Smart Prosperity

#NewThinking is good
for the environment
and the economy.

We received an outpouring of interest after 60+ CEOs & leaders sent an open letter to First Ministers on Nov. 24. Now you can add your organization's name to the list!

Signatories* & Supporters


Elyse Allan, President and CEO, GE Canada*

Keith Ambachtsheer, President, KPA Advisory Services Ltd.

Colin Andersen, Chair, Energy Council of Canada

Amir Azhari, President, AOMS Technologies

Adriaan Bakker, President and CEO, VanadiumCorp

Kathy Bardswick, CEO, The Co-operators*

Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey and Company*

Ross Beaty, Chairman, Pan American Silver Corp; Executive Chairman, Alterra Power Corp*

Léopold Beaulieu, CEO, Fondaction CSN*

Tzeporah Berman, Adjunct Professor, York University; Co-Chair Oil Sands Advisory Group*

Sophie Brochu, President and CEO, Gaz Métro*

Amanda Brulé, Director, Solar Scotia Energy Inc.

Chris Buckley, President, Ontario Federation of Labour*

Graham Campbell, President, Energy Council of Canada

Andrew Cardozo, President, Pearson Centre

Paul Cassel, President, Up Marketing

Vincent Chornet, President and CEO, Enerkem*

Guy Cormier, President and CEO, Desjardins Group*

John Coyne, Vice-President, Legal and External Affairs, Unilever Canada Inc.*

Michael Crothers, President and Canada Country Chair, Shell Canada*

Peter Darlington, President, Solar Homes Inc

Arlene Dickinson, CEO, Venture Communications*

William Downe, CEO, BMO Financial Group*

Philippe Dunsky, President, Dunsky Energy Consulting

Marie-Pascale Duvieusart, Consultante, MP conseil 

Stewart Elgie, Professor, University of Ottawa; co-Chair, Smart Prosperity*

Dr. Blair Feltmate, Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo

Brian Ferguson, President and CEO, Cenovus Energy*

Mark Fisher, President and CEO, Council of the Great Lakes Region

Phil Fontaine, Former National Chief, Assembly of First Nations*

Pierre Gaudet, President and CEO, Smart EV Mobility Inc.

Pierre Gratton, President and CEO, Mining Association of Canada*

Steven Guilbeault, Cofounder and Senior Director, Equiterre*

Eric Hamdic, Operations, R&D, GreenShield Concrete

Robert Hardt, President and CEO, Siemens Canada*

Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, Linamar Corporation*

Christine Heap, Administration Director, Nova Solar Capital Inc

Toby Heaps, CEO, Corporate Knights*

Michael Hebert, Partner, Beament Hebert Nicholson

Gordon Hicks, President & CEO Americas, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions*

Robert Hornung, President, Canadian Wind Energy Association*

Jean-Francois Huc, President and CEO, BioAmber*

David Hughes, President & CEO, The Natural Step Canada*

Jacob Irving, President, Canadian Hydropower Association*

Gervais Jacques, Executive Director, Atlantic Operations, Aluminium, Rio Tinto*

Hector Jacques, Chairman, LED Roadway Lighting*

Anuraga Jain, CEO, EcoSolar Solutions

John Kearns, CEO, NEI Investments

Michael Keating, Founder, The Sustainability Report

Greg Kiessling, President, UpCapital Ltd.*

David Labistour, CEO, Mountain Equipment Co-op*

Deirdre Laframboise, Executive Director, Canadian Climate Forum

Alain Lemaire, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Cascades*  

Monique F. Leroux, President of the international Co-operative Alliance and chair of the board of Investissement Québec*

Donald R. Lindsay, President and CEO, Teck Resources Limited*

Charles Loewen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Loewen Windows*

Jim Lopez, President and CEO, Tembec*

John Lounds, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy of Canada*

Ian MacGregor, Chairman and CEO, North West Refining Inc.*

The Honourable John Manley, President and CEO, Business Council of Canada*

Clifford Maynes, Executive Director, Green Communities Canada

Bill McFarland, CEO and Senior Partner, PwC Canada*

Sean McKay, President and CEO, Composites Innovation Centre Manitoba Inc.*

Michael McSweeney, President and CEO, Cement Association of Canada*

Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder and Managing Partner, Cycle Capital Management*

Grant Mitchell, President and CEO, Westcanbulk Transport Ltd.

Lorraine Mitchelmore, co-Chair, Smart Prosperity; former President and Canada Country Chair, Shell Canada*

David Miller, President and CEO, WWF – Canada; Former Mayor, City of Toronto*

Dr. Kate Moran, President and CEO, Ocean Networks Canada

Mike Morrice, Executive Director, Sustainability CoLab

Thomas Mueller, President and CEO, Canada Green Building Council

Angela Nagy, CEO, GreenStep Solutions Inc.; Former Kelowna City Councillor

Joe Nemeth, President and CEO, Catalyst Paper Corporation*

Ken Neumann, Canadian National Director, United Steelworkers*

Derek Nighbor, CEO, Forests Products Association of Canada*

Robert Niven, Founder and CEO, CarbonCure Technologies*

Elisa Obermann, Executive Director, Marine Renewables Canada

Nathalie Pilon, President, ABB in Canada

Merrell-Ann Phare, Founding Executive Director, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources*

Paul Rak, President, VeriForm Inc.

John Risley, Co-Founder, Chairman and President, Clearwater Fine Foods*

Peter Robinson, CEO, David Suzuki Foundation*

Louis Roy, President, Optel Group

Ron Seftel, CEO, Bullfrog Power*

Vicky Sharpe, Founding President and CEO, Sustainable Development Technology Canada*

Robert Shirkey, Executive Director, Our Horizon

Jean Simard, President, Aluminum Association of Canada; co-Founder and Director, SWITCH*

Scott Skinner, Executive Director, Clean Foundation*

Merran Smith, Executive Director, Clean Energy Canada*

Rick Smith, Executive Director, Broadbent Institute*

Albi Sole, Executive Director, Outdoor Council of Canada/Conseil canadien de plein air

John Stackhouse, Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO, Royal Bank of Canada*

John Stonier, CEO, VeloMetro Mobility Inc.

David Swan, CEO, eco-Options Energy Cooperative

Kali Taylor, Founding Executive Director, Student Energy*

Laurie Thomson, Chair, Chisholm Thomson Family Foundation

Arlene Tober, President, Sweet Spot Consulting

Ilse Treunicht, CEO, MaRS Discovery District*

Steve Valdes, CMO - Chief Mowing Operator, Little Green Mowing Company

Scott Vaughan, President and CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development*

Annette Verschuren, CEO, NRStor; co-Chair, Smart Prosperity*

Galen Weston, President and Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies Ltd.*

Ed Whittingham, Executive Director, Pembina Institute*

Steve Williams, President and CEO, Suncor*

Mike Wilson, Executive Director, Smart Prosperity Institute*

Rodney Wilts, Partner, Windmill Developments

Mary Ann Yule, President and CEO, HP Canada*

Julia Zeeman, President, Sustainability Ontario Community Energy Cooperative

Laura Zizzo, Founder and CEO, Zizzo Strategy Inc.