Matt Stanley

Director Cleantech Practice Ottawa

Matt joined BDC in 2020 as a Director, Cleantech Practice. He draws on his extensive experience in corporate sustainability, innovation, strategy and venture capital to help climate-positive technology companies, entrepreneurs and investors accelerate the transition to a sustainable, climate-resilient future.

Before coming to BDC, Matt helped build IKEA’s corporate venture investment platform in the Netherlands, supporting thesis development, deal origination, execution and management of venture and growth equity investments into sustainable companies around the world. He also helped build-up IKEA’s Sustainability Innovation team, where he led explorations into the future of home energy, zero-emissions transport, urban farming, bio-based materials and circular business models. Prior to IKEA, Matt worked with EY’s Sustainability Advisory practice in the UK and with Deloitte’s Strategy practice in Toronto and Ottawa, and is the founder of SOMEWORKS, a boutique sustainability advisory firm.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Mount Allison University and a Master of Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge.

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