Corporate Knights seeks nominations for Canada's Greenest Chief Executive Award

TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Do you know a chief executive officer of a major Canadian corporation who excels at earning profits while preserving the planet? If so, nominate him or her for Corporate Knights' 2015 Greenest Chief Executive Award.

This biennial award was launched in 2013 to recognize a Canadian CEO who shows a genuine commitment to environmental responsibility and improved sustainability performance, and understands the risk of treating sustainability as no more than an exercise in public relations. The winner of 2013's award was Alain Lemaire, who at the time was CEO of Cascades, a manufacturer of green packaging and tissue paper based in Kingsey Falls, Quebec.

Nominations for the 2015 award will be accepted up to March 13 (5 p.m.).

To nominate a CEO, visit and fill out the online nomination form.


To qualify for this award, the CEO's company must have a minimum of $500 million in annual revenue. Once all nominations are received, an internal team at Corporate Knights will create a short list of five finalists based on how nominees perform against four key criteria: greenness of operations; greenness of CEO's pay; green impact beyond the company; and greenness of company products/services (see more detailed explanation on online form).

The final five will be evaluated by a panel of judges — leaders from five of Canada's top environmental groups — who will each cast a vote of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The outcome of this voting determines the overall winner, who will be presented with the award at the Corporate Knights Best 50 Gala on June 2 at Toronto's Art Gallery of Ontario.

SOURCE Corporate Knights Inc.

For further information: Tyler Hamilton, Editor-In-Chief,


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