Aston is a Brooklyn-based journalist, editor and presenter who focuses on business, energy, environment and cities. Previously, Aston was energy and environment editor at BusinessWeek. A senior writer at Greenbiz.com, his work also appears in The New York TImes, NRDC's OnEarth, and Technology Review.
Former Vice President Al Gore is co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, a partnership that is focused on a new approach to sustainable investing. He is also co-founder and chairman of Current TV, an Emmy Award-winning, independent cable and satellite television news and information network based on viewer-created content and citizen journalism. In addition, Gore is a senior partner with the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a member of the board of directors of Apple and senior adviser to Google.
Gore spends the majority of his time as chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a non-profit focused on solutions to the climate crisis.
Gore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, 1978, 1980 and 1982 and the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years. During the Administration, Gore was a central member of President Clinton's economic team. He served as President of the Senate, a Cabinet member, a member of the National Security Council and as the leader of a wide range of Administration initiatives.
He is the author of the bestsellers Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, The Assault on Reason, and Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis. He is the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary and is the co-recipient, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for "informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change."
She is a strategic communications expert who specializes in translating science into narrative. She was a journalist at The Globe and Mail for 14 years, with areas of expertise were earth sciences, the environment, social statistics and behavioral trends. In 2000, the IUCN and the Reuters Foundation named her the best environmental reporter in the world for her report on the vanishing forests of Madagascar.
Albert is a Staff Lawyer with Ecojustice. His ongoing effort to end the billions of dollars in tax subsidies being handed to big oil companies has served as a national wake-up call, and in late 2007 Albert filed a petition against federal government cuts to an energy-saving program that was designed to help low income households.
Alla is currently pursuing a master of environmental education and communication through Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. Alla is an outreach coordinator with Alberta Acts on Climate Change, focusing on community and youth engagement.
White is editor of top1000funds.com, an online news and analysis site for the world’s largest institutional investors. White has been an investment journalist for more than 14 years and has edited industry journals including Investment & Technology, Investor Weekly and MasterFunds Quarterly. She was previously editorial director of InvestorInfo and has worked as a freelance journalist for the Australian Financial Review, CFO magazine and Asset.
Amy Leaman is a freelance designer and writer pursuing a Masters at University College. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and Co-Founder of the OCAD Student Press through which she has been published in two books: Shift:Positions (2007) and Shift:Perpectives (2008). Currently Amy is splitting her time between Corporate Knights and publication of a travel guide to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala written by local children.
Founder of Green Rewards and later AIR MILES for Social Change, the world’s first national environmental and healthy lifestyle incentive programs. His achievements in influencing and rewarding behaviour change on a mass scale have been recognized by global social responsibility leaders, including The Prince of Wales.
As a leading social entrepreneur in Canada, Andreas writes and speaks across the country about social change and innovation as well as the emerging shared-value model. He was trained twice by former US Vice President and Nobel laureate Al Gore and he chairs the national advisory committee on climate change for WWF Canada. He also chairs the advisory board of the Centre for Responsible Leadership at Queen's School of Business and serves on several other academic and non-profit boards.
He is a very active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, where he has served as national membership chair for Canada and chair of the Toronto chapter. He holds a MBA degree from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Brandon University.
He is a co-founder of Investeco, and is also the Chair of the Premier's Climate Change Advisory Panel for the Province of Ontario. He is the author of The New Entrepreneurs, and was coeditor of Fueling the Future: How the Battle OverEnergy is Changing Everything; Feeding the Future:From Fat to Famine, and Food and Fuel: Solutions for the Future. Andrew was also a co-founder and publisher of Shift Magazine.
Antoine Dion-Ortega is a Montreal-based freelance journalist specializing in extractive industries since 2010. He has visited numerous mining projects in South America and most recently travelled to Anticosti Island and the Magdalen Islands to explore the current hydrocarbon exploration projects underway. He has written for a number of publications.
Arlene is a professor with the York Sheridan Program in Design and Coordinator of the Design Management Certificate Program at Ryerson University. She has served as Senior Director of Programming for the Design Exchange. She is also the Strategic Director for Ontario's Design Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC).
Assaad Razzouk is the CEO of Sindicatum Sustainable Resources, which operates as a developer, owner and operator of clean energy projects worldwide and a producer of sustainable products from natural resources and waste. Razzouk was previously an investment banker at Nomura International and a manager at Price Waterhouse.
Bernard Simon is a faculty member for the fellowship in global journalism out of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Simon was previously the Canadian correspondent for the Financial Times. He also previously served as the New York Times’ Canada business correspondent.
Bill is currently in the process of launching a sustainability consultancy, The Transition Group.
Previously he was cofounder of Sea Change Media and a frequent contributor to Sea Change Radio. He has been covering sustainability for over a decade in print, on the web and radio, and in the classroom. He designed and teaches the Communication, Persuasion, and Negotiation course in the Marlboro MBA for Managing in Sustainability.
Brian Lee is an Analyst with Corporate Knights Capital and is responsible for conducting clean capitalism equity research. Prior to joining the company, he worked as an ROI Analyst at Ziff Davis Enterprise and as an equity research associate at a boutique investment bank. He holds a BASc in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, and is a CFA charterholder.
Cheryl is a partner in the Business Law Group and leader of the Technology Group in Vancouver. She practices in the areas of financings, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and commercialization arrangements for technology, clean technology and renewable energy companies, with an emphasis on US/Canada cross-border and international transactions.
Chris founded Lumos Energy in 2006, and serves as its president. Henderson is the senior advisor to clean energy projects and ventures across Canada. He also led the Delphi Group for 18 years, and continues to act as its executive chairman. He’s also the national coordinator of the Aboriginal Clean Energy (ACE) Network, a senior advisor to the GLOBE Foundation of Canada, and an advisor to Canada’s Commissioner for the Environment.
Chris is a Canadian writer and author, whose reporting on energy, climate and sustainability issues appears regularly in publications including The Walrus, the Globe and Mail and Canadian Geographic. He is the author of The Leap (2011) and the bestseller The Geography of Hope (2007), a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year, and a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Nonfiction.
Chris began his career in academia, before drifting into the journalism and eventually, the CBC. Following stints as a current affairs producer and senior editor with the CBC, Chris has been a producer with The Current since its inception and has spearheaded much of the show's coverage of energy and environmental issues, including the acclaimed Climate Currents and Watershed series.
is a journalist and editor who specializes in sustainability, technology, energy and climate change. He writes regularly for Wired, Scientific American, Technology Review, Popular Science and GOOD. He served as an editor in Scientific American and Grist. He also writes a weekly roundup of climate policy and related news for the Nicholas Institute at Duke University called The Climate Post.
Claudia was an editorial intern at Corporate Knights in 2003. She is currently completing an MSc Evidence-Based Social Intervention at the Univ. of Oxford, and has a background in political science. Between 2008-2010, Claudia has worked on harm reduction, HIV prevention and human rights issues in Indonesia with various agencies, including International Planned Parenthood and UNESCO, both at the community- and national levels. Previous to 2008, Claudia was involved in advocacy and HIV prevention work in youth, MSM and drug-using communities in Canada with the AIDS Committee of Toronto and Dignitas International.
He is the author of critically acclaimed biographies of Maurice Duplessis, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Richard Nixon. The former head of the Argus and Hollinger corporate groups and of London's Telegraph newspapers, Black is also the founder of Canada's National Post. Black has been a member of the British House of Lords since 2001.
Principal of Strandberg Consulting, is an influential sustainability strategist and thought-leader based in British Columbia. She works with businesses, governments and communities to inspire sustainability leadership and economic innovation that enhance quality of life and protect and restore the environment.
Cory Searcy is an assistant professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at Ryerson University. Prior to joining the faculty at Ryerson, he was an assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Old Dominion University. He has also worked as a manufacturing manager and operational analyst in the healthcare industry.
David Blood is the Managing Partner at Generation Investment Management, U.S., LLP. Prior to co-founding the firm, Blood served as the co-CEO and CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (1999-2003), responsible for all aspects of the global business, including portfolio management, sales and client service, risk management and infrastructure, and with oversight of approximately 1,600 people and $325 billion in assets under management. From 1985 to 1999, Blood served in various positions at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., including head of European asset management; head of international operations, technology and finance; treasurer of the Goldman Sachs Group LP; and head of global private capital markets. He was also a member of the Partnership Committee and the European Management Committee. Blood was the first recipient of the John L. Weinberg Award, in 1990, given to a professional in the Investment Banking Division who best typifies Goldman Sachs' core values. He is a member of the board of trustees of The Acumen Fund and SHINE. Blood received a bachelor's degree from Hamilton College and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Roberts is a senior writer for the popular environmental news site grist.org, where he covers energy, politics, and the politics of energy. His work has appeared in Outside, Fast Company, Popular Science, Scientific American, and Mother Jones, and online The New York Times and Vanity Fair. Roberts has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show, Up! with Chris Hayes, and even on Fox's Hannity & Colmes. He began his career working for several different technology companies, including Amazon and Microsoft.
Co-Founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, David is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. He is renowned for his radio and television programs that explain the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understood way. He is the recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for Science, the United Nations Environment Program Medal, UNEPs Global 500 and in 2009 won the Right Livelihood Award that is considered the alternate Nobel.
Doug Morrow has seven years of experience in the sustainable investment research industry. Before joining Corporate Knights Capital as Vice President, Research in 2011, he worked for three years as a Senior Associate at ICF International where he consulted for the International Finance Corporation, the Inter-American Development Bank and large private equity firms under the rubric of sustainable investment management.
Prior to ICF International he worked for four years as a Senior Analyst at Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, the world’s then-largest research company focused on sustainable investment thematics. He has served as lead author of the Global FT500 Carbon Disclosure Project report and has worked with several institutional investors integrating sustainability metrics into investment decision-making. He holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations and Economics from the Munk School of Global Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia. He completed the Canadian Securities Course in 2006.
He is an emergency room physician who has worked at Mount Sinai Hospital in downtown Toronto for more than 20 years. He is also a prominent medical journalist and the host of CBCRadio’s White Coat, Black Art. In Dr. Goldman’s first book, The Night Shift, published in 2010, he shared his experiences working through the witching hours at Mount Sinai, as well as at the other hospitals where he has spent his long career.
Faisal is director of the David Suzuki Foundation’s Terrestrial Conservation and Science Program. He is a practising scientist and has published widely in scientific journals on many topics in the areas of wildlife biology, conservation, and environmental policy. He has conducted research in some of Canada’s most significant wilderness areas, such as the great northern boreal forest.
Franke James is an award-winning artist whose illustrated essays on environmental and social issues have been reviewed and showcased around the world. In November 2011, James’ art show “Banned on the Hill” appeared in Ottawa, around the corner from Parliament Hill. The crowd-funded billboard show protested the silencing of environmental voices by the Harper Government. James is the author of the illustrated book, Bothered by My Green Conscience, and a member of the Writers Union of Canada, PEN Canada and CARFAC. She has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria and lives in Toronto. For more information see: http://www.frankejames.com. Franke on Twitter: http://twitter.com/frankejames
George Monbiot is the author of three best-selling books, along with several investigative travel novels. He also writes a weekly column for The Guardian newspaper. In 1995 Nelson Mandela presented him with a United Nations Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievement. He has also won the Lloyds National Screenwriting Prize for his screenplay The Norwegian, a Sony Award for radio production, the Sir Peter Kent Award and the OneWorld National Press Award.
Gilbert Hedstrom is president of Hedstrom Associates, a consulting and advisory firm providing assistance at the intersection of governance, strategy, and the environment. He has over 25 years of experience advising CEOs and board members about how to handle difficult environmental and business challenges, and has reported directly to boards of directors of Fortune 500 companies on over 50 occasions.
Grace Yogaretnam works as a project co-ordinator for the Toronto-based Center for Social Innovation. Before joining the team Yogaretnam was actively involved in federal politics, Toronto’s environmental NGO community, and property management. Originally from Alberta, she completed her BA in environmental studies and political science at York University in Toronto. Following graduation, Yogaretnam worked her way across Canada as a farm hand on small-scale organic farms.
Payne is a senior member of the management team at Greenchip Financial Corp., with more than 15 years of experience in the industry. He previously worked as a financial analyst and as part of the portfolio management team for KBSH Capital Management Inc., where he was involved in the management of over $200 million of retail and institutional client assets.
James Daw is a writer and Certified Financial Planner living in Toronto. For nearly 35 years he was a reporter and columnist with the Toronto Star, specializing in topics related to business, the economy, and personal finance. A graduate in political science from Glendon College, York University, Daw is serving as the consumer representative on the steering committee of the Ontario Auto Insurance Anti-Fraud Task Force.
James is project director at the Carbon Tracker Initiative, where he has led the research and analysis of listed fossil fuel reserves. He previously worked as a sustainability advisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, focusing on the financial sector, advising blue-chip clients on risks and opportunities along with stakeholder engagement and contributing to international development. Leaton also spent five years at the World Wildlife Fund as a senior policy advisor, concentrating on the links between energy and finance.
James Munson has covered energy and mining policy for iPolitics since January 2012. He began his career as an investigative reporter and feature writer for the Yukon News, and won the 2010 Ma Murray award in environmental writing. Munson has since worked for a media rights NGO in northern Ghana training radio reporters on how to improve human rights coverage.
JENNIFER KHO is a freelance reporter and editor that regularly contributes to Forbes.com and PV Magazine. Her stories also have appeared in outlets such as The New York Times' Green blog, Fast Company, and BusinessWeek.com. She previously served as a senior editor for AOL's DailyFinance, the founding editor of Greentech Media, and a reporter for Red Herring magazine, the Bay Area News Group and the Los Angeles Times' community news.
Jeremy is the managing editor at Corporate Knights Magazine, the magazine for ‘clean capitalism’. He works as a senior member of the publication's management team, producing a quarterly magazine that is inserted into the Globe and Mail in Canada, and the Washington Post in the US, focusing primarily on promoting sustainability in business.
Before joining the magazine, Jeremy was a consultant at the Social Investment Organization, where he worked on the yearly Canadian Responsible Investment Review. He was also previously a member of the Responsible Endowments Coalition steering committee, a US-based advocacy group, along with having worked on numerous political campaigns. Follow him on twitter.
Joe is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and is the editor of Climate Progress, which Time magazine named one of the 25 "Best Blogs of 2010". In 2009, Rolling Stone put Romm #88 on its list of 100 "people who are reinventing America." Previously, he was acting assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, where he oversaw about $1 billion in R&D, demonstration, and deployment of low-carbon technologies. He holds a PH.D. in physics from MIT.
Cook is the president of Greenchip Financial Corp. and a managing partner of Investeco Capital Corp. He also currently serves as a director of Rowe Farms. Prior to joining Greenchip/Investeco, Cook was president of MaRS Discovery District, where he led corporate development and strategy from 2001-2005. He also previously held executive positions at AIM Funds Management Inc. and BPI Financial Corporation.
John is a Senior Financial Advisor with Assante Capital Management Ltd. and the author of "The Professor Financial Advisor." The views expressed are those of John J. De Goey and are not necessarily shared by Assante Capital Management Ltd.
Jon is an entrepreneur from the UK and graduate of Cambridge University, is presently studying social enterprise as a Sauvé Scholar at McGill University in Montreal. He recently formed ‘The Reach Foundation,’ an education non-profit to work alongside his business, Reach Cambridge Ltd, which runs summer schools in Cambridge.
Portney is a professor of political science at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., where he teaches courses on political behavior, public administration, survey research and environmental politics. He has written three books, including Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously, and co-authored two other books on civic engagement. He is currently a member of the OECD’s Metropolitan Review Panel.
Kerry Freek is the editor of Water Canada, the only national magazine dedicated to water stewardship. Freek is an active member of the University of Toronto’s Water Finance committee, the Canadian Water Summit’s advisory committee, and is the associate editor of the magazine ReNew Canada, the leading infrastructure publication in the country.
Laurie Arron now works as a facilitator with True Peace Toronto, and is a student of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, after having worked as a real estate developer and corporate lawyer. Previously, Aaron was the director of advocacy for national LGBT advocacy group Egale Canada and national director of Canadians for Equal Marriage, as well as the executive director of the Green Party of Canada and the program director for the Community Power Fund.
Lloyd Alter edits the designsection of Treehugger.com, and writesabout land use, urban planning, design andarchitecture. After practicing architecture he became a real estate developer, building a number of award-winning projects. Concerns about uncontrolled demolition and development led Alter to get involved in the local preservation movement and until he recently served as president of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario.
Madelaine is the Ottawa correspondent for The Economist, the author of Making a Killing: How and why corporations use armed force to do business, and a director of Partnership Africa Canada. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those of The Economist or Partnership Africa Canada
MARC GUNTHER is a veteran journalist, writer and speaker who focuses on business and the environment. He worked for 12 years as a senior writer at FORTUNE magazine, where he is now a contributing editor. He’s a senior writer at greenbiz.com, and a lead blogger at theenergycollective.com. His most recent book, Faith and Fortune: How Compassionate Capitalism is Transforming American Business, was published by Crown in 2004.
Mark Anielski is president and CEO of Anielski Management. He is also the author of The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth and an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta School of Business. Anielski created the Genuine Progress Indicator for Alberta and contributed to updating the United States Genuine Progress Indicator. He was awarded the 2004 ECO Award.
Marlo is senior advisor to the Pembina Institute, and held the position of executive director until January 2011. He has worked with the institute since 1995 in the development and practical application of triple-bottom-line decision-making tools, strategies for sustainability, and policy research and advocacy. He was recognized as one of Canada's "Top 40 Under 40" for 2008.
is a co-founder and the chairman of Chrysalix Energy. In 1968, he co-founded Ventures West Capital and remained president until 1999. Brown has extensive knowledge of VC financing , recruitment, building valuable companies and IPO assistance. He is a world expert in the fuel cell industry and has been directly involved in several companies in the energy technology space. He is also a director of Sustainable Development Technology Canada.
Michael Liebreich is the head of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the leading provider of information and research to senior investors, executives and policy-makers in clean energy and the carbon markets. Bloomberg New Energy Finance has over 140 staff working out of 11 offices around the world. Michael founded the company in 2004 and acted as Chairman and Chief Executive until its acquisition by Bloomberg at the end of 2009.
Michael serves as a Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Sustainable Energy and is on the Selection Committee for the Zayed Future Energy Prize. Prior to founding New Energy Finance Michael was an entrepreneur, venture capitalist (with Groupe Arnault), and executive, helping to build around 25 successful companies. In the 1990s he acted as Deputy Managing Director of Associated Press Television, Founding Director of Sports News Television and non-executive director of Interactive Investor. He also spent five years in the London office of McKinsey & Company. He is a two-time finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Yow leads the research and analysis of the clean capitalism performance of companies internationally, and establishes company rankings for various blue chip indices worldwide. Michael is also in charge of Corporate Knights' corporate-specific and industry-specific clean capitalism performance benchmarking service. He holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree with specialization in accounting and sustainability from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada.
Munir Sheikh is a distinguished fellow and adjunct professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and a distinguished visiting scholar at Carleton University in Ottawa. He has been appointed as co-commissioner of the Commission on the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario. He previously served as the Chief Statistician of Canada.
PAUL BRENT has more than two decades of experience as a business journalist. Brent was a reporter and columnist for seven years at the National Post. For the past five years he has worked as a freelance writer for the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, Investment Executive and Canadian Business, among others. Brent is also the author of the book Lager Heads, which explores the history of Canadian beer giants Molson and Labatts.
Paul Brent has more than two decades of experience as a business journalist. Brent was a reporter and columnist for seven years at the National Post. For the past five years he has worked as a freelance writer for the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, Investment Executive and Canadian Business, among others. Brent is also the author of the book Lager Heads, which explores the history of Canadian beer giants Molson and Labatts.
Paul Fengler is a McGill graduate (International Relations and Russian Language) and co-founder of Corporate Knights. Based in Washington DC, Paul has written for Investor's Digest and was formerly the associate editor of the Fund Counsel. Paul has worked in Budapest, Hungary, and Prague, before settling in Riga, Latvia where he co-founded Baltic Elite, a market research consultancy. Paul previously worked in New York City on emerging markets for Zurich Scudder. Paul is fluent in three foreign languages (Russian, French, and Latvian).
Pavan Sukhdev is founder and CEO of GIST Advisory, a specialist consulting firm which helps governments and corporations discover, measure, value and manage their impacts on natural and human capital. Sukhdev is a Visiting Fellow at Yale University, where he was awarded the 2011 McCluskey Fellowship and wrote his book Corporation 2020. Earlier, he was special adviser and head of UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative.
Nowak is an award-winning journalist and author of the best-selling book Sex, Bombs and Burgers. He has been a staff writer for the CBC, National Post and New Zealand Herald, while his work has appeared in the Boston Globe, South China Morning Post, Sydney Morning Herald and the Globe and Mail, among others.
Peter Gorrie is a Toronto-based freelance writer and editor who has covered environmental issues for more than 30 years, with a focus on climate change, biodiversity, renewable energy and the North. Gorrie writes a weekly “Green Wheels” column on cars and the environment for the Toronto Star’s Wheels section and contributes to a variety of other newspapers and magazines.
Pranab Mukhopadhyay is head of the Economics Department at Goa University, India. He previously worked as an environmental economist with the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics. Mukhopadhyay is the co-editor of Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia.
Rachel is currently the Director of Sustaining Tourism, a boutique consulting firm. She is also an Associate Professor at Ryerson University in Canada where she joined the Ted Rogers School of Tourism & Hospitality Management in 2006.
Ray Anderson was the founder and chairman of Interface, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of modular carpet for commercial and residential applications and a leading producer of commercial broadloom and commercial fabrics. Starting in 1995, he worked to reduce Interface's waste by a third, and strived to make the company sustainable by 2020.
Richard W. Caperton is the Director of Clean Energy Investment at American Progress. In this role, he leads the Energy Opportunity team’s work on renewable energy finance, electricity markets, and clean energy infrastructure. His work focuses on designing tools that will encourage private investment in clean energy, such as tax policies and government credit programs. He also works on electric utility issues, with a particular interest in making sure that government regulation of electricity markets enables growth of the clean energy economy. Caperton has testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives and is regularly quoted in the press on these issues.
Prior to joining American Progress, Caperton was a policy fellow at the Alliance for Climate Protection, where he performed economic impact analyses of proposed climate legislation. He previously worked in government relations at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. While with NRECA, he helped develop new grassroots advocacy programs that increased participation in the organization’s political action committee by 20 percent.
Caperton is a native of rural America, growing up in Virginia and Missouri. He received his M.B.A. from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and a B.A. in politics from Pomona College.
Rick is a Toronto-based writer, speaker and marketing consultant who specializes in helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses. His expertise includes strategy, marketing, finance, startups, and best practices. He is the long-time former editor and publisher of PROFIT, The Magazine for Canadian Entrepreneurs. He is currently the national entrepreneurship columnist for The National Post, and continues to write features and columns for PROFIT.
Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined the Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998. Carrick’s personal finance columns appear on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. He also wrote Rob Carrick's Guide to What's Good, Bad and Downright Ugly in Canadian Investments Today.
Robert is the Director of the Western Watersheds Climate Research Collaborative (WWCRC), a not-for-profit research institute that promotes understanding of climate impacts on river systems originating in the Rocky Mountains. He is also the EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of United Nations “Water for Life” Decade.
Roberta Staley is an award-winning magazine writer and editor. Her journalism career began on the police beat at the Edmonton Sun and Province newspapers. This was followed by a 10-year editorship at the national magazine Enterprise. After completing her article for Corporate Knights on car-sharing, Staley was convinced to sign up with Modo The Car Co-op in Vancouver and sell her car.
Mr. Khanna is the 2011-2012 Saul Rae Fellow at Massey College in the University of Toronto. He is a corporate futurist, a writer, and an expert on resilience. As founder of the Resilient People initiative, he was selected as an "exemplar of social well being" by Corporate Knights in 2011.
Sean Kidney is chair of the London based Climate Bonds Initiative, and has worked as an advisor for pensions funds, national governments and not-for-profits in the past. He founded and has been CEO of four specialist communications agencies, and was previously a marketing advisor to a number of the largest Australian pension funds, Europe manager for Climate Risk Ltd., and a social marketer and publisher.
Shawn McCarthy is an Ottawa-based, national business correspondent for the Globe and Mail, covering a global energy beat. He writes on various aspects of the international energy industry, from oil and gas production and refining, to the development of new technologies and the business implications of climate change regulations. Previously, McCarthy worked at the Toronto Star and Canadian Press as a business reporter.
Sophie L'Helias is a corporate governance expert and co-founder of the International Corporate Governance Network in 1995, along with l’Organisation Mondiale de la Gouvernance Francophone in 2010. L’Helias has written numerous articles on corporate governance and published a book comparing corporate governance practices in France, the U.K. and the United States called Le Retour de l’Actionnaire. She previously served as managing director of a leading activist hedge fund in New York.
Boyd is a journalist and documentary film maker who has been living and working in Peru for 15 years. She has directed three award-winning documentary films: 'Choropampa, The Price of Gold' (2002), 'Tambogrande, Mangos, Murder, Mining' (2007) and 'The Devil Operation' (2010). Her films have screened at over 70 international festivals. Boyd has written for a variety of publications, including salon.com and the Toronto Star.
Stephen is a reporter/blogger for Climate Progress, a blog published by the Center for American Progress. He writes on clean energy policy, technologies, and finance. Before joining CP, he was an editor/producer with RenewableEnergyWorld.com, where he contributed stories and hosted the Inside Renewable Energy Podcast. He received his B.A. in journalism from Franklin Pierce University.
Suzanne von der Porten is a PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo, a research associate with the Water Policy and Governance Group, and a member of the Action Canada Task Force on Household Debt.
Tara has been a business reporter for the Globe and Mail since 2004, following a brief stint as overnight editor of globeandmail.com. She has been writing for the Globe's business section since the spring of 2007, covering the banking sector during the course of the financial crisis. Prior to that, she worked for the Toronto Star. Perkins has a bachelor of journalism from Ryerson University and a bachelor of commerce from the University of Guelph.
Teddy Roosevelt IV is a managing director at Barclays Capital, currently serving as chairman of the firm’s cleantech initiative. The son of Theodore Roosevelt III and great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, he is chair of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, a co-vice chairman of the Alliance for Climate Protection and a member of the governing council for The Wilderness Society.
Thomas Homer-Dixon holds the Centre for International Governance Innovation Chair of Global Systems at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada, and is a Professor in the Centre for Environment and Business in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo.
He was born in Victoria, British Columbia and received his B.A. in political science from Carleton University in 1980 and his Ph.D. from MIT in international relations and defense and arms control policy in 1989. He then moved to the University of Toronto to lead several research projects studying the links between environmental stress and violence in developing countries. Recently, his research has focused on threats to global security in the 21st century and on how societies adapt to complex economic, ecological, and technological change.
His books include The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization (Knopf, Island Press, 2006), which won the 2006 National Business Book Award, The Ingenuity Gap (Knopf, 2000), which won the 2001 Governor General's Non-fiction Award, and Environment, Scarcity, and Violence (Princeton University Press, 1999), which won the Caldwell Prize of the American Political Science Association.
Watson was most recently a writer for Canadian Business magazine, covering business, finance and economics. He is an award-winning investigative journalist with international venture-capital and investor-relations experience. Watson has also worked at Canada's National Post as a markets reporter, covering the technology, auto and steel industries.
Toby Heaps is the co-founder and president of Corporate Knights Inc. Toby has a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in Economics, with a minor in International Development. From 1997-98, he spent one year in the Belgrade Field Program (LLB in Management Studies) with the London School of Economics and Political Science. He worked for Conflict Resolution Catalysts in Bosnia, and for several international publications and social organizations in the former Yugoslavia including B-92 in Belgrade. He has written for the Financial Times, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and Investors Digest. Toby has experience working on political campaigns, including in 2006 as campaign manager for City of Toronto Councillor A. A. Heaps. Before founding Corporate Knights, Toby was the managing editor of the Mutual Fund Review magazine and Planning for Profits magazine. In 1998, Toby played centre field for Yugoslavia's National Baseball Team.
Tyler Hamilton is the Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Knights Magazine, having previously been a regular contributor to the publication. He is also the author of the clean energy stable blog, "Clean Break," and writes a weekly column of the same name in the Toronto Star that discusses trends, happenings and innovators in the clean technology and green energy market.
Umair Haque is an economist, business blogger and author of TheNew Capitalist Manifesto: Building a Disruptively Better Business. He is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review and director of the Havas Media Lab.
Yasmin Ghahremani is a writer, editor and video producer whose extensive experience in broadcast, print and web video spans four continents. As a journalist, Ghahremani has covered business, technology, science, the environment, lifestyle and travel. She spent five years working for various CNN programs before moving to Hong Kong in 1996 with CNBC Asia. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, Popular Science Australia, Time Asia, CFO, Crain’s New York Business, Variety and others.
Yasmin Glanville is the Founder & CEO of Rethink Sustainability Initiatives (RSI) and CTR Inc, and a passionate business, communication, innovation and sustainability leader, mentor and public speaker. Leah Winter is a sustainability focused researcher and communication specialist; and is actively involved in RSI.
Zoe is a freelance journalist, science writer, and photographer from Toronto, Canada and now based in London, England. She is a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail, where she publishes a column on environmental issues twice monthly. Her work has also been featured in The Toronto Star, This Magazine, Plenty Magazine, The Ecologist, and Shameless. She has been shortlisted twice for the National Magazine Awards