Jonathan (Jon) Frank serves as Director, Clean Energy Business Development at Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB) and in that capacity leads business development, deal origination and relationship management for clean energy projects. Jon joined VCIB through the bank’s acquisition of CoPower, Canada’s first sustainable investment platform and a leading provider of financing to clean energy and energy efficiency projects. At CoPower, Jon served as a Managing Director and has been involved in a wide range of clean energy technologies across Canada that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate strong financial returns including solar energy, energy efficiency retrofits, geothermal heating and cooling, renewable natural gas, combined heat and power and energy storage.

Jon serves on a number of advisory committees on low carbon strategies for the Canadian Green Building Council, the City of Toronto and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund on community eco-efficiency and Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3). Jon was one of the founding executives of Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy and has served as Co- Chair of the National Board of Directors leading initiatives including a charity solar project in Nepal and Canada’s first national mentorship program for renewable energy professionals. He is also the 2015 recipient of the Canadian Solar Industries Association’s “GameChanger” Award for Emerging Solar Leader.

 

Join Jon, Mike, and Thor for the Idea Talk: Financing Clean Energy Innovation on Tuesday, December 15 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.