Hon. Glen Murray
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
Government of Ontario
Glen Murray has had a lifetime of activism in urban planning, sustainable development and community health, and is a founding member of the Canadian AIDS Society. Murray served as mayor of Winnipeg from 1998 to 2004. He has also served as a Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Design at the University of Toronto, was appointed Chair of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy in 2005, and was named president and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute in 2007. Murray was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2010, and currently serves as Ontario’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.
Lisa De Marco (Conference Chair)
DeMarco Allan LLP
Lisa DeMarco is a lawyer with over two decades of experience in law, regulation, policy and advocacy relating to energy and climate change. She represents several governments and leading energy clients in a wide variety of natural gas, electricity, pipeline, and energy storage matters before various regulatory tribunals, including the Ontario Energy Board and the National Energy Board. She has been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and lectures regularly. Ms. DeMarco also assists leading Canadian energy companies on domestic and overseas power project development, renewable power projects, alternative fuel projects, cleantech development and finance, energy storage, carbon capture and storage, corporate social responsibility, environmental disclosure, clean energy finance, and sustainable business strategy. She is ranked by Chamber’s Global as one of the world’s leading climate change lawyers and regularly attends and advises on United Nations Climate negotiations. She is ranked and repeatedly recommended by Lexpert, Expert Guide, International Who’s Who and Chambers Canada as a leading energy (oil and gas) and environment lawyer.
Environmental Defence Canad
Timothy (Tim) J. Gray
Tim is the Executive Director of Environmental Defence Canada. Tim’s professional focus has been in the areas of campaign design, conservation and land-use planning, forest policy and practices and market mechanisms for encouraging environmental protection. He has specialized in project development and management, negotiation, market development and government relations.
Tim has been a member of several Ministerial Advisory Committees including the Ontario government’s Forest Policy Advisory Committee, the Forest Accord Advisory Board and the Ministers Council on Forest Sector Competitiveness. He co-led the ENGO intervener group in the Ontario Timber Class Environmental Assessment and the Partnership for Public Lands ENGO collaboration during Ontario’s Lands for Life land-use planning process. He also has taken roles related to the development and use of market mechanisms to achieve conservation outcomes and been involved in the development of FSC Canadian regional standards and of FSC procurement policies and export strategies in Central America.
Tim was a founding Board member of Global Forest Watch Canada and his current Board commitments include membership on the Boards of Directors of Cornerstone Standards Council, and Wildlife Conservation Society Canada and the Greenbelt Summit Group.
Tim worked as an executive director, senior program manager and conservation director with the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society from 1990 until 2005 and as Program Director of the Ivey Foundation from 2005 to 2013.
Tim obtained an honours undergraduate degree in Biology from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario in 1987 and a M.Sc. in Botany/Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto in 1992.
Travis J. Allan is a partner at DeMarco Allan LLP. Travis is a lawyer and strategic advisor who takes a multi-disciplinary approach to corporate and environmental issues. Travis advises on corporate and commercial legal matters, carbon credit development and sale, renewable energy transactions, climate change mitigation and adaptation, land use policy, electric vehicle promotion and a variety of regulatory matters including energy and privacy. Travis has experience in international and domestic transactional, environmental and First Nations law, which he combines with a strong academic grounding in policy and economics. Travis has also written and spoken extensively about changes to land use planning law and policy that can support climate change adaptation and mitigation, focusing on promoting location-efficient and transit-oriented development and the preservation and cultivation of natural capital.
Before joining DeMarco Allan LLP, Travis practiced at one of the world’s largest law firms in New York, NY focusing on project finance and corporate restructuring. Travis is a member of the Ontario and New York bars. He serves on the boards of the Climate Change Lawyers Network (as co-chair) and Project Neutral (as chair) and formerly served as a governor of the Ontario Land Trust Alliance
Dale Beugin is the Research Director for Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, an independent group of economists from across the country seeking to broaden the discussion around practical policies for the economy and the environment. Based in Ottawa, Dale leads the Commission’s research team. He is also an Associate at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Principal of Sky Curve Consulting, specializing in environmental policy and economics. As a consultant, Dale has provided analysis and support to a diverse range of clients including the Natural Resources Canada, Environment Canada, Industry Canada, the Office of the Auditor General, multiple provincial governments, the World Bank, and the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. Previously, he worked as Policy Advisor at the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE), leading research on carbon pricing and climate policy. He holds a masters degree in resource and environmental management from Simon Fraser University.
Peter Boag is President & CEO of the Canadian Fuels Association, the organization that represents the industry that supplies 95 percent of Canada’s transportation fuels. Canadian Fuels members are Canada’s fuels leaders. Mr. Boag provides executive leadership to a team of business and public policy professionals that bring knowledge, expertise and practical insight to fuels policy making. Canadian Fuels’ work focuses on highlighting the links between transportation fuels, essential mobility and prosperity, and the implications for good public policy. Canadian Fuels engages all levels of government – federal, and municipal – with an emphasis on environmental, health and safety policy and regulation.
David Butters has been APPrO’s president and chief executive officer since April 2004.
Mr. Butters has an extensive background in government, government relations, and corporate and advertising communications.
Prior to joining APPrO he was Vice President, Public Affairs for Hill & Knowlton Canada, with responsibility for their national energy practice. He has also been Chief of Staff to a senior cabinet minister in the Conservative government of the Honourable Brian Mulroney.
He sits on Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee, representing Ontario generators, and is a member of the Ontario Energy Board Chair’s Advisory Roundtable.
Mr. Butters is a graduate of York University in Toronto.
APPrO is a non-profit advocacy organization representing more than 100 companies involved in the development and operation of commercial electricity generation in Ontario. APPrO members include both investor and publicly owned generation companies producing power from nuclear, hydro-electric, coal, gas, co-generation, wind energy, waste wood and other sources, generating over 95% of the electricity made in Ontario.
Director, Corporate Environmental Affairs
Royal Bank of Canada
Andrew Craig, MBA, MSc.
Andrew Craig is the Director of Corporate Environmental Affairs at the Royal Bank of Canada and joined the bank in 2008. In this capacity, Andrew is responsible for:
Developing and executing RBC’s corporate environmental strategy, the RBC Environmental Blueprint, globally
Building business cases, leading funding requests and project oversight of environmental initiatives
Acting centre of expertise for RBC business and functional units on environmental issues that represent risks or opportunities
Integration of environmental sustainability into RBC’s business and functional units
Oversight of internal and external environmental communications and reporting
Andrew is an environmental scientist by training. Before joining RBC, he worked as a consultant for Deloitte in the Environment and Sustainability practice helping clients develop sustainability strategies and project managed GHG emission inventory audits. He also worked as an Air Quality Scientist for Jacques Whitford Environment (now Stantec) preparing air emission inventories for industrial clients, conducting ambient air quality monitoring programs and preparing regulatory submissions to the Ministry of the Environment (Ontario)
Andrew holds a BSc. from the University of Guelph in Natural Resources Management, an MSc. in Environmental Technologies from Imperial College in London, UK and has a Masters in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto.
Managing Director, Energy Commodities & Clearing
Claude Cyr was appointed Managing Director, Energy Commodities & Clearing of NGX in September 2015. NGX, a wholly owned subsidiary of TMX Group, is the leading North American Energy Exchange, based in Calgary and provides electronic trading and clearing of natural gas, crude oil and electricity contracts. Prior to moving over to NGX, Mr. Cyr came from TMX Group’s Montreal Exchange (MX) where he was Senior Vice President, Financial Markets and was responsible for the development and management of the Financial Markets department. He oversaw MX’s operations, which included market monitoring, commercial development, customer relationship management, products, pricing and marketing activities. Mr. Cyr has over 20 years of financial markets experience. Previously he was First Vice President and Head of Global Services & Relationship Management at Newedge Canada Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Cyr held positions of increasing responsibility at J.P. Morgan Securities Canada, where he served as Vice President and later as Executive Director. During that time, he was responsible for managing the firm’s Canadian futures and options business and OTC clearing.
Mr. Cyr holds a bachelor of commerce from Concordia University, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Carbon Mercantile Exchang
Trevor Ducharme is the President of Carbon Mercantile Exchange (CMX). CMX operates in 8 countries as a trusted leader in carbon trading, emission reduction strategies and renewable energy development. Mr. Ducharme brings over 8 years of experience in carbon emission trading in both the voluntary and compliance sectors with a focus on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) carbon reduction strategy. CMX is a vertically integrated, global carbon management firm. From emission reduction plans to executed transactions, CMX manages the most integral milestones of carbon offsetting and carbon trading. CMX Carbon is a full service carbon incubator established to fulfill and help companies adapt to the international carbon standards. We specialize in the design and implementation of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction strategies, using carbon as the common factor for resource efficiency and comparability across all business activities and industries. In line with its pursuit to be the “blue chip” standard in carbon CMX Carbon implements the highest standards in governance to ensure a functional yet fully transparent and well-governed approach.
In her role as head of Sustainability, Frances Edmonds is responsible for overseeing HP’s full suite of corporate social responsibility programs including strategic partnerships with key nonprofit organizations and an industry leading volunteer program. With Frances’s leadership HP is able to state that HP Canada is the most environmentally responsible IT Company in Canada1. Frances works closely with HP’s many partners to drive sustainability practices across HP’s business and throughout Canada. From championing WWF’s Living Planet @ Work program to creating sustainability reporting contests, Frances seeks new and innovative ways to bring the power of HP to create meaningful change in Canada’s businesses. Strongly believing in environmental education, Frances has established programs to provide a wide range of environmental education opportunities for Canadians, from kindergarten to companies that are not even HP’s customers. More recently Frances has turned her attention to community engagement: having managed HP’s global team she now works to develop and implement global environmental education and volunteer programs for HP. Frances judges many environmental awards and was recognized in 2012 as being one of Canada’s top sustainability professionals by jointly receiving the Clean 16 award with her manager Lloyd Bryant. This prestigious award recognizes the significant contributions they have made to clean capitalism in the IT industry. In addition she is a board member of Learning for a Sustainable Future and sits on the Schulich Centre for Responsible Business advisory council. Frances started her career in the UK Government as an enforcer of environmental health and safety requirements. On moving to Canada, Frances worked in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, as manager of environmental health and safety, before joining HP Canada. Frances has a degree in Environmental science from Bradford University (UK), a post graduate diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).
Dan Fraleigh is a carbon markets expert and environmental professional specializing in the development of emission reductions projects, and carbon management/mitigation solutions. He brings over 20 years of experience in areas ranging from technology and environment to media and entertainment. Dan has worked in a variety of roles in business, consulting, development and design, and since 2010, is the Chief Operating Officer of Carbonzero. Canada’s leading carbon solutions provider, Carbonzero assists businesses, governments, and organizations in assessing, reporting, and reducing their emissions. With assistance from Dan’s environmental markets expertise and operational leadership, Carbonzero has grown to be a leader in the design and implementation of corporate carbon reduction strategies and solutions.
Joseph Galimberti has been President of the Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA) since May, 2015. The CSPA is the national voice of Canada’s $14 billion primary steel production industry. Canadian steel producers are integral to the automotive, energy, construction, and other vital industrial supply chains. The CSPA works with governments and industry partners to advance public policies which shape a globally competitive business environment for its member companies and supply chain stakeholders. Prior to joining the CSPA Joseph held positions as Vice-President, Public and Corporate Affairs at Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada, Director of Government and Community Relations at Air Canada and has also served in various capacities with the Government of Canada. Additionally, Joseph is on the Board of the Victoria Event Centre, a co-owner of Broad Street Cycles in Victoria B.C., a former Board Member of the National Airlines Council of Canada and a former Trustee on the Board of Pearson College. Joseph lives in Ottawa with his wife Heidi and their twin sons Jonah and Bennett.
John is President & CEO of the Canadian Solar Industries’ Association (CanSIA) and brings to the organization over 20 years of professional involvement in the sustainable infrastructure sector. Prior to joining CanSIA, he served as Senior Vice President, Empower Energy Solutions – an innovative, global integrator of energy systems.
John’s role as the Canadian Designate on the International Energy Agency’s Executive Committee (PVPS) provides him with a global perspective on energy matters. He has served as a director on the boards of numerous community and corporate organizations including one of the nations largest electric utilities.
His family and Ottawa-based home are proud participants in Ontario’s microFIT program.
Toby is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Corporate Knights. He spearheaded the first global ranking of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations in 2005, and in 2007 coined the term “clean capitalism.” He sits on the Sustainability Accounting Standards Advisory Board and the University of Toronto’s Environment and Finance Committee. He also is a director at Ashoka Canada. Toby has been published in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and the Globe and Mail, and is a regular guest speaker on CBC. In 1998, he played centrefield for the Yugoslav National Baseball Team.
Senior Manager Strategic Policy
Ontario Energy Board
Jennifer Manning is General Counsel at NRStor Inc., a project developer and owner focused on accelerating the development & construction of industry-leading energy storage technologies. Prior to joining NRStor, Jennifer served as Senior Counsel at Infrastructure Ontario, where she negotiated a number of large infrastructure projects, including the Eglinton LRT Crosstown, one of Canada’s largest infrastructure projects. Jennifer began her legal practice at Torys LLP as a member of the Project Finance and Lending Group.
Paul Manning is principal at Manning Environmental Law and an Environmental Law Specialist, Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has been named as one of Canada’s leading Environmental Lawyers in Who’s Who Legal and has been ranked by Lexpert as one of Canada’s leading Energy Lawyers. Paul received a Masters degree in Environmental Law and obtained a U.K. accreditation as an expert in Planning Law. He is on the Executive Committee of the National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. Paul advises clients on a wide range of environmental law issues and represents them as counsel before tribunals and the courts. His practice areas include environmental, energy, planning and Aboriginal law. He has a special interest in renewable energy and climate change regulation and holds a Certificate in Carbon Finance from the University of Toronto.
Market Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services
Ernst & Young
Susan is the Central Market Leader for EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) practice with 15 years of experience helping clients identify and develop economic solutions for environmental and social challenges. Susan’s work in financial services, Government and the not-for-profit sector includes environmental, social and governance (ESG)-focused program reviews and evaluations, stakeholder consultations, materiality assessments, risk assessments and management, and sustainability disclosure guidance. Prior to joining EY, Susan worked for a boutique investment research firm to identify and assess the impact ESG issues and risks could have on the future financial performance of large cap stocks listed on the MSCI world index. In 2014, Susan was named to the Clean 50 and Clean 16 list of professionals, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to clean capitalism.
Susan holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business with a specialization in Finance and Sustainability and serves on the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business advisory council. She is an adjunct professor with the University of Toronto, where she teaches a graduate course in environmental finance and sustainable investing and is a member of the Environmental Finance Advisory Committee. Past affiliations include serving as a Board Member of the Responsible Investment Association and as an Associate Fellow with the Toronto-based Institute for Research and Innovation.
Cement Association of Canada
Michael McSweeney was appointed President and CEO of the Cement Association of Canada (CAC) in 2010, after serving as the CAC’s Vice President of Industry Affairs for three years. In both these roles, he has tirelessly advocated on behalf of the Canadian cement industry.
Mr. McSweeney serves as a Director of the Athena Institute and in 2015 was appointed by Premier Wynne to the Ontario Climate Action Group.
Prior to joining the Cement Association of Canada, Mr. McSweeney held leadership roles in both the public and private sectors, where he gained a deep understanding of the inner workings of both the political and business environments.
His 30-year work experience includes terms as CEO of the Standards Council of Canada; City and Regional Councillor in Ottawa; special assistant for the Minister of Defence; and as Executive Assistant to the Leader of the Opposition and later the Prime Minister of Canada, the Honourable Brian Mulroney.
Mr. McSweeney holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University and a BA in Political Science and Law from Carleton University.
Mike Moffatt is an Assistant Professor in the Business, Economics and Public Policy group at Ivey. An economist by training, Mike’s interests relate to the intersection of societal issues, public policy and economic growth. He has provided expert testimony to both the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance and the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance. Mike conducts his public policy research at the Mowat Centre, Ontario’s non-partisan, evidence-based voice on public policy, where he holds the title of Chief Economist.
Assistant General Counsel & General Manager Legal Affairs
President and Chief Executive Officer
JEAN NOLET is President and CEO of Coop Carbone. He is one of the most experienced experts in Canada in the area of carbon markets and issues related to climate change. He also has a recognized expertise in natural resource economics, environment, agrifood and energy. He works in these fields of activity for over twenty years now and has experienced the world of academic research as well as various departments of the Quebec government before founding ÉcoRessources in 2004. Since then, he has led or participated in the making of more than a hundred Studies in several economic sectors. He has provided leadership on economic impact assessments in many areas and performed cost-benefit analyses of a variety of projects and government policies. He holds a BSc in Economics from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and an MSc in Applied Economics from Laval University.
Director of Resource Integration
Senior Policy Advisor
Clean Energy Canada
Sarah leads our provincial work in Ontario, with a focus on our carbon and electricity programs, as well responsibility for Clean Energy Canada’s role in Blue Green Canada. An accomplished professional with more than 10 years of experience in policy and public affairs, Sarah is versed in all facets of strategic planning, communications, and relationship building. Prior to joining Clean Energy Canada she served as director of public affairs for the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, supporting effective land-use planning, and held several senior positions with the Province of Ontario.
Quinn & Partners Inc.
Francisca is an experienced management and sustainability consultant. She has advised leading Canadian and international companies and investors on climate change and sustainability strategies and disclosure since 2003. Her Canadian clients include companies in the financial services, property, energy, transportation and retail sectors. Francisca is a thought leader on how to practically integrate sustainability in corporate strategies and organizational processes. She advised the FTSE Index Group on climate change criteria in its development of the FTSE4Good index and she is currently involved in multiple working groups for the institutional-investor sponsored Global Real Estate and Infrastructure Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) assessments. She is an annual speaker at the Green Real Estate Conference and she has contributed to Corporate Knights Magazine, Ethical Corporation and industry publications in various industries.
Director, North America Policy & Climate Finance
International Emissions Trading Association
Katie serves as IETA’s Director of North America and Climate Finance. On behalf of IETA’s global multi-sector business membership, Katie leads efforts to inform climate change policy and market design with government and non-government partners across North America. She also manages IETA’s growing international work on innovative instruments and mechanisms, capable of leveraging private capital into climate mitigation and resilience activities. Katie’s a member of the University of Toronto’s Environmental Finance Committee, Ontario Environment Commissioner’s Climate Change Advisory Panel, and the new Climate Advisory Group to Ontario’s Minister of Environment & Climate Change. Prior to joining IETA, Katie was a Senior Associate at ICF International, where she provided strategic climate and energy advisory services to corporate, government, NGO clients and UN agencies. Katie holds a Masters with Distinction in Environment, Development and Policy from the University of Sussex.
Scott Vaughan is IISD President and CEO. He has been Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development; Director, Department of Sustainable Development, Organization of American States (OAS); Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Head of Economics, NAFTA Environment Commission; and Counsellor, World Trade Organization (WTO).
At the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Vaughan initiated the UNEP Finance Initiative and UNEP’s work on trade and environment. Early in his career, he worked at the head office of the Royal Bank Financial Group. Vaughan holds post-graduate degrees from the London School of Economics, University of Edinburgh and Dalhousie University, and an undergraduate degree from Mount Allison University.
Recent and current affiliations include Chair of the Board of IISD Experimental Lakes Area; Interim Head of Secretariat, Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF); co-chair of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment (CCICED) Special Study; Associate Editor, Chinese Journal of Urban and Environment Studies (CJUES); co-convener of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) Task Force on Trade and Natural Resources; member of Future Earth Engagement Committee; member of UNEP International Advisory Council for the Advancement of Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability; member of the Environmental Leadership Council, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce