- 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
Director of Sustainability, Canada's National Brewers, Canada
Brian Zeiler-Kligman joined Canada's National Brewers in 2011 as their inaugural Director, Sustainability. In this role, Brian drives regulatory and policy initiatives related to industry sustainability, including container recovery and management, across multiple jurisdictions. Brian also works with related companies, The Beer Store in Ontario and Brewers Distributors Limited in Western Canada, to manage and implement logistical and operational aspects of sustainability initiatives.
Prior to Canada's National Brewers, Brian led the policy work of the Toronto Board of Trade, the international policy work of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and worked in a number of regulatory practice areas at a large national law firm. Brian is also a part-time faculty member at York University, teaching international business, with academic publications relating to international trade, investment and social policy issues.
A member of the Ontario Bar, Brian holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa, a M.A. in International Affairs from Carleton University's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and a B.A. in International Relations from UBC.