Elizabeth Alves, CPA, CIA, CFE
It’s fair to say that after leading Cogeco to become the first telecommunications company in Canada with an approved science-based emissions reduction target aligned with a pathway to limit warming to 1.5 degrees, that Elizabeth is literally “the driving force” behind sustainability at the firm: One of her initiatives was the push to drive fleet fuel efficiency and move towards an electric fleet, contributing to a reduction of over 1,700 tCO2e in fleet emissions. She also led the strategy to invest in renewable energy, contributing to a further 4,400 tCO2e savings through the greening of Cogeco’s electricity consumption. Between those two, and other initiatives, by the end of fiscal 2021, Cogeco had achieved a 23% reduction in scope 1 and 2 emissions from the base year of 2019. That’s a pretty clear signal!