Expertise and Experience you can put into action

RSI’s roster of sustainability leaders and experts delivers real-world, action-focused knowledge to your team or group. You’ll learn practical techniques for incorporating sustainability into your business with the focus on profitability.

Our speakers cover finance, marketing, management, communications and other vital areas. Jumpstart your team’s sustainability initiatives with the latest research and the most pertinent experience.

Give your people know-how today, and they’ll lead tomorrow.

Peter Love
Peter LoveChief Energy Conservation Officer at Summerhill, President of the Energy Services Association of Canada.

Specialty

  • Challenges, benefits and respective roles of governments, companies, organizations and individuals in moving towards a culture of conservation

Speaker Topic & Titles

  • Climate Change
  • Financing energy efficiency retrofits of large buildings and infrastructure renewal
  • Conservation and What You Can Do

Purpose

  • Motivate personal/organizational action.

Experience Base

  • Spoke at about 100 events/year while serving as Ontario’s Chief Energy Conservation Officer

Types of Events

  • Corporate strategic retreats, association annual meetings, community meetings, energy conferences (across Canada as well as international conferences in Washington, Phoenix, Paris, Brussels and Daovelian (China))
Yasmin Glanville
Yasmin GlanvilleCEO of CTR Inc., Founder and Past Chair, RSI Inc.

Specialty

  • Advancing the competitive leadership and resiliency of entrepreneurial and corporate organizations, communities and partnerships – via actionable business, sustainability, marketing and innovation strategies and initiatives designed to hit the ground working!

Speaker Topic & Titles

  • EMBRACING DISRUPTION AND INNOVATION as a Competitive Leadership Advantage!
  • Creating a results-focused INTER-GENERATIONAL LEARNING WORK CULTURE
  • MAKING IT REAL!  Translating Ideas into Strategies and Actions that hit the ground working.
  • OPTIMIZING COLLABORATION: empowering inter-generational teams and companies!
  • Plus, CUSTOMIZED INSPIRATIONAL KEYNOTES for corporate, academic, private and public forums
  • RE-IMAGING WASTE
  • Unlocking the power of COLLABORATION AND INNOVATION

Purpose

  • Inspire innovative thinking and action that leads to advancing the inter-generational leadership and sustainability of business and the communities they interface – in an uncertain future.

Experience Base

  • Led development and launch of several new startups and redevelopment of existing companies, programs and products in the Americas and locally.
  • Mentored over 300 emerging leaders, grad students, and C-suite leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Designed and facilitated numerous public and  corporate events in North America abroad since the mid-nineties
  • Delivered customized keynotes and panel talks for a diversity of audiences: senior and emerging leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, teams, and external stakeholder groups and investors.
  • Conducted over 100 multi-media conferences and experiential action learning events.

Types Of Events

  • Corporate and Industry specific retreats and think tanks, roundtables and conferences, forums, and public events.
  • Accelerated solution design workshops
  • Design charrettes for sustainable villages, buildings, communities and products
  • CXO Incubators
Alexander Hay
Alexander HayFounding Principal, Southern Harbour

Specialty

  • Managing operational risk in an uncertain future, encompassing influences of technological change, climate change, and demographic shift. Operational capability development to enable long term strategy.

Speaker Topic & Titles

  • Enabling RESILIENT COMMUNITIES in a changing world.
  • INCREASING ASSURANCE while reducing through life costs
  • DELIVERING FUTURE CAPABILITY – competency, infrastructure and risk
  • SUSTAINABILITY & RESILIENCE: Two faces of the same coin.

Purpose

  • Promote a more holistic approach to operational risk management that enables organizations to enhance survivability in a catastrophe without sacrificing the bottom line.

Experience Base

  • Frequent speaker at conferences, professional fora and seminars and workshop facilitator both in Canada and overseas for the last seven years (including international conferences in Cambridge and London UK, Tel Aviv, Singapore, Berlin, Paris, Copenhagen, Washington DC and San Antonio). Published author of books, articles and papers.

Types Of Events

  • Corporate retreats, association and professional meetings and fora, community meetings, roundtables and conferences.
Paul Dowsett
Paul DowsettFounder, Principal Architect, SUSTAINABLE.TO Architecture + Building; Vice-Chair, RSI
Specialty

  • Architectural Design and Transformation, Leadership, Innovation and Future-Ready Design, Authentic Stakeholder Engagement for Asset-Based Community Design

Speaker Topic & Titles

  • Leading SIMPLE IS THE NEW SMART as a Transformative, Future-Ready Advantage.
  • Fostering AN ENGAGED, MILLENNIAL WORK CULTURE: driven by authentic leadership and purpose.
  • WALKING THE TALK: turning Ideas into Strategies and Actions that work.
  • AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY-BASED DESIGN: empowering inter-generational stakeholders to achieve the extraordinary.
  • Plus, CUSTOMIZED INSPIRATIONAL KEYNOTES for corporate, academic, private and public forums.

Purpose

  • Inspire innovative thinking and action to advance the inter-generational leadership and sustainability of design with the communities involved – showing that, often, old ways are still good ways.

Experience Base

  • Over three decades of international sustainable design and leadership.
  • Collaboratively developed and demonstrated a unique community-based design model.
  • Delivered customized keynotes and panel talks for a diversity of audiences: senior and emerging leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, architects and engineers, academics, students, and internal and external stakeholder groups.

Types of Events

  • Corporate retreats and think tanks, roundtables and conferences, forums, and public events.