Michelle BonnerMarch 9, 2023
Manager, Vancity, Community Investment – Climate
As Manager Community Investment – Climate at Vancity, Canada’s largest community credit union, Michelle leads grant-making and work with community partners in service of the credit union’s climate commitments, in particular to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across the whole loan portfolio and to finance an equitable climate transition.
Michelle has been working in the fields of environmental sustainability and climate for more than two decades. Prior to joining Vancity, she served as Vice President and Training Manager with Climate Smart, an award-winning certified B Corp, where she led the design and delivery of Climate Smart’s training and certification program to help small and medium-sized enterprises measure and reduce their carbon emissions. In her role at Climate Smart she worked with local governments, Port of Vancouver, Vancouver International Airport, Vancity and other partners to engage their business tenants, members, and communities in reducing their carbon emissions.
Michelle is currently participating as a mentor in the Women4Climate Mentorship Program to support women working on climate issues to create a healthier, more sustainable and resilient urban future. She lives with her family and very large dog in East Vancouver and loves to spend time exploring the nearby coast and mountains, and attempting to knit.