Linda Coady

President and CEO, BC Council of Forest Industries

Linda Coady is President and CEO of the BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI.  COFI is an industry association that represents forest companies in BC that produce wood for construction, pulp and paper, and bioenergy.

Prior to joining COFI, Linda was the Executive Director of the Alberta-based Pembina Institute, a leading Canadian environmental think tank on climate and energy issues. Her previous roles have also included Chief Sustainability Officer for Enbridge Inc., Vice-President of Sustainability for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Vice-President of the Pacific Region for World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada, and Vice-President of Environmental Affairs for the BC Coastal Group of Weyerhaeuser Canada and MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.

Linda has been a Distinguished Fellow at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and has taught corporate sustainability at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. She has also served on advisory bodies to different levels of government and was most recently a member of Canada’s Net-Zero Advisory Body, which provides independent advice to the federal government on meeting requirements under Canada’s Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act.

Speaker Sessions

Envision 2080: Harmonizing Generations for a Sustainable Future

  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Circular Practices and Business Models
Session Date
Thursday, Feb 15 2024 | 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Linda Coady President and CEO, BC Council of Forest Industries
Keilani Rose Indigenous Artist and Founder & Executive Director, Two Rivers & a Rose Filmworks