The Centre for Social Innovation’s Climate Ventures Conversations are a chance to hear from climate innovators and leaders. This month we spoke with Bruce Wilson, a director with Iron & Earth. We discussed the path to a net-zero economy and a just transition for workers.
Bruce Wilson sits on the Board of Directors of the not-for-profit Iron & Earth and is a founder of Thor Hydrogen, focused on the potential of renewable hydrogen to create jobs and decarbonize our energy system. A former GM with Shell, Bruce acted on the growing divergence between his personal philosophy and his career trajectory, leaving Shell to take more urgent action on climate change. He is passionate about achieving a just, equitable and inclusive transition and building transitional pathways to the net-zero economy. He believes that technology, coupled with social innovation, carries the power to create equal opportunity, helping those in our most vulnerable communities and nations adapt and thrive in a changing climate.
About the Moderator
Shea Sinnott is a Senior Programs Manager at the Centre for Social Innovation, where she manages Climate Ventures and Earth Tech– an incubator, coworking space, and accelerator for climate and fresh water solutions. Before joining CSI, Shea worked for almost a decade as a program manager, organizer, and educator with a range of organizations fighting for social and environmental justice – including Code for Canada, the David Suzuki Foundation, Organize BC, and OpenMedia. Shea holds a Master’s in Adult Education & Community Development from the University of Toronto.
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