The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) has assembled a multidisciplinary panel to examine the potential economic, environmental, and social impacts of advancing a circular economy in Canada. The Expert Panel will be chaired by Tima Bansal, FRSC, Professor of Sustainability and Strategy at the Ivey Business School at Western University.
“It’s my distinct pleasure to chair this panel and I look forward to working with my colleagues to identify the potential challenges and opportunities of building a circular economy in Canada,” said Dr. Bansal.
As Chair, Dr. Bansal will lead a distinguished group drawn from academia, government and business, with extensive expertise in economics, engineering, industrial design, sociology, environmental studies, and public policy. The Panel will answer the following question:
What are the potential opportunities and challenges for a circular economy in Canada?
“Dr. Bansal is a leading expert in business sustainability and we are delighted to have her as chair,” said Eric M. Meslin, PhD, FCAHS, President and CEO of the CCA. “A better understanding of what a circular economy looks like and what it holds for Canada will help decision-makers advance evidence-based policy and practice.”
The CCA was asked by Environment and Climate Change Canada to undertake this project. More information can be found here.
The Expert Panel on the Circular Economy in Canada:
Tima Bansal, (Chair), FRSC, Professor of Sustainability and Strategy, Ivey Business School, Western University
Jocelyn Blériot, Executive Lead, Institutions and Governments, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Stephanie Cairns, Director, Circular Economy, Smart Prosperity Institute
Marian R. Chertow, Director, Center for Industrial Ecology and Associate Professor of Industrial Environmental Management, Yale School of Environment, Yale University
John D. Coyne, Vice-President, External Affairs and Sustainability, Unilever Canada
Frances Edmonds, Head of Sustainable Impact, HP Canada
Louise Grondin, FCAE, Senior Vice-President, People and Culture, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
Emily Huddart Kennedy, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia
Pierre G. Lafleur, FCAE, Professor of Chemical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Audrey Mascarenhas, FCAE, President and CEO, Questor Technology
Ellen McGregor, CEO and Owner, Fielding Environmental
Daniel Normandin, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Engineering and Circular Economy, Polytechnique Montréal
Andrew Pape-Salmon, FCAE, Executive Director, Building and Safety Standards Branch, British Columbia Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Barbara Swartzentruber, Executive Director, Smart Cities Office, City of Guelph
Peter A. Victor, FRSC, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
Alan Young, Director, Materials Efficiency Research Group