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President, Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies Limited
Climate change is the single greatest challenge facing society today. The solution requires thoughtful, stable, harmonized public policy, which enables the private sector and citizens to mobilize.
Smart Prosperity co-chair; CEO, NRStor; former CEO, Home Depot Canada
We have two critical innovation opportunities in Canada right now. One is to enable our traditional industries to reinvent themselves in order to compete in a low-carbon economy.
CEO, Venture Communications
Smart Prosperity is Canada's chance to do the right thing, for all the right reasons.
Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Goldcorp Inc.
Senior Partner, McKinsey and Company
Vice-president, Insurance Bureau of Canada
President and CEO, Telus
To excel in an evolving global economy, we need to make generational investments in our country that will future-proof our cities and improve the way Canadians live, work, socialise and serve their communities in our dynamic digital world.
Board President, Pembina
Co-founder & Executive Director, Youth Climate Lab
President, UpCapital Ltd.
I believe we have a duty to future Canadians to have an economy that is 100% in sync with the environment, not an economy that is successful at the expense of the environment.
President (interim), International Institute for Sustainable Development
President & CEO, Aluminium Association of Canada and co-founder and Director, SWITCH
Through its Cap and Trade and its CleanTech ecosystem Quebec has captured the essence of a green economy: working together to carve a sustainable future.Time has come to bring together the creative minds of Canadians through innovation,capital and clean technology in a single unifying vision of a gr
Vice President, External Affairs and Sustainability, Unilever Canada Inc.
President & CEO, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO, RBC; Former Editor-in-Chief, Globe and Mail
Smart prosperity is about better growth. It's about finding the most efficient ways to produce and share what the world needs. Our economy must revolve around brainpower, technology, trade and the world's greatest trove of natural resources.
Canadian National Director, United Steelworkers
Managing Partner, Government and Public Sector Advisory Services British Columbia, Ernst & Young
Smart Prosperity co-chair, and Chair, Resources for the Future Economic Strategy Table
The future will be about how do you develop resources and grow the economy in a world where we need to have a smaller environmental footprint. I think Canadians are ready to take on this challenge and become leaders in this space.
Senior Vice President, Sustainability and External Affairs, Teck Resources
Executive Director, Student Energy
Executive director, Clean Energy Canada
Founding Executive Director, Centre for Indigenous Resources
President & Canada Country Chair, Shell Canada
We will need three key elements to build a low-carbon economy: a shared vision, creative policy frameworks and tremendous collaboration across all sectors of society. I’m confident that these elements, combined with Canadian ingenuity, will make Canada both an economic and environmental leader.
Director, National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development
Executive Director, Broadbent Institute
President & CEO, The Co-operators
Chair, Pan American Silver Corp
Canada needs to chart a new course, one that is sustainable in the truest sense - based on permanence. This means, for example, renewable energy, smart homes, clean transportation and less consumptive lifestyles. All Canadians will be more prosperous if this can be achieved.
Smart Prosperity co-chair; Professor of law and economics, University of Ottawa
We know how to build an economy that generates wealth and jobs with less environmental harm. In fact we’ve already begun. Now we need to pick up the pace, to lay the foundation for Canada’s future prosperity
Former President and CEO, Sustainable Development Technology Canada
I believe that Canada has a tremendous opportunity to evolve into a different, more competitive country. It’s not about taking away part of what we do, it’s about integrating and optimizing value, and moving Canada up the value chain.
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