Karen Hamberg

Partner and National Clean Technology Leader | Deloitte Canada


Karen Hamberg


Ms. Hamberg joined Deloitte Canada in May 2022 as a partner in the firm’s Financial Advisory practice advising on the commercialization of climate technology at industrial scale. In January 2023, Deloitte published a novel and unique readiness framework to assess innovation in reference to desired commercial objectives. The report Scaling Solutions: Accelerating the Commercialization of Made-in-Canada Clean Technology includes an ambitious call to action for the private sector to invest in and deploy climate technology.

She is a clean technology executive with more than 20 years of global experience in the deployment of clean transportation technologies and the policy/regulatory frameworks to enable growth, scale, and market leadership. Prior to Deloitte, she held a range of senior executive positions at Westport Fuel Systems (WPRT: TSX and NASDAQ) with experience in corporate strategy, market creation and development, technology commercialization, sustainability/ESG integration, external communications, and policy and regulatory affairs.

In June 2020, Karen was appointed to the Government of Canada’s Industry Strategy Council by the Honourable Navdeep Bains and named Chair of the Clean Technology Economic Strategy Table. She has advised Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers, and senior staff on strategies to accelerate the deployment of made-in-Canada clean technology, scale Canadian companies, and ensure Canada’s global competitiveness in a decarbonized economy.

She is a trustee on the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Chair Emeritus of CALSTART in Pasadena, California, Vice-Chair of the British Columbia Regional Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, past Chair of the United Way of British Columbia Campaign Cabinet, and a member of The Walrus Magazine 2023 Gala Organizing Committee.

She was named to Canada’s Clean 50™ (2017) for her contributions to advance sustainability in the heavy-duty transportation sector and to Canada's Clean 16TM (2019) for her leadership on more stringent clean transportation regulations in North America.

Karen holds a Master of Arts from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts from Brandon University in Brandon, Manitoba.


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