Steve Landry, the former head of DaimlerChrysler Canada and one-time CEO of AutoCanada Inc., has been appointed the chair of the board of directors at Purpose ESG Holdings.
The B.C. firm is an investment issuer with a portfolio focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) outcomes, with a focus on electrification, food tech, hydrogen power, carbon capture and more.
Besides time spent in the auto industry, Landry also held various leadership roles with ATCO, an energy infrastructure company, including the position of managing director of ATCO Australia, which established various ATCO energy companies in Australia.
“Mr. Landry is an established and respected executive in the global automotive and energy sectors, both of which are of key strategic value to Purpose ESG,” Young Bann, CEO of Purpose ESG, said in a statement.. “His deep understanding of these industries will be a key asset to the company as we identify and support the growth of technologies capable of reinventing these sectors and others, to build a cleaner and more sustainable future.”
Landry said Purpose ESG Holdings is “investing in companies that are focused on electrification, food tech, hydrogen power, carbon reduction, and technologies supporting the circular economy.”
“The time has come to drive real innovation in the areas that can have the greatest impact on sustainability in the new economy,” Landry said.