- Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.
- The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute has completed a report for that examines the impact climate change is likely to have on Alberta's ecosystems. Alberta's boreal forest may transition to aspen forest and grasslands as a result of changing climate conditions.
- The Climate Bonds Initiative has issued proposed eligibility criteria for solar assets under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme.
- Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050
- The sun is finally rising on the global solar business, with growing demand in developing regions helping to ignite the first increase in industry wide capital spending in three years in 2014
CEO, The Delphi Group, Canada
Michael is responsible for overseeing the growth and strategic direction of The Delphi Group, including all aspects of business and financial management, marketing, communications and partnership development. Michael provides strategic advice and insight to clients and project teams across Delphi's key services areas - strategic management, climate change, corporate sustainability, market intelligence and environmental policy and program design.
Michael joined The Delphi Group as a Director and then VP Environment and Technology where he helped government and companies develop policy and strategic options that supported the growth of Canada's emerging environment and clean tech industry. He was also Managing Editor of Environmental Business Canada, a unique and innovative environmental business newsletter providing strategic market intelligence on all aspects of Canada's environment industry.
Prior to joining Delphi, Michael owned and operated a successful environmental engineering consulting firm, which focused on developing and implementing corporate pollution prevention strategies. He has over 20 years of experience in the environment industry, along with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Eng. from Queens University and a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering from McMaster University.
Michael is actively involved in the community coaching hockey and actively educating youth through SHAD Valley International (www.shad.ca) and regular presentations to university and high school students across the country on issues such as climate change, clean energy and sustainable development. Michael is the founder of the Emerging Leaders Forum (www.leadingchange2012.ca) and founding President of The Climate Reality Project - Canada (www.climatereality.ca), a not-for-profit group devoted to raising awareness in Canada about climate change. Michael is also on the Advisory Committee Member for Algonquin College's Green Business management Program and a former Board member of the Ottawa Chapter of Young Environmental Professionals (www.yep.ca).
Michael enjoys running, playing hockey and golf, and experiencing what the world has to offer with his wife Deb and his two boys Thomas and Kieran.