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Executive Director, Smart Prosperity Institute WilsonExecutive Director, Smart Prosperity Institute <div class="ExternalClass2440D84CD34046B687F4C460594CA4AB"><p>​Raised in New Brunswick, Mike began his career as an environmental lawyer in Toronto, left to become senior policy adviser to the federal Environment Minister, and then went on to hold a series of increasingly senior roles in the Government of Canada working at the intersection of the environment, economy, and innovation. During his career in government, he was responsible for creating the government's clean air agenda, led Environment Canada's environmental assessment program, and spearheaded a successful public-private initiative to strengthen the role of sustainability in investment decisions.</p><p>Now, as Executive Director of the Smart Prosperity Institute —Canada's leading green economy research institute and think tank—and Executive Vice President of The Natural Step Canada, Mike leads a dynamic and accomplished team, producing cutting edge research, policy advice, and communications strategies for clean economic growth across the Canadian economy. In that role, he was also one of the founding members of Circular Economy Leadership Canada. Mike has long held a firm belief that 'green' and 'growth' can go hand in hand and a drive for making that happen.</p><p><br></p></div>, MikeGP0|#5c712035-880a-4a13-b647-ce6479273b4f;L0|#05c712035-880a-4a13-b647-ce6479273b4f|Mike Wilson;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#93a21b23-c8e7-45c9-89aa-1864f4fcd24eMikeWilson



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