Climate change is the critical issue of our time.


Whether you call it "Global Warming" or "Climate Weirdness," the science is clear – preventing global temperatures from rising 2°C is essential to world prosperity.

 

If you are a business person, then you must factor risk from Climate Change in your future plans. World over, companies need to act now and re-organize to become carbon neutral.

The risk to global stability and financial markets has been articulated by Mark Carney and Michael Bloomberg at the Task Force for Climate Related Financial Disclosures. A new low-carbon economy however opens up a $5T market for carbon-neutral products and services.

According to a recent WEF study, millennials already see the Climate Crisis as the #1 threat in their lifetime. CarbonX enables enterprise companies to satisfy a growing consumer demand for sustainable business practices to help in the fight against climate change.

CarbonX sources and recasts carbon offsets as tokens on a private blockchain, thereby validating provenance and ensuring the security and immutability of all transactions.

The Zerofootprint® program assesses the carbon impact of products and services, then balances that impact with carbon offsets to certify the carbon neutrality of products and services and assure customers that they are making sustainable choices in their buying behavior.

The GOODcoins™ program further engages consumers by rewarding them for choosing Zerofootprint certified products.

Our Team

Don Tapscott

Chairman

Don is a recognized world leading authority on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology on business and government... Continue Reading

Don Tapscott

Chairman

Don is a recognized world leading authority on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology on business and government. He is the author of 15 books, available in all major languages including the bestsellers - Paradigm Shift, The Digital Economy and Wikinomics. His most recent book (May 2016): The Blockchain Revolution: How the Underlying Technology of Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World: explores the fundamental way this new protocol will transform business in the second Era of the Internet. The book quickly rose to the top of the bestseller lists at the New York Times and Amazon. Don is a sought after advisor by Fortune 100 Industry and Governments across the world and has deep networked connections throughout the world economy.

William Tapscott

Founder and CEO

Bill has founded, co-founded and led a number of successful technology start-up companies in Toronto over the past 25 years, including... Continue Reading

William Tapscott

Founder and CEO

Bill has founded, co-founded and led a number of successful technology start-up companies in Toronto over the past 25 years, including: IntelliOne, a world leading method of processing cell phone data to generate bulk geo-location and traffic information; Maptuit, a navigation and optimization software company in Transportation Logistics; and, Mountain Lake Software, a custom software development company with a strong financial services practice. These companies became acquisition targets of larger organizations for their strategic value. Bill is an Advisory Board Member of Jonah Group, a 100-person software services company with clients in financial services and US Healthcare. Bill has a special interest in Cleantech and is on the Investment Committee of The Atmospheric Fund.

Jane Ricciardelli

Chief Marketing Officer

Jane is a senior digital executive with over 20 years of experience leading marketing, strategy and operations for technology-based companies... Continue Reading

Jane Ricciardelli

Chief Marketing Officer

Jane is a senior digital executive with over 20 years of experience leading marketing, strategy and operations for technology-based companies. Most recently, she was the CMO of Exchange Solutions, a leading provider of loyalty programs for national retailers and banks, with a client roster including Esso, Scotiabank, Sears and Lowes. Prior to that, Jane was the VP of Strategic Projects for Lavalife, where she spearheaded the company’s international expansion as well as the launch of LavalifePrime, a niche dating site which acquired over 40k members within its first year. Jane also has an entrepreneurial bent, having co-founded one of Canada’s leading digital agencies, Medium One Productions. The company was sold to Mosaic Group Inc.

Patrick Poulin

Vice President, Offset Engineering

Patrick is an accomplished senior business executive, professional engineer, and entrepeneur with over 25... Continue Reading

Patrick Poulin

Vice President, Crypto-Offset Engineering

Patrick is an accomplished senior business executive, professional engineer, and entrepeneur with over 25 years of front-line experience in product development and commercialization, supply chain management, and manufacturing operations. These areas of expertise were perfected during a highly successful career in the aerospace industry supporting clients such as GE, Rolls Royce, and United Technologies. Patrick left aerospace to become owner and managing partner of a robotic automation firm focused in the global food industry selling game-changing automation systems to all the majors such as Maple Leaf, Cargill, and Tyson. Through acquiring, growing, and selling his robotics business to a large US multinational he developed an expertise in SME investing and deal making. He has a rapidly developing interest and knowledge in the game-changing power of blockchain and is very excited to now be part of the sustainability use case at CarbonX.

Sharon Solomon

Executive Producer

Sharon is an accomplished Project Consultant with a history of contributing to a client's success through project delivery and Executive... Continue Reading

Sharon Solomon

VP Business Development

Sharon is an accomplished Project Consultant with a history of contributing to a client's success through project delivery and Executive Search in Financial Services, Information Technology and Cleantech Industries in Canada, the US, and the UK. An early advocate for sustainable development, Sharon assisted The World Watch Institute, an environmental think tank based in Washington D.C. in developing a research program (The New Economy Council) and secured the founding financial partner from industry for its inception. Earlier she has helped companies build high profile Boards and find ‘C’ level individuals across a broad corporate spectrum for sustainable energy companies through the UK and Asia. For Investment Banks she has carried out numerous executive recruiting projects for positions in Systems Architecture and Development, Trading and Cyber Security. Her network of contacts covers the world's leading figures in Finance and Cleantech.

Drew Atkins

Advisory Chief Architect

Drew is one of the three founders of Jonah Group, a 100+ person software consultancy in Toronto. Jonah Group designs and builds high-performance... Continue Reading

Drew Atkins

Advisory Chief Architect

Drew is one of the three founders of Jonah Group, a 100+ person software consultancy in Toronto. Jonah Group designs and builds high-performance custom technology solutions with an emphasis on great user experience, robust architecture and high business value. The team creates software for North American clients in areas including: capital markets, loyalty, health and retail financial services technology.

Drew has over 30 years of experience as a senior software architect and project manager. He’s managed technical departments for several software companies, as well as planned, designed and rolled out many large business-critical projects.

Ron Dembo

Director

Ron founded Zerofootprint®, a revolutionary software company that invested in carbon reduction projects and pioneered reward tokens to motivate... Continue Reading

Ron Dembo

Director

Ron founded Zerofootprint®, a revolutionary software company that invested in carbon reduction projects and pioneered reward tokens to motivate and habituate social and behavioral change – Goodcoins™. In 12 years, Zerofootprint guided over 250 companies in assessing and reducing carbon emissions.

Prior to Zerofootprint, Ron founded Algorithmics, the world’s first and largest enterprise risk software company – until it was sold to Fitch in 2005, then again to IBM in 2012. Algorithmics was recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies while Ron was at the helm. Ron has enjoyed a distinguished career including 10 years at Yale University as Professor of Operations Research and Computer Science.

Ron is a recognized icon of Fintech and Cleantech in North America and his current interests include advising I-Banks in risk management and working with the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosure TCFD.

Advisory Board

Bruce Burrows

Bruce Burrows is an accomplished Senior Executive and Consultant with more than 32 years of success... Continue Reading

Bruce Burrows

Bruce Burrows is an accomplished Senior Executive and Consultant with more than 32 years of success in the higher education, telecom, transportation, and retail industries. Bruce is a strategic leader with a unique combination of strong Business IQ and deep technology acumen. His broad areas of expertise include operations systems, customer service, inventory management, airline, food service, retail, mass merchandizing, department, specialty, grocery and drug store retailing, strategic planning, analytics, problem-solving, technology enablement, loyalty programs and change management.

Throughout his executive career, Bruce has held leadership positions of progressive seniority with Loblaw Companies Limited, Hudson’s Bay Company (Hbc); Dylex Limited; Scott’s Food Services; Wardair Canada, and Ritchie & Associates. In his last role as EVP and Chief Information Officer Enterprise Information Technology at Loblaw, among his accomplishments were: the successful implementation of SAP-ERP; integration of the information technology division from a $12 billion acquisition and re-engineering the IT operating model in the $46 billion retailer.

Bruce holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and has served on the Global Advisory Boards for SAP, JDA, and Bell.

Joseph Pallant

Joseph has been driving innovation in the carbon market since 2004, providing project development expertise and strategic direction across... Continue Reading

Joseph Pallant

Joseph has been driving innovation in the carbon market since 2004, providing project development expertise and strategic direction across private, public and NGO endeavours. He has developed first-of offset projects in forestry, fuel switching and transportation, founded CPS Carbon Project Solutions Inc., a pioneering offset development firm and co-founded the Carbon Cocktails society. Today, Joseph runs Brinkman Climate in Vancouver, BC. His blockchain for climate work focuses on two fundamental use cases of the technology - connecting emissions reductions opportunities to capital & demand, and providing the transactional platform securing compliance with international emissions reductions programs like the Paris Agreement. With one eye to implementation and the other to policy, Joseph’s work, insight and advocacy help shape the growth of our low-carbon economy.

Joseph holds an MBA degree from INSEEC, Paris, France, a post graduate diploma in Latin American Management from the McRae Institute of International Management (Capilano College) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Environmental Studies from the University of Victoria. He is an avid communicator and has been a featured speaker in academic and business environments. His contributions as a member of International Emissions Trading Association, and attendee at the Montreal, Copenhagen, Paris and Bonn UN Climate conferences add context and vision to his work for climate solutions.

Bruce Burrows

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Over the past 12 years Zerofootprint® has established itself as a North American leader in making environmental impact measurable, visible and manageable for corporations, governments, institutions and individuals.

Recognized by the Obama White House, The Clinton Foundation and the Government of Ontario, Zerofootprint® has assisted over 250 enterprises assess their carbon footprints and take steps to reduce excess emissions and offset. At the same time, Zerofootprint® has sought to educate the public and encourage personal behavioral change through the GOODcoins™ rewards program. Today, Zerofootprint®'s Youth Calculator is part of the learning experience at junior schools across North America.

Contact us to learn how we can help you achieve your goals.

The Zerofootprint® program begins with an assessment of excess emissions for your company's operation and/or for a specific product line or brand. We will assist you in setting industry standard targets and through offsetting, award a Zerofootprint® Certificate of Carbon-Neutrality.

We will shout it from the hill-tops through social media that your leadership cares about our planet - reaching your shareholders, employees and customers! Plus, with the GOODcoins™ program, we can incentivize people to choose your carbon-neutral products and services.

GOODcoins™ is a social currency designed to engage people in making sustainable choices. Over its history, tens of thousands of people have earned rewards for making smarter sustainable choices in their lifestyles.

Later this year, we will re-launch GOODcoins™ on an e-wallet and tokens will be awarded to participants as an incentive to choose carbon-neutral products and services. GOODcoins™ will be redeemable for cash and merchandise and can be traded with other GOODcoins™ users.