Pembina Institute recognized for convening businesses around climate action

2020 Clean50 Top Project

TORONTO — The Pembina Institute was honoured today as a recipient of the 2020 Canada’s Clean50 Top Project award for launching the Business Coalition for a Clean Economy (now the Catalyst Business Coalition). The coalition is among 20 projects receiving the award. 

The Business Coalition for a Clean Economy was formed to realize a shared vision of a diversified, low-carbon economy powered by renewable energy, and healthy, resilient communities and ecosystems. The coalition unites companies to champion a clean economy, engage in policy design, and inspire action. Already the coalition has more than 45 members, representing over 13,000 jobs and $4.3 billion in annual revenue.  

Quick facts

  • Arcteryx, Ballard Power, Carbon Engineering, Earnest Ice Cream, Hootsuite, Innergex Renewable Energy, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, MEC, Modo Co-operative, Nature’s Path Foods, Persephone Brewing, and Vancouver Film Studios are among the household brands and sector leaders who are members of the Business Coalition for a Clean Economy.

Quotes

“From concrete to cosmetics, beer to buildings, film to finance, and transportation to tech, leading companies from diverse industries are coming together to champion Canadian climate action. The members of the Business Coalition for a Clean Economy believe that building a sustainable economy, powered by clean energy, is key to ensuring Canada’s future prosperity in a rapidly changing world.” 

— Karen Tam Wu, B.C. regional director, Pembina Institute

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Contact

Stephen Hui
Senior communications lead, Pembina Institute
778-987-7654
Tw: @StephenHui

Background

Website: Learn more about the Business Coalition for a Clean Economy

About the Pembina Institute

The Pembina Institute is a non-profit think-tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. We have offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Ottawa. Learn more: www.pembina.org

About Delta Management Group / Canada’s Clean50

Leading sustainability and clean tech search firm Delta Management Group in 2011 founded, and remains the steward of the Canada’s Clean50 awards.  The awards were created to annually identify, recognize and connect 50 sustainability leaders, 10 Emerging Leaders and Top 20 Projects from every sector of Canadian endeavor. The firm also annually convenes the Clean50 Summit, in order to facilitate understanding, collaboration and innovation in the fight to keep human caused climate impacts below 1.5 degrees.  Learn more: www.clean50.com 

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