The chair of Nova Scotia Business Inc.’s (NSBI) board of directors, Bert Frizzell, announced today, Dec. 20, the appointment of Brenda Belliveau and Sandra Greer to the private-sector led board. “We are pleased to welcome these experienced leaders to NSBI’s board,” said Mr. Frizzell. Sandra Greer served 10 years as president and CEO of Amirix Systems Inc. in Bedford. In that role, she led the transformation of the organization from a research and development services company to a commercial operation. She also led the acquisitions and successful merger of Vemco with Amirix. Ms. Greer now serves on the board of directors of Nova Scotia Power and Amirix Systems Inc., as well as on the board of governors of Acadia University. She previously served as chair of Nova Scotia Community College’s board of governors, on the members board of the Canada Foundation for Innovation and as a member of the Industrial Expansion Fund Advisory Panel in Nova Scotia. Brenda Belliveau has been a chartered public accountant for over 15 years, specializing in Canadian corporate taxation and has wide-ranging experience in tax compliance and planning, Canada Revenue Agency audits and transaction support. Ms. Belliveau is currently the managing partner for PwC in Atlantic Canada. Ms. Belliveau also serves on Mount Saint Vincent University’s board of governors. The NSBI board of directors is comprised of Nova Scotia business leaders representing a diverse range of sectors and business activities.
BERLIN — Civil society groups say they expect hundreds of thousands of people to join a worldwide protest for climate action Friday.Environmental activists, trade unions and church groups in Germany said Monday that more than 400 rallies are planned in the country alone.The protest, billed as a “global climate strike,” is also expected to see events in Australia, Japan, India, South Africa, Britain the United States and dozens of other countries.It’s partly inspired by the activism of Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has staged weekly demonstrations over the past year calling on world leaders to step up efforts against global warming.The demonstrations take place days before a U.N. climate summit in New York at which heads of government will present their long-term plans for curbing greenhouse gas emissions.The Associated Press