James Sbrolla is a veteran of the financial and environmental industries. His career has been focused primarily on public and private companies in the “Clean-Tech” sector.
He is Chairman of Environmental Business Consultant and serves on other boards including Actual Media, WE Communications and BlueZone Technologies.
James is also an “Entrepreneur in Residence” in the Business Accelerator Program funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation. In this mentorship role, he coaches entrepreneurs and technology developers through the process of commercialization. He also is a “qualified expert” for the Investment Accelerator Fund and sits on the Ontario Centers of Excellence funding panel as a Cleantech domain expert. He regularly conducts due diligence for institutional investors and other organizations.
A widely-published and often quoted journalist in business media, James has written on a variety of topics including a multi-national study on finance, the environment and sustainable development. James is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) and in 2011 graduated from the Institute of Corporate Director’s Program at the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto. He is also past faculty at WLU.
Industry Expertise (7)
Areas of Expertise (7)
Entrepreneur-in-Residence - RIC Centre (professional)
The Research, Innovation, Commercialization Centre (RIC) was launched in 2008 as a not-for-profit organization supporting the development of innovation and entrepreneurship in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon. RIC Centre provides commercialization support to help new entrepreneurs and seasoned business people take technical innovations to market.
Board Roles- Various (professional)
Active board member: Actual Media (publishers of ReNew, Canada’s Infrastructure Magazine & Water Canada Magazine), BlueZone Technologies, We Communications, Green Students Fundraising and HR Logic
Chairman- Enviromental Business Consultants (professional)
Founder of the firm, serving clients in the clean-tech & financial services sectors. Assist clients with business strategy & implementation and merger & acquisition projects, financial analysis and due diligence. Clients include public & private companies, institutional investors Stewardship Organizations and government.
University of Western Ontario: B.A., Administrative and Commercial Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University - Graduate Accolade in Management: Management
Rotman: ICD.D, ICD Directors Program 2011
- ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors
Event Appearances (3)
10 Trends in Cleantech Investing
The Business of Cleantech: Opportunities, Innovation and Funding Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
International Cleantech Study
Three Years, Sixty Countries... What's going on in the World of Cleantech! Many times, in Canada and overseas
Growing Your Business Breakfast Series
Four Year Series Presented by the RIC Centre University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus
Sample Talks (1)
International Cleantech Study
This three-year project investigated environmental issues from a Canadian perspective analyzing the world market. The objectives of the study were three-fold:
1. To explore environmental opportunities for Canadian companies abroad
2. To share Canadian technological advances with the rest of the world
3. To explore remediation technologies and techniques for use in Canada
The study included 60 countries on six continents, all ten provinces, and 25 states in the US.
- Workshop Leader