Director of Research
Ralph Torrie is Director of Research for Corporate Knights. He is an internationally recognized analyst and communicator in the field of energy and environmental systems and has made seminal contributions to both the understanding and the methodology of climate change mitigation. Working with the David Suzuki Foundation he carried out Canada’s first low carbon scenario analysis, the first such analysis done anywhere. In addition to founding the research and software development firm Torrie Smith Associates, he has served as Assistant Coordinator of the Energy Research Group of the United Nations University and the International Development Research Centre, as Vice President of ICF International, and as Managing Director of Navigant. He has numerous publications, has served on the Boards of several non-profit organizations, was a candidate for the Green Party in two federal elections, and lives in Cobourg, Ontario.