Submitted by: GLOBE Series
Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility
Posted: Jun 11, 2007 – 08:00 AM EST
VANCOUVER, B.C.- June 8, 2007 – The GLOBE Foundation of Canada and The Globe and Mail are proud to present the finalists of the 6th annual GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence. These prestigious awards are designed to honour Canadian corporations who have successfully combined the demands of the competitive business world with the need for proactive sustainable strategies to benefit their companies, surrounding communities, and the greater society. The awards will be presented on Wednesday, June 20th, at the EECO 2007 Environment & Energy Conference Closing Gala Luncheon in Toronto, Ontario. Premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty will highlight the awards with the keynote address.
Awards will be presented in four categories: Corporate Competitiveness, Technology Innovation and Application, Sustainable Investment and Banking, and Excellence in Urban Sustainability.
The four finalists for the Corporate Competitiveness Award have demonstrated not only a willingness to enhance their commitment to environmental stewardship but have also fulfilled their goals with a competitive edge, increasing their shareholder value. Nominated are Vancity Group, Teknion Corporation, AMEC (AMEC Americas Ltd.), and past GLOBE Awards finalist Home Depot Canada Inc.
Technology Innovation and Application Award finalists have proven a unique desire to use technology as a viable solution for social and environmental challenges faced in today's society. Finalists Earthcycle Packaging Ltd., Remsoft Inc., and EnviroTower Inc. have used both creativity and resourcefulness to develop and apply innovative technologies to these distinct challenges.
Recognizing those companies that have taken environmental factors into consideration when making key investment strategies, the GLOBE Awards have selected Mercer Investment Consulting, Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, and Yachnin & Associates & Sustainable Investment Group Ltd. As the three finalists in the Capital Markets Award for Sustainable Investment and Banking. Placing capital into sustainable technologies and ventures, these companies have helped pave the way for Canadian entrepreneurs looking to make a difference.
The Excellence in Urban Sustainability Award, intended to honour local governments, private sector companies and associations that have developed and applied exceptional urban sustainability strategies, will be presented this year to one of three finalists: Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (for the Vancouver Transit Centre), HOK (for the Toronto Studio and Office), and Diamond and Schmitt Architects Incorporated (for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology).
Finalists in the 2007 GLOBE Awards will be judged on both their business expertise and environmental ingenuity by a panel of professionals well known in the Canadian corporate community, including Dan Gagnier, Chair, International Institute for Sustainable Development and former Senior Vice President, Corporate and External Affairs, Alcan Inc; Johanne Gelinas, Partner, Enterprise Risk, Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability, Samson Bélair / Deloitte & Touche; Toby A.A. Heaps, President and Editor, Corporate Knights; and Bob Page, TransAlta Professor of Environmental Management & Sustainability, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment & Economy, University of Calgary.
Visit www.theglobeawards.ca for a complete list of the 2007 GLOBE Awards finalists and judges.
About EECO 2007
EECO 2007 is a unique event designed to offer valuable insight on the business of the environment, will bring together over 700 senior corporate and government leaders from across North America. This is the fourth in a series of biennial events organized by the GLOBE Foundation in concert with the Delphi Group. It will be held June 19-20, 2007 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For more information, please visit www.eeco2007.com.
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