Merran Smith leads a team that is working to transform Canada’s energy systems to reduce fossil fuel dependence and the risks of climate disruption. Merran’s team conducts original research and modeling to understand the opportunities for Canada in the global low-carbon economy, and shares those findings with policy makers and the public via high-impact communications products.
During her career, Smith has brought together business, government, and civil society organizations to create innovative solutions to some of the most challenging issues of our age. She received the Clean16 award for sustainability and clean capitalism, the Wilburforce Foundation Award for Outstanding Conservation Leadership, and a transformative leadership award for the Seasons Fund. She was recently named a fellow of Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue.
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