Leveraging Technology for a Healthy Planet

23 April 2020 / Registration Closed

The current pandemic crisis offers a reminder of the critical role technology plays in solving humanity’s urgent social and environmental challenges. We cannot afford to lose momentum in our efforts to address climate change, biodiversity loss and other pressing environmental issues. Emergent technologies such as AI, blockchain, big data and smartphone applications offer a new opportunity to enhance the speed, scale and precision of our critical work. From our urban centres to our most remote coasts, change-makers across Canada and around the world are already leveraging these technologies for a healthy planet. What do we know about their social and environmental implications? Furthermore, how are funders well positioned to support their social and environmental upsides?

With generous support from the RBC Foundation, Environment Funders Canada commissioned a new report by ASI Canada exploring how emerging technologies are already advancing environmental solutions, protecting our planetary systems, monitoring vulnerable species and supporting at-risk communities and the opportunities this presents for philanthropy and investors.

Funders are invited to join us on April 23, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:00PM ET for a webinar where we will present the findings in this new report and, together, explore opportunities for purposeful investment, creative partnerships and exciting pathways for engagement.

This webinar will be introduced by Thea Silver of Environment Funders Canada and be moderated by Ed Whittingham, ASI Canada. It will include remarks by Navi Brar, RBC Foundation, a report presentation by Nicole Doray, ASI Canada, followed by a moderated discussion.