Our process helps Canada achieve sustainable development solutions that integrate environmental and economic considerations to ensure the lasting prosperity and well-being of our nation.


We rigorously research and conduct high quality analysis on issues of sustainable development. Our thinking is original and thought provoking.


We convene opinion leaders and experts from across Canada around our table to share their knowledge and diverse perspectives. We stimulate debate and integrate polarities. We create a context for possibilities to emerge.


We generate ideas and provide realistic solutions to advise governments, Parliament and Canadians. We proceed with resolve and optimism to bring Canada’s economy and environment closer together.

Franklin Holtforster

Franklin Holtforster - PhotoPresident and Chief Executive Officer
MHPM Project Managers Inc.

Franklin Holtforster has broad experience in the construction industry as a project manager, consulting engineer and contractor, delivering projects for both private and public sector clients in Canada and abroad. These have together fostered a keen awareness of the opportunity to deliver sustainable, cost-effective and technically sound built solutions.

Since founding MHPM Project Managers Inc. in 1989 Mr. Holtforster has grown the company into offices across Canada and the U.S. Employing 250 professionals, the firm has delivered more than 4,500 projects valued at more than $5 billion, and established a reputation as a trusted leader of facility projects. Mr. Holtforster most recently led the project management team for the delivery of the $178 million Richmond Olympic Oval, site of the long track speed skating events at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. 

Mr. Holtforster believes that a major contribution to environmental sustainability can be achieved through improvements in building performance. He has actively championed LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) certification for buildings in more than 50 projects across Canada.