Wed, Jun 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Eastern Time (US & Canada)
On June 5th, the world celebrated World Environment Day 2022, with the theme- ‘Only One Earth’, reminding us as stakeholders to think about the sustainability of our world, our environment. It compels us to reflect on our responsibilities towards it. As business leaders, organizations and individuals, how are we implementing and staying close to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in strategy and operation. Global Affairs Canada (GAC), in its commemoration, asked the question- “How are you inspiring a positive change?”
This collaborative webinar on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022, will bring together a number of partners, including The Food and Beverage Recycle Alliance (FBRA)- (consisting of Global companies- Coca-Cola, Seven-Up Bottling Company, Nigeria Bottling Company- Coca Cola, Nestle, Guinness, Intercontinental Distillers, Tulip Cocoa, ABInBev, Prima Caps and Preforms), B2Gold, the African Food Research Network (AfREN), McGill University, and the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business to reflect on sustainability in businesses between Canada and Africa.
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Dr. Nii AddyAssociate Director (Africa Outreach) & Senior Outreach Advisor at McGill UniversityDr. Nii Addy is Associate Director (Africa Outreach) & Senior Outreach Advisor in the office of the Deputy Provost, Student Life and Learning at McGill University. In this role, he develops, manages and assesses cross-sector partnerships, training and applied research supporting McGill Mastercard Foundation Scholars’ transitions from academic studies to entrepreneurship and employment for impact in Africa. Dr. Addy also teaches at the Max Bell School of Public Policy and in the African Studies Program. He is an Associate Member of the School of Continuing Studies and the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. He has previously been Assistant Professor (Research) at the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics in the Desautels Faculty of Management, and the Institute for the Study of International Development.
Arese Lucia OnaghiseExecutive Secretary at Food & Beverage Recycling AllianceArese is a postgraduate from Imperial College with over 20 years of experience as an Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability Expert across sectors. She is the Executive Secretary of the Food & Beverage Recycling Alliance, an industry coalition to enhance the waste management operations in the value chain and has supported the recovery of over 20,000 MT of post-consumer packaging diverted from landfill and implementing the Extended Producer Responsibility for the packaging sector in Nigeria. Arese serves as a critical sector stakeholder to enable the recycling of packaging material into productive use. Prior to this current role, she had a consultancy stint in the United Kingdom and Germany, functioned as Project HSE Manager in the oil and gas sector, and serves as a subject matter expert in several conferences, webinars and seminars.
Dr. Dola AdeboyeExecutive Director & Board Chairman at African Food Research NetworkDr. Adedola Adeboye is a Food Research Scientist with two decades of cumulative experience of teaching, research and extension services. He holds a Ph.D in Food Science from University of Pretoria, South Africa, with specialization in Starch Characterization & Application Technology. He is an academic, project coordinator, author and curriculum development expert, who is passionate about science for the society and the conversion of regular academic training to entrepreneurial initiatives. He has published articles in learned journals and co-authored books in the field of Food Science and Technology. Dr. Adeboye is a member of the International Union of Food Science & Technology’s Education committee on undergraduate curricula, approval processes and global recognition (2020–2023 term). He is the Executive Director & Board Chairman of African Food Research Network. He was a three-time Governing Council member of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science & Technology.
Ken JonesDirector Of Sustainability - B2Gold CorpMr. Jones has over 15 years of global experience in the mining industry starting as a consultant, managing environmental and social impact assessments (ESIA) and project permitting; geochemical characterization and water quality modeling; and reclamation and closure planning for international mining projects in N and S America, Africa and Asia. Mr. Jones joined B2Gold Corp. in 2012 in the role of HSE Manager, responsible for establishing programs for engineering and administrative compliance regarding international environmental, health, and safety regulations and best practices. Mr. Jones is currently the director of the Company’s environmental and corporate social responsibility functions for its three operating mines, and development and exploration projects. He leads the development and implementation of the Company’s sustainability strategy and programs, including environmental stewardship, community relations, and social responsibility, as well as managing its ESG disclosure reporting. Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Iowa and is a registered Professional Engineer (Colorado, USA).
Garreth BloorPresident of the Canada-Africa Chamber of BusinessGarreth is President of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business. Garreth is a co-founder and former MD of Glenheim Venture Capital and has previously served in executive government as an elected official in Cape Town; heading economic development and securing a seat in Parliament. He has been a member of the board of the University of Cape Town and its University Research Committee.
His firm, Glenheim Venture Capital - forerunner to the Africa Foresight Fund - was named one of the top 25 Most Innovative Companies of 2017 by FastCompany SA and was profiled in an inaugural report of 15 success stories, by the Southern Africa Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA).
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