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Future Tense: 2050 is just around the corner so it's time to get real


Shell is famous for its scenarios and Clive will look at alternative futures for a world where population growth and urbanization are already testing the planet's natural resources. What are the implications for carbon emissions, climate change and international conflict? Who will be the winners and losers? This will be powerful and thought provoking, with an emphasis on the practical. If we are to take control of our future and mitigate the effects of climate change, which approaches and policy instruments are most likely to succeed? Are methodical, incremental improvements the way forward or commitment to game-changing solutions? Or some currently elusive combination of the two? Where should we look for commercial opportunities and above all what are the challenges for leadership – public and personal?"

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Clive Mather

Former, President and CEO, Shell Canada Ltd.


Clive Mather is the Chairman of Iogen Corporation, a leading Canadian developer of cellulosic biofuel technology and biochemical projects. It is delivering renewable and cost-effective fuels for today's cars and trucks. He is also the Chairman of Tearfund, the international Christian relief agency combating global poverty and injustice. In this role he is an ambassador for Tearfund around the world on humanitarian and environmental issues. Additionally, he is the Chairman of Shell’s Pension Funds in the UK, managing assets of approximately $22 billion. He also works with NGO’s and governments on both sides of the Atlantic on energy and environmental issues. He was a member of the Premier’s Council for Economic Strategy in Alberta from 2009 until 2012.

Clive previously worked as President & CEO of Shell Canada Limited. He took a high profile on environmental matters, presenting the business case for sustainable development through communications and example. An advocate of leadership for good and corporate social responsibility, he has held many public appointments in the UK, including Commissioner for the Equal Opportunities Commission, Chairman of the Government/Industry CSR Academy and Deputy Chairman of the Windsor Leadership Trust. He lectures on ethical issues around the world. He is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He lives in Guildford, UK with his wife Ann and 2 border collies.




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Lowering the world’s greenhouse gas emissions is not an easy task, but with the right minds in the right place, it can be done.

Held in Edmonton, Alta., the Zero 2014 Conference will address the goal of lowering our carbon impact by bringing together policy and clean-technology leaders from around the world. This three day conference will also feature presentations from the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Grand Challenge Round 1 Finalists.

CCEMC: A Global Responsibility


Join us today by viewing our livestream at 1:30pm.


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