Carbon Clean 200™:
Investing in a Clean Energy Future
TOBY HEAPS is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Corporate Knights. He spearheaded the first global ranking of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations in 2005, and in 2007 coined the term “clean capitalism.” He sits on the Ashoka Canada Board and the University of Toronto’s Environment and Finance Committee. Toby has been published in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Globe and Mail. In 1998, he played centerfield for the Yugoslav National Baseball Team.
MICHAEL YOW is director of research of Corporate Knights, responsible for corporate sustainability data integrity and benchmarking. He is the research lead for the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) index, as well as the Sustainable Countries Index and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Global Benchmarking Study.
ANDREW BEHAR is the CEO of As You Sow. Previously, Andrew founded a clean-tech start-up developing innovative fuel cell technologies for grid-scale energy storage. He is a member of the board of the US Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investing (US-SIF), he is on advisory board of Real Impact Tracker and 1-Earth Institute. His book, The Shareholders Action Guide: Unleash Your Hidden Powers to Hold Corporations Accountable was published in November 2016 by Berrett-Koehler.
ABOUT CORPORATE KNIGHTS: Founded in 2002, Corporate Knights seeks to provide information that empowers people to harness markets for a better world. The company has a media and research division, which includes the award-winning business and society magazine Corporate Knights. The research division produces corporate rankings, research reports and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability performance including Cleancapitalist.com and Decarbonizer.co. Its best-known rankings include the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada and the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. In June 2013, Corporate Knights was named Magazine of the Year by Canada’s National Magazine Awards Foundation.
ABOUT AS YOU SOW®: Founded in 1992, As You Sow promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. Our efforts create large-scale systemic change by establishing sustainable and equitable corporate practices. As You Sow was founded on the belief that many environmental and human rights issues can be resolved by increased corporate responsibility. As investor representatives, we communicate directly with corporate executives to collaboratively develop and implement business models that reduce risk, benefit brand reputation, and protect long term shareholder value while simultaneously bringing about positive change for the environment and human rights.
Partners: Benjamin Schulz and CleanTechnica - the #1 cleantech news, reviews, & analysis site in US and the world. CleanTechnica strives to be the most indispensable website on the planet for cleantech news and commentary. We have been covering the cleantech industry obsessively since 2008. Our work has been referenced by the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, MSNBC, Think Progress, Reuters, Scientific American, and plenty of other media outlets. Some of the cleantech industry’s top CEOs, directors, founders, and board members read us regularly. And plenty of “common citizens” are also addicted to our site.
Sponsors: This report was made possible by the generous support of (alphabetically): Arntz Family Foundation, The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment, Firedoll Foundation, The Hanley Foundation, The Libra Foundation, Manaaki Foundation, New Belgium Family Foundation, The Roddenberry Foundation, Roy and Patricia Disney Family Foundation, Singing Field Foundation, and the Shugar Magic Foundation.
Acknowledgements: The Clean200 report was made possible by the contributions of (alphabetically): Jill Courtenay, Danielle Fugere, Alison Kendrick, Edward Melville, John Opet, and Stefanie Spear.