- 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
President, BASF Canada
Since graduating from the IHEDREA (Institut des Hautes Etudes de Droit Rural et d'Economie Agricole) in Paris, France, in 1985, Laurent has been working in the chemical industry.
He joined BASF in 1991, where he has held various positions in Sales, Marketing, Business Management and General Management. During this time, Laurent has had the opportunity to collaborate with a broad range of industries, including automotive, appliance, construction and agriculture, in several different countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
On March 1, 2009, Laurent was appointed President of BASF Canada, where he coordinates all BASF activities and 12 different business divisions, operating across the country. As a member of BASF's North American leadership team, Laurent plays an active role in maintaining the company's commitment to sustainability and promoting its importance as a strategic pillar for success.