- 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
Vice Chairman, RBC Capital Markets, Canada
Gordon Ritchie has been with RBC Capital Markets for 34 years, and currently holds the position of Vice Chairman. From 2001 through 2005, Gordon served as Managing Director and Head of the Global E&P Energy Group. Previously, Gordon spent six years in New York where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of RBC's U.S. Broker/Dealer Operations (1993 to 1999) where he was responsible for development and execution of the RBC Capital Markets U.S. business strategy. From 1989 through 1993, Gordon was co-Head of RBC's International Corporate Finance Group based in London, England. He has extensive experience in investment banking with RBC Capital Markets in Europe, the United States and Canada. Gordon holds an MBA (1977) from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Economics (1975) from the University of Alberta. Gordon holds securities industry regulatory designations in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S., served for two years as a member of the New York area Advisory Committee to the New York Stock Exchange Board of Directors, was Chair of the 2003 Calgary and Area United Way Campaign and 2005 Board Chair of the United Way of Calgary and Area. Gordon is Past Board Chair of WinSport Canada (formerly Calgary Olympic Development Association) and sits on the Investment Committee of the Board of Governors of the University of Calgary.