The Centre for Social Innovation’s Climate Ventures Conversations are a chance to meet the leaders tackling the climate crisis.
Get to know the innovators and leaders working on climate solutions and climate justice during this live interview series. Each event includes a Q&A period with the audience. Come deepen your understanding of how we can solve the climate crisis, and hear some inspiring personal stories along the way.
On Thursday, May 20, we’re speaking with Nicole Rycroft, founder of environmental not-for-profit Canopy and winner of the US$3M 2020 Climate Breakthrough Award. Canopy works with the forest industry’s biggest customers and their suppliers to develop business solutions that protect ancient and endangered forests around the globe.
About Our Guest
Nicole Rycroft leads the strategic direction of award winning environmental not-for-profit, Canopy, and is committed to ensuring that the power of the global marketplace leverages tangible eco-solutions, a green economy and substantial conservation gains for the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests. Nicole and her team have worked to transform unsustainable global supply chains, develop innovative solutions, and green the purchasing practices of more than 750 large companies including H&M, Zara/Inditex and Penguin Random House. Nicole is an Ashoka Fellow, a member of the UBS Global Visionaries Program, Meritorious Service Cross of Canada recipient, and a winner of the Canadian Environment Award Gold Medal and the 2020 Climate Breakthrough Award.
About the Moderator
Barnabe Geis is the Director of Programs at the Centre for Social Innovation where he designs and runs programs that grow startups and organizations with a social and/or environmental purpose. He leads CSI’s Climate Ventures – an incubator, coworking space, and a range of national accelerators that support entrepreneurs and innovators working on climate solutions – and has raised millions in funding for climate action programs. He is an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow, and was recognized as one of 50 emerging changemakers and leaders in 2021 by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine.