Wal Van Lierop
President and CEO, Chrysalix Energy Venture CapitalChrysalix Energy Venture Capital is leading the charge in making clean tech financially attractive for investors across North America. As Co-Founder, President & CEO of Chrysalix, Dr. Wal van Lierop was instrumental in helping to bring more foreign capital to Canada than any VC. He is also a leader in pushing clean tech on to the innovation agenda of Canada’s large resource based industries, facilitating the solutions required to shape a sustainable future. He also helped Chrysalix become the best-performing clean tech fund, as published by the influential CalPERS investment fund.
CEO, Renewal FundsPaul Richardson co-founded one of North America's largest early-stage impact investment funds, Renewal Funds, the first Canadian member of Global Impact Investing Rating System. Companies in the Fund's portfolio grew by an average of 40% last year. Over the past 3 years, Renewal Funds has committed over $19 million in 9 sustainable companies, 4 of which are organic food companies, 3 of which are green products companies, and 2 of which are environmental innovation companies. Paul is the past President of EcoJustice and helped negotiate the financial deal for the conservation of BC’s Great Bear Rainforest.