Leah Lawrence
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Leah Lawrence

President and Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Leah Lawrence is the president and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). With just under $1 billion in projects under management, SDTC has supported more than 300 Canadian cleantech companies in the areas of climate change, clean water and clean soil.

In her two decades of business experience, Leah has developed a strong reputation for her leadership and passion for sustainable innovation. Prior to joining SDTC, Leah led a variety of entrepreneurial ventures including starting an independent newspaper and operating Clean Energy Capitalists, a cleantech consulting company. She has significant public and private board experience, including serving as chair of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Leah is a frequently-published author, with features and columns appearing regularly in Alberta Oil and Oilweek magazines and several Canadian newspapers. Her feature article recounting her own global energy tour won a Kenneth R. Wilson Award for Canadian journalism.

Leah has her Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Regina and her Master of Economics from the University of Calgary. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of Engineers Canada.

 

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Canada’s Energy Transformation: How are We Going to Get There?

  • Energy Transformation
The global energy transformation is underway. But here in Canada, polarized and fragmented debates across province-lines are preventing progress on our Paris commitments and prohibiting a unified Canadian voice on the international stage. Join us for an honest and challenging dialogue with the leaders who must make it happen, as we aim to find common ground and spur action.

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Speakers
Martha Hall Findlay Chief Sustainability Officer, Suncor Energy
Andy Chisholm Member of the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance, Board Director, Royal Bank of Canada
Leah Lawrence President and Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Christyne Tremblay Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada
Chad Park Chief Innovation Officer, The Natural Step

Panel: Beyond the Hustle: Unlocking Your Project’s Potential + Government Networking

Sponsored by: Clean Growth Hub Logo

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Speakers
Andrew Noseworthy Assistant Deputy Minister, Clean Technology and Senior Advisor to the President of ACOA (Energy and Special Initiatives)
Tomica Divic Vice President of Operations, Innovate BC
Benjamin Sparrow Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Saltworks Technologies
Frank Des Rosiers Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Innovation, Natural Resources Canada
Leah Lawrence President and Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Development Technology Canada