2016 - Education & Thought Leadership

Education & Thought Leadership

Toby Heaps

Publisher, Founder, Corporate Knights
Corporate Knights Team: Toby Heaps & Tyler Hamilton

No one organization has so focused its journalistic lens on environmental performance, CSR, clean tech and all things sustainable than Corporate Knights Magazine, which is delivered to a broad audience across Canada and the United States. Corporate Knight's Best50 list is the Canadian standard by which companies measure their ESG / sustainability performance, and the Global100 list does the same internationally.   These initiatives have led to companies competing - and working harder - to move up the list and continuously better their performance.   CK has been not just a reporter, but a leader in driving awareness and opening Canadians’ minds on the critical importance of Companies taking action on climate change and governance issues. Corporate Knights was named Canadian Magazine of the Year in 2014.

Although only involved the first year, Toby was instrumental in the founding of the Clean50 awards, and is also the driving force behind the Council for Clean Capitalism, a group of CEOs of major Canadian companies who are driving change, and advocated successfully for the creation of green bonds.