President, Ivey Foundation, Canada
Bruce Lourie is one of Canada’s most influential leaders and thinkers in the environment sector. He is president of the Ivey Foundation, a private charitable foundation in Canada, a Director of the Independent Electricity System Operator and former Director of the Ontario Power Authority.
He is a Director of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, Canadians for Clean Prosperity and the San Francisco-based Consultative Group on Biological Diversity. He sits on the Advisory Boards of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and Clean Energy Canada.
Bruce is the co-author of two best-selling books, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of Canada and an honorary director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. In 2014 Bruce received Earth Day Canada’s Outstanding Commitment to the Environment Award and was named to Canada’s “Clean 50” group.
Bruce is a founder of a number of for profit and non-profit organizations including Summerhill Group, the Sustainability Network, and the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network. He has acted on numerous international, federal, provincial and municipal bodies advising on environmental, energy and health policy issues. Bruce holds a B.Sc. in Geology and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies.