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Jane Kearns

Senior Advisor, Cleantech at MaRS Discovery District

Jane Kearns

Senior Advisor, Cleantech at MaRS Discovery District

Biography

Jane is a senior advisor with MaRS Cleantech. She is a recognized leader in sustainable innovation and has extensive experience growing successful companies at the intersection of business and sustainability. She co-founded, grew and profitably sold a full-service renewable energy company, and leverages over 20 years of experience in venture capital, cleantech and sustainability to help build businesses that matter.

Throughout her career she has worked directly with entrepreneurs and executives on project and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and business development. She helped launch Columbia Business School’s first environmental finance course, which continues to be taught in the school’s MBA and EMBA programs, as well the School of International and Public Affairs. Jane is a co-founder of the CanadaCleantech Alliance, a board director at the Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) and sits on advisory boards for StandUp Ventures, the MaRS Catalyst Fund, Shell’s Quest Climate Grant and the Pembina Institute’s UnGALA. She has advised the Canadian government on clean technology policy. Jane holds an MBA from Columbia University.

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