Press release

Balsillie to present keynote at IISD dinner event in Toronto

January 27, 2014

TORONTO—January 28, 2014—Jim Balsillie, chair of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, will address key members of Toronto’s business and sustainability communities at a special International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) event at the Gardiner Museum on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Balsillie’s speech, entitled “Making Sustainability Good Business” will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m. The invitational dinner event will also feature remarks by IISD’s Scott Vaughan, President and CEO, and Michael Vukets, Canadian Vice-chair, Board of Directors.

Media are welcome to attend.

Jim Balsillie is co-founder and former co-CEO of Research in Motion (BlackBerry), and founder and current chair of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), an international governance think tank.
For more information please contact Joel Trenaman, Director, Communications and Publishing, at or +1 204 958 7731.

About IISD

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 250 experts come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.