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Laura Zizzo

Co-Founder and CEO, Manifest Climate


Laura Zizzo is a trained lawyer, communicator and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience leading organizations towards a low-carbon and climate-adapted future. She started her legal career with a prominent Bay Street law firm before founding the first law firm in Canada focused on climate change in 2009. In 2015, she co-founded and became CEO of Mantle314, advising large private and public sector clients globally. In 2020, she was joined by co-founder Jeremy Greven to launch Manifest Climate, a global climate risk planning solution powered by AI and designed for companies seeking to accelerate their climate strategy.

Through her work on climate change law, policy and financial risk, Zizzo is a respected advisor to leading North American financial institutions, as well as local and international governments, on the legal imperative to adapt to climate change and the need to bring climate into the core of business considerations. She is co-founder of the Climate Change Lawyers Network, a member of the University of Toronto Law Alumni Association and is an active participant in the tech start-up community. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree from the University of Waterloo and a law degree from the University of Toronto.