As part of the initial research phase, Canada Conserves lined up an advisory panel to help with providing the focus and expertise in key areas of conservation. This phase is now completed, and we wish to thank our advisors for their support:
Tyler Hamilton is editor-in-chief of Corporate Knights magazine and a business columnist for the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper. Tyler writes a Clean Break blog and a weekly column of the same name that discusses trends, happenings and innovators in the clean technology and green energy market.
Tyler is also the author of Mad Like Tesla: Underdog Inventors and Their Relentless Pursuit of Clean Energy, published by ECW Press.
Business strategist and futurist Jim Harris helps organizations gain strategic advantage. With an uncanny ability to understand and capitalize on how markets and mindsets are moving, Harris has worked internationally for 20 years helping executives successfully identify and respond faster to emerging trends. He is one of North America’s foremost authors and thinkers on change and leadership.
Jim is the author of Blindsided!, a #1 international bestseller, having hit the top spot on the Financial Times of London’s European Edition of Best Business Books. Blindsided! examines why companies and industries are being blindsided, for example how Polaroid went bankrupt and Kodak was shaken by the rapid rise of digital photography or the music industry by digitized music downloading. His new book, A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste, will be published in 2012.
Toby is the president and co-founder of Corporate Knights. He is a current board member of Friends of the Earth Canada and chairman of E3 Canadian Roundtables, a series of roundtables to define a Canadian energy strategy that will catalyse the country’s clean energy superpower potential.
Toby spearheaded the first global ranking of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations in 2005. The rankings are now an annual staple of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and have also been published by Newsweek, BusinessWeek and Forbes.
Peter Love is an experienced and well recognized leader in energy conservation/efficiency and has been a respected environmentalist for over 40 years. He has held senior executive positions with a government agency, non-profit advocacy organizations as well as two highly successful start-up private companies. Over his career, he has played a leading role in thirteen corporate and non-profit boards, serving as Chair of five and President/Executive Director of three. He has also been asked to serve on five Advisory Boards; current appointments include the National Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency, the Commercial Building Energy Initiative Leadership Council, the Greening Greater Toronto Task Force, Rethink Sustainability Initiatives and the Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science.
Peter provides strategic and policy advice on energy issues for companies, governments and utilities with a focus on energy conservation/efficiency. He is currently President of the Energy Services Association of Canada (an organization he helped create), Associate in the Strategic Energy Management practice at Elenchus, a volunteer Cleantech Advisor at MaRS Discovery District and an Adjunct Professor at York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies where he teaches energy/conservation policy courses.
Ken is an independent environmental policy consultant. He carries the honorary title of Executive Director Emeritus, Pollution Probe. He serves as Vice-Chair of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and is a founding member and Vice-Chair of Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST). Ken also sits on the Board of the Pembina Institute and on advisory committees and panels for several industry associations (Canadian Electricity Association, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada). Ken is a past Chairman of the Institute for Environmental Innovation (Tulsa, Oklahoma) and Vice-Chair of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE), as well as a past Executive Director of the Canadian Environmental Advisory Council.
Ken has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Civil Engineering) from the University of Waterloo and a Masters in Business Administration from York University. He has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Environmental Studies by the University of Waterloo and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Thompson Rivers University.
Rosemarie Powell is the founder of BIGonGreen, a community based green social enterprise focused on promoting green jobs, green workplaces and green procurement. In Montreal, she delivered business skills workshops to women promoting the innovative loan circle program and enabling participants to secure micro business loans. While working with the Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre in Toronto, she started the award winning Green Change Project promoting environmental stewardship and green jobs. She is a member of the Good Jobs for All Coalition, the Jane Finch Green Jobs Coalition and the CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice & Democracy at Ryerson University. Rosemarie was recently awarded the YMCA Peace Medallion.