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Merran Smith      

Founder & Executive Director at Clean Energy Canada

Merran Smith is a fellow at Simon Fraser University and the founder and executive director of Clean Energy Canada, Canada’s leading climate and energy think tank on clean energy solutions. For most of her career, she has worked to unite industry, government, and civil society organizations to solve pressing social and ecological challenges.

Smith is a Canadian representative on the International Clean Energy Ambassador Corps and served on the B.C. government’s Climate Leadership Team. She has received numerous leadership distinctions, including the 2016 Wendy McDonald ‘Community Catalyst’ award from the Vancouver Board of Trade and the ‘Clean 16’ award in 2014 for leadership in clean capitalism.

In her previous career, Merran led collaborative efforts with conservation groups, logging companies, and First Nations to protect Canada's Great Bear Rainforest. That work culminated with a landmark 2006 conservation agreement that today protects more than five million acres of intact ecosystems in coastal British Columbia and provides economic development support for the First Nations communities that depend on them. The social justice focus of her forest conservation efforts—like her clean energy work today—evolved naturally from her early years as a documentary filmmaker and human rights activist in Central America.

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