Aaron Freeman

Founder, GreenPAC & Owner and Principal, Pivot Strategic Consulting

For over 30 years, Aaron Freeman has played a leadership role in developing public policy. 

He is the owner and principal of Pivot Strategic Consulting, a policy and public affairs firm that works with companies and organizations in the environmental sector, as well as Indigenous organizations. And he is the Founder and Past President of GreenPAC, Canada’s non-partisan organization to build environmental leadership in politics. Through GreenPAC, Aaron established the Parliamentary Internship for the Environment (Canada’s only legislative internship program for the environment), and a community-based leadership development program called Every Day Advocates.

Aaron has been named by The Hill Times as one of the Top 100 Federal Lobbyists in Canada, and has been awarded a Canada Clean50 Award for his work as a Sustainability Champion.

Between 2009 and 2012, Aaron served as a Senior Advisor to the Premier of Ontario. Prior to joining government, Aaron served as the Policy Director for Environmental Defence, and previously coordinated efforts to pass the Species At Risk Act, the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act, and new political fundraising rules to limit the influence of money in politics.

Aaron was a part-time faculty member at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, where he taught public governance law.  He is the co-author of The Laws of Government: The Legal Foundations of Canadian Democracy, which the Ontario Bar Association lists as one of “The Top 15 Books Every Lawyer Should Read.”

Aaron is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, where he was awarded the Gowling Lafleur Henderson Prize for International Trade Law. 

Speaker Sessions

Finding Common Ground: Making Climate Change a Bipartisan Priority

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Aaron Freeman Founder, GreenPAC & Owner and Principal, Pivot Strategic Consulting
The Honourable Lisa Raitt Vice-Chair, Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets
Former Minister of Transport, Labour and Natural Resources Government of Canada
Matthew Holmes Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Relations, Canadian Chamber of Commerce