Speaker Profiles

Gordon Lambert

Gordon Lambert

Chairman of the Board

Carbon Management Canada (CMC)

Mr. Gordon Lambert retired from Suncor Energy on Jan 1 2015. He is currently the Suncor Sustainability Executive in Residence at the Ivey School of Business and has established GRL Collaboration for Sustainability as a consulting practice. He is a frequent speaker on energy, the environment and innovation and recently was a speaker on Innovation and Collaboration at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin China.

His most recent role at Suncor was Executive Advisor Sustainability and Innovation where he supported the CEO, Board and Executive team and served as the Suncor representative for Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA). Previously he served as Vice-President, Sustainable Development and Environment Health and Safety since joining Suncor in 1997.

He began his career with Imperial Oil Limited in 1980 where he served for 15 years in Environment, Health and Safety, Planning and business development roles. He then spent two years as Director, Sustainable Development for TransAlta Corporation.

He is currently the Chair of the Board of Carbon Management Canada Research Institutes. He also serves on the Board of the Climate Change Forum. He is a member of the Advisory Board to the Network for Business Sustainability, a global network of researchers. He was previously involved with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Suncor Energy Foundation and Learning for a Sustainable Future. He is a former Canadian representative on the Joint Public Advisory Committee to the US, Canadian and Mexican Environment Ministers under NAFTA.

Mr. Lambert graduated in 1980 from the University of Guelph in Ontario with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Marine Biology. He completed the Ivey Executive Program in 1996.

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