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Steven Guilbeault

Job title: 
Cofounder and senior director
Senior spokesperson – climate change, sustainable development, responsible consumption and energy efficiency

Equiterre cofounder and senior director Steven Guilbeault is an environmentalist who has focused on climate change since the early ‘90s. He worked for Greenpeace Canada and Greenpeace International for ten years, was senior advisor for Deloitte and Touche, and has contributed to such media outlets as the Métro newspaper, Radio-Canada, La Presse and Corporate Knights Magazine. 

Throughout his career, Steven, who co-chaired Climate Action Network International for five years, has attended many UN climate meetings – an experience that in 2009 served as the topic for his first book, Alerte! Le Québec à l'heure des changements climatiques.

He is a member (since 2009) of Quebec's Cercle des Phénix, an honorary society for environmentalists, and an honorary fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. French newspaper Le Monde has called him one of the world's top 50 players in sustainable development.

In 2012, the Université de Montréal awarded him its medal for lifetime achievement, a distinction shared by the likes of Christopher Reeve and Oliver Jones. In 2014, he published his second book, Le prochain virage, with co-author François Tanguay.

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