Once a year, Canada’s top corporate citizens gather for the Corporate Knights gala in Toronto. Last week, the CEO of The Co-operators rose to receive Corporate Knights’ award as 2019’s Best Corporate Citizen and challenged those in the room use their collective influence to take on the climate crisis. Here is an except from his speech.
Good evening, everyone. I am honoured to stand before all of you today to receive this recognition on behalf of The Co-operators and our stakeholders. I am joined tonight by many people who work hard everyday to contribute to this achievement.
In a room
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Corporate Knights Inc. (CK) includes the award-winning business and society magazine Corporate Knights, as well as a CSR research division which produces corporate sustainability rankings, research reports and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability performance. 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. » Read more from this author