Irene is a cleantech and climate professional with skills in program design and management, strategy, partnerships, and facilitation. She is experienced in leading diverse multi-stakeholder initiatives to address complex problems and drive action.
Prior to Mantle Developments, she spent nearly ten years supporting cleantech innovators across start-ups, corporate and government organizations to address barriers to innovation adoption to accelerate and scale their climate impact. Most recently, she oversaw MaRS Discovery District’s climate corporate partnerships, focused on identifying and implementing innovative solutions to achieve net-zero goals. She also managed their flagship climate program, Mission from MaRS – an ambitious technology adoption program that supported 10 of Canada’s highest potential carbon-reducing solutions.
She has focused her education and career on addressing climate change and other environmental challenges. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, where she gained hands-on, interdisciplinary experience across governmental and educational organizations, social enterprises, and nonprofits.