Bruce Lourie, Ph.D.
President, Ivey Foundation | Président de la fondation Ivey
Bruce is president of the Ivey Foundation, an Adjunct Professor at the School of Policy Studies, and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Finance, both at Queen’s University, and visiting lecturer at the University of Oxford Social Finance Programme. He is a Board director of several organizations including the new Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, the Transition Accelerator and the SeedChange Foundation. He is a former Director of the Independent Electricity System Operator, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Environmental Defence and many others.
Bruce is well known for his work in convening collaborative efforts among businesses, NGOs and government. He played a pioneering role in connecting environmental issues to human health, most notably with his leadership in the phase-out of coal-fired power plants in Ontario, the single largest climate action in North America. Bruce co-authored two best-selling books, including the internationally acclaimed Slow Death by Rubber Duck. He is the founder of Summerhill Group, one of Canada’s leading energy efficiency consultancies.