What GLOBE Attendees Say
See what some of our previous attendees had to say about
their experience at GLOBE.
Testimonials from GLOBE 2010:
"I have been very impressed…there are people here from all
over the world. I also like the focus on business and the
environment - a very positive message that business is part of the
solution, not just the problem…I think we are entering a tipping
point where people are not arguing about the 'business case' for
sustainability, the business case has been proven! It's good for
the bottom line, for the top line, for corporate reputation, for
employee engagement, and for getting talent into your
- Dr. Peter White, Director, Global Sustainability,
Proctor & Gamble Ltd., UK
"People are in good spirits here; these are the experts and the
people with knowledge and power to change things. I only wish it
was every year."
- Shari Austin, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship,
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Canada
"I've always admired GLOBE…it is very important to
share information and to push the envelope as far as discussing
sustainable business practices. Discussion today leads to the real
implementation of solutions tomorrow. GLOBE has been a leader in
- Trevor Hill, President & CEO, Global Water,
"GLOBE has been very worthwhile. It's afforded me some
opportunities I clearly otherwise wouldn't have had."
- Dr. Graeme Sweeney, Executive Vice President, CO2,
Shell International Petroleum Ltd., UK
"You get 'infected' with people who are really energized around
sustainability and around a low carbon economy…it's all about
sharing and energizing and taking ideas back to your
- Daniel Hendrix, President and CEO, Interface Inc.,
"GLOBE is excellent; very thoughtful in the way the panels were
picked, and there was a degree of honesty and openness in the
debate that is quite unusual…not many platitudes, and a lot of
practical advice. I saw a very engaged audience."
- David Cheesewright, President and CEO, Walmart
"GLOBE is an excellent platform, there is a very high quality of
people to meet, and it is a very exciting place to be."
- Frank Wouters, CEO, Masdar Power,
"GLOBE does a phenomenal job of taking the debate
from 'should we?' to 'getting on with it'…The session I attended at
GLOBE was full; people were standing in the back, and people stayed
until 45 minutes after because we had a really good discussion
- Johan van't Hoff, CEO, Tonbridge Corporation,
"GLOBE is a great opportunity to bring a lot of people from diverse
areas and beliefs, and share, challenge and learn from each
other…How we move together and how we overcome all the obstacles
needs someone like GLOBE to bring thinkers together and governments
together to talk about how to move that business forward."
- Larry Hutchinson, Director of Lexus and Scion Brands,
Toyota Canada Inc., Canada
"It's a hugely successful conference. The seminars taking place at
GLOBE are extremely interesting. You've got a lot of the top people
engaged in the issues, discussing them; but you also have an
interesting trade show of the latest energy and environmental
technology...The issues GLOBE is engaged in have become more and
more important to the world, so what GLOBE is doing is extremely
- Anthony Cary, British High Commissioner, British High
"DOW has stepped up our sponsorship in 2010 and it's just been an
enormous opportunity for us to network at a higher level - that has
been very rewarding…just a tremendous opportunity"
- Joe Deustcher, Vice President, Dow Chemical,
"I'm not quite sure why I haven't been to GLOBE
before…it's quite impressive, the number of people here."
- Nick Otter, CEO, Global CCS Institute,
"I've certainly seen a shift from the early days of GLOBE. Now you
see the trade show being characterized by entrepreneurs, new
business opportunities, a whole different cast of characters…I
think this path is about setting up commercial enterprises that are
going to create the changes that society needs, and new business
models are going to be created from that."
- Gord Lambert, Vice President, Sustainable
Development, Suncor Energy Inc., Canada
"The world needs events like GLOBE; bringing together
the public and private sectors and covering the whole
sustainability agenda at the same time is good. GLOBE has a very
good foothold on the global event market…"
- Henry Derwent, President & CEO, International
Emissions Trading Association, Switzerland
"I've been to GLOBE several times, and one of the things I love is
the trade show; seeing all the innovative companies and the
different things they're trying to do to make a difference. Making
the environment part of the bottom line is the right way to do
- Dr. Janet Peace, Vice President, Markets and Business
Strategy, Pew Center on Global Climate Change,
"I've been impressed with how thoughtful GLOBE is…an
optimal mix of precision and detail, alongside a much broader
perspective; the combination of which is really quite rich."
- Bruce Schlein, Vice President, Corporate
Sustainability, Citigroup, USA
"The GLOBE team is first-class."
- Peter Beattie, Commissioner, Queensland Government
Trade and Investment Office, USA
"The opportunity to meet with colleagues from around
the world really energizes me - to be able to share ideas, share my
stories with them, and share their best practices with colleagues
around the world. I'm really excited to take that energy back to my
- Sharon Walck, Senior Vice President, HSBC,
"GLOBE provides a forum to get public policy debated
and discussed, provides a forum to get this information out. The
more forums we have like GLOBE, the better off we'll be at the
- Steve Snyder, President and CEO, TransAlta,
"It's a great, great event, I really mean that. It's an event that
brings together at-scale, and with seriousness, businesses talking
about sustainability; but rooted in an imperative to succeed at
business. It's not like business is being lobbied; it's more like
business is talking about business, and how business is going to
change in the future."
- Tony Manwaring, CEO, Tomorrow's Company,
"This is an outstanding event and very well put
together…It gives me tonnes of energy to see countries, companies,
and foundations all showing how they're participating in developing
new (environmental) solutions."
- Helmi Ansari, Sustainability Director, Frito Lay
"GLOBE is a very impressive conference. It pulls together so many
great, important, current themes."
- Brad Berman, Editor hybridcars.com; Founder,
"This is the second GLOBE I've been to, and I'm always struck by
the eclectic mix that attends the conference. Clearly it's becoming
more international…and it's a mix of people who are working
specifically on environmental issues, as well as people from
companies that are producing some of those environmental impacts.
Bringing these people together is important."
- Bill Smith, Senior Vice President, Energy Sector,
"These kinds of conferences are extremely positive because the
clean tech business and innovations related to sustainability can
only run through interaction with very different people. If you
want to find new solutions for the future… you really need to
integrate solutions from different places, different businesses.
Having a place like GLOBE where these people can get together and
share their ideas is something that's extremely important."
- Dr. Michel Morvan, Vice President, Research and
Innovation, Veolia Environment, France
"The 'convening' power that GLOBE has always provides tremendous
value. We find it very effective to come here and meet people from
so many different countries."
- Dr. Vicky Sharpe, President & CEO, Sustainable
Development Technology Canada (SDTC)
"There are lots of ideas coming out of GLOBE. When you gather the
brains of the world together to discuss how to calibrate better
across industries and deal with the challenging issues…we have
better than what we have done in the past."
- Samir Brikho, Chief Executive, AMEC,
"I love the GLOBE conferences because it's the way to connect with
people from all around the world, some of whom you haven't seen
since the last GLOBE."
- David Helliwell, Co-Founder & CEO, Pulse Energy,
"GLOBE is an excellent event that brings leaders from
a wide region…It was a pleasure to be inspired by all the great
things that are going on."
- Susanne Stormer, Vice President, NovoNordisk A/S,