A changing of the guard at CICE

Plus, a $12 million project for Canada's Ocean Supercluster and an award for Origen Air

Welcome to this week’s Midweek Memo. In this issue, read about programs to support new immigrants, a new project for Canada’s Ocean Supercluster and an award for Origen Air.

Now, onto today’s briefing. It’s 661 words, a three-minute read.

A changing of the guard at CICE

The B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE) recently announced Sarah Goodman as the organization’s new president and CEO.

There’s no doubt Goodman has the climate chops for the job — she joins CICE from the Boston Consulting Group, where she was a partner working with leading companies and governments around the world to advance climate solutions and green industrial policy.

Goodman previously served as the prime minister’s senior advisor on climate action and sustainable economy, shaping Canada’s national climate change plans and mobilizing over $100 billion in federal investments to accelerate the transition to a net-zero economy.

“Canada punches above its weight, boasting 13 companies on the 2024 Global Cleantech 100. For our economy and climate, building on this momentum is critical. That’s exactly what CICE does by investing in promising new climate technologies and why I’m so excited to join the team,” said Goodman. “By collaborating with both the private and public sectors, CICE aims to speed up market adoption of innovative climate solutions, which will create jobs and competitive advantage at home, while making a meaningful contribution to reducing global climate pollution.”

Goodman is a member of the advisory board for Canada 2020 and previously served on various boards, including TransLink, Reconciliation Canada, the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency, New Market Funds, Iisaak Forest Resources and Coast Mental Health.


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📰 More Victoria innovation news

🏡 Home is wherever I’m with you: In a recent Chamber Chat, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce CEO Bruce Williams sat down with Shelly D’Mello, CEO of the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA), to discuss how ICA’s programs and services support new immigrants in making Victoria their home.

🛑 Don’t stop me now: Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announced the launch of a project to develop and implement a collaborative berth scheduler — the equivalent of an air traffic control system for ships. The project is valued at $12 million.

🏆 Every breath you take: Victoria’s Origen Air was named the recipient of the Canadian Choice Award 2024 in the category of home improvement.

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