Financing Innovation

“Although there are many different forms of private capital, essentially we are starving our start-ups in Canada”

Vicky Sharpe
Vicky Sharpe is the president and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada. With her twenty-five years of experience in the energy industry, she is helping shape the Canadian clean-technology landscape. She provides strategic advice to policy-makers as a member of the Ontario Premier’s Climate Change Advisory Panel. She also sits on the steering committee of the unep sef Alliance, and the board of directors for Alberta Enterprise, Carbon Management Canada, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and the bioWaste to Energy for Canada Integration Initiative.

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