Breakthrough Solutions

Breakthrough Solutions

Day 2: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 2:45 – 3:45 pm

Simultaneous session 1: Innovative Business Solutions for the SDGs

How can business innovation play a role in advancing sustainable development in Canada? How can leadership in sustainability and innovation increase a company’s competitive advantage and shareholder value? This session will look at how companies are using the SDGs to manage long-term risks and find opportunities to grow and develop their businesses while generating significant societal and environmental benefits that are increasingly valued by their consumers, investors, and the global community.

Simultaneous session 2: Smart Cities – What can it Offer to the 2030 Agenda?

SDG 13 Joint Climate Action

More than 50% of the world’s population live in urban areas; by 2050, it will be nearly 70%. This raises huge challenges for municipalities and city planners. Are Smart Cities the answer? This session will discuss various aspects of Smart Cities and explore role they can play in helping us achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Additional Speakers:
Mikele Brack, Co-founder and CEO, Urban Living Futures
Pino Di Mascio, Director of Planning at Sidewalk Labs

For any questions or comments about this Summit, please contact Yvonne Ho at