OUR SUPPORTERS

Founding partners


“HSBC has set out an ambitious plan to prioritize financing and investment that supports the transition to a net-zero global economy; and helps to build a thriving, resilient future for society and businesses. The transition to a net-zero economy requires radical new solutions. We are thrilled to help accelerate the adoption of promising and innovative clean technologies in Canada through the Mission from MaRS: Climate Impact Challenge.”

— HSBC


“At RBC, we believe in the power of innovative technologies to address and scale solutions to some of the most pressing environmental issues of our time. We are proud to support Mission from MaRS through RBC Tech for Nature to continue contributing to the development of real-world, scalable solutions to tackle the challenges that continue to impact our environment. From creating opportunities for Canadian climate-tech companies to grow, to accelerating products in the energy, real estate, and transportation industries, and building the multi-sectoral networks needed to achieve change, the accelerator will help create the sustainable, inclusive future we all want to see.”

— RBC


“The Trottier Family Foundation’s mission in addressing climate change is to identify opportunities and solutions that can have significant systematic impact on reducing carbon emissions at scale. Time is of the essence and decarbonization at scale is necessary. Similarly, we support the clean tech sector since we believe that we should encourage companies to traverse the valley of death, reach commercialization and ultimately reduce GHG emissions at a meaningful level. Our support to MaRS will help identify those top 10 Climate Champions.”

— The Trottier Family Foundation

OUR SUPPORTERS

Mission enablers


“At the Peter Gilgan Foundation, we believe climate change is the greatest environmental, economic, and health threat in human history, but we also know that the net-zero transition is an enormous opportunity for economic growth. Avoiding climate catastrophe and realizing the opportunities requires adjustments to business practices, innovative emissions-reduction technologies, and smart, market-based solutions.

We’re excited by the hard-work and foresight of entrepreneurs and visionaries, like those supported by MaRS, who will lead the net-zero transition. We believe technological innovation has always been key to human progress, and so we support projects that are developing, implementing, and scaling clean, green, resilient technology.

The Peter Gilgan Foundation has made a long-term commitment to the fight against climate change and we are proud to join MaRS on this mission.”

— Peter Gilgan Foundation

OUR SUPPORTERS

Climate advocates

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“BDC is proud to participate in Mission from MaRS to ensure that some of our brightest cleantech stars have access to the resources they need on their way to commercialization. Our $600-million cleantech fund is helping Canadian cleantech companies commercialize, but we know it takes more than money. Supporting Canadian companies grow and prosper will bring economic growth and job creation, and also play an important role in reversing the climate change trajectory. We are stronger all working together.”

— BDC

Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
“Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), along with Mitsubishi Canada Ltd., is proud to join Canada’s effort to reduce GHG emissions through participation in Mission from MaRS. Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, a globally integrated business enterprise with 10 business groups that operate across virtually every industry. Mitsubishi considers the various risks and opportunities associated with climate change when determining business strategies. With the goal of contributing to the transition to a low-carbon society, we are excited to support the 10 selected ventures that are developing game-changing technologies and make a positive impact together.”

— Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

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“As one of the largest providers of financial solutions for Canadian cleantech companies looking to expand internationally, we are dedicated to helping Canadian companies of all sizes succeed on the world stage. We are international risk experts, equipping Canadian companies with the tools they need — trade knowledge, financing solutions, equity, insurance, and connections — to grow their businesses with confidence. Underlying our support to the Mission from MaRS program is a commitment to making the world greener, one exporter at a time. We are thrilled to collaborate with the highest potential, GHG-reduction companies from the energy, real estate and transportation sectors, and are excited to play an active role to support these ventures internationally.”

— EDC

Industry Review Committees

In addition to donors and partners, industry experts provided credible insight as part of the selection process to pick our 10 Climate Champions.

Aaron Baugh
Senior Manager, GHG Mitigation, ERA

Aaron Baugh
Senior Manager, GHG Mitigation, ERA

Senior Manager, GHG Mitigation

Kim Lauritsen
Director, Origination and Partnerships, OPG

Kim Lauritsen
Director, Origination and Partnerships, OPG

Director, Origination and Partnerships

Ravi Sigurdson, Manager, Tech Development, Enbridge Gas

Ravi Sigurdson, Manager, Tech Development, Enbridge Gas

Manager, Technology Development

Aisha Bukhari
Senior Manager, Cleantech Partner Solutions, MaRS

Aisha Bukhari
Senior Manager, Cleantech Partner Solutions, MaRS

Senior Manager, Cleantech Partner Solutions

Aisha serves as a Mission from MaRS judge while supporting the program’s business-development initiatives. She is passionate about cleantech, innovation and social justice. She spent the formative part of her career at Toronto Hydro where she led the development of smart-grid solutions, as well as the mergers and acquisitions portfolio. Aisha is the co-founder of education tech startup, Attollo Social Enterprise, and she serves as the vice president for Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE), a non-profit organization aimed at advancing the role and recognition of women in the energy sector.

Lucy Casacia
VP of Smart Solutions, WSP Global

Lucy Casacia
VP of Smart Solutions, WSP Global

VP of Smart Solutions

Victoria Papp
Manager, Environmental Standards, BOMA Canada

Victoria Papp
Manager, Environmental Standards, BOMA Canada

Manager, Environmental Standards

Ruth Weiner
Senior Manager, Energy and Environment, RBC

Ruth Weiner
Senior Manager, Energy and Environment, RBC

Senior Manager, Energy and Environment

Randal Froebelius
Vice Chair, BOMA International

Randal Froebelius
Vice Chair, BOMA International

Vice Chair

Ken Fielding
Former CEO, Delta-Q Technologies

Ken Fielding
Former CEO, Delta-Q Technologies

Former CEO

Ted Graham
Head of Open Innovation, GM Canada

Ted Graham
Head of Open Innovation, GM Canada

Head of Open Innovation

Mary De Guzman
Head of CSR and Sustainability, Purolator

Mary De Guzman
Head of CSR and Sustainability, Purolator

Head of CSR and Sustainability

Sasha Sud
Director, Smart Cities, MaRS

Sasha Sud
Director, Smart Cities, MaRS

Director, Smart Cities

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