Dr. Phil Ludvigsen – Speaker – Mindfirst Seminar: Climate Change, Carbon Pricing, and Ontario’s Cap-and-Trade Announcement

Phil has over 27 years of experience with environmental, social and governance impact assessment. He is currently Market Area Director for First Environment Inc. where he is focused on environmental systems management, carbon offset validation/verification programs as well as responsible investing for institutional investors including Green Bond framework design and assurance. Prior to joining First Environment, Phil was Director, Carbon Advisory Services for KPMG Canada. While at KPMG he co-author the recent international Thought Leadership piece entitled “Gearing up for Green Bonds.” He was also the first person in Canada to be certified as a Responsible Investment Professional by the RIA and sat on the University of Toronto’s Environmental Finance Advisory Committee. Phil holds graduate degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Environmental Health Engineering, Business Administration – Finance with graduate minors in applied statistics, e-commerce, and computer science. He also holds undergraduate degrees in Biology and Environmental Chemistry.