Niilo will speak to the work of the First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC), a national not-for-profit First Nation led business capacity organization. His presentation will highlight the organization's project profiles, the current challenges and opportunities facing First Nation communities involved in major project development, and he will touch on FNMPC's recent report concerning the impact of ESG investment standards on Indigenous business interests.
Join us on Thursday, 29 April 2021 and bring your questions for our guest.
Meet our speaker:
Niilo Edwards, Executive Director, First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC)
Niilo Edwards is the Executive Director of the First Nations Major Project Coalition, a national First Nation led not-for-profit business capacity organization. Niilo has been involved with the organization since its establishment in 2015. He is a member of the University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy Advisory Council for Canadian energy policy. He also is a member of the board of directors of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.
As Executive Director, he is responsible for the overall organizational strategy including the management of the organization’s technical services provided to Coalition members to assist them in participating in major infrastructure projects on a commercial basis. Prior to this role, Niilo served as an advisor to the First Nations Financial Management Board, one of the institutions created under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act.
Niilo also has experience working with First Nations at the community level on governance and business planning matters. From 2006 to 2013, Niilo served as an advisor to the Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples.
Niilo received an education in public administration and applied ethics at the University of Ottawa. He achieved certification as a sommelier to advance his personal interest in wine. Visit Niilo's LinkedIn Profile for more information.
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