Michael Bernstein

Executive Director

Michael is a trained economist and successful business executive who joined Clean Prosperity in 2018. His career has spanned business, management consulting, international development, and politics. Prior to Clean Prosperity, Michael was the CEO of Mama Earth Organics, a small business that delivered organic produce from local farms to families around the Greater Toronto Area.

He worked directly with dozens of farmers and saw first-hand the effects climate change was having on the farms he worked with. As a father of two young kids, he’s also very concerned about the future that we’re leaving to the next generation.

Before working in the local food sector, Michael was a business management consultant at McKinsey where he advised Fortune 500 companies, institutional investors, and governments on key strategic and business issues. He also worked with InvestEco Capital to set up an advisory service that offered support to companies in the sustainable food sector.

Michael completed a Phd-level sequence in economics while completing a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.

When he’s not working on climate change, you can find him building lego airplanes with his kids or doing his best karaoke impression of Vanilla Ice.

Connect with Michael

Twitter: @bernstein_micha

Linkedin: Michael’s profile

Media enquiries: media@cleanprosperity.ca

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Short bio: Michael Bernstein is the executive director of Clean Prosperity, a Canadian non-profit that works toward market-based solutions to the climate crisis. He serves on the C.D. Howe Institute’s Energy Policy Council, as a member of the Energy Future Forum, and as a MaRS Cleantech Volunteer Advisor.

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