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Jim Banks

Senior EEM Associate, Founding Director of the Sustainable Development Association (SDA)

Jim Banks is an accomplished sustainability professional with extensive experience in new product development, strategic foresight and innovation. Broadly diverse in experience and pragmatic in orientation, he has a track record of translating sustainability into concrete actions in large and small organizations.

Jim founded the SDA, a Canadian non-profit organization, in 1994 to promote and encourage the transformation of society’s activities into those that are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. The SDA is committed to helping its members, generally business and design professionals, develop a clear understanding of sustainability and fulfill their potential to contribute to a sustainable future.

An exceptional communicator with proven ability to motivate others, Jim is an engaging presenter, comfortable with public and executive audiences. He has devoted his career to helping committed individuals and organizations become sustainability leaders.