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Episode 6: Who should take charge of sustainability: government or private sector?

Janice Tran CPA, MSc explores how CPAs can lead businesses focused on solving the climate crisis, and if the government or private sector alone can meet Canada’s 2050 net zero carbon emissions targets.

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What does it look like when the CPA skillset is applied to the global challenge of sustainability? Janice Tran offers one concrete example. She is the CEO and co-founder of Kanin Energy, a Canadian company that turns excess heat from industrial sites into electrical power. And the potential is huge. Kanin’s technology captures and converts the wasted energy from exhaust stacks to a carbon-free flow of electrons, which across North America could delivery as much as 20 gigawatts of untapped, clean energy.

Janice Tran is a CPA. She also has a Master of Science in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Saskatchewan. 

In this episode, Tran talks about how CPAs can lead businesses focused on solving the climate crisis. She also argues that business is better situated than government to tackle the sustainability challenge. With a net-zero carbon target by 2050, how is Canada going to reach this goal and what role can the CPA play in achieving this feat? 

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect those of CPA Canada

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