Countdown is on to February 29, 2012 showcase event
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada President and CEO
Shelley Broader today announced the CEO panel that will judge the
Walmart Green Student Challenge.
The panel, who will judge the five semi-finalist submissions in-person
at the TMX Broadcast Centre in Toronto on February 29, 2012, are:
Shelley Broader, President and CEO, Walmart Canada
John Guarino, President, Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada
John LeBoutillier, President, Unilever Canada
Michael McCain, President and CEO, Maple Leaf Foods
Peter Robinson, CEO, The David Suzuki Foundation
"The calibre of this panel of Canadian leaders speaks to the critical
importance of driving the business case for sustainability," said
Broader. "Sustainability makes good business sense and we are eager to
see what the next generation of leaders has in store."
The Walmart Green Student Challenge is encouraging the next generation
of leaders to develop proposals that are good for the environment and
for business for a chance to win a portion of $100,000. Submissions
will be judged on three criteria: ease of implementation, originality,
and potential economic, social and environmental benefits.
Five semi-finalists will present to and be questioned by the CEO panel
as part of the final round of judging at the TMX Broadcast Centre in
Toronto on February 29, 2012.
"Holding this event in the financial district will expose the students
to the heart of Canada's capital markets, while demonstrating that
Canadian business needs to be focused more than ever on
sustainability," said Broader. "We are looking forward to seeing even
more creative, realistic and simple solutions that will change the
Walmart Canada has been driving leadership in sustainability since 2006
and has a commitment to be supplied 100% by renewable energy, to create
zero waste and to sell products that sustain people and the
environment. It has worked with NGOs, suppliers, competitors,
governments and its associates to share sustainable business ideas and
is now seeking to actively engage the next wave of business leaders --
Full contest details are available at www.sharegreen.ca/student.
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of 329 stores, employing 85,000
Canadians, and serving more than one million customers each day. The
company's vision is to demonstrate environmental leadership by reducing
the ecological impact of its operations through company-wide programs
focused on waste, energy and products, as well as outreach programs
that preserve and enhance local environments. Visit www.walmartcsr.ca for more company information or follow Walmart Canada on Twitter at www.twitter.com/walmartcanada.
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