Michael is the executive director of Clean Prosperity.
Michael joined Clean Prosperity in 2018 after a career that spanned business, management consulting, international development, and politics. Prior to Clean Prosperity, Michael was the CEO of Mama Earth Organics, a small business that delivered organic produce from local farms to families around the Greater Toronto Area.
He worked directly with dozens of farmers and saw first-hand the effects of climate change. As a father of two young kids, he’s also very concerned about the future that we’re leaving to the next generation.
Before working in the local food sector, Michael was a business management consultant at McKinsey where he advised Fortune 500 companies, institutional investors, and governments on key strategic and business issues. He also worked with InvestEco Capital to set up an advisory service that offered support to companies in the sustainable food sector.
Michael holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.
When he’s not working on climate change, you can find him building lego airplanes with his kids or doing his best karaoke impression of Vanilla Ice.
Canadian leaders need to start designing our border carbon adjustment system now to keep our economy competitive and our climate ambition on track, write Michael Bernstein of Clean Prosperity and development economist Aaron Cosbey.