Board of Directors
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Alex Chamberlain, Treasurer,
Alex Chamberlain is a Managing Partner at InvestEco Capital, a venture capital firm and impact investor that is focused on expansion-stage companies that promote health and sustainability in the food and agriculture sector. Prior to InvestEco, Alex practiced law at Smith Lyons (now Gowlings) and worked in the Corporate Finance and Investment Banking Group at Pricewaterhouse Coopers Securities. Alex has sat on a number of portfolio company boards, including UV Pure Technologies, Rowe Farms, and EnerWorks, and is currently a director of Miovision Technologies and a board advisor of Sol Cuisine. Alex is also on the board of Environmental Defence, another of Canada’s leading environmental not-for-profit organizations. In addition to his law degree, Alex has his MBA and is a CFA charterholder.
T. R. (Bob) Clapp, Chair,
Bob is a native of Ottawa, has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Queens University and an MSc from the University of Delaware. He joined Imperial Oil in 1966 and has had managerial positions in refineries in Canada, (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; Sarnia, Ontario) and at Exxon’s Aruba refinery in the Caribbean. In addition, he has worked in a number of head office functions in engineering, supply, marketing, environment health and safety, and human resources. Following Imperial, he joined the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute (CPPI) which represents the downstream Petroleum Industry. Bob is a founding member of the Clean Air Foundation (now Scout) and served as Chair and President of the board for over 12 years. He has also served on the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Queen’s University Engineering Advisory Council, National Advisory Council on Energy Efficiency, Canadian Industry Program for Energy Efficiency (CIPEC), the Standards Council Advisory Committee on Environmental Management Systems and the Ontario Technical Standards and Safety Authority. He currently lives in Toronto with his wife Jane, and they have two children, Suzanne and Jeffrey.
Elizabeth McDonald has more than 25 years’ experience as a senior executive, industry advocate, industry advisor and board member in government relations, advocacy, organizational management, and communications. In August 2012, she accepted the position of president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, the national voice of energy efficiency and conservation in Canada. She retired from that position in October of 2017. She was previously president of Canadian Solar Industries Association, the national trade association that represents the interests of all aspects of the solar industry in Canada. She previously held senior executive positions in film, television, production and digital media world. Ms. McDonald has collaborated with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, who named her an Investment Canada Champion, and now sits on the Building Code Conservation Advisory Council for Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs. During her time in the film and television sector, she sat on the inaugural board of what is now called the Canadian Media Fund. In June 2017, Ms. McDonald was appointed to the board of a new Government of Ontario Agency—the Green Ontario Fund. This Fund was disbanded post the 2018 provincial election. Recently, Ms. McDonald was named to be a Regional Councilor for TVOntario. Elizabeth lives in Ottawa.
Brian Jantzi is regarded as the father of emission trading in Canada and instigator of the international carbon market. In 1996 he pioneered using emission trading to finance the retirement of 200 gross-emitting cars. In 1997, spearheading the multi-stakeholder Ontario PERT (Pilot Emission Reduction Trading) Project, Brian suggested creating an NGO that did more than criticize or advocate for policy, but would help citizens make measurable environmental improvements — he called it the Clean Air Fund. In 2000 he was instrumental in scaling up the 1996 trade and financed the creation of the Car Heaven program and the Clean Air Foundation. He joined the CAF Board and instigated several banner program concepts, and served as Board Chair for several years. Over a decade, Car Heaven grew to retire over 260,000 gross-emitting cars across Canada. In 2010, Brian brought the idea of a gasoline jerrycan retirement program to Summerhill Impact along with several partners, for benzene and VOC reduction, and helped spark two Fuel Can Flip program pilot projects across southern Ontario, for which he was nominated for a Canada Clean50 Award and received an Emerald Award from the Ontario Minister of Environment. He joined the Scout Environmental Board in 2016.