Delta Management Group

Delta Management Group

September 19, 2013 09:00 ET

Canada's Clean50 Sustainability Champions Named

Awards recognize outstanding work in sustainable development and clean tech

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 19, 2013) - A company that turns organic waste into clean energy. A land based fish farm that conserves water and grows fish anywhere. A massive data centre that uses 80% less energy. These are just some of the achievements of the group of individuals named as Canada's Clean50 for 2014, as announced today by Delta Management Group.

Canada's Clean50 celebrates outstanding sustainability achievements across 16 categories, selecting 50 individuals or small teams from about 500 nominations, putting a face on sustainability. The work of these sustainable development and clean tech leaders is making a difference across Canada, and serves as an inspiration to others.

"At a time when some organizations are greenwashing or falling behind in their sustainability efforts, it's important to recognize the many remarkable leaders across Canada who are making progress and making a difference," says Gavin Pitchford, Founder of Canada's Clean50 awards and Chief Talent Officer at Delta Management Group. "We found dozens of great stories across the country. The work done by the Clean50 honourees is truly inspirational."

Canada's Clean50 Top 15 Projects were also named, recognizing outstanding sustainability project work completed by organizations across the country.

Delta is also pleased to announce that sustainability pioneer, Dr. David Suzuki, will be honoured with the first Canada's Clean50 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Clean50 Summit on September 26th in Toronto. Dr. Suzuki has been a huge influence on many present and past Clean50 honourees.

The complete list of Canada's Clean50 honourees and Top 15 Projects for 2014 is below. More detailed information can be found at Canada's Clean50 website: Follow Canada's Clean50 on Twitter @Clean50 and the conversation at #Clean50

About Delta Management Group

Founded in 1992, Delta Management Group is a Toronto-based boutique search firm that connects Canada's best corporate sustainability leaders, advocates, stewards and clean-tech professionals, with leading organizations. For more information visit

(See Canada's Clean50 list and Top 15 Projects below)

Canada's Clean50 honourees for 2014:

Winners from 16 categories (*denotes Clean16 status: those who have had the most impact in each category)


  • Merran Smith, Tides Canada*
  • Cherise Burda, Pembina Institute
  • Brenda Kuecks, Ecotrust Canada
  • Karen Baltgailis, Yukon Conservation Society

Angel Investors:

  • Wal van Lierop, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital *
  • Paul Richardson, Renewal Funds

Building: Design, Real Estate Development:

  • Barbara Ciesla, Jones Lang LaSalle Real Estate Services*
  • Neil Pegram, Morguard
  • Jamie James, Tower Labs & Greg Nevison, Tridel


  • Amanda Pitre-Hayes, City of Vancouver *
  • Cheeying Ho, Whistler Centre for Sustainability
  • Brian Montgomery, City of Hamilton
  • Julia Langer & Tim Stoate, Toronto Atmospheric Fund

Clean Technology:

  • John van Leeuwen, EcoSynthetix*
  • Jason Tratch, EcoLibra Systems
  • David Helliwell, Pulse Energy


  • Cathy Cobey, Meghan Harris, Susan McGeachie & Thibaut Millet, Ernst & Young*
  • Monica Pohlmann, Monica K Pohlmann & Associates
  • Francisca Quinn, Quinn & Associates & Doug Webber, Halsall Associates
  • Jeanette Southwood, Golder Associates


  • Beth Savan, University of Toronto *
  • Gordon McBean, University of Western Ontario
  • Kate Whalen, McMaster University
  • Jim Harris, Strategic Advantage

Financial Services:

  • Karen Clarke-Whistler, TD Bank Group*
  • Jim Johnston & Ula Ubani, BMO Financial Group
  • Kaz Flinn, Scotiabank

Manufacturing & Transportation:

  • Don Gordon, Atlas Block *
  • Derek Stewart, Coast Mountain Bus Company


  • Jeremy Lee, Sustainable Fish Farming Canada*
  • Paul Blanchard, ARTEX Environmental

Public Sector:

  • James Mack, BC Climate Action Secretariat*
  • Sterling Belliveau & Sara Jane Snook, Government of Nova Scotia
  • Geoffrey Waters, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

Renewable Energy Generation:

  • Paul Sellew, Harvest Power*
  • Sherra Zulerons, Mainstream Renewable Power
  • Chris Campbell, Marine Renewables Canada

Research & Development:

  • Jonathan Webster, EnvAerospace*
  • Donald Smith, BioFuelNet
  • Nikhil Gunari & Gilbert Walker, SYLLETA

Retail & Consumer Products

  • David Labistour, Mountain Equipment Co-op*
  • Pete Gibel & Leigh Pearson, Staples Canada
  • Tim Faveri, Tim Hortons
  • Michael Buna & Andy Ellis, Walmart Canada

Technology, Telecommunications, Communications & Media

  • Lloyd Switzer, TELUS*
  • Andrea Goertz, TELUS
  • Ron Dembo, Zerofootprint

Traditional Energy Generation

  • Bryce Conrad, Hydro Ottawa Holding*
  • Peter Love, Love Energy Consultants
  • Travis Ritchie, Yukon Energy

Canada's Clean50 Top 15 Projects: (in alphabetical order)

  1. Bioindustrial Innovation Centre
  2. City of Markham
  3. City of Surrey
  4. City of Waterloo
  5. Enviro-Stewards / Tim Hortons
  6. First Capital Realty
  7. Harvest Power's Energy Garden
  8. HP & The Lavergne Group
  9. Oxford Properties and Zerofootprint
  10. Pulse Energy and SES Consulting
  11. Real Property Association of Canada
  12. TELUS Data Centre, Quebec
  13. Toronto Transit Alliance 1% Solution Campaign
  14. Tree Canada's National Tree Day
  15. Waterfront Toronto

For more information, or to vote for your favourite Clean50 Top 15 Project please visit:

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