Executive Director, Climate Ventures
Barnabe Geis is the Executive Director of Climate Ventures, a joint initiative between CSI and Foresight Canada that fast-tracks the success of early-stage entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders developing and implementing solutions to the climate crisis, and collaborates with governments, large companies, investors and other partners to solve challenges and scale solutions. Previously he was CSI’s Director of Programs, designing and running programs to grow startups and organizations with a social and/or environmental purpose. He has raised millions in funding for climate action programs, 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. He holds a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University.