Vice President, Market Engagement and Advocacy
Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)
Akua Schatz is an executive leader that has a successful track record working with industry and government leaders to advance sustainability and the transition to a low carbon economy. She has championed research and programming demonstrating how energy benchmarking, the retrofit economy and zero carbon buildings can play a role in the decarbonization of Canada. Over the course of her career she has honed a deep understanding of tools to drive change including the use of sustainable financing initiates, workforce capacity building, carbon pricing and building codes to accelerate industry uptake of low carbon new construction and retrofits. She is also an experienced fundraiser who has secured more than $30 million to support non-profits’ efforts to advance sustainability.