Our Team

Proud to be Canada’s first-ever advisory body dedicated to net-zero

The Net-Zero Advisory Body (NZAB) is a new group of independent experts.

Our members have diverse and complementary backgrounds, coming together from all regions of Canada.

With expertise in relevant fields—including science, business, policy-making, rural economic development, and Indigenous governance—we are able to advise on the complex issues facing Canadians on the path to net-zero.

Reflecting the fact that net-zero will affect all parts of society and the economy, our members also have a wide-range of experiences, including in the transportation, clean technology, forestry, electricity, finance, and not-for-profit sectors.

In serving as members, we represent ourselves as individuals, not any organizations that we are employed by or affiliated with.

Together, we bring a uniquely Canadian perspective to net-zero pathways.

Proud to be Canada’s first-ever advisory body dedicated to net-zero

The Net-Zero Advisory Body (NZAB) is a new group of independent experts.

Our members have diverse and complementary backgrounds, coming together from all regions of Canada.

With expertise in relevant fields—including science, business, policy-making, rural economic development, and Indigenous governance—we are able to advise on the complex issues facing Canadians on the path to net-zero.

Reflecting the fact that net-zero will affect all parts of society and the economy, our members also have a wide-range of experiences, including in the transportation, clean technology, forestry, electricity, finance, and not-for-profit sectors.

In serving as members, we represent ourselves as individuals, not any organizations that we are employed by or affiliated with.

Together, we bring a uniquely Canadian perspective to net-zero pathways.

  • Yung Wu

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    Yung is CEO of the MaRS Discovery District, one of the world's largest innovation hubs, and a leading institution in Canada’s innovation ecosystem. MaRS’s innovation community has raised over $8.2B in capital and generated over $5.6B in net revenues, currently employing over 20,400 people in the Health, CleanTech, FinTech and Platform Technologies sectors. As a serial entrepreneur and investor, Yung has built breakthrough scale-stage companies in enterprise software, mobile analytics and big data, media and entertainment, technology services and pharma drug development. He is a co-founder of two not-for-profit organizations, the Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism (CILAR) and DifferentIsCool (DiSC). Yung currently serves on the boards of OMERS, the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Antibe Therapeutics Inc. (TSE:ATE) and is a member of Green Shield Canada. Yung has been recognized as one of Canada’s ‘Top 40 under 40’ leaders and for leading one of the “50 Best Managed Private Companies” in the nation. Yung has a B.Sc. Computer Science, Economics and Mathematics from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Masters Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a member of MENSA, the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D).

  • Previous members

    • Theresa Baikie (2021)
    • Peter Tertzakian (2021)
    • Hassan Yussuff (2021)