David Greenall is the Founder and Managing Director of VIRIDI - a strategy and innovation consultancy focused on catalyzing novel solutions for a sustainable future. He is also a founding member of the Board of Directors of NovaSphere – a Canadian not-for-profit focused on advancing the application of disruptive innovations, technology and finance to address climate and sustainability challenges. He has extensive experience in advising public (sovereign governments, multi-lateral development institutions) and private sector clients (FI, Industry) on the financial, operating and strategic risks and opportunities of the clean energy, low-carbon and climate resilient transition. He specializes in assisting clients to integrate climate into business strategy and execution, investments, operations, and culture.
David is the National Focal Point (Canada) on behalf of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction for ARISE (Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies) initiative – Canada’s leading private-public collaborative platform for disaster risk reduction and climate resilience. ARISE Canada focuses on the standardization of climate and seismic disaster financial risk metrics, the mobilization of financial markets, accounting and regulatory bodies to adopt them, and the development of mechanisms for facilitating the rational allocation of climate risk-sensitive capital. In addition to his service on on numerous sustainability advisory boards and committees, David was the first Country Director of the Carbon Disclosure Project (Canada), where he led efforts by Canada’s leading pension funds, banks and institutional asset owners to leverage the power of measurement and information disclosure to improve the management of climate risk within Canada’s largest publicly traded companies.