Hub for Sustainability Integration Conference

Working to balance profit with purpose, without compromising the planet

Sustainability is transforming the way the world approaches business. Understanding the profound impact that sustainability will have on the future of business, the economy and society at large— is critical to implementing successful strategic agendas at the organizational level while protecting our planet. 

Join us for this one-day event designed to deliver valuable insights into the ever-evolving landscape of sustainability and its impacts on business. The Hub for Sustainability Integration Conference will feature keynote and panel speakers from industry leaders in the Canadian sustainability landscape, providing you with a broader understanding of strategic sustainability issues and the practical knowledge required to integrate them into your organization. 

This event will also bring together some of the brightest minds from the University of Waterloo to share their insights and research with the business world. 

The Hub for Sustainability Integration Conference is hosted by the Hub for Sustainability Integration - a partnership between the School of Accounting and Finance and the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo.   

Vivek Goel headshot
“We see enormous opportunity for sustainability integration to drive the changes our society needs - including a healthier planet and more inclusive, more prosperous businesses and communities.” 

- Vivek Goel, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo


Why Attend?

Hear from industry leaders and sustainability experts


Catherine McKenna headshot

The Hon. Catherine McKenna

Former Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Barbara Zvan

Barbara Zvan

President and CEO of University Pension Plan (UPP) 

Michael Torrance headshot

Michael Torrance

Chief Sustainability Officer at BMO Financial Group 

Tracy Mann Headshot

 Tracy Mann, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), MAcc

Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) at Definity Financial

Ally Karmali

Ally Karmali

Partner, KPMG's ESG Practice

Frances Edmonds

Frances Edmonds

Head of Sustainable Impact at HP Canada

Geordie Hungerford

Geordie Hungerford

Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Financial Management Board

Catherine Abreu

Catherine Abreu

Founder and Executive Director, Destination Zero

carol wilding

Carol Wildling

President & CEO of CPA Ontario 

Tracy Primeau

Tracy Primeau

Founder & Principal, Agile Bear Consulting 

Helen Slinger

Helen Slinger

Executive Director, Knowledge & Learning, Accounting for Sustainability 

Ewa Jackson

Ewa Jackson

Managing Director, ICLEI

Sarah Burch

Dr. Sarah Burch, PhD

Executive Director of the Waterloo Climate Institute 

Blair Feltmate

Dr. Blair Feltmate

Head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo 

Jennifer Lynes

Dr. Jennifer Lynes

Co-Director, Sustainability and Financial Management at the University of Waterloo

Jennifer Roedding headshot

Jennifer Roedding, CA, CPA, ICD.D

Executive in Residence at the Hub for Sustainability Integration, University of Waterloo

Blake Phillips

Blake Phillips

Director, School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo

Please note that the conference can qualify for up to 6.5 hours of CPE.

Additional information

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact uwsustainabilityhub@uwaterloo.ca.

Enable JavaScript to view map.