Sustainability Series Oct 24 with Joseph Pallant on the Blockchain for Climate – Fostering International Climate Collaboration

We’re thrilled to continue our series of talks on ethics and sustainability in business this fall, with our 4th presentation featuring Joseph Pallant. Neil Pegram, originally scheduled for this date, has had to cancel for a work travel commitment, but we are thrilled to have Joseph in his place! We hope to reschedule Neil in the future. The Sustainability Series is presented in partnership with our Bachelor of Management (BAM) undergrad degree completion program, which focuses on socially and environmentally responsible management. The BAM program as an extension of our values and community approach already ingrained in our successful Master of Education and Master of Counselling programs. The Sustainability Series further supports that approach.


About the Presenter:

Joseph Pallant is Manger at Brinkman Climate. Brinkman Climate develops emissions reductions projects and helps smart climate policy succeed. They use economic tools to keep greenhouse gasses out of the atmosphere and develop real, on the ground projects that benefit society and the environment. He is also working to foster collaboration and manifest the dream of the Paris Agreement by connecting the national carbon accounts of the world with Blockchain.

He has been active in the carbon market since 2004, providing project development expertise and strategic direction across private, public and NGO endeavour. He has developed first-of projects in forestry, fuel switching and transportation, co-founded the Carbon Cocktails society, and founded Blockchain for Climate Foundation, “Putting the Paris Agreement on the Blockchain.” A 2019 “Canada’s Clean50” award winner, Joseph’s work, insight and advocacy continue to shape the growth of Canada’s low-carbon economy.

Joseph holds an MBA degree from INSEEC, Paris, France, a post graduate diploma in Latin American Management from the McRae Institute of International Management (Capilano College) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Environmental Studies from the University of Victoria. He is an avid networker and has been a featured speaker in academic and business environments. His contributions as a member of International Emissions Trading Association, and attendee at the Montreal, Copenhagen and Paris UN Climate conferences add both context and vision to his work for climate solutions.

Joseph loves to explore BC’s old-growth forests, cycle the Interior’s dry hills and paddle beautiful coastal inlets with his wife. A new father, the experience of living amidst the people, cultures and ideas of this fine province fosters insight and enthusiasm for his work.


Date & Time
October 24, 2018 • 6:00 pm


CityU Canada (held on the second floor at Sprott Shaw during our renovations)
2nd floor, 789 West Pender Street

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