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Lisa Bate

Global Sustainability Lead + Advance Strategy, Senior Principal, B+H

Sector: Private Sector
Discipline: Architecture
Year: 2021

Lisa Bate

Global Sustainability Lead + Advance Strategy, Senior Principal, B+H

Magic Moment: As Canada’s representative, being elected Chair of the World Green Building Council in 2018.

Key Influence: My Dad. Focus on purpose in your career and work will be delightfully fullfilling.

Queen Hatshepsut. As a woman Pharaoh, it is believed she was the Architect of her own funerary temple during her reign. She dressed in men’s clothing to do so but stuck to her passion.

Next Big Challenge As An Industry: Climate change impacts. No basement in Toronto is properly, if at all insured with rising waters and underground streams. Invest in infrastructure. The public transit expansions, bicycle lanes and public open space development are amazing but our main sewer trunk lines, especially Coxwell, are beyond their end of life and we cannot ignore the buried infrastructure we do not see.

Secret Talent: I was born with no embarrassment gene.

On Championing Others… I would be most interested in hearing the opinion of others but I hope it is that I am approachable. I welcome connecting people and organizations to the information and answers they are looking to find. I am a life long learner. I mentor a lot of next gen future leaders and I learn from them every day!

One word that captures you: I yelled out to my son and girlfriend and they yelled back just now ’empathetic.’