Director of Research and Investigations

Greg Higgs directs Stand Research Group, previously known as Borealis. Over the last 20 year, Greg has authored or contributed research to over 350 reports on behalf of campaigning NGOs in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia on issues ranging from rainforest deforestation and overfishing to plastics pollution, oil drilling and climate change. Prior to founding Borealis, Greg worked for Greenpeace Germany and Greenpeace International, where he campaigned on forests in Brazil, Russia and Canada, and their respective markets in Germany, Japan, China, and the US. He first found his calling working with First Nations in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest in the 1990’s.

Greg finds inspiration by ever exploring new ways to translate patterns in data into campaign opportunities. When not doing this, he likes to hike, bike, ski, grow vegetables (not always successfully) and play guitar. Greg lives in Nelson, British Columbia with his wife and two sons.


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