Final presentation to CEO panel webcast live on Feb. 29
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada today announced the
five semi-finalists who will compete in front of a panel of top
Canadian CEOs for $100,000 in prize money.
Shelley Broader, president and CEO of Walmart Canada said the quality of
the 81 submissions received should make for an exciting contest. "We
are thrilled to have this level of interest from across Canada and to
have five excellent semi-finalists to present to our CEO panel."
On September 20, 2011 Walmart Canada invited post-secondary students to
participate in the Walmart Green Student Challenge to submit ideas for
more sustainable business practices that also deliver to the bottom
line. The semi-finalists will travel to Toronto on February 29, 2012 to
present their ideas at the TMX Broadcast Centre to a panel of Canada's
"The Walmart Green Student Challenge is all about engaging the next wave
of business leaders," said Broader. "I am very impressed with the
caliber of submissions we have received. It is clear that the students
understand the importance of imbedding business sustainability into the
core of a company's operations."
Broader said that the submissions received from coast-to-coast were
reviewed by an evaluation panel of six sustainable business specialists
from the five CEO panel companies. The five semi-finalist submissions
were chosen for their creativity, ease of implementation and potential
The five semi-finalist teams, from west to east, are:
Peter Waugh, Laura Higgins, Brian Eshpeter and Carolyn Nalder -
University of Calgary
Mark Desjardine - University of Western Ontario
Arthur Yip, Jake Yeung and Alan Thai - University of Waterloo
Hassan Valiji - York University
Stephanie MacLean, Kurt Boone, Andrew Weatherbee and Omar Hassan - Cape
Walmart Canada has been a leader in business sustainability since 2006
and has a commitment to be supplied 100 per cent 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 --
"Semi-finalists will have just a few minutes to convince the panel that
their idea is the best," said Broader of the contest finale at the TMX
in downtown Toronto on February 29. "It should be a good show."
Full contest details and information about the live webcast are
available at www.sharegreen.ca/student.
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of 333 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.
SOURCE WAL-MART CANADA CORP.
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