Participant Profile

Chris Gates

Senior Manager, Climate Change Policy, Office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

MES, 1978

I’ve been active in the field of environmental sustainability for over 30 years; in municipal and provincial government, in consulting, and in the private sector. From 1999 to 2008, I worked for Enbridge playing a lead role in developing Enbridge’s climate change and related corporate social responsibility programs. I joined the Office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario in October 2008. Here, I’m really enjoying the opportunity to make a difference in the development of government policy that reduces greenhouse gas emissions while growing the low-carbon, green economy. I manage my own carbon footprint by running several marathons each year, including the Boston marathon five times in the past seven years.