Joshua Brugeman

Co-founder + Managing Partner – Fresh Coast Climate Solutions
Expert In Residence – Centrepolis Accelerator

Joshua is an experienced, passionate, and sustainability-focused executive with multi-stakeholder expertise in ESG, CSR, circular economy and Cleantech.  Joshua is an Expert in Residence at Centrepolis Accelerator and he co-founded Fresh Coast Climate Solutions, a consultancy focused on helping clients navigate a path toward bold sustainability and climate action.  Previously, he built and ran a sustainability consulting team at NSF International and was a Director at NextEnergy, a clean energy accelerator, where he focused on helping companies commercialize and deploy advanced technologies in the building, lighting and energy storage space.  He’s led solutions with clients such as Patagonia, McDonalds, Denso, Bosch, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, Restaurant Brands International, and Cytiva – ranging across industries from manufacturing and commercial buildings to food and textiles – to create resilient supply chains, commercialize products, build brand integrity, and address stakeholder (both investor and consumer) concerns.

Joshua holds both a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree from the University of Michigan where he focused on sustainability, land use, and urban planning.