In the fourth episode of our Policy Speaking podcast, host Edward Greenspon is joined by Bruce Lourie, President of the Ivey Foundation to discuss the speed of the response to COVID-19 and how it can inform Canada's battles with further public health risks and climate change.

Check out Bruce Lourie’s latest National Observer article The risks of COVID-19: Why humans act too slowly in the face of danger. Bruce is also the co-author with Rick Smith of Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health.

Best-known for his ability to rethink environmental problems and develop successful solutions, Bruce has been instrumental in the creation of over a dozen organizations that play critical roles in sustainability in Canada and abroad. Bruce convenes collaborative initiatives among businesses, NGOs and government. He helped shepherd the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement — one of the world’s largest conservation efforts — as well as the establishment of the Ontario Greenbelt, a globally significant urban land-use framework.

Thank you for joining us on Policy Speaking Bruce!