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IISD Welcomes Jane McDonald as Managing Director

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The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is delighted to announce Jane McDonald as its new Managing Director.

Ms. McDonald 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. 

At IISD, Ms. McDonald will advance research aimed at protecting the health of fresh water around the world and at exploring the impacts and mitigating the effects of climate change.

About the International Institute for Sustainable Development

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an independent think tank that delivers the knowledge to act. Our mission is to promote human development and environmental sustainability. Our big-picture view allows us to address the root causes of some of the greatest challenges facing our planet today – ecological destruction, social exclusion, unfair laws and economic and social rules, a changing climate. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, Toronto and New York, our work impacts lives in nearly 100 countries.

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