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BCSEA Victoria Chapter AGM with Rob Abbott

Chapter Meeting
Jun 16 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Rob Abbott

Please note the change in location. Our usual venue is under renovation, so we will meet across Quadra street at the First Metropolitan Church. We'll be in the Chapel, which is beside the main church.

Active Hope: Innovative Collaboration & Problem-Solving to Address the Climate Crisis

  • What is your dream for your community with respect to energy and climate action – and the role of innovation?
  • Do you have the trust among stakeholders necessary to have the conversation(s) that will deliver the innovation you need?
  • Three types of innovators to achieve broad systemic change:
    • Disruptive – big idea people
    • Bridging – people who spot the big idea
    • Receptive – people who can implement the idea
  • Which one are you? Do you know or work with the others?
  • Do you have trust within and between the others?

Rob Abbott is the Executive Director of Carbon Neutral Government and Outreach with the Province of B.C.'s Climate Action Secretariat. He is also the principal of Abbott Strategies, a boutique strategy and sustainability firm that crafts tailored business solutions for clients across the globe.

In his 20 years prior to coming to government, Rob has helped businesses all over the world discover wealth-creating opportunities through a deeper integration of sustainability with organizational and competitive strategy. Rob is passionate about the intersection of sustainability with strategy and innovation; the ways in which trust (self trust, relationship trust and organizational trust) must be created to enable the collaboration that will create communities that are low carbon, healthy, and resilient in the face of change; and meaningful engagement of the three types of innovators necessary to achieve broad systemic change: disruptive, bridging and receptive.

Gunther Honold will brief us on the CRD solar hot water grants program.

In our AGM part of the meeting, we will be electing a new steering committee for the Victoria Chapter for the next year. We'll get a summary of activities in the last year and hear an update on what's been happening with BCSEA as a whole.

BCSEA has a dual-level structure, where the local Chapters such as ours in Victoria organise events and activities locally. The provincial Board is responsible for province-wide programs, and for formal administration and budgets of BCSEA. The provincial AGM is usually in the fall.

This event open to anyone - no registration required, although only BCSEA members are eligible to vote.