CEO, MaRS Discovery District
” Extraordinary Solutions, Sustainable Future: Big Bets for Solving our Climate Crisis ”
Feb 7, 2020
We are living in extraordinary times. Forest fires and extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and more intense. Parts of northern Canada are already warming up at three times the global average.
To avoid irreversible damage and keep global warming under 1.5 degrees, we only have 10 years to find solutions. Uniquely poised to help lead a global initiative, MaRS is making the climate crisis a priority. We are accelerating the adoption of carbon-reducing solutions through scaling cleantech ventures, working with business and government to create sustainable markets, and using our innovation hub as a platform to explore ideas and inspire change.
Yung Wu, CEO of MaRS, discuss the MaRS Mission — an ambitious initiative towards a brighter, cleaner, and more sustainable future.
Yung Wu, CEO, MaRS Discovery District
Yung is a pioneering entrepreneur, serial investor and experienced corporate director. He has a proven track record of founding, scaling and backing several breakthrough scale-stage companies spanning digital automation, mobile analytics and big data, media and entertainment, enterprise software, financial services, and pharma.
Before joining MaRS, Yung was chair of NFQ Ventures, an early-stage investment firm based in Toronto. He has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 and for leading one of the country’s 50 Best Managed Companies.