David Runnalls

Fellow of Sustainable Prosperity and Visiting Professor at the Institute for the Environment, University of Ottawa.

David Runnalls is a Fellow of Sustainable Prosperity and Visiting Professor at the Institute for the Environment, University of Ottawa. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation. He served as President of the International Institute for Sustainable Development for eleven years before retiring in 2010.

He is Chair of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, and of the Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Export Development Canada; a member of the Council for Sustainable Development Technology Canada; and a member of the Committee for the Business Network for Sustainability. He is a member of the Trade and Investment Task Force of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development and of the DFATD Advisory Committee on Evaluation of Development. He has served as Co-Chair of the China Council Task Force on WTO and Environment.

Runnalls was the Leopold Fellow at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a member of the federal External Advisory Committee on Smart Regulation (EACSR). He served as Chair of the Adjudication Panel for the ALCAN Prize for Sustainability. Runnalls has served as Senior Advisor to the President of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa, Canada, and to the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme.

He was Director of the Environment and Sustainable Development Programme at the Institute for Research on Public Policy in Ottawa. He worked with Barbara Ward to found the International Institute for Environment and Development and directed both its London and Washington offices.