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Gord Lambert appointed Suncor Sustainability Executive-in-Residence

Apr 9, 2015

Gord Lambert media release

Gord Lambert participating in the Ivey Energy Consortium's panel discussion on the challenges for Canada's energy sector on October 8, 2014 in Toronto.

LONDON, ON, April 9, 2015 – Today Ivey announced the appointment of Gord Lambert as Suncor Sustainability Executive-in-Residence (EIR). Lambert brings with him 36 years of experience in the oil and gas sector and sustainable development strategy. 

“We are very excited about Gord Lambert’s appointment at Ivey. Not only has he led Suncor’s sustainability policy for the last decade, he is also a leader in collaborations and innovations in the oil sands sector,” said Canada Research Chair and Professor Tima Bansal, Director of Ivey’s Centre for Building Sustainable Value and Executive Director of the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS). “I am confident his experiences will help to inspire Ivey students and companies throughout Canada.”

After a 17-year career at Suncor, Lambert recently retired from his role as executive advisor, Sustainability and Innovation. Currently Lambert is the president and chief collaboration officer of GRL Collaboration for Sustainability Incorporated.

During his three-year appointment as the Suncor Sustainability EIR, Lambert will support both the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre and Ivey’s Centre for Building Sustainable Value. The role will  include guest speaking in the classroom, writing cases or white papers, participating in panels and conferences, and being involved in community outreach initiatives.

“We are eager to engage him in the Centre’s work on energy literacy, social acceptance of energy development, and Aboriginal relations,” said Associate Professor Guy Holburn, Director of the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre and holder of the Suncor Chair in Energy Policy.

Lambert has a strong relationship with Ivey. He is a graduate of the Ivey Executive Program, an advisory board member for the Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre and NBS, and has participated in Ivey events as a guest speaker.

The EIR position was made possible thanks to a generous contribution from the Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF), which also supports the School through its investment in the Suncor Chair in Energy Policy, student scholarships, and outreach activities. As part of its overall strategy to support strong, resilient communities where Suncor operates, the SEF is committed to creating opportunities for dialogue about energy issues, and fostering new ways of thinking about complex social and environmental challenges.

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