Building a Sustainable Future: Human Capital Strategies for Sustainable Growth

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Presented by Heidi Hurlbut, Josh McLean, and Linda Munden of EfficiencyOne

There has been exponential growth in the energy sector and significant investment to support Nova Scotians with Energy Efficiency upgrades and the transition away from home heating oil. The role of Human Capital Strategies to ensure Sustainable Growth has never been more critical. Atlantic Canada requires a unique response to meet current climate goals, with a large land mass and low population density in many areas, this webinar will demonstrate the need for continued investment to build for the long term.

To support the mandate of Canada’s Net-Zero Advisory Body related to research, this project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada. Funding was provided through the Environmental Damages Funds’ Climate Action and Awareness Fund, administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada.


The Net Zero Atlantic Webinar Series features engaging speakers with experience in areas of knowledge valuable to Atlantic Canada's advancement toward a net-zero future. Webinars are free and hosted on Zoom.

About the presenters

Heidi Hurlbut has worked in the energy efficiency field for over 7 years, with a background in hospitality, customer service, and project management. Adept at building connections and championing change, she is recognized for her communication, organization, and collaboration skills.

Josh McLean has worked in the energy efficiency, small-scale renewable, and climate change mitigation sector for over 20 years. This includes working internationally, for non-profit organizations in three provinces, government, and as part of the first group of staff for Canada’s first energy efficiency utility (Efficiency Nova Scotia).

Linda Munden is a seasoned business leader with expertise in environmental, insurance, and technology sectors. Her work focuses on fostering relationships and developing support mechanisms that enhance operational excellence and customer satisfaction. Currently, she collaborates with over 400 partners in the Green Building Sector through Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Preferred Partner Network. Additionally, she supports strategic partnerships overseeing a portfolio of far reaching strategic alliances supporting academia, youth, workforce development and industry.