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Take action in the age of disruption to advance your future readiness

Event Invitation

Join an elite group of exceptional leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators for the launch event in our RSI Dinner and Dialogue Series on February 19th, 2019, in Toronto.

Discover and share actionable future-ready strategies and solutions to key challenges impacting business and society in an era of change and disruption with other senior leaders and thought leaders and experts.

To optimize your experience, the knowledge exchange will be ignited by three internationally recognized and awarded speakers who will discuss how to thrive in our age of disruption. It will then move into a deep dive dialogue that will tap into the collective intelligence of a dynamic group of other recognized leaders while you share future-ready challenges, strategies and solutions.

Gourmet dinner will be served. As a bonus, everyone will receive an executive summary of key takeaways.

Keynote Speakers

Sanjay Khanna,
Director and Futurist
Whitespace Legal Collab by Baker McKenzie
Presentation: Future proofing the people side of business in the era of disruption

Organizations must shift from neutral to high gear in order to address multiple operational and organizational risks associated with climate change, including significant risks to their people’s well-being.  Sanjay Khanna will explore how potential mental health impacts of environmental and climatic change—such as anxiety, depression and eco-anxiety—might affect organizations’ productivity and performance. And, how people and businesses can prepare for the what’s up ahead, starting today. Sanjay’s presentation will be complemented by these fellow speakers, with a focus on future-proofing climate adaptation and resiliency strategies for businesses and communities.


Dr. Blair Feltmate
HeadIntact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo
Presentation: Hotter, Wetter, Wilder: How Canada Must Prepare for Climate Change and Extreme Weather Risk

Climate change is real and irreversible – accordingly, the financial and social costs of extreme weather are becoming increasingly problematic across virtually all regions of Canada. In response to these growing threats, Blair will highlight how Canada is preparing to limit the impacts of extreme weather through the development and deployment of national Standards that will limit flood, fire and heat risk going forward. He will emphasize that Canada’s adaptation deficit is growing, and that the time to act to limit what will inevitably be an unsustainable future is now – not 2030, not 2040 and not 2050 – but NOW.


Elliott Cappell, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Toronto
He leads the development of Toronto’s first Resilience Strategy and the City’s participation in the global 100 Resilient Cities network.
Presentation: Strategy and Actions for making a more resilient city for residents and businesses

Cities are on the front lines of climate action.  As part of the global 100 Resilient Cities network, Elliott is leading the development of Toronto’s first Resilience Strategy.  He will highlight how the priority actions the City will take to combat the risks of flooding, heat, extreme cold, and explain why our actions need to focus on the most vulnerable residents.  The Resilience Strategy will propose immediate actions for People and Neighbourhoods, Infrastructure, and for ‘Leading a Resilient City’.


This promises to be an evening of important action-focused conversation. On behalf of the RSI Board, we hope you can join us for dinner, dialogue and real solutions.


For more information:

Email: Communications@rethinksustainability.ca
Sponsorship Opportunities: Call/Text Yasmin at 416 970-6600
Thought Leadership Report: RSI 2018 Sustainable Futures Thought Leadership Report


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