2013 - Consulting


Michael Gerbis

CEO, Delphi

Mike leads a 20-person team at Delphi in delivering transformational projects that have significantly lowered the environmental impact (GHGs, toxics, waste) of Canadian business -more than 150 organizations over the past two years, including 27 of Canada’s top 100 firms. Recently, Mike helped an international transportation company implement a comprehensive sustainability program (full employee engagement, effective waste reduction and carbon management programs) and guided a renowned post-secondary institution to becoming one of the first in North America to launch a comprehensive climate-change action plan. Mike devotes significant personal time to The Climate Reality Project and The Emerging Leaders Forum. Combined, these organizations engage over 450,000 people to reduce GHG emissions and implement sustainability initiatives in their communities.


Commitments for 2013: In September 2012 at the Clean50 Summit, most attendees made public commitments for things they would do to "further sustainability" over the next 12 months. Gerbis's commitments were:

- I will commit to collaborating with at least one other Clean50 member across disciplines
- I will host a Clean50 event at which 50% of the attendees are skeptics
- I will build sustainable innovation partnership
- I will make the business case

In Addition: Honourees identified good ideas they liked and would do their best to support. Gerbis's "Likes" were:

- I will help to define a mission statement for the Clean50
- I will volunteer on the board of a sustainability-focused organization
- I will attend three high school science classes to present a crash course on sustainability
- I will mentor 1-2 individuals on sustainable development
- I am going to lead by example
- Increase/enhance engagement of all stakeholders
- I will Buy an electric car within five years
- I will convene power brokers (CEO , NGO , Unions Industry associations) by diversity / industry & then aggregate, educate, identify influencers, turn into advocates / leaders;