19 BC cleantech leaders to know ahead of VEF’s clean growth event
In advance of the upcoming Vancouver Entrepreneurs’ Forum session ‘Clean Growth Stories: Lessons from Leaders Capturing the Climate Opportunity’, we’re spotlighting 19 BC sustainability leaders.
The BC cleantech sector is one of the fastest-growing segments of BC’s economy. It’s made up of nearly 300 companies that employ more than 16,300 people and generate annual revenues of around $2.4 billion, up from $1.8 billion in 2016, according to the latest BC Cleantech Report Card from the BC Cleantech CEO Alliance.
This interdisciplinary industry is driving innovation, employment and investment that’s contributing to a more sustainable world — and the rest of Canada is taking notice. Case in point: Leaders from across BC were recently recognized as part of the Clean50 Summit 11.0 in Toronto.
The Clean50 awards are meant to “identify, recognize and — most importantly — connect sustainability leaders from across Canada.” And 19 BC sustainability champions (nearly 40% of the total list) were highlighted for their critical work focused on moving climate solutions forward.
In advance of the upcoming Vancouver Entrepreneurs’ Forum (VEF) session Clean Growth Stories: Lessons from Leaders Capturing the Climate Opportunity, we’re spotlighting BC’s clean growth-focused leaders, as chosen by Clean50.com. Learn more about them, and then register for VEF’s October 19th event below.
Brad Liski, CEO & Co-founder, Tru Earth Environmental Products Inc. (Port Moody)
Fraser Atkinson, CEO & Chairman, GreenPower Motor Company (Vancouver)
Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change (North Vancouver)
Jeanette Jackson, Foresight (Port Coquitlam)
Matt Harper, Invinity Energy Systems (Vancouver)
Sabina Russell, Zen and the Art of Clean Energy Solutions Inc. (Vancouver)
Sarah Goodman, Prime Minister’s Office, Government of Canada (Vancouver)
Thomas Steiner, Etalim (Burnaby)
Montana Burgess, Executive Director, West Kootenay EcoSociety (Nelson)
Julia Hunter, Executive Director, Food Stash Foundation (Vancouver)
David Luba, Co-founder, tentree, (Vancouver)
Sumreen Rattan, Co-founder and COO, Moment Energy (Surrey)
Mike Thiessen, Chief Sustainability Officer & Partner, Genus Capital Management (Vancouver)
Chief Patrick Michell, Chief, Kanaka Bar Indian Band (Kanaka Bar)
Lynn Mueller, President & Chief Executive Officer, SHARC Energy Systems (Port Coquitlam)
Clean Growth Stories: Lessons from Leaders Capturing the Climate Opportunity
Join Vancouver Entrepreneurs’ Forum on Tuesday, October 19 to hear stories from the front line of leaders who are building businesses to harness new policies, programs and markets as they take on climate change and transform our economy.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 (3:45 PM 5:30 PM). Register here.