Board of Directors


Thomas Mulcair

Visiting professor of the UdeM’s Department of Political Science and a lawyer by profession, Thomas Mulcair’s political career led him to occupy the position of Québec Minister of the Environment between 2003 and 2006, and then leader of the NDP from 2012 to 2017. He was named chairman of the Board of Directors of Earth Day Canada in January 2018.


Jake Haskell

Manager – Strategy & Transactions at EY-Parthenon

Jake is a designated CPA professional and is currently a strategy consultant with EY-Parthenon. He has a leadership role within EY-Ripples Canada, which provides non-profit organizations and charities with pro-bono support, where he has led several environment and sustainability programs.



Virginie Cousineau

Director of public affaires, Réseau express métropolitain

Virginie has been working in the public infrastructure field for almost 20 years, especially on public transit projects. Since 2015, she has been acting as Director of Public Affairs for CDPQ Infra, where she is responsible for all interfaces with the stakeholders of the Réseau d’exprés metropolitain (REM) project, a new light, automated and 100% electric metro system that will include 26 stations spread over 67 km of transit corridor throughout the greater Montreal area.

Alain Dumas

Consultant in public relations, marketing, digital strategy and eCommerce

Alain has been in the retail business for more than 30 years, including more than 15 years as Senior Director of Public Affairs at a food wholesaler. Among other things, he has managed an environmental fund in conjunction with Earth Day. From 2015 to 2017, he was President of the Quebec Board of Directors of the Retail Trade Council of Canada.


Kristian Manchester

Executive Creative Director and partner, Sid Lee

Kristian Manchester is the Executive Creative Director and has been a partner at Sid Lee for the past 20 years, where his work in advertising has won major international awards. He is the major creative strength behind global campaigns for adidas, The North Face and Samsung and was responsible for the launch of the Red Bull brand in the Canadian market, among others.

Suying Zhao

ESG Practice Leader, Desjardins Business

Passionate about impact investing, Suying has been working in sustainable development since 2004, first in China and Mongolia, for a Development Finance Institution (AFD); then in Canada, within Fondaction and Développement International Desjardins (DID), and now with Desjardins Business. Having lived in Southeast Asia, Europe and the Caribbean, she has a substantial business network.

Maxime A Cossette

Direction, Kruger Business

Maxime is a member of the leadership team at Kruger, where he serves as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. Before joining Kruger in 2015, he spent over 15 years at 5N Plus, a major producer of specialized metallic and chemical products. Throughout his career, Maxime has developed expertise in management and a vision for sustainable development, particularly through professional assignments in Europe and Asia.

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