Andrea Moffat is the Vice President of the Ivey Foundation whose mission is to help create a shared vision for Canada’s future that integrates the economy and the environment, achieves resource efficiency, and fosters innovation and investment for a smarter, sustainable economy.
Bob WillardAuthor and Speaker, Sustainability Advantage
Bob is a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies and has given over a thousand presentations to corporate, government, university, and NGO audiences.
Brian MinnsManager, Sustainable Investing, Addenda Capital
In his capacity as Manager, Sustainable Investing, Brian Minns is responsible for the development and continuous improvement of Addenda Capital’s approach to considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters in investment decision-making processes.
Céline Bak is the President of Analytica Advisors. In 2007 she recognized that innovation-based industries were poorly represented through existing primary economic research and identified that this lack of evidence distorted the whole lifecycle of innovation-based companies, from incubation and capital-raising to securing domestic reference customers as well as engaging multinational enterprises as customer and partners.
Charles Sousa is Ontario’s Minister of Finance and MPP for Mississauga South. He also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Treasury Board and Management Board of Cabinet. As Minister of Finance, Charles is championing a first-of-its-kind provincial pension plan to help ensure that Ontarians can retire with security and peace of mind.
David Herle is one of Canada’s most sought after public affairs and corporate strategists, having helped CEOs manage crises, union leaders shape their public appeals and directing winning campaigns for both prime ministers and premiers.
David PoppProfessor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Syracuse University
David Popp is associate professor of public administration. He is an economist with research interests in environmental policy and the economics of technological change. Much of his research focuses on the links between environmental policy and innovation.
Glen MurrayMinister of Environment and Climate Change, Government of Ontario
Glen Murray was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2010 as the MPP for Toronto Centre. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2014. Murray currently serves as Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. He was appointed the Minister of Infrastructure and the Minister of Transportation in February 2013.
John CoyneVP Legal and External Affairs, Unilever Canada
John has been with Unilever Canada since 1992 and today works with professionals and multi-disciplinary teams in law, sustainability, corporate and government relations, regulatory affairs, quality assurance and safety.
Jean-Philippe Brisson, a leading environmental lawyer, advises oil and gas, industrial and financial institution clients on a wide range of energy and environmental matters, including carbon finance, renewable energy and commodities.
Karen Clarke-Whistler is an environmental scientist who is widely recognized as a thought leader in environmental business matters. Prior to joining TD she spent more than 15 years consulting to a diverse base of clients in North and South America, Europe and Africa.
Karen FarbridgePresident Karen Farbridge & Associates, former Mayor of Guelph
Karen has a passion for building healthy and prosperous cities. Karen’s leadership during her 11 years as Mayor of the City of Guelph, as well as in previous community leadership roles, has led to dozens of initiatives that focused on finding new, creative and cost effective ways to deliver municipal services and building a stronger community.
Martin GrosskopfVice President and Portfolio Manager, Sustainable Investing, AGF Investments Inc.
Martin has more than 15 years of experience in combining financial and sustainability criteria for the selection of investment opportunities. In addition to the portfolios that he manages, Martin provides input on sustainability and ESG issues across the AGF investment teams.
Merran Smith is the executive director of Clean Energy Canada and a fellow at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue. For most of her career, she has worked to unite industry, government, and civil society organizations to solve pressing social and ecological challenges.
Mike is the founder of Sustainable Waterloo Region and the Executive Director of Sustainability CoLab. Recently named an Ashoka Fellow, he is one of 37 Canadians within a global community of leading social entrepreneurs, each with a new ‘knock-out’ idea and high potential to scale their impact.
Moridi currently serves as Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, as well as Minister of Research and Innovation. Moridi is an award-winning scientist, engineer, educator, business leader and community activist.
Susan JantziDirector, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, Sun Life Financial
Susan Jantzi is Director, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability at Sun Life Financial. In this role, she works in partnership with Sun Life’s business units and functions to advance the company’s sustainability strategy across its international operations.