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The inaugural Hub for Sustainability Integration Conference, held on March 22, 2024, marked a significant collaboration between the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) and the Faculty of Environment. Notable participants included Barbara Zvan, Catherine McKenna, and various experts from the industry and academia, discussing the intersection of climate change, sustainability, and business. The conference showcased the Bachelor of Sustainability and Financial Management (BSFM) program, a pioneering Canadian initiative combining sustainability and financial management education. This event highlighted the urgent need for integrating sustainability in business and finance, illustrated by the BSFM students' recent success in an international sustainability case competition.

The University of Waterloo's Knowledge Integration (KI) program, celebrating its 15th anniversary, emphasizes solving complex global challenges like climate change and cybersecurity through interdisciplinary collaboration. The program aligns with Waterloo's future vision of integrating different disciplines to address global issues. At the 15th-anniversary event, projects from the Knowledge Integration exhibition (KIX), based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, were showcased.

Prioritizing the Environment in Urban Sustainability Planning: Policies and Practices of Canadian Cities is a timely contribution to the ongoing debate regarding the ways and means to become a sustainable city. The book is co-authored by Dr. Natasha Tang Kai, a PhD graduate from the School of Planning, and Dr. Larry Swatuk, Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development.

We are proud to welcome Dr. Denis Aheto as the TD Walter Bean Professor in Environment for 2024. From March 4 to 8, Dr. Aheto will be visiting the Faculty of Environment to meet with students and faculty. He will also deliver two lectures on Africa's Plastic Revolution. We hope you will join us to learn about advancing global solutions for healthy oceans.