Emerging Leaders
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Ruth Legg

Manager, Sustainability, HSBC Bank Canada

Effective employee engagement isn’t easy, but Ruth makes it look that way, getting a third of HSBC Bank Canada’s employees – over 2,000 – meaningfully involved in environmental and social programs in the last two years. Employees stepped up as volunteers, citizen scientists, donors and sustainability leaders in their communities across the country. A total of 44% contributed to the United Way, raising over $750,000 last year, and increasing participation. Ruth also manages the global HSBC Water Programme in Canada, as well as engages HSBC executives Canada-wide as champions, driving sustainability across all areas of the business.