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Jane McDonald

Managing Director

Jane McDonald is IISD's Managing Director and Vice-Chair of the IISD Experimental Lakes Area Board. Jane works to advance research aimed at protecting the health of fresh water around the world and exploring the impacts (and mitigating the effects of) climate change.

Jane has over 15 years of Canadian and international experience working on environmental issues in both the public and private sectors.

Her previous work includes advising companies on environmental risk at investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald and representing Canada in international climate negotiations.  She most recently served as Policy Director for Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change in Ottawa. 



  • Education

    International Master of Business Administration (MBA) York University, Toronto and ESSEC – École Supérieur des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales, Paris

    Bachelor of Arts (BA), North American Studies, McGill University, Montreal

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