Dr. John D. Wiebe
President and CEO, Globe FoundationFor over twenty years, John has led a personal campaign to engage corporate leaders from around the world in the pursuit of corporate sustainability and clean capitalism. Helming the GLOBE Foundation, he has built conferences and expositions that have brought together over 100,000 participants from around the world, raising the profile of the sustainability conversation.
President and CEO, WWF‑CanadaGerald is President and CEO of WWF-Canada, one of the country's largest environmental organizations. WWF is creating solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive. This includes visionary projects focused on climate and energy, the Arctic and ocean and freshwater conservation. Prior to joining WWF, Gerald was Principal Secretary to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty where he worked directly with the Premier, Cabinet and Public Service to develop, implement and communicate the government's agenda. He was intimately involved in all of the government's significant environmental initiatives, from the Greenbelt and Boreal Forest Conservation Plan to the coal replacement strategy and green economy initiatives. WWF and Gerald have been cited by a number of our corporate honourees for their influence on programs other honourees instituted.
Ed Whittingham, Pembina Team, Executive Director, 2011-Present, Pembina
Marlo Raynolds, Pembina Team, Executive Director, 2004-2010, Pembina
Marlo led Pembina as it became a growing influence on the Canadian energy debate in recent years. When he became Executive Director he focused activities towards improving the way we develop the oil sands, advancing climate change policies and renewable energy, and improving our transportation system. Within those areas Pembina has helped to drive landmark provincial policies like BC's carbon tax and the Ontario Green Energy Act, and municipal policies that have resulted in millions invested in community clean energy projects. Under Ed's new leadership Pembina continues to shift public and private dollars from dirty energy to cleaner energy through its research, advocacy and consulting efforts. To do this they often bring corporate, municipal and environmental NGO players together to jointly advocate for clean energy policies. This approach enabled them to leverage $2 billion of federal investment in renewable energy into another $10 billion, and if current efforts are successful, will allow them to repeat that success in Alberta around electricity and in BC around energy efficiency.