Nicholas Parker

Nicholas Parker

Chairman, Parker Venture Management Inc.

Nicholas Parker has pioneered sustainability ventures, funds, and initiatives around the world for four decades, working with leading public- and private-sector organizations. As the chairman of Parker Venture Management Inc., he makes catalytic investments—currently in solar, fintech, and analytics—while advising asset managers, governments, and entrepreneurial businesses on exponential impact opportunities globally. Nick chairs a London-based impact investment company, advises an award-winning impact real estate group, and is the founding partner of a financial enterprise accelerating the commercialization of smart cleantech in emerging economies.



Sessions with this Speaker

Showcase: A Decade of Decarbonization – Emerging Technologies and Capital Structures

  • Climate Crisis
  • Mobilizing Capital
“Cleantech” is a broad term, spanning agriculture, mobility, energy, heavy industry, and carbon capture. Low-emissions technologies in these areas must scale to achieve climate change curtailment and adaptation, and are critical to continued economic, ecological, and human health across the globe. Speakers featured in this showcase will share their outlooks for the coming decade. Learn from their fearless predictions for our collective future and best bet pathways towards a stable climate.

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Logan Ashcraft Investment Professional, Ventures, Centrica
Avra Durack Director, Incubation, National Grid Partners
Susan Nickey Managing Director, Hannon Armstrong
Nicholas Parker Chairman, Parker Venture Management Inc.
Michael Pastula Senior Manager, Engineering, FuelCell Energy

Suncor Presents The Walrus Talks Energy at GLOBE 2020: Canada’s role in the global energy transition

Join us for a catered reception following the event to continue the conversation. The Walrus Talks is a national series of events produced by The Walrus. Each event offers thoughtful, inspiring thinking from scholars, writers, performers, scientists, artists, business leaders, and more.

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Nicholas Parker Chairman, Parker Venture Management Inc.
Chris Turner Energy Journalist and Author
Eryn Stewart Director, Indigenous Clean Energy Social Enterprise
Sherwin Das Managing Director, Energy Peace Partners
Jay Grewal President and Chief Executive Officer, Manitoba Hydro
Cory Beaver Youth Outreach Coordinator, Stoney Health Services
Nagwan Al-Guneid Communications Lead, Energy Futures Lab