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Michael De Pencier

Michael De Pencier

Chairman, Investeco Capital and Immediate Past Chair World Wildlife Fund - CanadaHow Saving the Planet is Good Business
Mon, Apr 26, 2004
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Fairmont Royal York Hotel - Ballroom
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A billion dollar cod fishery is gone, our Carolinian forests are gone, the air we breathe may be killing us and we have 368 endangered species listed in Canada, alone. How did we get to such a sorry state? Contrary to conventional wisdom, we haven't saved jobs nor have we safeguarded the economy. But suddenly, jobs and economic growth are being created by the environmental practices of our best managed corporations. Both large corporations and a growing number of smaller, specialized, companies are doing well in the environmental economy.

Join us on April 26th, when Michael de Pencier, Chairman of Investeco Capital, a group of mutual funds investing in alternative energy, waste management, clean air and water, and organic food will discuss the many advantages of investing in the environmental economy.

Michael is also Chairman of Key Publishers Company Ltd., a magazine, book and electronic publishing company. Key’s publishing interests include Maple Tree Press, Key Porter Books, the Toronto enviroguide and a range of other publications. Key has also been involved in publishing Toronto Life, Fashion, Wedding Bells, OWL, Chickadee and Gardening Life.

Michael de Pencier has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Magazine Awards Foundation, the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada. He is a philosophy graduate of the University of Toronto and University of Michigan and has an LLD from Ryerson University. Michael and his wife Honor have three children, Nick, Miranda and Mark. Together they have planted 35,000 trees on their property in Rosemont, Ontario.

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