- 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 & Chief Operating Officer, Suncor Energy Inc., Canada
Steve's career with Suncor began in May 2002, when he was appointed executive vice president, corporate development and chief financial officer. He has also served as executive vice president, Oil Sands where he was responsible for leading Suncor's oil sands operation through its next stage of growth. He has served as Suncor's Chief Operating Officer since 2007. He was appointed President and a member of Suncor's Board of Directors on December 1, 2011.
Steve has 35 years of international energy industry experience in the areas of strategy development, company performance improvement, and refinery and chemical company management. He has also provided leadership in the areas of environment, health and safety, finance, sales and marketing, human resources, and information technology.
Before his appointment to Suncor, he was responsible for Octel Corporation's global operation. He also managed the operation of the largest refinery in the United Kingdom for Esso.
Steve is a fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers and is a member of the Institute of Directors. He is also co-chair of the Oil Sands Leadership Initiative (OSLI); a member of the CEO Committee of Syncrude Canada Limited; and a member of the Business Advisory Council, School of Business at the University of Alberta. In October 2010 he was appointed to the Alberta Government Oil and Gas Economics Advisory Council.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Exeter University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School as well as the Business Economics Program at Oxford University.
He and his wife, Mary, have two children. They have all become Canadian citizens.