Please note that this schedule is still subject to changes.
This is the anticipated schedule for the SMS 41st Annual Conference. All times are listed in Toronto time (Eastern UTC -4). This schedule may be subject to change.
Business strategies have been evolving over the past several years in the face of the reality of climate change. As the effects of climate change become increasingly apparent, and its future path grows clearer, firms’ adaptation and mitigation strategies are becoming more important. This plenary panel will invite discussion on how companies have been shaping their strategies to account for the changing business environment and their responsibilities – to their investors and their other stakeholders. (see full session details)
The world is in the midst of a once-in-a-century transition in Great Power relations: the US and its allies are no longer the evident moral and practical leaders of the global order. The multilateral open trading system, assiduously built in the aftermath of the Great Depression and World War II, is under existential threat from rising economic nationalism and protectionism. Formerly simple business decisions based on straightforward factors such as cost, quality, and on-time delivery, have become clouded by geopolitical and stakeholder engagement factors. What does this mean for firms? For governments? For citizens? How can they respond to this new world order? This session will provide a point of view on these key questions, supported by tales from the rock face of global capitalism in a moment of transition. (see full session details)