organization has more than 400 members, with active chapters also in Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto. For more information, please see: www.cepvancouver.org