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Toby Heaps is a co-founder and president of Corporate Knights, a media, research and financial information products company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, focused on promoting sustainability. He has been published in The Globe and Mail , Wall Street Journal , Financial Times and Toronto Star , and is a regular guest speaker on CBC.
Heaps holds a B.A. in economics from McGill University and one year in the Belgrade Field Program (LLB in Management Studies) with the London School of Economics and Political Science.He co-founded Corporate Knights along with Paul Fengler in 2002.
Heaps works on developing business strategies that create value across the environmental, social, and economic spectrums. In 2005, he helped develop the first global ranking of the world's 100 most sustainable companies.In 2008, he served as Press Secretary to Ralph Nader. He has also been instrumental in founding Canada's list of the top 50 contributors in clean capitalism.
Daniel James Macdonnell Heap (1925–2014) was a Canadian activist and politician. Heap served as a Member of Parliament with the New Democratic Party, a Toronto City Councillor, a political activist and an Anglican worker-priest. He represented the Toronto, Ontario, riding of Spadina from 1981 to 1993 and Ward 6 on Toronto City Council from 1972 to 1981. As an activist he was involved in the peace movement, community issues around housing, homelessness, poverty and refugee rights among other social justice issues.
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is an alternative asset management company focusing on direct investments in real estate, renewable power, infrastructure, credit and private equity. The company's headquarter is located in Toronto, and it also has corporate offices in New York City, London, São Paulo, Mumbai, Shanghai, Dubai, and Sydney.
Ørsted A/S is a Danish multinational power company based in Fredericia, Denmark. It is the largest energy company in Denmark. The company adopted its current name on 6 November 2017.
Michael Lee-Chin,, , is a Jamaican-Canadian billionaire businessman, and philanthropist and the chairman and CEO of Portland Holdings Inc, a privately held investment company in Ontario, Canada.
Scotia Plaza is a commercial office complex in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is in the financial district of the downtown core bordered by Yonge Street on the east, King Street West on the south, Bay Street on the west, and Adelaide Street West on the north. At 275 m (902 ft), Scotia Plaza is Canada's third tallest skyscraper and the 22nd tallest building in North America. It is connected to the PATH network, and contains 190,000 m2 (2,045,143 sq ft) of office space on 68 floors and 40 retail stores.
Alexander Yevseyevich Shnaider is a Russian-born Canadian entrepreneur and former commodities trader. He co-founded the Midland Group with Eduard Shifrin.
The Climate Group is a non-profit organization that works with business and government leaders around the world to address climate change. The group has programs focusing on renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Launched in 2004, the organization operates globally with offices in the UK (headquarters), the United States and India.
The C. D. Howe Institute is a Canadian nonprofit policy research organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It aims to be distinguished by "research that is nonpartisan, evidence-based, and subject to definitive expert review." The Institute is supported by membership fees paid by corporations as well as individuals in the business, professional and academic fields. As a registered charity, membership fees are eligible for tax refunds from the government of Canada. It is located in the Trader's Bank Building in downtown Toronto.
The Live Entertainment Corporation of Canada, better known as Livent, was a theatre production company based in Toronto, Ontario. Founded in 1989 by former Cineplex Odeon executives Garth Drabinsky and Myron Gottlieb, the company initially found success with its production of The Phantom of the Opera at its Pantages Theatre in Toronto. In 1993, they brought Kiss of the Spider Woman to Broadway, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical. They became known for lavish productions with their 1994 revival of Show Boat, and their ambitious 1998 original musical Ragtime.
Corporate Knights (CK) is a media, research and financial information products company based in Toronto, Canada, focused on promoting an economic system where prices fully incorporate social, economic and ecological costs and benefits, and market participants are clearly aware of the consequences of their actions. The company calls such a system "clean capitalism". Founded in 2002, Corporate Knights has a media and research division, which includes the award-winning sustainable business magazine Corporate Knights, and a research division which produces corporate rankings, research reports and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability performance. Its best-known rankings include the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada and the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. In June 2013, Corporate Knights was named "Magazine of the Year" by Canada's National Magazine Awards Foundation.
Tyler Jay Hamilton is a Canadian author, cleantech expert and former business and technology reporter specializing in clean technology. He is currently Director of Cleantech at MaRS Discovery District, and a former Adjunct Professor at York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies. Previously, Hamilton was Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Knights magazine, and Climate and Economy Reporter with the Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily-circulation newspaper.
Mark A. A. Warner is a Canadian international trade and competition (antitrust) lawyer previously with the Toronto firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin and with the Government of Ontario.
James Marshall "Jim" Tory was a Toronto corporate lawyer and twin brother to the late John A. Tory.
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. is a global, full-service investment banking and financial services company that specializes in wealth management and brokerage in capital markets. It is the largest independent investment dealer in Canada. The firm focuses on growth companies, with operations in 10 countries worldwide and the ability to list companies on 10 stock exchanges. Canaccord Genuity, the international capital markets division, is based in Canada, with offices in the US, the UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia and Barbados.
Adil Najam is a Pakistani academic and intellectual who serves as the inaugural dean of the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, and previously served as vice-chancellor of the LUMS.
Toby Sedgwick is a British movement director, actor, and theatre choreographer. He achieved critical acclaim for his expressive "horse choreography" for life-size puppets used in War Horse (2007), which played at West End's New London Theatre, Broadway's Vivian Beaumont Theater and Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre. For the latter, Sedgwick won a 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer and a 2012 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography in a Play or Musical. Due to its success, the play was going on a 30-city tour in the United States and was also produced in Australia and in Germany, opening late in 2013, just before the centenary of the first world war.
Paul Shrivastava is Chief Sustainability Officer and Director of the Sustainability Institute at The Pennsylvania State University. In October 2018 he joined as a full member of the Club of Rome. Previously he was the Executive Director of Future Earth, an international sustainability research programme. Before that, he was Distinguished Professor and Director of the David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at Concordia University.
Tom Rand is a Canadian climate change expert, author and clean-technology venture capitalist. He founded the clean-tech advisor at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto and is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at the privately backed ArcTern Ventures. He also sits on the boards of a number of clean-energy companies and organizations, including Environmental Defence Canada.
Kathy Bardswick is a Canadian business executive. From 2002 to 2016, she was the President and CEO of The Co-operators Group Ltd, a Canadian insurance cooperative based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. She is one of a handful of women at the helm of the top 100 companies in Canada.
Aliénor Rougeot is a Canadian climate justice activist. Rougeot came to national prominence in Canada as a Climate Strike organizer. She is a leader for Toronto's Fridays for Future Strikes, a movement calling on students to miss school on Fridays to raise awareness for climate change. In 2019 she led the Fridays for Future school strike for climate in Toronto which brought out over 50 000 people.