Brad Clute is the Chair of ACEE. He believes that business, when done ethically, can be a powerful tool for positive change in the community - and he’s dedicated to proving it. Brad is Mountain Equipment Co-op’s Regional Sustainability and Community Investment Coordinator for Western Canada, and under his leadership MEC sustainability programs have won numerous awards including a provincial Emerald Award and a Calgary Award, as well as a Better Business Bureau Business Ethics Award. MEC's sustainability and community investment programs are an example of how businesses can both prosper and have a positive impact on the community and the planet. Brad was president of the Calgary Area Outdoor Council, and recently completed a term on the steering committee for Calgary’s Community Economic Development Network.