Senior Advisor, The Pembina Institute
Dr. Marlo Raynolds has been at the forefront of energy advocacy and policy research in Canada for over 15 years through his work with The Pembina Institute. Dr. Raynolds consults large energy companies on strategies for the development of decision-making tools that consider the impacts on people, planet and profit. He also consults on energy systems and sustainability practices, while conducting research and advocacy work for the Canadian government at the provincial and federal levels. Dr. Raynolds served as Executive Director of The Pembina Institute from 2004 to January 2011 before transitioning to his current position as Senior Advisor. For his extensive efforts on lowering carbon emissions and climate change, Dr. Raynolds was recognized as one of Canada’s “Top 40 under 40” by The Globe and Mail in 2008. He credits his younger sister for sparking his interest in environmental issues, which was further nurtured by a stint in Germany working for a wildlife society.
Dr. Raynolds received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1999, a master’s degree in Management and Leadership for the Voluntary Sector at McGill University, and a B.Sc. in System’s Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.