Matt Toohey, Vice-President ESG & Sustainable Business Practice
Matt oversees the ESG and Sustainable Business Practice and at Modern West Advisory (MWA) and supports a diverse client base with ESG disclosure and ESG strategy. He has grown the MWA ESG client base from 2 to 15 clients in less than a year. He brings leading industry expertise in corporate ESG and climate management and strategy development. Prior to joining MWA in 2021, he spent seven years working at TransAlta as their Global Sustainability and ESG Lead, developing their climate management reduction plans (including their 2030 GHG target and 2050 carbon neutrality strategy), spearheading their integrated reporting initiative (combined financial and sustainability reporting), supporting a large coal transition, and supporting development of a diverse renewable energy fleet. Matt also has worked at ARC Resources for nine years in the capital markets and investor relations function, during which time he oversaw the communications team. Matt has an MSc. in Renewable Energy, Enterprise Management and Sustainability. Matt currently serves on the Government of Alberta’s ESG Working Group. He was awarded ‘Top 40 under 40’ by Avenue Magazine in 2019.
In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.