September 22, 2017

Recognizing Canadian Leaders in Sustainability

Monique Parker  - Founder & CEO of Wallis Evera, 2018 Clean50 Award Winner

Monique Helbig (Founder & CEO of Wallis Evera, 2018 Clean50 Award Winner)

Canada's Annual Clean50 Awards have just been announced and we are so proud that our Founder & CEO, Monique Helbig, has been named to the 2018 list of Clean50 Honourees for her work in sustainable fashion.

“Canada’s Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization to recognize those 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past 2 years,” says Gavin Pitchford, CEO, Delta Management Group, who steward the awards.

“Delta's criteria in determining Honourees is to carefully consider actual measurable accomplishments, demonstrated innovation, collaboration with other organizations, and the power of the Honouree’s contribution to inspire other Canadians to take similar action.”

Monique Helbig was chosen after rigourous screening and research by Delta Management, with advice from internal researchers and external advisors, and was among Honourees  selected from an initial pool of approximately 600 well qualified nominees.”

“The Clean50 come from such a broad array of backgrounds, such that only a few individuals are able to be recognized within any given category.  To receive a Clean50 award is truly indicative of both industry and personal leadership in the manufacturing category.”

“The process to narrow down to just 50 Honourees this year was extremely difficult," says Pitchford. The great news is that there are many wonderful and committed leaders in organizations across Canada, working in many different fields, who are concerned about the course of Canada’s future if we don’t all take action quickly. These individuals are rarely waiting for regulations to drive their organizations forward – but are leading by example and strategically harnessing sustainability as a force for innovation within their organizations.  The individuals we chose for the Clean50 this year are true leaders, and should be an inspiration for all Canadians.”

Monique will be joining past and current Honourees to participate in the Clean50 Summit, taking place at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) Clubhouse on Toronto Island on Thursday, September 28th. 

Monique Parker  - Founder & CEO of Wallis Evera, 2018 Clean50 Award Winner

Photos by Anthony Goto