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Recent Releases from Corporate Knights

2014 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada Ranking announced

Published Wed, 4 Jun 2014 09:02:54 EST Read More

(TORONTO, Ontario, June 4, 2014) - Corporate Knights today released its Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list, the definitive annual ranking of Canada’s top corporate citizens. The ranking, which is in its 13th year, transparently measures a diverse range of Canadian enterprises on a suite of 12 sustainability metrics, including greenhouse gas productivity, per cent of taxes paid, health and safety performance and pension fund quality. To ensure “apples to apples” comp...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights announces latest additions to its widely followed Global 100 index at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Published Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:14:26 EST Read More

Media Release The Global 100 index has outperformed its benchmark by 3.21% since inception. (Davos, Switzerland, January 22nd, 2014) Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment advisory company, today released the 2014 iteration of its widely-followed Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) index. In its tenth year, the Global 100 index has come to be recognized as the gold standard in corporate sustainabilit...... Click here to read this release



National Magazine Awards Foundation names Corporate Knights “Magazine of the Year” at gala ceremony in Toronto

Published Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:11:22 EST Read More

(Toronto, June 10, 2013) Corporate Knights Inc., the company for clean capitalism, proudly announces that its quarterly business and society magazine Corporate Knights was named Canada’s “Magazine of the Year” at the 2013 National Magazine Awards, held June 7 at The Carlu in Toronto. The mandate of Corporate Knights, which in Canada is distributed through the Globe and Mail, is to shine a light on sustainable businesses and government practices with a mix of ...... Click here to read this release



North America's 2013 Most Sustainable Cities ranking announced

Published Thu, 30 May 2013 08:24:29 EST Read More

(TORONTO, Ontario, May 30, 2013) - Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment research company, today announced its ranking of North America’s Most Sustainable Cities for 2013. Cities were assessed on 28 indicators spanning five categories of sustainability: environmental quality; economic security; governance and empowerment; infrastructure and energy, and social well-being. The supporting research included a survey completed by many of the ranked cities, along with p...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights Announces Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations at World Economic Forum in Davos

Published Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:25:00 EST Read More

Media Release Corporate Knights Announces the ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ at the World Economic Forum in Davos DAVOS, SWITZERLAND (under embargo until 2:01 am EST), January 23rd, 2013 Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment research company, announced today its Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable corporations at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Recently recognized as the world’s mos...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights crée le Conseil du capitalisme durable

Published Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:41:26 EST Read More

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Corporate Knights launches the Council for Clean Capitalism

Published Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:30:54 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, Ontario, September 18, 2012) Corporate Knights is pleased to announce the launch of the new Council for Clean Capitalism, a group of forward-thinking companies who will seek the integration of ‘clean capitalism’ principles into broader economic and social policy. Council members recognize the systemic design flaws in our economy, which, too often, punishes companies who try to take a long-term perspective or do the “right thing”. By advocatin...... Click here to read this release



9th annual Knight Schools Survey released

Published Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:06:12 EST Read More

(Toronto, Sept. 11th 2012) Corporate Knights released the 2012 Annual Knight Schools Survey today, the definitive annual ranking that analyzes how Canadian universities are faring at integrating sustainability into the school experience. The assessment, now in its ninth year, scored Canadian MBA programs, along with undergraduate Engineering programs in the areas of institutional support, student initiatives and course work. The Schulich School of Business at York University earne...... Click here to read this release



2012 Green Provincial Report Card released

Published Fri, 8 Jun 2012 09:31:10 EST Read More

(Toronto, Ontario, June 8th, 2012) Corporate Knights released today its third bi-annual Green Provincial Report Card, with Ontario and British Columbia leading the pack in the race to become Canada’s greenest province or territory. The highest grade in the 2012 report went to Ontario, which received an A-. The province has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 6.5 per cent since 1990, making it the only province to reach Kyoto emission-reduction targets. It also received high ma...... Click here to read this release



11th annual Best 50 Corporate Citizens of Canada 2012 list released

Published Thu, 7 Jun 2012 09:50:40 EST Read More

(Toronto, Ontario, June 7th, 2012) Corporate Knights has released the 11th Annual Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, the definitive annual list of Canada’s top corporate citizens. The leading ranking of Canadian corporate citizenship transparently ranks the relative impact of companies’ carbon, water, waste, and energy use. Other citizenship indicators include pension fund quality, board diversity, ratio of highest-paid executive to average worker pay, and tax dollar generation,...... Click here to read this release



Not all Socially Responsible Mutual Funds are created equal: Survey finds big disparity among socially responsible funds

Published Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:15:40 EST Read More

Press Release TORONTO, February 24, 2012 - Today Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism, unveiled its 2012 Responsible Investing Survey. The results of the ranking, which were released today in the February issue of the magazine, were designed to help investors make an educated judgment on which funds have done the best job of fusing the social, environmental, and financial values they bring to the table. The leading funds were Meritas International...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights releases its 5th Annual Diversity Report, a ranking of ethnic and gender balance in Canada’s boardrooms

Published Mon, 28 Nov 2011 16:29:25 EST Read More

Media Release TORONTO, November 28, 2011 - Today Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism, unveiled the annual corporate ranking of ethnic and gender balance in the boardroom. The survey covered a control group of 120 large Canadian corporations, including all the constituents of the S&P/TSX 60. Statistics Canada estimates that, by 2031, the percentage of the Canadian population belonging to a visible minority group will roughly double to 30 per cent of the gener...... Click here to read this release



Toronto-based clean capitalism media company closes investment round to launch capital markets division

Published Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:51:34 EST Read More

Press Release TORONTO, November 16, 2011 - Corporate Knights Inc, Toronto-based publisher of Corporate Knights magazine, which is distributed as a quarterly insert in the Globe and Mail and Washington Post, announced this morning at the Toronto Stock Exchange market open that it closed an investment round with a prestigious group of investors, led by Vancity Community Capital. This private investment will allow Corporate Knights Inc. to launch a new division, C...... Click here to read this release



All-Canadian Cleantech Index to open Toronto Stock Exchange

Published Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:19:20 EST Read More

Media Advisory TORONTO, November 14, 2011 - This Wednesday (November 16) Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism, will unveil the preeminent list of Canadian public and private cleantech companies, the Cleantech 10™ and Next 10. Corporate Knights has been following cleantech companies since 2007, and highlighting the companies poised to make it big. The CEOs of the Cleantech 10™ and Next 10 will open Toronto Stock Exchang...... Click here to read this release



Paul Martin to receive award for Green GDP vision

Published Wed, 26 Oct 2011 13:20:23 EST Read More

Media Advisory Toronto, ON -- The Right Honourable Paul Martin will be honoured by Corporate Knights, the Canadian magazine for clean capitalism, as a recipient of the Corporate Knights Award of Distinction for his visionary leadership to open the way for Canada’s abundant natural capital wealth to be included in our core economic measurements. The award will be presented at a luncheon in Toronto Thursday afternoon. Mr Martin will be introduced by former World Bank P...... Click here to read this release



The Co-operators Group Tops Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list for 2011

Published Wed, 8 Jun 2011 09:48:11 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, Ontario, June 8, 2011) Corporate Knights has released the 10th Annual Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, the definitive annual list of Canada's top corporate citizens. The leading corporate ranking of Canadian corporate citizenship transparently ranks companies' relative carbon, water, waste, and energy impacts. Other citizenship indicators include pension fund quality, board diversity, ratio of CEO-pay to lowest paid worker, and tax dolla...... Click here to read this release



Danny Williams to receive award for green energy leadership

Published Mon, 6 Jun 2011 13:04:32 EST Read More

Media Advisory Toronto, ON, June 6, 2011 - Danny Williams will be honoured by Corporate Knights, the Canadian magazine for clean capitalism, as a recipient of the Corporate Knights Award of Distinction for his moral courage and unrelenting drive to unleash Canada's energy-super-power potential in a fair and green way. The award will be presented at a Gala dinner in Toronto Tuesday evening. A program of presentations will begin at 7 pm and continue to approximately 9 pm ...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations announced in Davos

Published Sat, 29 Jan 2011 10:55:04 EST Read More

Media Release List of Global 'Good Guys' beating benchmark by substantial margin DAVOS, SWITZERLAND, (embargoed until 2.01 a.m. EST) January 29, 2011 Corporate Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism, announced its seventh annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations in the world. From its inception on February 1 2005, the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations has achieved a total return of 54.95%, outperforming its benchmark (th...... Click here to read this release



All-Canadian Cleantech Index opens Toronto Stock Exchange

Published Wed, 17 Nov 2010 09:59:19 EST Read More

Press Release / Photo and Interview Opportunity Attention News/Business/National/Energy Reporters and Assignment Editors Cleantech 10 ™ list pinpoints the top publicly traded cleantech companies in Canada TORONTO, November 17, 2010 – Today, chief executives from the preeminent list of Canadian public and private cleantech companies, the Cleantech 10™ and Next 10, were pleased to open the Toronto Stock Exchange to celebrate the fourth-annual list. ...... Click here to read this release



All-Canadian Cleantech Index continues to outperform the S&P/TSX Composite

Published Wed, 27 Oct 2010 17:53:05 EST Read More

Press Release Attention News/Business/National/Energy Reporters and Assignment Editors Cleantech 10 ™ list pinpoints the top publicly traded cleantech companies in Canada TORONTO, October 28, 2010 – Today, Corporate Knights Magazine unveiled the preeminent list of Canadian public and private cleantech companies, the Cleantech 10™ and Next 10 . Corporate Knights has been following cleantech companies since 2007 and highlighting the companies poised...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights launches its new website

Published Mon, 13 Sep 2010 13:24:33 EST Read More

Attention: News/Business Reporters and Assignment Editors Corporate Knights launches its new website (Toronto, Ontario, September 13, 2010) Corporate Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism, has launched a brand-new website that optimizes the user experience. The site’s content has been reorganized to make browsing more intuitive and fun, with related content being grouped together and the ability to share each article. Users can also access the magazine’s growing stable ...... Click here to read this release



Mountain Equipment Co-op Tops Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list for 2010

Published Mon, 21 Jun 2010 11:42:32 EST Read More

Attention: News/Business Reporters and Assignment Editors Mountain Equipment Co-op Tops Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list for 2010 (Toronto, Ontario, June 21, 2010) Corporate Knights has released the 9th Annual Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, the definitive annual list of Canada's top corporate citizens. This year, the ranking was enhanced with a transparent assessment of a company's relative carbon, water, waste, and energy impacts, utilizing newly available dat...... Click here to read this release



Maurice Strong, Galen G Weston, Mayor Miller, Elizabeth May to speak at pre-G-20 sustainability summit

Published Mon, 21 Jun 2010 10:52:05 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Business/environment/general editors Maurice Strong, Galen. G Weston, Mayor Miller, Elizabeth May to speak at pre-G-20 sustainability summit TORONTO, Monday, June 21, 2010 - Corporate Knights and the International Institute for Sustainable Development will host Our Common Future 2.0 on Monday at the Design Exchange. It will be chaired by Maurice Strong to tackle the question of what it will take to reconcile the environment and the economy. Key spe...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights Sustainable 100 to open Toronto Stock Exchange Friday, February 11, 2010

Published Thu, 11 Feb 2010 17:10:45 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Photo/News/Business/National/Energy/Assignment Editors Corporate Knights Sustainable 100 to open Toronto Stock Exchange Friday, February 11, 2010 Nine Canadian companies make list of world's 100 most sustainable large cap companies TORONTO, February, 11, 2010 - Tomorrow morning, executives of the nine Canadian companies on Corporate Knights' sixth-annual Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index will open the Toronto S...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights unveils list of Canada's most sustainable cities

Published Wed, 3 Feb 2010 09:13:43 EST Read More

Vancouver tops list of Canada's most sustainable cities Toronto and Yellowknife take top spots in large and small city categories (Toronto ON, Feb. 3, 2010) Vancouver, BC gets a gold medal for its leadership in urban sustainability. The fourth annual Corporate Knights Most Sustainable Cities Ranking recognizes Toronto, ON as first in the Big City category, Vancouver, BC as first in the Medium City category and overall ranking, and Yellowknife, NT as first in the Small Ci...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Announced in Davos

Published Tue, 26 Jan 2010 22:17:27 EST Read More

Media Release Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Announced in Davos Over 70% of top companies on sustainable path a full list of the Global 100 is available by clicking on Download Original Release to the right DAVOS, SWITZERLAND, (embargoed until 12.01 a.m. EST) January 27, 2010 – Corporate Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism, announced its sixth annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations in the world. Th...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights proposes a game-changing solution to shatter the glass ceiling at board and executive levels

Published Wed, 13 Jan 2010 09:59:08 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Attention News/Business/National/Careers/Diversity Reporters and Assignment Editors Corporate Knights proposes a game-changing solution to shatter the glass ceiling at board and executive levels (Toronto, Canada, January 13, 2010) Corporate Knights (CK) has developed a compelling strategy for corporate Canada to make board-level diversity a key plank of its future strategic development, the magazine says in a seminal white paper launched today. "Wit...... Click here to read this release



Canada's biggest polluters slash emissions while economy grows, says Corporate Knights

Published Wed, 16 Dec 2009 10:23:31 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: News/National/Environment/Business Reporters and Assignment Editors Canada's biggest polluters slash emissions Canadian GDP up, carbon pollution down for large emitters (Toronto, Canada, December 16, 2009) Today, Corporate Knights Magazine released a summary of the changes in emissions levels from Canada's top ten biggest greenhouse gas polluters. From 2007 to 2008, the top ten polluters in Canada slashed their greenhouse gas emissions by 9.2...... Click here to read this release



Update to All-Canadian Cleantech Index

Published Fri, 13 Nov 2009 12:14:32 EST Read More

Press Release Attn: News/Business/National/Energy Reporters and Assignment Editors Update to All-Canadian Cleantech Index Cleantech 10 ™ list pinpoints the top publicly traded Cleantech companies in Canada TORONTO, November 13, 2009 -- Transalta Corp. (TSX:TA) has completed its takeover of former Cleantech 10™ constituent Canadian Hydro Developers (formerly TSX:KHD). In response, Corporate Knights and Cleantech Group LLC have named Innergex Renewable Energy In...... Click here to read this release



All-Canadian Cleantech Index opens Toronto Stock Exchange

Published Fri, 23 Oct 2009 10:34:22 EST Read More

Media Release Attention News/Business/National/Energy Reporters and Assignment Editors All-Canadian Cleantech Index opens Toronto Stock Exchange Cleantech 10 ™ list pinpoints the top publicly traded Cleantech companies in Canada - next 10 Cleantech list highlights emerging Cleantech leaders of tomorrow TORONTO, October 23, 2009 - Today, the CEOs of the companies on Corporate Knights' third-annual Cleantech 10™ list and Next 10 Emerging Cleantech Leaders opened...... Click here to read this release



All-Canadian Cleantech Index to open Toronto Stock Exchange

Published Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:08:57 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention News/Business/National/Energy Reporters and Assignment Editors All-Canadian Cleantech Index to open Toronto Stock Exchange Cleantech 10 ™ list pinpoints the top publicly traded Cleantech companies in Canada - next 10 Cleantech list highlights emerging Cleantech leaders of tomorrow TORONTO, October 22, 2009 - Tomorrow morning, the CEOs of the companies on Corporate Knights' third-annual Cleantech 10™ list and Next 10 Emerging Cleantech ...... Click here to read this release



Hydro One Tops Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list for 2009

Published Mon, 22 Jun 2009 08:48:24 EST Read More

Attention: News/Business Reporters and Assignment Editors Hydro One Tops Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list for 2009 New in 2009: Top Foreign Corporate Citizens in Canada (Toronto, Ontario, June 22, 2009) Corporate Knights has released the 8th Annual Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, the definitive annual list of Canada's top corporate citizens. Citizenship indicators include pension fund quality, board and C-suite diversity, CEO-pay fairness, and tax doll...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights Magazine announces Canada’s most sustainable cities

Published Thu, 29 Jan 2009 09:35:56 EST Read More

Attention: News/National/Business Reporters and Assignment Editors Corporate Knights Magazine announces Canada’s most sustainable cities (Toronto, Canada, January 29, 2009) Today, Corporate Knights Magazine unveiled the third-annual Corporate Knights Most Sustainable Cities in Canada list. The comprehensive ranking identifies Canadian cities whose practices leave the smallest environmental footprint possible and create a healthy, thriving population. The top cities in ...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights -Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list unveiled in Davos

Published Wed, 28 Jan 2009 10:39:05 EST Read More

Media Release Corporate Knights -Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list unveiled in Davos (DAVOS, Switzerland, January 28, 2009) Corporate Knights Inc. and Innovest Strategic Value Advisors today announced the fifth annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations in the world. The Global 100 includes companies from 15 countries encompassing all sectors of the economy that were evaluated according to how effectively they manage environmental, social and gove...... Click here to read this release



Results of second all-Canadian Cleantech Index announced

Published Tue, 28 Oct 2008 09:32:13 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: News/Business/National/Energy Reporters and Assignment Editors Results of second all-Canadian Cleantech Index announced Cleantech 10 ™ list pinpoints the top publicly traded Cleantech companies in Canada TORONTO, October 28, 2008 - The second-annual Corporate Knights Cleantech 10™ was released today. The Cleantech 10 and Next 10 Cleantech represent Canada's best publicly held companies in the Cleantech realm, and span a range of sectors fro...... Click here to read this release



Majority of Canadian engineering programs geared toward preaching principles of sustainability

Published Wed, 2 Jul 2008 12:14:33 EST Read More

Majority of Canadian engineering programs geared toward preaching principles of sustainability (Toronto, Canada, July 2, 2008) Today, Corporate Knights Magazine unveils the fifth-annual Knight Schools ranking. The ranking analyzes how Canadian universities fare in integrating sustainability into the school experience. In reviewing engineering programs, the researchers adopted a broad definition of sustainability that encompassed environmental and social concerns. Issues of socia...... Click here to read this release



Corporate Knights names the 50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada

Published Tue, 1 Jul 2008 08:40:18 EST Read More

Attention News/Business Reporters and Assignment Editors: IBM Tops List of 50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada for 2008 (Toronto, Ontario, June 30, 2008) Corporate Knights has released the 7th Annual Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, the definitive annual list of Canada’s top corporate citizens. Citizenship indicators include pension fund quality, diversity, pollution, CEO-pay fairness, and tax dollar generation, as well as sector specific indicators such as renewable e...... Click here to read this release



Canada's most sustainable cities revealed

Published Mon, 11 Feb 2008 14:56:46 EST Read More

Canada's most sustainable cities revealed Saint John, New Brunswick ranks highest in water use while Iqaluit, Nunavut scores lowest on car use (Toronto, Canada, February 11, 2008) Today, Corporate Knights Magazine unveiled the second-annual Corporate Knights Sustainable Cities Ranking list. The comprehensive ranking identifies Canadian cities whose practices leave the smallest environmental footprint possible and create a healthy, thriving population. The top cities in th...... Click here to read this release



'Global 100' lists world's most sustainable companies

Published Tue, 22 Jan 2008 21:49:14 EST Read More

Attention: News, Business and Assignment Editors Corporate Knights 'Global 100' most sustainable corporations announced in Davos DAVOS, SWITZERLAND, January 23, 2008 – Today, Corporate Knights Inc. and Innovest Strategic Value Advisors announced the fourth annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations in the world. The Global 100 includes companies from 17 countries encompassing all sectors of the economy that were evaluated according to how eff...... Click here to read this release



What happens after Bali - Corporate Knights maps a plan

Published Fri, 14 Dec 2007 15:55:41 EST Read More

Media Release Attention: National, Political, Energy, and Assignment Editors Bali Global Climate Protection Compact lays down challenge for rich and poor nations to join battle against global warming (Nusa Dua, Bali, December 14, 2007) Corporate Knights, a Canadian-based sustainable development media and policy company, released an annual trillion-dollar climate protection compact to 120 environment ministers today as the UN climate change talks wrapped up in Bali. "The world ...... Click here to read this release