Tides Canada Energy Initiative Advisory Board
As chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Practice Group at Clark Wilson LLP, Warren advises public and private companies on renewable energy project development and financing, carbon offset project development and sales, business structures, and other energy related matters. In 2009, he served on the carbon pricing, carbon trading and export market development group of British Columbia’s Green Energy Advisory Task Force. He is a founder of and regular contributor to the Megawatt renewable-energy law blog, and a member of both the State Bar of California and the Law Society of British Columbia.
As a senior executive in the Canadian forest industry, Linda worked with environmental groups, First Nations, governments, labor, and community representatives to collaboratively develop innovative new ecosystem-based forest practices. As vice president of sustainability for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralypmic Games, she led the development of the first fully integrated corporate sustainability program in the history of the games. Both Canadian Business for Social Responsibility and the World Green Building Council have recognized Linda with awards. She teaches corporate sustainability and responsibility at the University of British Columbia and is currently a distinguished fellow with the Liu Institute for Global Policy Issues.
As former premier of British Columbia, and former mayor and councillor of the City of Vancouver, Michael helped the province earn its reputation as one of the most livable, accessible and inclusive regions in the world. Today he chairs the University of British Columbia’s Sustainability Initiative, and serves as associate director of the school’s Centre for Sustainability Continuing Studies. In addition to serving as chairman of Quality Urban Energy Systems for Tomorrow (QUEST), he chairs the Canadian Electricity Association’s Sustainable Electricity Program Advisory Panel. Michael is a trusted advisor to the transportation, cities and communities program of Translink, the greater Vancouver region’s transportation authority, and is a member of the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Team.
Andrew is a co-founder and president of Investeco Capital, Canada’s first environmental investment firm. He also chairs the Premier”s Climate Change Advisory Panel for the Province of Ontario. He sits on a number of corporate boards, including Lotek Wireless, Triton Logging, and Horizon Distributors. He is also a director of Tides Canada, and the Steering Committee of Sustainable Prosperity. Andrew is the author of The New Entrepreneurs, and was co-editor of Fueling the Future: How the Battle Over Energy is Changing Everything, Feeding the Future: From Fat to Famine, and Food and Fuel: Solutions for the Future.
Bruce is one of Canada’s leading environmental thinkers and co-author of Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health. He is president of the Ivey Foundation, and serves on the board of the Ontario Power Authority. Bruce founded a number of companies and non-profit organizations, including Summerhill Group, the Sustainability Network, and the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network. He is a member of the Ontario Premier’s Climate Change Advisory Panel and has served on numerous public bodies advising on energy policy and climate issues. He has degrees in Geology, Environmental Studies and a near-complete doctorate.
Nancy directs the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University, and has lectured and published extensively on natural-resource and environmental economics and policy. She advises the Environment and Economy Program for Southeast Asia, and the Latin America and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program, where she helps supervise research undertaken on environmental economics and natural-resource issues. Nancy chairs of the board of directors for TransLink, greater Vancouver’s transportation authority, and serves on the Board of Directors of Powertech, a B.C. Hydro subsidiary focusing on clean-energy and engineering consulting.
Juergen is the president, CEO, and chair of Aeolis Wind Power and Blue Fuel Energy. Aeolis is a leading wind-energy developer with numerous project sites in Western Canada, while Blue Fuel Energy is working to produce low-carbon liquid fuels from renewable energy. Juergen has a distinguished career of converting innovative concepts into successful businesses, including air and water purification systems. In 2008, he was appointed chair of Sustainable Development Technology Canada. His academic background includes Electrical Engineering and Economics at Loyola University in Montreal.
Tom Rand is the lead cleantech advisor at the MaRS Discovery District, which works to support the commercialization of Canadian research and development. In 2005, he founded VCi Green Funds, a private venture fund to provide angel and venture capital to companies developing emissions-reduction technologies. He takes leadership roles in cleantech companies that range from geothermal, to wind, to green buildings, to hydrogen. Tom is co-developer of The Planet Traveler, North America’s ‘greenest’ hotel, located in Toronto. He is an Action Canada Fellow, and has a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, an MSc from the University of London, and MA and PhD Degrees from the University of Toronto. Tom is the author of Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World.
Marlo is a senior advisor at the Pembina Institute, a non-profit think-tank focused on energy and environment challenges. From 2003 to 2010, Marlo served as the organization’s executive director. Since 1995 he worked on the development and practical application of environmental decision-making tools, strategies for sustainability, and policy research and advocacy. Marlo has worked with a wide range of clients and stakeholders including many of Canada’s largest energy companies. Marlo holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (University of Alberta), a B.Sc. in Systems Design Engineering (University of Waterloo), and a Masters in Management and Leadership for the Voluntary Sector (McGill University). Marlo is also an adjunct assistant professor of sustainable development at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business.