The 2008 Canadian Investment Awards is Proud to Present its Jurors for the Inaugural Green Company Award for Environmental Leadership



    TORONTO, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - The Canadian Investment Awards, Canada's premier
awards program, recognizing excellence in the Financial Services industry,
announced today the final jury roster for the 2008 Green Company Award. This
group will take part in the 1st annual jury process for this award. The winner
will be announced at the Gala event on December 3rd, 2008. For details visit
www.InvestmentAwards.com.
    "I'm excited to work with our Jury members this year in determining the
2008 Green Company Award winner," said Sabine Steinbrecher, President,
Canadian Investment Awards Inc. "We have a senior and experienced group of
jury members with significant environmental and industry experience
representing all areas of the awards criteria. By combining the Canadian
Investment Award's unique judging process with the experience of our jury, we
hope to establish an important Canadian award that's dedicated to the
environment for many years to come and to both recognize the tremendous
initiatives already underway and provide leadership for change overall."
    The Canadian Investment Awards is proud to present the 2008 Jury members
for the Green Company Award:

    PETER LOVE, CHIEF ENERGY CONSERVATION OFFICER, ONTARIO POWER AUTHORITY,
Peter Love was appointed Ontario's first Chief Energy Conservation Officer to
head the Conservation Bureau, a division of the Ontario Power Authority. His
mandate is to provide leadership in electricity conservation and champion a
conservation culture in Ontario. No stranger to the concept of a "cultural
shift" in the Province, early in his career Mr. Love worked as a project
coordinator for Pollution Probe with the team that developed the concept
"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle".

    MARC DUCHESNE, DIRECTOR, CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AND ENVIRONMENT, BELL
CANADA, Marc has been very active in the area of corporate responsibility for
over 10 years during which he has developed Bell's sustainability vision and
strategy and is now responsible to coordinate its implementation. Marc sits on
numerous Boards and advisory committees for sustainability organizations
nationally and internationally.

    PAUL BATES, DEAN, DEGROOTE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT MCMASTER UNIVERSITY,
Paul Bates has been a leader and educator in the Canadian business community
for more than two decades. In March of 2004 he was appointed as the dean of
the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Following service on the boards of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Canadian
Investment Dealers Association, in 2003 Bates was appointed as a part-time
commissioner to the Ontario Securities Commission, the largest securities
commission in Canada. In 2006, Bates has held the president's office at four
major brokerage and investment firms, most recently at the helm of Charles
Schwab Canada (later acquired by Bank of Nova Scotia). In 2002, Bates was
awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal for community service. This commemorative
medal is awarded to Canadians who, over the past 50 years, have helped create
the Canada of today.

    DR. BLAIR FELTMATE, DIRECTOR, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, ONTARIO POWER
GENERATION, Dr. Feltmate is Director of Sustainable Development, Ontario Power
Generation. He sits on various Boards, including: Canadian Expert Delegation
for ISO 26000, Canadian Electricity Association Sustainability Program,
Ontario Energy Association Environment Program, Canadian Energy Efficiency
Alliance and the Research Network for Business Sustainability. He is an
invited member to the New York Academy of Sciences. Dr. Feltmate is the author
of over 60 publications on environmental science and the business case for
sustainable development.

    DR. RON DEMBO, FOUNDER & CEO, ZEROFOOTPRINT, an organization dedicated to
a mass reduction in global environmental impact. Zerofootprint provides
software and services to individuals, governments, universities, and
corporations that measure and manage carbon footprint and engages employees
and citizens worldwide in combating climate change. Dr. Dembo was also the
Founder & CEO of Algorithmics Incorporated, the largest enterprise
risk-management software company in the world, which followed a distinguished
ten-year academic career at Yale University. He has published over sixty
technical papers on finance and mathematical optimization, holds a number of
patents in computational finance, and has co-authored three books including
Everything You Wanted to Know About Offsetting But Were Afraid to Ask.

    JOHANNE GELINAS, DELOITTE & TOUCHE, Johanne Gélinas had a distinguished
public sector career focusing on environmental and sustainable development
issues. Most recently, she served as the Federal Commissioner of the
Environment and Sustainable Development of Canada from 2000 to 2007. Prior to
joining the federal government, Ms. Gélinas served as a Commissioner of the
Province of Quebec's Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement (BAPE).
Ms. Gélinas joined Deloitte in February of 2007 to lead the Montréal office's
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Services.

    JEAN JEROME BAUDRY, FOUNDER AND CEO, CYBERNOMICS, Mr. Baudry holds an
Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from Trinity College at the University of
Toronto, majoring in Economics and Computer Science. He founded Baudry
Cybernomics Corporation in 1993. Mr. Baudry has been designing, implementing
and managing Information Technology Infrastructure and Business systems for
the last 17 years.

    NADA SUTIC, MANAGER, GREEN INITIATIVES, BOMA TORONTO, Nada manages the
BOMA Go Green program for BOMA Toronto, and has built on BOMA Go Green's
strong foundation to increase the number of certifications at the local level
and raise the profile of the program. She has facilitated the progress of the
national program, including the development of additional asset-specific BOMA
Go Green Plus modules to evaluate shopping centres and industrial properties,
while spearheading the development of a major brand marketing and
communications strategy.

    KATE TAYLOR, CO-PRESIDENT, KALEIDOSCOPE MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS,
Kate has over 20 years of creative and strategic marketing talent within the
financial services and technology industries. She has held VP of Marketing
positions at GT Global, AIM and Basis 100 where she spearheaded several
innovative campaigns across Canada and the USA. Kate holds a Bachelor of Fine
Arts from Western, has been on a number of committees including IFIC and is
the current president of the Toronto chapter of the American Marketing
Association.

    SABINE STEINBRECHER, CEO, FOUNDER, CANADIAN INVESTMENT AWARDS
INC./LEARNING LIBRARY INC., Sabine is the CEO and Founder of Learning Library
Inc., an award winning, global education technology company; the Canadian
Investment Awards Inc and Gala; and Co-Publisher and Founder of the Canadian
Investment Guide Magazine.

    For a detailed overview of all the Canadian Investment Awards analysts
and juries, please visit www.InvestmentAwards.com

    
    We are proud to list our many key sponsors and partners:

    Platinum: CGI/Morningstar

    Gold: Canadian Business/MoneySense

    Silver: Broadridge/Fundata Canada Inc./Informco/Investment Executive/
    Learning Library Inc./Satyam Computer Services Ltd.

    Strategic Partners: CCR Solutions/Kaleidoscope Marketing and
    Communications/VAULT Solutions

    Partners: Bullfrog Power/Business News Network/CNW Group/Data on the
    Spot/elemente Magazine/Imagine Canada/Investment Fund Institute of
    Canada/Matrix Search Group/Tiffany & Co./YMCA Investment in Values
    





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts - Sabine Steinbrecher, Canadian
Investment Awards Inc., Tel: (416) 703-8674 x 229, Email:
sabine@investmentawards.com; Kate Taylor, Kaleidoscope Marketing and
Communications Inc., Tel: (416) 785-8558, Email:
ktaylor@kaleidoscoperesults.com

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