Vancouver, Canada – The GLOBE Foundation has assembled a high-profile group of Canadian experts on Business of the Environment to act as the judging panel for the 2012 GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence. The panel has been chosen as the deadline for nominations for the prestigious awards nears – this Friday, January 27th at 5:00pm (PT).
This year's judging panel consists of:
· Mike Harcourt, Former Vancouver Mayor; Former BC Premier; Chairman, QUEST, Victoria, BC
· Denic Leclerc, President & CEO, Écotech Québec, Montreal, QC
· Melanie Nadeau, Senior Manager, Sustainability, Emera, Halifax, NS
· Mark Rudolph, President, justenvironment, Campbellville, ON
· Laura Selanders, Senior Manager, Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability, The Home Depot, Toronto, ON
Each year, the GLOBE Foundation recognizes the commitment of extraordinary Canadian companies and industry groups who have managed to balance competitive business strategies and sustainable development - with the GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence.
The 2012 GLOBE Awards will be presented in the following categories:
The Award forCorporate Environmental Excellence
This award will be presented to a Canadian corporation with a proven record of environmental stewardship that has materially contributed to economic competitiveness through a commitment to environmental excellence that is integrated with a corporate-wide approach to sustainability.
The Award forExcellence in Emerging Technology
This award will be presented to a Canadian company that has made valuable progress in the advancement of current environmental technologies or is on the cutting edge in pursuing new and emerging technologies. It will recognize the technology with the most promising potential to provide the greatest financial return from broad commercial application.
The Award for Technology Innovation and Application
This award will be presented to a company or group of companies that have demonstrated outstanding technical ingenuity in the development and/or application of an innovative technology with a significant environmental application. This technology will have a proven track record through commercialization.
The Award for Excellence in Urban Sustainability
This award will be presented to a local government, private sector company or consortium which has developed and applied outstanding urban sustainability principles.
The Award for Sustainability in Finance
This award will be presented to a North American or global fund manager; commercial, investment and private bank; financial/investment broker; asset management company; venture capital firm; or investment advisor who has developed new portfolios, debt or investment structures & instruments, analytical tools and/or targeted funds for Canadian environmental technology, infrastructure, retail or industrial, or clean energy markets.
The Award for Best Green Retailing Practices
This award will be presented to a company with a retail presence in Canada that has excelled in the execution of end-to-end sustainable practices and has measured improvements of the environmental performance of their retail operations.
NEW - The Next Gen Entrepreneur Award
This award will be presented to a post-secondary student (undergraduate, graduate, college student, trades) or a recent graduate who is within the first 5 years of their career (under 30 years of age), who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, dedication, commitment, innovation, and entrepreneurship with regards to the principles of sustainability (environmental stewardship, social responsibility, economic excellence).
The 2012 GLOBE Awards will be presented in Vancouver on March 16, 2012 during the Closing Luncheon for GLOBE 2012, the international conference and trade fair on the business of the environment.
For more information visit www.theglobeawards.ca.
About the GLOBE Foundation
The GLOBE Foundation is an international consultancy organization in the business of the environment. GLOBE’s expertise lies in project management, event development, and management and consulting in the fields of environment and energy, urban development, and corporate responsibility. The GLOBE Foundation is North America’s longest operating producer of environmental events, having produced the GLOBE series since 1993.
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