Virtual Speaker Series: Michael Brooks, CEO of REALPAC

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Your Green Business’ virtual speaker series features innovators and leaders in the green business sector.

In this episode, Michael Brooks, CEO of REALPAC, shares his perspective on present and future challenges and opportunities for the green business sector in Canada.


REALPAC is the senior Canadian trade association for large public and institutional investment real estate companies. It’s also the first organization to publish a green lease in North America and brought the first corporate social responsibility standards to Canadian real estate companies. In addition, REALPAC has developed numerous industry guidance publications on sustainability, energy and carbon management.

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