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Free Webinar: Leveraging Technology for a Healthy Planet

May 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


The current pandemic crisis offers a reminder of the critical role technology plays in solving humanity’s urgent social and environmental challenges. We cannot afford to lose momentum in our efforts to address climate change, biodiversity loss and other pressing environmental issues. Emergent technologies such as AI, blockchain, big data and smartphone applications offer a new opportunity to enhance the speed, scale and precision of our critical work. From our urban centres to our most remote coasts, change-makers across Canada and around the world are already leveraging these technologies for a healthy planet. What do we know about their social and environmental implications? Furthermore, how are environmental NGOs positioned to support their social and environmental upsides?

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With generous support from the RBC Foundation, Environment Funders Canada commissioned a new report by ASI Canada exploring how emerging technologies are already advancing environmental solutions, protecting our planetary systems, monitoring vulnerable species and supporting at-risk communities and the opportunities this presents for philanthropy and investors.

Join us on Thursday, May 28th from 1:00-2:00 PM ET for a webinar where we will present the findings in this new report and, together, explore opportunities and exciting pathways for engagement.

This webinar will be moderated by Ed Whittingham of ASI Canada, will include remarks from Thea Silver of Environment Funders Canada and the focal point will be a presentation by report author Nicole Doray of ASI Canada followed by a moderated discussion.

*A recording of the presentation and a copy of the presentation slides will be available to all who register.

Our Presenters

Nicole Doray is a passionate sustainability specialist with a deep understanding of environmental and social justice issues. She solves problems using insights from a combination of international experiences in ENGO project management, business development, research and communications. Her multidisciplinary education has enhanced her knowledge and work across business, technology, policy and environmental fields.

Ed Whittingham is a passionate, results-oriented environmental professional. His background in climate change, energy policy and corporate sustainability has been developed through 20 years of working collaboratively with companies, governments, universities and non-governmental organizations in Canada and internationally. He is the former executive director of the Pembina Institute, Canada’s widely respected energy/environment NGO.


May 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm