Andrew Bowerbank

Global Director, Sustainable Building Services, EllisDon Corporation

After launching the Low Carbon Agenda for EllisDon, Andrew was a key instigator in brokering an industry led partnership. The Carbon Impact Initiative was formed in support of Canada's COP21 commitments, and includes partners BASF, WSP, Cement Association of Canada, Cricket Energy, Enbridge and Cisco, and this past February, Andrew brought seventy senior industry executives together to discuss how these Canadian industries can work with regulators to transform the market into a low-carbon economy. The seven partners then developed the Industry Response Strategy focused on Net-Zero Energy buildings, carbon accounting for buildings, adoption of clean technology and incentives for low-carbon building.

Candice Luck

Director, Strategy & Programs, buildABILITY Corporation

“Net zero homes” are homes that, over the course of a year, generate as much energy as the occupants consume. As the project leader on an over $4 million initiative that doubled the number of net zero energy homes built in Canada, Candice persuaded and brought on board a team of leading edge builders and consultants to participate in the construction of 26 net zero homes in 5 different net zero energy communities across Canada. Recognizing the value to others in the learnings from the project, she then directed and produced a mini-documentary series capturing each partner's 'Net Zero Story.'

Jeanne Medland

Director, Sustainability, KingSett Capital

In the 2 years since Jeanne developed KingSett's approach to corporate sustainability, it has yielded serious results: a year-to-date energy reduction of over 15%, a 24% decrease in water use and increased waste diversion rates of 7.5% across the portfolio, achieving energy cost reductions of over $1M in 2015 alone. The company achieved a GRESB Green Star ranking, published two Corporate Annual Sustainability Reports and has increased green building certifications within the portfolio by over 30%. In addition, Jeanne has been actively involved with the development team to ensure sound "green design", and with the acquisition team to conduct energy audits before buying new properties.

Philip Gillin

Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Canadian Property Investments, Sun Life Financial

With more than 100 buildings in the Canadian Real Estate portfolio having received LEED or BOMA BESt certification, and some have received both certifications, Phil continues to pursue a strategy of owning real estate assets that have a sustainable footprint. In 2015, more than 300,000 square feet of new construction in the portfolio was awarded LEED certification, and several additional projects underway--totalling more than one million square feet--are targeting LEED certification. The market-based greenhouse gas emissions intensity of the portfolio decreased 11% from 2011 to 2015. Phil also chairs Sun Life Financial’s International Sustainability Council, promoting a vision of operationalizing sustainability across the enterprise. Consistent with that vision, as of December 31, 2015, all major corporate sites in Canada are LEED certified buildings. Phil was also a key influencer in the adoption of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, which led to the implementation of formal consideration of environmental, social and governance issues in all new asset purchase recommendations and annual reviews across all asset classes. Phil is also a member of the Company's Climate Change Investment Team, and an active participant in the Corporate Knights Council for Clean Capitalism.