GLOBE Awards Finalists
Congratulations to the following companies, finalists for the 2012 GLOBE Awards!
Winners were presented on Friday, March 16 at a Ceremony held during the GLOBE 2012 Luncheon.
The 2013 edition of the GLOBE Awards has been launched. Refer to Application for more details.
The Award for Excellence in Emerging Technology
The Award for Technology Innovation and Application
The Award for Excellence in Urban Sustainability
The Award for Sustainability in Finance
The Award for Best Green Retailing Practices
The Next Gen Entrepreneur Award
Canadian Tire Corp.
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (TSX: CTC) is one of Canada’s most-shopped general retailers and the country’s largest sporting goods retailer, with more than 1,700 retail and gasoline outlets from coast-to-coast. Our primary retail business categories – Automotive, Living, Fixing, Playing, Sport and Apparel – are supported and strengthened by our Financial Services division, which offers such products and services as Canadian Tire Home Services, credit cards, retail deposits, in-store financing, product warranties, and insurance. Nearly 68,000 people are employed across the Canadian Tire enterprise, which was founded in 1922 and remains one of Canada’s most recognized and trusted brands.
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products composed mainly of recycled fibres. Cascades employs close to 11,000 men and women in more than 100 modern, versatile operating units in North America and Europe. Cascades’ management philosophy, its close to 50 years of experience in recycling and its continued efforts in research and development are strengths which enable the company to create new products for its customers. The Cascades shares trade on the Toronto stock exchange under the ticker symbol CAS.
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (University of British Columbia / Perkins+Will Canada Architects Co.)
The University of British Columbia’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability in Vancouver is designed to be the most sustainable building in North America, and one of the few worldwide that is considered a regenerative building. Housing inhabitants from private, public, and non-government organization sectors, CIRS is an internationally recognized research institution whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of sustainable building and urban development practices. Designed to exceed LEED Platinum status, this ‘living lab’ maximizes passive environmental strategies and demand reduction; put sustainable systems on display; and achieves net-positive energy, net-zero water, and net-zero carbon in construction and operations.
A Canadian company, CIMCO Refrigeration, a Division of Toromont Industries Ltd, specialises in the engineering, design, manufacture, installation and service of industrial and recreational refrigeration systems. Founded in 1913, CIMCO has 22 sales and service locations across North America and remains in the forefront of the development and application of refrigeration technologies.
City of Vancouver
Bordered by the Coast Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is recognized as one of the world’s most livable cities with one of the smallest carbon footprints of any major city in North America. The City of Vancouver is renowned for its innovative programs in the areas of sustainability, accessibility and inclusivity. In February 2009, Mayor Robertson launched the Greenest City initiative with a goal to map out how we can become the greenest city by 2020. Vancouver is governed by Mayor Robertson and 10 Councillors, on a three-year term. In the province of BC, the City of Vancouver is governed by a provincial statute called the Vancouver Charter.
Claudia Li, Shark Truth
Claudia Li is a first generation Chinese-Canadian who grew up in a traditional family that ate shark fin soup on many special occasions. Three years ago, Claudia learned that the mass, uncontrolled hunting of sharks for their fins was not only cruel and wasteful but that it would create irreversible ecological damage. In 2009, she founded Shark Truth to empower her community to take leadership on shark conservation and for one of the first times in Chinese-Canadian history, directly engage Chinese citizens on environmental issues.
Eden Full, Roseicollis Technologies
Eden Full is the founder of Roseicollis Technologies, a social enterprise based in Calgary, Alberta and San Francisco, California. The company is currently focussed on deploying the SunSaluter, a low-cost, non-electrical solar panel rotating tracker that optimizes the output of individual solar panels by up to 40%. This provides more electricity generation per dollar spent, even reducing the number of solar panels that would be necessary for an installation. Roseicollis Technologies believes that the most disruptive technologies are ones that can be implemented in both developed and emerging markets.
InTech Environmental Canada Corp.
InTech Environmental Canada Corp’s approach is simple yet effective because we utilize the best practices of chemical management. This results in products which reduce or eliminate the production of hazardous waste and emissions, improve environmental practices and increase worker safety. We design and formulate both aqueous and hydrocarbon solvents to meet/or exceed current and proposed government regulations. Our solvents and equipment are all designed to increase worker efficiency, reduce and eliminate hazardous workplace materials and contribute to a better world for future generations.
London Drugs is 100% Canadian owned retailer with 75 stores in 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The pharmacy is at the heart of our business, but we also offer a full service computer department, cosmetics, furniture, cameras, photo finishing, appliances and electronics. More people buy their small appliances in London Drugs than any other place in Western Canada. All told, we employ more than 7000 staff and serve over 45 million customers each year. We are dedicated to providing a superior shopping experience through innovation and conscientious involvement in the communities and environments we service.
Mike Morrice, Sustainable Waterloo Region
Mike Morrice is the founder and executive director of Sustainable Waterloo Region, which advances the environmental sustainability of organizations across Waterloo Region through collaboration. The current work of Sustainable Waterloo Region is focused on the Regional Carbon Initiative, which facilitates voluntary target-setting and reductions of carbon emissions by organizations across Waterloo Region. Members of the Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) plug-in to a community of support, linking like-minded organizations focused on implementing successful and cost-effective projects that result in greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions.
NEI Investments is a national investment firm with approximately $5 billion in assets under management. It offers Canadian retail investors unique access to top independent portfolio managers through high quality investment solutions in two fund families, Northwest Funds and Ethical Funds. Its products provide investors with a full range of investment management styles as well as conventional and socially responsible investment choices. NEI Investments is owned 50% by the Provincial Credit Union Centrals and 50% by Desjardins Group.
PepsiCo Foods Canada
PepsiCo Foods Canada (PFC) is a division PepsiCo Inc., an international corporation which focuses on delivering high quality food and drink choices worldwide which are made with wholesome ingredients that contribute to healthier consumables. PFC is one of the fastest growing consumer package goods companies in Canada and is comprised of two major business units, Frito Lay Canada (FLC), and Quaker Foods Canada (QFC). FLC delivers world class salty snack brands and QFC has a 130 year reputation of producing nutritious oat, wheat, and corn based brands. A full list of PFC’s brands can be found at: http://www.pepsico.com.
Pulse Energy was founded in 2006, with the goal of leveraging technology and energy intelligence to reduce waste and improve operational efficiency in the world’s commercial and institutional buildings. Pulse’s Energy Management Information Software (EMIS) solution was developed in partnership with a number of leading organizations that were looking to distil value from the unrefined energy data being captured in advanced building automation and metering systems. The Pulse Energy team created an energy intelligence solution of unrivalled accuracy and ease of use by designing an entire software platform around the needs of utility efficiency program managers, energy managers and executives.
Recyclage ÉcoSolutions Inc.
RES (Recyclage ÉcoSolutions inc.) is a company which specializes in the management of appliances and equipment that contain ozone depleting substances (“ODS”) by safely dismantling them and recycling their contents. The company operates a facility which is unique in North America for the recycling of domestic refrigerators and freezers. Using a specially designed technology adapted to the North American context, RES exceeds environmental requirements in the management of ODS, while reaching a recycling rate for the appliances and equipment it treats of more than 95%. Every year, we are able to extract more than 45,000 kg of ozone depleting substances – which in itself avoids the equivalent production of more than 275,000 metric tons per year of CO2.
Royal Bank of Canada
Since 1864, RBC has grown to become one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies providing banking, wealth management, insurance and capital markets services on a global basis. We are one of Canada’s largest banks as measured by assets and market capitalization, and are among the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We employ approximately 74,000 full- and part-time employees who serve close to 15 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 56 other countries.
Sears Canada Inc.
Sears Canada Inc. is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes 196 corporate stores, 285 hometown dealer stores, 31 home improvement showrooms, 1,700 catalogue merchandise pick-up locations, 108 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home maintenance, repair, and installation network. The Company also publishes Canada’s most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping online at www.sears.ca. With annual revenues of over $5 billion, Sears and its 30,000 associates are committed to satisfying customers by providing products and services of superior value through personal shopping, catalogue and internet ordering.
Sustainalytics provides environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and analysis as well as responsible investment services to investors around the world. The firm offers global perspectives and solutions that are underpinned by local experience and expertise, serving both values-based and mainstream investors that integrate ESG information and assessments into their investment management. Formed through the merger of Toronto-based Jantzi Research and Amsterdam’s Sustainalytics, the firm now has regional offices in Amsterdam, Boston, Frankfurt, Madrid, Paris, Timisoara and Toronto and representatives in Brussels and Copenhagen. The firm has more than 100 staff members with a range of multidisciplinary and industry expertise.
Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc.
Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. is a Montreal-based engineering firm that develops and commercializes revolutionary small-scale appliances that enable any habitat, including a community, ship, enterprise and eventually every home, to treat its own solid and liquid waste on-site and independently, with no environmental damage and with significant benefits from the recovery of resources contained within the waste. Terragon’s innovative and practical tools, namely MAGSTM, WETTTM, and soon STEPTM, have the ability to avoid the export of waste to others and prompt the adoption of Zero-Waste Discharge habitats everywhere. These appliances will contribute to a revolution in waste management and create a new benchmark for sustainable living.
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of consumer goods with operations in more than 100 countries and sales in 180. Our products are used over two billion times a day around the world. We work to create a better future every day and help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands that are good for them and for others. In Canada our brands include: Axe, Becel, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Degree, Dove, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, Knorr, Lipton, Nexxus, Q-Tips, Ragu, St. Ives, TRESemmé, and Vaseline. Unilever Canada employs over 1,600 people generating over $1 billion in sales in 2011.
University of British Columbia, Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility
The University of British Columbia, as a member of the larger global community, is committed to changing the world for the better through education, research and integrated action. Projects such as the Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility go beyond the bottom line and establish the University as a living laboratory where students, faculty, researchers and partners engage in accelerating sustainability. Cornerstones of this living laboratory approach are: partnerships among researchers, businesses and the public sector; integrity with UBC’s core academic mandate; sound financial infrastructure; and, the transfer of knowledge we gain into practical, positive action applicable to the greater community.
Waterfront Toronto / Halsall Associates
Waterfront Toronto was created by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, and the City of Toronto in 2001 to oversee and lead the revitalization of Toronto’s waterfront. These government bodies have provided seed capital for a 25-year mandate to transform Toronto’s waterfront into beautiful, accessible, sustainable mixed-use communities and dynamic public spaces. Halsall Associates is an engineering services company with a passion for sustainability. The company has over 50 years’ experience in building design, evaluation and renewal, as well as one of Canada’s largest and most experienced teams dedicated to providing green strategies for facility and community design.
Westport Innovations Inc.
Westport Innovations Inc. is a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions technologies that allow engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuels such as landfill gas. Our unique technologies reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM), and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Westport continuously builds an unmatched patent portfolio and expertise in natural gas engines and related technologies. We work closely with global top manufacturers to integrate our technology into robust, reliable, and cost-effective systems for virtually every transportation sector.