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Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Annual General Meeting and Stakeholder Event

April 4, 2017

4 April 2017

ASI’s 2017 Annual General Meeting and Stakeholder Event will be held on Tuesday April 4, 2017 in Montreal, Canada.  A limited number of public registrations are available on a first come, first served basis. Enquiries can be sent to us by email

The cost is free for ASI members and USD 100 per person for non-members. This covers the day’s events, all meals and an evening cocktail function.

The program includes:

  • formal AGM proceedings
  • keynote speakers
  • updates on ASI progress
  • information and consultation opportunities for ASI’s standards, and
  • briefings on the ASI assurance model and auditor accreditation.

The day will run from 9am for ASI members for the closed AGM session, joining with non-member participants from 10am, and closing at 7pm. More details are available below.

8.30am – 9am Member arrivals for 9am commencement.

9am – 10am Annual General Meeting – ASI Members only (Clark Hall) • Formal proceedings: o Opening and welcome by Chair o Directors report and Financial report o CEO’s report o Acknowledgement of newly elected Directors o Acknowledgement of newly elected Standards Committee members Discussion and Q&A

10am – 10.30am Welcome networking / Break • Non-members arrive from 10am for 10.30am commencement.

10.30am – 11.15am Setting the scene – global challenges (Clark Hall) • Opening and welcome by Chair – Daniel Weston, General Counsel and Global Head of CSV (Creating Shared Value) at Nestlé Nespresso • Steven Guilbeault, Co-Founder and Senior Director, Equiterre • Chris Coulter, CEO and Board Member of GlobeScan • Q&A

11.15am – 12pm Taking up the challenge – ASI Directors panel (Clark Hall) • The ASI Board discusses ASI’s strategy and objectives, through questions from the moderator and the audience.

12pm – 12.45pm 2017 – Designing and delivering the ASI program to achieve impact (Clark Hall) • A CEO update on ASI’s progress and plans for 2017 and the initiative’s ‘theory of change’. • Q&A • Introduction to the afternoon parallel sessions.

12.45pm – 2pm Lunch (Atrium) • Speaker: Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance

2pm – 3.15pm ASI Standards Two parallel sessions:

  1. Strategic: Overview of the ASI Performance Standard and ASI Chain of Custody Standard, and their intended impacts. (St Catherine Hall) This session is best suited for those wanting an understanding of the scope of ASI’s program.
  2. Technical: Consultation sessions – discussion of selected issues highlighted through consultations to date. (Clark Hall) This session is best suited for those tracking ASI’s standards development work closely.

3:14pm – 3:45pm Break

3:45pm – 5pm ASI Assurance Two parallel sessions:

  1. Strategic: Expectations for what ASI Certification can deliver for different stakeholders – Member panel. (St Catherine Hall) This session is best suited for those wanting to explore the diverse drivers for certification.
  2. Technical: The ASI assurance model and auditor accreditation process. (Clark Hall) This session is best suited for those wanting a detailed understanding of the steps to achieving certification.

5pm – 7pm Cocktail reception • Brief closing speeches and thanks to participants and event partners

Keynote Speakers – Bios

Chris Coulter

Chris works with leaders in business, multilateral organizations and NGOs to help them better understand and respond to shifting stakeholder expectations, build trust with key constituencies and exert greater influence in shaping the future. Chris has over 15 years of experience in providing evidence-based counsel to leadership organizations at the nexus of reputation, brand and sustainability. Chris is a member of GlobeScan’s Board of Directors and Management Team, and is a Director of the GlobeScan Foundation. He is also a member of SustainAbility’s Council and is a Board Member of CBSR and Good World Solutions.

Steven Guilbeault

Equiterre cofounder and senior director, Steven Guilbeault is an environmentalist who has focused on climate change since the early 1990s. He worked for Greenpeace Canada and Greenpeace International for ten years, was senior advisor for Deloitte and Touche, and co-chaired Climate Action Network International for five years. He is a member (since 2009) of Quebec’s Cercle des Phénix, an honorary society for environmentalists, and an honorary fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. French newspaper Le Monde has called him one of the world’s top 50 players in sustainable development.

Michael Liebreich

Michael Liebreich is Chairman of the Advisory Board and Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Michael founded the company as New Energy Finance in 2004 and acted as Chairman and Chief Executive until its acquisition by Bloomberg in 2009. He serves on the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All. He is a former member of a number of boards and groups, such as the advisory board of the Clinton Global Initiative’s Energy and Climate Change working group and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for the New Energy Architecture.

ASI greatly appreciates the local support of the Aluminium Association of Canada in organising this event. We look forward to seeing many of you in Montreal!


April 4, 2017
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