Getting serious about climate change: How business must step up

Climate change is one of the most important and pressing challenges facing our planet and humanity today. What is the role of business and the private sector in fighting climate change, and how can (and why must) business step up to address this challenge now?

Presented by the Montalbano Centre for Responsible Leadership Development, the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at the UBC Sauder School of Business, and alumni UBC.

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Lien Yeung (she/her) – Award-winning multimedia host and producer of CBC Vancouver News Saturdays and Sundays

Opening remarks

Robert Helsley (he/him) – Dean of UBC Sauder School of Business and Grosvenor Professor of Cities, Business Economics and Public Policy


  • Naomi Klein (she/her) – UBC Professor of Climate Justice and Co-Director, UBC Centre for Climate Justice  

  • Carol Liao (she/her) – Associate Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, Principal co-Investigator of the Canada Climate Law Initiative, UBC Sauder Distinguished Scholar, and Director of the Centre for Business Law  

  • Tamara Vrooman (she/her) – President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority  

  • Kate White (she/her) – Academic Director, Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, Senior Associate Dean, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UBC Sauder School of Business, Professorship in Consumer Insights, Prosocial Consumption and Sustainability and Professor, Marketing and Behavioural Science Division 

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Recorded June 16, 2022.