About Ed Whittingham

Ed Whittingham is a passionate, results-oriented environmental and public policy professional who has been called “one of Canada’s most prominent environmentalists” by the New York Times.

His background in climate change, energy policy and corporate sustainability has been developed through 20 years of working collaboratively with companies, governments, universities and non-governmental organizations in Canada and internationally. Ed was named one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People in 2016, and has been profiled in the Globe and Mail and the Financial Post.

Currently he focused on advancing clean energy projects through business development, regulatory affairs and public-private partnership advice and support.





Executive Director, Pembina Institute
From 2011- 2017 Ed was the executive director of the Pembina Institute, Canada’s most widely respected energy/environment NGO. Prior to that he directed Pembina’s consulting group (2005-2010).


International MBA, Corporate Sustainability, International Business
Schulich School of Business, York University

Ed holds an International MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business, where he specialized in corporate sustainability and international business. During his studies he was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada scholar, an Export Development Canada scholar and a visiting researcher at the United Nations Environment Programme’s Japan branch. At York Ed also co-founded Canada’s first graduate student-led and independently-owned sustainability consultancy.