Paul Macmillan

Strategy and Operations Consulting Leader Deloitte Canada


Paul Macmillan is the Strategy and Operations Consulting Leader for Deloitte Canada. Previously, he served as the Deloitte Global Public Sector Industry Leader, with responsibility for services to governments around the world. Paul studied Public Administration at Carleton University and received an MBA from the University of Ottawa. He has been an advisor to governments for over 30 years and serves as a member of Deloitte’s global social innovation board.

Paul is a globally-recognized leader in public sector innovation. He co-authored the book The Solution Revolution: How business, government, and social enterprises are teaming up to solve society’s toughest problems (Harvard Business Review, 2013). The book was among the first to highlight the growing global trend of solution ecosystems that are formed to address important social challenges in the areas of employment, industry, education and social innovation.

The Wall Street Journal called The Solution Revolution “pulsating with fresh ideas about civic, business and philanthropic engagement”. The Financial Times said the book “succeeds…as a guide to new opportunities to profit from ‘socially impactful’ activities once thought unprofitable”. The book topped a number of “best of” reading lists including the Washington Post and Business Digest and received an Axiom Business Book of the Year Award for Strategy.

More recently, Paul is a contributing author to the recently published book: Principles & Practice of Impact Investing - A Catalytic Revolution (Greenleaf Publishing, 2016). The book is the first to look at impact investing as a "refocus" of venture capital to sustain the development of societal impact enterprises. Paul’s chapter introduces new thinking on what he calls “the Science of Shared Value” and specifically the growing trend of integrating business and social analytics into public and private sector investment decisions.

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