- 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, Sustainalytics, Canada
Michael Jantzi is the CEO of Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and analysis. With offices in nine countries, Sustainalytics works with asset owners, investment managers and civil society organizations, helping them integrate ESG factors into their investment and business decisions.
With more than 20 years experience in responsible investment research, Michael has worked with both values-based investors and institutions that incorporate ESG factors within a materiality framework. He is a thought leader on sustainability investment and corporate social responsibility issues and regularly appears in the global media. Michael co-authored The 50 Best Ethical Stocks for Canadians: High Value Investing, published by MacMillan Canada.
In June 2010 Michael was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Social Investment Organization in recognition of his contributions to the Canadian socially responsible investment market thorough leadership, initiative, collaboration and innovation. Sustainalytics was also internationally recognized in 2010 as the Best ESG Research House of the Year by IPE-TBLI Group.
Michael mentors social entrepreneurs through his involvement in the Ashoka Support Network. He also sits on the practitioner advisory council for the Research Network for Business Sustainability, overseen by the Richard Ivey School of Business, and is a member of the Schulich School of Business' Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business. Michael holds degrees from the University of Western Ontario and Dalhousie University.