Economist Jaccard among Canada’s Clean50
Simon Fraser University environmental economist Mark Jaccard has been named to this year’s 2013 Clean50 list of Canada’s most outstanding leaders in sustainable development and clean capitalism over the past few years.
Jaccard joins 49 others on the Clean50 list, selected by the executive search firm Delta Management from more than 500 candidates across 16 award categories in business, government and academia.
Jaccard, who was chosen in the education category, is also profiled as one of “Canada’s 2013 Clean16” category leaders in a Clean50 supplement in Corporate Knights magazine delivered with today’s Globe and Mail newspaper.
His profile notes, “For 25 years, Mark has combined his international experiences in energy and environment analysis and policy with his training of graduate students. Most recently, he served as convening lead author for the sustainable energy policy in the Global Energy Assessment, which was released at the Rio Earth Summit in 2012 after five years of international collaboration among the world’s leading energy researchers.”
"I appreciate being recognized for my efforts to combine training of the next generation of experts with my climate policy advisory work for governments and my public engagement," says Jaccard, who will receive his award Sept. 19 during a Clean50 summit in Toronto.
A professor in SFU’s School of Resource and Environmental Management, Jaccard served as chair and CEO of the British Columbia Utilities Commission from 1992-97. In 2005, his book, Sustainable Fossil Fuels, won the Donner Prize for best policy book in Canada.
Jaccard is a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change team that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2008, he was named Academic of the Year by the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC.
In 2010, he won SFU’s 2010 Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy for his work on sustainable energy and climate policy, which has garnered both international acclaim and criticism.
For more on this year’s Clean50 list, visit www.clean50.ca
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