Lucas Fraser

Lucas Fraser

Founder & CEO

Lucas works with businesses to help them understand, manage, and reduce their environmental impact in a way that is in line with their business goals. He is certified by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP-SA) and has experience in a range of innovative corporate sustainability and responsibility projects.

At the age of 19, Lucas was working in private equity in Montreal, learning the ins and outs of the high-growth tech world. When he was 20, on a trip through Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand, he witnessed firsthand the disastrous environmental side effects of global 'prosperity' on low-income countries and communities. You can hear about this epiphany in his TEDx Talk, given at the age of 21 after his series of vlogs - showcasing the life of a student with a passion for sustainable business, and a job in a clean-tech startup - gained traction in Montreal.

At 21, Lucas left the startup to work for Tesla in California, where his knowledge, skills, and passion to change the world grew deeper and more powerful.

After finishing their Bachelors of Commerce degrees, Lucas and John founded Circle to use business to solve the environmental crisis.

In his other role, as president of Connecting Environmental Professionals Ottawa (CEP), Lucas helps organize regular events bringing together ambitious environmental professionals to speak about emerging thoughts and ideas.

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CO2e Intensities of the Fortune 100

If you spend $1 on a product from a Fortune 100 company, how much CO2e is emitted? We found out.

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The Correct Way to Calculate Work-From-Home Scope 3 GHG Emissions

An analysis of alternative approaches to home-work emissions calculations

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The basic formula behind carbon emissions calculations

The simple formula underlying all climate emissions

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Circle is Proud to Announce Partnership with Updapt CSR

Circle is proud to announce that we are now offering Updapt uAdvisory implementation and support services to all of our current and future clients.The primary aim of Updapt is to create awareness about ESG/Sustainability topics amongst companies and how efficiently they can use it to generate stakeholder value and achieve sustainability.

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Every Statistic and Quote You Need to Know About Sustainable Consumers

"The consumer is right, we don’t make it easy for her to be good." Read quotes and statistics that prove the eco-conscious buyer is out there for your products, and they are waiting for you.

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How to Hire a Sustainability Consultant

As the corporate world wakes up to the fact that consumers are looking for more sustainable products, and that there is a strong business case for sustainability, many companies are hiring sustainability consultants to help them navigate these changes. But how do you find a sustainability consultant, and how do you know if they are the right fit for the job?

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A Framework to Help Guide Sustainability Strategies Now and in the Future

We’re in unprecedented times and nobody can predict how the pandemic will play out long-term. However, we can still make sound decisions now by using the insights we have available and considering multiple time horizons to plan for the future.

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Canada Ties LEEFF Corporate COVID-19 Bridge Loans to Climate Action, TCFD Disclosures

In addition to supporting the economy, the loans are also tying the financial support to environmental objectives. Learn how they are doing that in this post.

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