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George Greene is currently the Kinross Chair in Environmental Governance at the University of Guelph. He is a founder and former Chair and President of Stratos Inc., a sustainability management consultancy. George was deputy head of IUCN - The World Conservation Union in the 1990s and currently serves as a Member of the IUCN Council and Chair of its Governance Committee. He has been an environmental manager in the oil and gas and mining industries, and was director general of policy development at the Canadian International Development Agency. George has led Canada’s international teams to the Global Environment Facility, the Convention to Combat Desertification and the World Summit on Social Development. He is a past member of the board of the Sierra Club of Canada Foundation, and the board of the International Institute for Sustainable Development.George works with executive teams and boards in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors providing advice on strategic direction and policy for sustainability. He has long experience with the governance of membership organizations including multilateral international organizations, industry associations and non-governmental organizations at the national and international level. His focus is on sustainable development and major projects in the natural resources and energy sectors, including oil and gas, mining, hydropower and other utilities and forestry.George is an experienced moderator and negotiator in multi-interest processes and institutions. He has over 30 years experience as a small- and large-group facilitator, and has designed and led national and international multi-stakeholder processes on climate change and energy policy, nature conservation planning and sustainability performance in the mining, forest products and other sectors.