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.

Robert (Bob) W. Mills

Bob Mills - PhotoInternational Advisor, Globe International
Senior Advisor, Plasco Energy Group
Red Deer, Alberta

Throughout his career, Bob Mills has contributed a great deal to global environmental and societal improvement. He has earned the respect and admiration of prestigious environmental organizations, and of colleagues across partisan lines. For his outstanding contribution to the environment, Bob was presented with GLOBE International’s highest honour – the 2008 Lifetime Achievement award – which he received in Tokyo from Japanese Prime Minister Yusao Fukuda. GLOBE (Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment) fosters collaboration among legislators on key environmental issues.

Bob Mills was first elected to the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Red Deer, Alberta in 1993, and was re-elected in 1997, 2000, 2004 and 2006. He served as Chair of the House Environment and Sustainable Development Committee before his retirement in 2008.

Born in Young, Saskatchewan, Bob graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BA in Science and an Education diploma. He moved to Red Deer in 1965 where he taught high school until 1979 when he established Mills Travel Ltd. Bob has travelled extensively to all continents in the last 25 years, providing him with a unique perspective on global environmental and social challenges.

Bob has served on numerous environmental committees and is an active member of the International Polar Year (IPY) National Committee, the International Committee on Land Use and Ecosystems, GLOBE International Steering Committee, and a Board member of SEEDS. Since 1972, he has been actively working on alternatives to landfills.

Bob lives just south of Red Deer with his wife Nicole, where he enjoys farming, gardening, photography and travel.