Mike Morrice, Founder & Executive Director, Sustainability CoLab
Priyanka Lloyd, Managing Director, Sustainability CoLab

Sustainability CoLab Team: Mike Morrice & Priyanka Lloyd

In communities across the country, we know we need to engage business in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Enter Sustainability CoLab – ambitiously established to meet that need. Since launching in 2014 in response to the success of the Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) in Waterloo Region, Mike and Priyanka have grown the effort to support organizations in 8 communities across Ontario, which collectively engage more than 150 businesses on climate goals. By 2015, participants had reduced 23,000 tonnes of GHGs per year and committed to reduce over 50,000 tonnes more.  Programs now operate in Ottawa, Niagara Region, Hamilton-Burlington, Kingston, Sudbury, York Region, Durham Region, and of course, Waterloo Region.

Brian Denney

Chief Executive Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Leading a staff of 720, with responsibility for over 44,000 green acres, 1,000 stormwater management facilities and a budget of over $100 M would be all consuming for most, but Brian goes further. TRCA not only leads the GTA’s climate change mitigation response in many regards, it also reaches out to over 600 companies, working (with the GTAA) to lead the “Partners in Project Green” program, and through The Living City Foundation to teach love of the environment to thousands of school children each year. Revitalization of the Scarborough Bluffs and the mouth of the Don are also on the list!