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EP404: Phil De Luna on Relationships

Welcome to Season 4 of Connected Intelligence - a podcast about all the things we bring to work that aren’t actually about the work.

Phil De Luna is currently an Expert, Sustainability at McKinsey & Company where he helps solve industry’s hardest decarbonization problems. Phil was the youngest-ever Director at the National Research Council of Canada where he built and led a $57M collaborative research program on Canada-made transformative technologies to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

He is a Governor General Gold Medal-winning scientist, a member of the Royal Society of Canada, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto.

He is an entrepreneur and innovator having raised $2M in non-dilutive funding as a carbontech co-founder, Carbon XPRIZE Finalist (1 of 10 globally), an On Deck Climate Fellow, and a Forbes Top 30 Under 30.

In the 2021 Federal Election, Phil ran for Member of Parliament representing the Green Party of Canada. His campaign was focused on bringing more science to politics and he raised the most money ever in his riding.

Phil is a one-of-a-kind scientist, entrepreneur, and thinker. His passion for innovation is contagious – in this conversation he brings us into what it is like to work at McKinsey, what drives his decision-making in life and business, and his best advice for shaping your personal and professional journey.


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