Linda Coady is the executive director of the Pembina Institute, Canada’s foremost think tank on energy and environmental issues. Linda has broad leadership experience in sustainable development in multiple sectors, including forestry, mining and oil and gas, as well as with environmental organizations, local communities and financial institutions. She has a strong background in building working relationships across diverse groups and perspectives.

Prior to joining the Pembina Institute, Linda was chief sustainability officer for Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. (2013-2019), vice-president of sustainability for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, vice-president of Pacific Region for World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada), and vice-president of environmental affairs and enterprise for the B.C. Coastal Group of forest companies Weyerhaeuser and MacMillan Bloedel.

In 2019, Linda served as chair of the Advisory Committee to the Government of Canada on Indigenous Economic Participation in the Trans Mountain Pipeline. In 2018, she co-chaired the Government of Canada’s Generation Energy Council which, based on input from conversations with 400,000 Canadians, put forward a consensus narrative on Canada’s transition to a low-carbon future. And in 2015, Linda served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Climate Leadership for the Province of Alberta.

As a Distinguished Fellow in the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia, Linda conducted research, wrote and lectured on corporate social responsibility issues, and served as sessional adjunct professor at the Sauder School of Business in the MBA program.


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Linda Coady's Recent Publications

first page of letter to Public Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns

Reply to Public Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns Pembina Institute response to invitation to apply as a participant for commentary

Publication
Oct. 13, 2020 - By Simon Dyer, Linda Coady

The Pembina Institute provided a response to a request to participate in the public inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns, made in September 2020. In a bid to move past overheated rhetoric and reduce polarization over climate and energy issues in Alberta, the Pembina Institute would consider sharing our published work with the inquiry subject to a set of conditions to address issues around procedural fairness. 

Pembina Institute Executive Director Linda Coady

The power of women on pathways to net-zero emissions How are we going to change the world with half the world’s population under-represented?

Blog
July 9, 2020 - By Linda Coady

When we think about transforming our energy systems, we need to make sure that transformation happens in a way that is not only innovative and capable of meeting society’s need for energy, but also considers the role of women — because greater gender equality brings even broader economic, social, health and environmental benefits to all.

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Green stimulus in Canada’s building sector Achieving Canada’s climate and housing goals through building retrofits

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The renovation of existing homes and buildings is a multi-year megaproject that can create economic activity in all regions of Canada while addressing housing and climate objectives.

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