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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

Established in 1990, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is a non-partisan, charitable organization specializing in policy research and analysis, and information exchange. Through their head office in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and their branches in Ottawa, New York, and Geneva, the Institute champions sustainable development around the world through innovation, partnerships, research and communications. It is dedicated to engaging decision-makers in business, government, non-government organizations and academia on issues around economic and legal frameworks, energy and climate change, water, resilience, and knowledge.

For more information, please contact: Sumeep Bath at sbath@iisd.ca or +1 (204) 958 7700 ext. 740

IISD contributes to sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations on international trade and investment, economic policy, climate change and energy, natural and social capital, and the enabling role of communication technologies in these areas.