Ottawa Green Business Speaker Series with Michael Shank, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance

Welcome to the Ottawa Green Business Virtual Speaker Series where we’ll be talking to innovators and leaders in the Green Business sector.

On April 29, we were joined by Michael Shank, Communications Director for Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance. Michael discussed the ambitious climate action work of the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, which is a collaboration of leading global cities working to achieve carbon neutrality in the next 10-20 years, and how businesses can help move the needle.

More info about the speaker: Michael’s professional career includes leading press and/or policy shops at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Climate Nexus (clients included the United Nations, Vatican City, The White House, and Fortune 500 Companies), U.S. Congress, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Institute for Economics and Peace, Biodiversity Northwest, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and more. Michael’s academic career includes a Ph.D. from George Mason University’s Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution and is focused on climate conflict. Michael is adjunct faculty at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs, where he teaches graduate courses on Sustainable Development, Power and Politics and Climate and Security.