Boyd Cohen
Co-founder of CO2IMPACT
 Boyd is the co-founder of CO2IMPACT, a carbon consultancy based in Vancouver, Canada, with most of its projects being private sector clients in Latin America.  Boyd is bi-lingual (English and Spanish) having taught MBA courses in sustainability at the Instituto de Empresa (Madrid, Spain) and INCAE (Costa Rica).  Boyd has also been a full-time, and/or adjunct faculty member at UVIC, SFU and UBC in Canada. During his stint with SFU, he served as the only business faculty member on the Committee for the Centre for Sustainable Community Development with Mark Roseland. 

Furthermore, Boyd s is a co-author of a forthcoming book with Hunter Lovins, entitled, Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change. Aside from Climate Capitalism Boyd has published numerous academic articles at the intersection of innovation and sustainability in journals such as the Journal of Business Venturing and Business Strategy and the Environment.

"Lessons in the Green Economy and Climate Capitalism"

Contrary to the common misconception, making the transition to the green, low-carbon economy can be profitable for businesses and for communities while also improving the quality of life. Dr. Boyd Cohen has spent nearly 10 years in British Columbia teaching, researching and being part of the green, low-carbon economy. In this presentation he will share his insights and stories of local businesses and communities who are succeeding at making the transition to the green, low-carbon economy. Dr. Cohen also has extensive experience traveling and working in Spain and Latin America, most recently with his company, CO2 IMPACT, which develops carbon reduction projects in Latin America. In this presentation, Dr. Cohen will address thoughts on how lessons from Vancouver and other parts of Latin America could be applied in Guayaquil.