Powering Generations:
Legacy to the Future

June 4th-6th

Session 5 — Building the Clean Economy: Job Opportunities with CleanBC

Paul Shorthouse

Paul is a recognized economic development expert who has been at the forefront of defining and measuring key sectors of the green economy since 2009. He leads the Delphi Group’s activities in British Columbia and their Green Economy Services nation-wide.

Over the last decade, Paul has successfully directed a range of industry development projects, research and stakeholder engagement initiatives, and workforce studies on sectors that include renewable energy, clean transportation, natural resources, circular economy / resources, and green building / construction. Outcomes have focused on building sustainable economic development strategies in order to promote energy and resource efficiency, stimulate job creation, and increase investment and trade for clean technology and environmental solutions.

From 2009-2016, Paul also served as the Conference Director for the GLOBE Series, the international Leadership Summit on Sustainable Business, considered one of the largest events of its type in the world that attracts nearly 10,000 participants from more than 50 countries to Vancouver.

Paul is currently the Board Chair for the Synergy Sustainability Institute, is a founding Executive Member of the BC Home Performance Stakeholder Council, and is a member of the Program Advisory Committees for BCIT’s School of Business as well as UBC’s Masters in Energy Leadership Program. Previously, Paul served as Managing Director of Vancouver-based GLOBE Advisors and has been on a number of advisory committees on energy and green economy subjects in Canada.

Paul has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from UVic, a Certificate in Environmental Stewardship from Camosun College, and a Diploma of Technology in Entrepreneurship from BCIT’s School of Business.

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