Our Team

Vanessa Sun

Coordinator, Economic Transformation

Vanessa Sun first joined the Vancouver Economic Commission in 2021 as a UBC Greenest City Scholar to research global best practices for a just transition in Vancouver. She currently works on contract to action her recommendations from her research while assisting in work to decarbonize the economy. She focuses on bringing areas of climate finance, nature-based solutions, and natural assets to the local economy.

Vanessa brings a wide range of experience as a policy researcher for multiple environmental non-profit organizations. Her knowledge and interest in urban sustainability, community building, and global governance stems from her Master’s in Community and Regional Planning. In combination of both experiences, Vanessa brings a government and community lens towards her work in supporting VEC’s work in transforming the economy into a net zero one.