Founder & CEO, Manifest Climate
Laura is a trained lawyer, communicator, and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience leading organizations towards a low-carbon and climate-adapted future. Through her work in climate change law, policy, and financial risk, she has been a respected advisor to leading North American financial institutions, as well as local and international governments.
In 2015 she co-founded and became CEO of Mantle314, now Manifest Climate, to help large private and public sector clients globally address climate risks at scale. Today, Manifest Climate is the leading climate risk planning solution helping organizations understand, manage and communicate their climate risks and opportunities.
Laura’s journey as a communicator about climate change began in 2008 when she participated in Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Training program and learned to present the watershed film, “An Inconvenient Truth”. She has also been a delegate to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), attending annual COP meetings since 2007.
Laura is an active thought leader in sustainable finance and climate action and sits on the boards of Clean Air Partnership and Shift Action. She has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Juris Doctor (law) degree from the University of Toronto.