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Jane Kearns

MaRS Cleantech
Senior Advisor

Jane Kearns is a senior advisor with MaRS Cleantech.  She is a recognized leader in sustainable innovation, and has extensive experience growing companies at the intersection of business and sustainability. She co-founded, grew and profitably sold a full-service renewable energy company, Clean Energy Developments, and leverages over 20 years of experience in the environmental finance, cleantech and sustainability sectors to help build businesses that matter.


Throughout her career, she has advised entrepreneurs and executives on project and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and business development. She helped launch Columbia Business School’s first environmental finance course, which continues to be taught in the school’s MBA and EMBA programs, as well the School of International and Public Affairs.  Jane is the Co-founder of the CanadaCleantech Alliance, a Board Director at the Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) and sits on advisory boards for the MaRS Catalyst Fund, Shell’s Quest Climate Grant and the Pembina Institute’s UnGALA. She was named to Canada’s Clean50 for both 2016 and 2017. Jane holds an MBA from Columbia University.