When February 10, 2021 at 11:00am 1 hr
Where Online Event

Humanity is racing toward an irreversible climate tragedy, but there is good news: many of the solutions we need to put us on a better path already exist, and they have been developed right here in Canada.

This February 10, you’re invited to the launch of Mission from MaRS, a pan-Canadian climate-impact challenge meant to accelerate the adoption of homegrown climate technologies, create thousands of good jobs and, ultimately, turn the climate crisis on its head.

Mission from MaRS is issuing a national call to identify the top 10 ventures working in the carbon-heavy areas of:

  • Energy — industrial efficiency, low-carbon fuels, clean power, energy storage, carbon capture, waste heat and other solutions
  • Real estate — building materials, heating, cooling, lighting, energy management etc.
  • Transportation — intelligent transit, electric mobility, autonomous systems and more

The launch will feature more details on Mission from MaRS, remarks from MaRS head of capital and ecosystem Ray Newal, and a fireside chat with Canadian corporate and non-profit leaders.


Feb. 10, 2021

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


11:00–11:05 a.m.: Introduction and opening remarks

11:05–11:15 a.m.: Program announcement

11:15–11:45 a.m.: Fireside chat

11:45–11:55am.: Q&A

11:55 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Closing remarks


Laura Butler, Program Director, Trottier Foundation

Butler has worked in Canada and internationally in the philanthropic and non-profit sector, with a focus on education, human rights and economic development. She holds a bachelor’s in development economics from SOAS University of London, and a master’s in development management from the London School of Economics.

Malini Giridhar, Vice President, Business Development and Regulatory, Enbridge

Giridhar is accountable for regulatory affairs, public affairs, business development, energy conservation programs, energy transition and strategic planning. In prior executive roles, she led a major pipeline project development in the Greater Toronto Area, as well as gas-supply budgeting, procurement and gas-control functions.

Kim Hallwood, Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Bank Canada

Hallwood is a sustainability professional who is passionate about using business as a catalyst for positive, long-lasting change. She was named one of WXN's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2018, and Canada’s Clean50 Emerging Leaders in 2016.

Peter McArthur, Vice President, Innovation and Technology Banking; National Cleantech Lead, RBC

McArthur is a seasoned commercial/corporate banker with a diverse background and is a keen supporter of the cleantech sector in Canada. He is chair of the Ontario Clean Technology Industry Association (OCTIA), and sits on the board of the Canada Cleantech Alliance.

Tyler Hamilton, Director of Ecosystem, Cleantech, MaRS

Tyler spent more than two decades as a journalist and wrote extensively about Canada’s clean technology sector and global cleantech trends. A recipient of the Cleantech Group’s Pioneer award for his early writings on the sector, Tyler was also recognized in 2016 on Canada’s Clean50 list for his thought leadership on clean energy and climate issues.

Ray Newal, Managing Director, Capital and Ecosystem, MaRS

Newal leads a team of industry thought leaders, sector strategists, and business and program developers who are responsible for creating high-value connections between MaRS ventures, as well as corporates and capital providers throughout Canada and across the globe.

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