MaRS to host Climate Impact 2022, in person and online

TORONTO, October 20, 2022 — Today, MaRS announced the program for MaRS Climate Impact 2022, Canada’s leading conference for scaling climate innovation.

In collaboration with the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good, the in-person and online conference will take place from November 30 to December 1, 2022. Selected speakers include: Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, cleantech venture leaders such as Luna Yu, co-founder and CEO of Genecis; Curtis VanWallenghem, co-founder and CEO of Hydrostor and Stuart Lombard, founder and CEO of ecobee as well as climate investors and visionaries such as Amy Duffuor, general partner at Azolla Ventures and Marcius Extavour, chief scientist at XPRIZE Foundation. Additional sponsors include BDC; FinDev Canada and Global Affairs Canada.

“MaRS Climate Impact 2022 will focus on the Canadian technologies, strategies, and investments needed to tackle climate change globally,” said Yung Wu, CEO, MaRS. “There is no pathway to Net Zero without innovation. We look forward to bringing together our entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and innovators who are working to help Canada meet its net zero targets.”

MaRS Climate Impact is structured around three themes, each featuring high-profile speakers, thought leaders and practitioners who are transforming businesses to combat climate change and deliver technology solutions at scale:

Technology for impact

Discover some of the latest climate innovations and the ventures best positioned for success. Gather the tools and tactics needed to measure the impact that businesses are having on people and the planet.

Busting barriers to scale

Help commercial climate solutions escape pilot purgatory by learning how to transform practices, procedures and infrastructure to ramp up adoption on a global scale.

Global action

Tackling climate change is a globally interconnected and collaborative effort. Learn how cleantech innovators and investors are adapting to economic uncertainty and other world events to address climate issues planetwide.

“MaRS Climate Impact is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about innovations in the climate space, connect with other ventures and investors, and help grow the impact investing ecosystem,” said Blair Miller, Managing Partner, TELUS Pollinator Fund. “We are excited to be collaborating with MaRS again to create a space for discussion and growth of climate innovations – which is a key pillar of our work at the Pollinator Fund, and to learn from all of the amazing speakers and organizations that will be in attendance.”

MaRS Climate Impact attendees will have access to panel discussions, interviews, debates and live Q&A sessions and will gather insights on accelerating the adoption of climate solutions. The in-person event takes place at the MaRS Centre and includes onsite networking and receptions. Those joining virtually will have access to live-streamed content with selected sessions available to rewatch following the event.

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About MaRS

MaRS is North America’s largest urban innovation hub. A registered non-profit, MaRS supports high-growth startups and scale-ups tackling key issues in health, cleantech, fintech and other sectors. In addition, MaRS convenes all members of the tech ecosystem to drive breakthrough discoveries, grow the economy and make an impact by solving real problems for real people — in Canada and around the world.


About the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good

The $100 million TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good is one of Canada’s largest corporate impact funds, and will focus its investment on for-profit companies and founders committed to driving social innovation. The TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good is an extension of TELUS’ long-standing commitment to leveraging the power of technology to drive positive social and environmental outcomes for all Canadians by funding the development of solutions for transforming healthcare, caring for our planet, supporting responsible agriculture and enabling inclusive communities. To learn more about the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good, please visit:


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