- 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
David Harris Kolada
Vice President of Corporate & Market Development, Sustainable Development Technology Canada
As Vice President, Corporate and Market Development, David Harris Kolada's overall function is to support the President and CEO in the development and management of strategic plans and initiatives required to deliver on SDTC mandates. Among other responsibilities, David leads SDTC's Follow-on Financing program, connecting private sector investors with SDTC portfolio companies to finance their commercialization and growth plans.
David brings 20 years of experience in venture capital, technology company management and investment banking to SDTC. He has held several senior management positions over the course of his career, including those of Senior Director, Strategic Investment at Cognos (now IBM) and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer at Eloqua Corporation. Previously, David gained experience in venture capital investment management at Jefferson Partners, where as a Partner he jointly managed over $200 million of assets. David began his career as an investment banker both on Bay Street and Wall Street, where he developed relationships with world class companies and professionals and a deep understanding of the capital markets.
David holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen's University.