Lisa DeMarco

Senior Partner and CEO, Resilient LLP

Lisa DeMarco is a Senior Partner and the CEO at Resilient LLP. She is called to the bar in Canada and England and is recognized as a global expert in climate and energy law. Lisa has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of climate change and clean energy law. She assists financial institutions, energy companies, innovators, governments, non-governmental organizations, and Indigenous business organizations on domestic and overseas renewable power and energy transition projects, sustainable and climate finance transactions, carbon dioxide removals, carbon capture use and storage, climate-related financial disclosure, corporate climate strategy, environmental and social governance (ESG), green bonds, net-zero target setting and pathways, the Paris Agreement, carbon trading (domestic, international, voluntary, and compliance), climate-related compliance and litigation, and sustainable business strategy. She also represents several governments and leading energy companies in a wide variety of international dispute resolution proceedings, and natural gas, power, pipeline and energy storage matters before the Ontario Energy Board and the Canadian Energy Regulator. 

Lisa is the current Chair of the International Emissions Trading Association, a director of the boards of the MaRS Discovery District, and Planetary Technologies. She is a member of the Climate Economy Strategic Council and of the Expert Advisory Group of Voluntary Carbon Market Integrity initiative (VCMI). Lisa is ranked by Chambers Global as one of the world’s leading climate change lawyers and regularly attends on the United Nations climate negotiations. 

Lisa has a Bachelor of Science (Hon.) in Human and Environmental Biology (Western University), a Master of Science in Environmental Toxicology (University of Toronto), a Bachelor of Laws (Osgoode Hall), and a Master of Studies in International Environmental Law, summa cum laude (Vermont Law School). 

Speaker Sessions

Authentically Green: Strategies for Proactive Sustainability Action

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Session Date
Thursday, Feb 15 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lisa DeMarco Senior Partner and CEO, Resilient LLP
Jane McDonald Vice President, Climate and Nature Solutions
Maya Colombani Chief Sustainability & Human Rights Officer, L'Oréal Canada
Kai Alderson Partner, Global Energy and Climate Group, ESG & Sustainability Practice, Fasken