On November 23rd, the Climate Reality Project Canada had the honour of hosting Al Gore at a breakfast with 30 business and community leaders in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The purpose of the event was to provide attendees with information enabling them to lead change and innovation in their sector. Mr. Gore shared his insight with attendees that included leaders from some of Canada's community banking institutions, university representatives, student leaders, representatives from the manufacturing industry, the energy sector, as well as and six Climate Reality Canada presenters.
Montreal-based Climate Reality presenter and university lecturer at Concordia Universities John Molson School of Business, Stephanie Berger, asked Mr. Gore what advice he would give to young business students wanting to be part of the "sustainability action". Mr Gore's response was straight to the point: "Learn about sustainable capitalism. The way to do business is changing and the triple bottom line - social, environmental and economic - is the way of the future."
Mr. Gore was in Manitoba to deliver the keynote address to over 16,000 students at the MeToWe conference, hosted by Co-Founder of Free the Children and recipient of the Order of Canada, Craig Kielberger. Mr. Gore's discourse to both the youth and business community of Manitoba Canada provided valuable insight into what both demographics can do to address the climate crises.
Photo credit: Trevor Hagan
Article written with a contribution from Climate Reality Canada presenter Natalie Lavigne