2018 - Retail & Consumer Products

Retail & Consumer Products

John Coyne

Vice President, Legal and External Affairs, Unilever Canada

The renaissance man and oft seen face of sustainability in Ontario and beyond, John is a tireless force for good, spreading his leadership and influence far beyond Unilever, including service as a Board member of: Evergreen, Partners in Project Green, Stewardship Ontario and the Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance. He’s a highly regarded member of the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change’s Climate Action Group of 2015 and 2016, and is on the steering committee for the Circular Economy Innovation lab, while simultaneously playing a lead role in bringing comprehensive recycling programs to over 20 million Canadians through expansion of Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs for packaging and printed paper. Beyond these activities, John also oversees the sustainability, legal and external affairs functions at Unilever in Canada.