Green Economy Perspectives with Andrew Heintzman: Rethinking Our Economic Systems
Join us for a candid and critical conversation with author and venture capitalist Andrew Heintzman as we continue to solicit perspectives on the green economy.
How does our economic system need to change in a world that faces growing threats of climate change, peak oil, and resource scarcity?
Andrew Heintzman is the CEO and co-founder of InvestEco Capital, the first Canadian investment company to be exclusively focused on environmental sectors. Founded in 2002, InvestEco’s investments have ranged from companies that are developing renewable energy, water technologies, resource productivity technologies and efficient transportation solutions, to companies that promote health and sustainability in the food and agriculture sector. InvestEco is today principally focused on investments that promote health and sustainability in the North American food sector.
With the belief that entrepreneurialism will be critical to solving the world’s most pressing ecological problems, Andrew will share his perspectives on how strong financial returns can and should go hand in hand with innovative companies that are working to build a healthier planet and his vision of a new and prosperous way forward
About the Speakers
Andrew Heintzman is the CEO and co-founder of InvestEco Capital. Andrew sits on a number of corporate boards, including Vital Farms, 100km Foods, Farms & Forks and Maple Hill Creamery. Andrew is also a director of Tides Canada and CanadaHelps.org. In addition, he sits on the Steering Committee of Sustainable Prosperity and he is an advisor to the MGA program at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.
The conversation with Andrew will be facilitated by Sustainability CoLab Executive Director Mike Morrice. Paul Bubelis is Executive Director of the Sustainability Network which hosts the series and he will MC.
Green Economy Perspectives is part of the Sustainability Network’s Economic Literacy Project which offers training and outreach to ENGOs to help Canadians transition toward a green economy. The Economic Literacy Project is supported by a grant from the Ivey Foundation.