Born in Quebec in 1946. Honours in Economics, University of Ottawa (1968). Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania (1973). Professor of Economics at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (1973-1976) and at Université Laval, Quebec City (1976-2011). Visiting professor at the University of British Columbia (1980-1981) and at University of Ottawa (2011 to the present). Research Fellow at Harvard University (1987-1988). Fullbright Foundation Fellow at Cornell University (1994-1995), Gilbert White Fellow at Resources for the Future (2001-2002), Chair professor of electricity economics at Université Laval from 1999 to 2008. Member of Royal Society of Canada since 2009. Personality of the year 2010 of alumni of College Sainte-Anne de la Pocatière. Honorary member of Association des économistes québécois(ASDEQ) since 2013. Prix Gerard Parizeau, Montreal, 2014.

Fields of specialization: natural resources and energy economics. He has published more than 60 papers in Energy Economics, The Energy Journal, Resources and Energy Economics, Energy Studies Review, Canadian Public Policy, Canadian Journal of Economics and other refereed journals.
 Jakir Hussain is a PhD candidate in Economics with specialization in Environmental and Natural Resources Economics at the University of Ottawa. His doctoral research focuses on productivity in Canadian industries with special interest in environmentally adjusted productivity measures and currently he is working on his thesis under supervision of Prof. Jean-Thomas Bernard. He holds an MA in Economics from Carleton University, Canada, a BSS (Honours) and an MSS in Economics from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh. Before joining the PhD program at the University of Ottawa he worked as a Senior Economist for Hara Associates Inc., Ottawa, Canada. He started his career as a Lecturer in Economics at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh, where he taught Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Economics of Development. His primary fields of research interest are Productivity and Technological Change, Environmental and Natural Resources Economics, Labour Economics, and Econometrics.
 After graduating from St. Francis Xavier University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Courtney spent the next two and a half years studying International Development and Globalization here at the University of Ottawa. Upon completing a Bachelor of Social Science, her firm belief that development and environmental sustainability are mutually inclusive practices led her to where she is today; currently enrolled in the new, cutting-edge, Master’s of Science in Environment Sustainability program, at the Institute of the Environment.
 Mishaal Sinha is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Economics at the University of Ottawa. He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from York University. Hailing from Dhaka, Bangladesh, Mishaal has experience working in both governmental and non-governmental development organizations in his native country. His primary areas of interests involve issues of capital valuation in private and public decision making, and exploring avenues for adopting and implementing successful sustainable development practices in emerging nations. He aspires to contribute to the development of policies and programs that would align national economic ambitions with ethical environmental responsibilities. In his spare time, Mishaal enjoys playing music, petting cats, and devouring poutine.
 Emma graduated with high distinction from the University of Toronto with a double major in political science and ethics, society and law. Emma is continuing her studies by pursuing a MSc in Environmental Sustainability at the University of Ottawa. Emma is interested in how the inclusion of natural capital in our understanding of the economics of natural resource based industries can lead to environmental and economic sustainability for Canada.
 Andrew Kadykalo is a M.Sc. candidate in Environmental Sustainability at the University of Ottawa. In collaboration with the Natural Capital Project and the Nature Conservancy his Masters research focuses on the trade-offs and synergies between agricultural productivity and ecosystem services in consideration of different agricultural practices. Prior to returning to the University of Ottawa Andrew spent time as a researcher and program coordinator at Environment and Climate Change Canada, wildlife biologist in Alberta and British Columbia, and environmental consultant investigating phosphorus loading into Lake Erie. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration (Biology minor) from Trent University in 2009, and his M.Sc. from the Department of Biology, University of Ottawa in 2013. Andrew has published his ecosystem services research in peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to Canada’s recently published technical guide to ecosystem services assessment and analysis for managers and analysts.
 Anna graduated from Queen’s University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours), Biology and Psychology Specialization. After a year of travel, spanning three continents and ten countries, she returned to school and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Ottawa. Anna is interested in how Canada is accounting for their greenhouse gas emissions reductions, specifically as this relates to land use change and carbon sequestration in forests and wood products.
 Simon Lester recently graduated from the University of Ottawa with an undergraduate degree in economics, and is now pursuing a MSc in Environmental Sustainability at the Institute of the Environment at the University of Ottawa. He is interested in how economic models can be improved by including valuations of natural capital and how natural resource management can be enhanced through the additional information provided by these models.
 Tyler Paquette is currently pursuing his Juris Doctor along with his Bachelor degree in Political Science at the University of Ottawa. He is interested in how Canada’s Constitution intersects with the implementation of environmental policy. In the past, his research has focused on potential environmental claims under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
 Michelle Brownlee has been with Sustainable Prosperity since 2013. Immediately before joining SP, Michelle taught Economics at Mount Royal University in Calgary. Prior to that she spent over 10 years in the federal government advising senior decision makers on energy, resource and climate change policy and programs, mostly at Natural Resources Canada and the Privy Council Office. She holds a BA from Mount Allison University and an MA in Economics from Queens University. Michelle has published peer-reviewed journal articles on climate change and is a lifelong believer that individual consumer actions make a meaningful difference.
 Stewart Elgie is a professor of law and economics at the University of Ottawa, and director of the University’s interdisciplinary Environment Institute. He received his Masters of Law from Harvard, and his doctorate (J.S.D.) from Yale. He is also the founder and chair of Sustainable Prosperity, Canada’s major green economy think tank and policy-research network. His research involves environmental and economic sustainability, with a particular focus in recent years on market-based approaches.

Elgie started his career as an environmental lawyer in Alaska, litigating over the Valdez oil spill. He returned to Canada and founded Ecojustice, now Canada’s largest non-profit environmental law organization; he was counsel on many precedent setting cases, including four wins in Supreme Court of Canada on constitution and environment issues. He was later hired by Pew Trusts as founding executive director of the multi-stakeholder Canadian Boreal Initiative. Prior to his faculty position at University of Ottawa (2004), Elgie held appointments at several Canadian universities (U.B.C., Alberta, York). He has served on or chaired many advisory bodies in the environment/sustainability area. In 2001, Elgie was awarded the Law Society of Upper Canada medal for exceptional lifetime contributions to law – the youngest man ever to receive the profession’s highest honour.
 Currently completing his Ph.D. in Sustainable Development at Columbia University, Geoff McCarney is an experienced researcher in areas of environmental, natural resource and development economics. His interdisciplinary Ph.D. programme has included training and research in both economics and climate science, with an integrating focus on issues of sustainability. His research has particularly been focussed on forestry and carbon management, as well as the impacts of climate change and variability on natural resource use and productivity, and he has published on issues of sustainable forest management and environmental policy relevant to Canada. He also has extensive experience working with funders and partner agencies around the world to develop, implement and advise on climate risk management projects for at risk populations. Geoff also holds an M.A. is Sustainable Development from Columbia, an M.Sc. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Alberta, and a B.A. in History and Economics from the University of Ottawa.
 Paul joined FPAC in February 2002 as Director, Taxation and Business Issues, and was appointed Association Secretary later in the same year. Since joining FPAC, Paul has helped secure federal tax policy changes related to bioenergy and played an integral role in climate change negotiations with the federal government. Paul is also deeply involved in FPAC’s efforts on industry transformation and leads the Association’s management of the Bio-pathways Partnership Network. Over the years, Paul’s role at FPAC has changed and expanded several times and in late 2012 he was promoted to Vice President, Regulations and Partnerships, and Corporate Secretary. Prior to FPAC, Paul was a federal political advisor and then Manager, Communications, at the Canadian Fertilizer Institute. Paul is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and has two degrees in Economics.
 Robert Larocque joined FPAC in April 2011 as Director, Environment and Labour Market Policies. Bob works with members companies on policy and technical issues relating to environmental regulations and forest product sector labour market activities. He is also responsible for environmental data collection and sustainability reporting for the pulp and paper and wood products sectors.

Before joining FPAC, Bob held several positions at Environment Canada in regard to mitigating the risk of toxic substances on the environment. He also worked previously as a process engineer in a large pulp mill.

Bob holds a B.Sc. in chemical engineering from the University of Ottawa.
 As the Director of Forestry, Etienne provides FPAC members with informed advice on forest management issues, and leadership on the aboriginal affairs file. He took part in the creation and implementation efforts on the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. He continues to contribute to the CBFA file and works on consensus building by seeking creative solutions. Before joining FPAC in 2008, Etienne has worked in the domains of academic research and representation.

Etienne holds a M.Sc. degree in forest science from Université Laval and is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec.
 Since joining FPAC in 2012, Mahima has been responsible for the management and analysis of FPAC’s sustainability performance indicators for pulp, paper and wood products. Her work is instrumental in providing the industry with the latest, and most relevant data on the industry’s environmental performance, and ensuring that FPAC maintains its reputation for housing the most relevant scientifically-verified data. Mahima’s additional responsibilities include research and compilation of best management practices as it relates to the industry’s labour market issues, and informing FPAC members of funding programs relevant to the sector.

Mahima has completed a Master of Chemical Engineering, as well as two undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa, and is currently pursuing a Master of Health Administration.
 Rob Smith is a well-known environmental statistician and economist with a reputation for conceptual and empirical work linking the environment and the economy. He is particularly recognized for his work developing and promoting the concept of natural capital and its use as a basis for measuring sustainable development.

Rob worked for more than 20 years at Statistics Canada, Canada’s national statistical agency. During his time with Statistics Canada, Rob was responsible for moving the agency’s environment statistics program into many new areas: climate change; natural resource wealth; household environmental practices; industrial and agricultural water use; ecological goods and services; municipal water treatment and others. He strongly promoted linkages between the environment and economic statistics programs. After 10 years as the director of the environment program, Rob decided in 2013 to pursue a career in consulting.

Rob has an international reputation as an environment-economy expert, with broad knowledge of science, policy and economics related to climate change, natural resources, ecosystems, wastes, environmental technologies and environmental expenditures. In addition, he has deep knowledge of official statistics, including the national accounts.
Andrew Sharpe is founder and Executive Director of the Ottawa-based Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS). Established in 1995, CSLS is a national, independent, non-profit research organization whose main objective is to study trends and determinants of productivity, living standards and economic well-being. He has held a variety of earlier positions, including Head of Research at the Canadian Labour Market and Productivity Centre and Chief, Business Sector Analysis at the Department of Finance. He holds a M.A. and Ph.D in economics from McGill University, a maitrise in urban geography from the Université de Paris-Sorbonne, and a B.A. from the University of Toronto. He is also founder and Editor of the International Productivity Monitor, co-developer (with Lars Osberg) of the composite Index of Economic Well-being, a consultant to the World Bank on labor market issues, and Executive Director of the International Association for Research on Income and Wealth, an international research association dedicated to the advancement of knowledge relating to income and wealth.
 Vic Adamowicz is the Vice Dean in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, and a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta. He obtained his BSc and MSc from the University of Alberta (1981, 1983) and his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1988.

His research has focused on the valuation of environmental amenities and ecosystem services and the incorporation of environmental values into economic analysis – with applications to forestry, water quality, air quality, endangered species and agriculture. His research also involves the analysis of choice behavior with applications to food demand, recreation, and environmental quality.

Adamowicz is the research director of the Alberta Land Institute. He was the Scientific Director of the Sustainable Forest Management Network of Centres of Excellence, from 1998 to 2004. He was a Canada Research Chair (Tier I) from 2001 to 2008 and was an Associate Dean (Research) from 2007 to 2009.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy II – Social Sciences (awarded in 2007). He became a Fellow of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society in 2011. He was awarded the Canadian Institute of Forestry’s Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award in October, 2004. In 2001-2002 Adamowicz was a Gilbert White Visiting Fellow at Resources for the Future in Washington DC, and in 2011 he was an Erik Malmstem Visiting Professor at the University of Gothenburg.