Colin Isaacs is President of
Contemporary Information Analysis Ltd., a management consultancy which
specializes in pollution prevention and private sector strategic planning
for sustainable development. He works with industry, particularly in the
agrifood, consumer products, energy and
transportation sectors, and with government to develop and implement strategies which respond to economic, environmental, and social goals. He is well known to the Ontario public through his writing and broadcasting as well as through his previous work as Executive Director of one of Canada’s larger environmental NGO’s.
His experience spans the fields of chemistry, administration and applied politics. He has degrees in chemistry from Imperial College, University of London, and carried out graduate research at the University of Western Ontario. He is recognized as a Chartered Chemist by the Association of the Chemistry Profession of Ontario and is a member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. With the Council of Ontario Universities from 1973 to 1979, Colin Isaacs carried out research studies and developed implementation programs on various aspects of university business administration. He served as a member of the municipal council in his home community of Stoney Creek from 1976 to 1979 and was a member of the Ontario Legislature from 1979 to 1981.
Colin Isaacs is chair of the National Policy Forum of the Canadian Environment Industry Association and a member of the Environment Sector Advisory Group on International Trade to Canada’s Trade Minister. His spare time activities include being chair of the Knowledge of the Environment for Youth Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board of Clean Environment Mutual Funds Ltd. He has also served on the Canadian government's Task Force on Economic Instruments and Disincentives to Sound Environmental Practices and the Ontario Round Table on Environment and Economy.