Friday, June 4, 2010

Social investment group announces lifetime achievement award finalists

The Social Investment Organization has announced the four finalists of the first Canadian SRI Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented to an individual voted by peers to have made an outstanding lifetime contribution to the Canadian SRI industry.

The finalists – chosen through a public nomination process – are:

Peter Chapman
Bill Davis
Moira Hutchinson
Michael Jantzi

Peter Chapman is the executive director of the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE). He has worked for more than 25 years in a number of areas including corporate engagement, ESG research, community investment and public policy.

Bill Davis was a key member of the Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility, which actively campaigned against apartheid in South Africa. After retiring from a long career with the United Church of Canada, Bill worked as an advisor to the NGO Kairos.

Moira Hutchinson was also heavily involved with the Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility, working with the organization for ten years and helping to file 23 shareholder proposals. Moira wrote “The Promotion of Active Shareholdership” in 1996, which helped boost the concept of shareholder engagement, and is a member of the investment committee of the Atkinson Charitable Foundation.

Michael Jantzi is the chief executive of Jantzi-Sustainalytics and the founder of Jantzi Research, one of Canada’s best-known SRI research firms. He’s been working in the SRI field since 1990 and is the co-author of “The 50 Best Ethical Stocks for Canadians.”

Full biographies of the four finalists are available on the SIO website.

SIO members can vote online until Friday, June 11. Conference participants can also vote online or at the Canadian Responsible Investment Conference. The winner will be announced at the conference dinner on June 15.

Who is your choice for this award? Please feel free to comment.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's exciting. Glad to see both Peter and Michael there, it will be a difficult decision. Unfortunately I don't know Moira and Bill. Wish I could be at the conference but I won't be able to make it. BettyAnneCFP (on twitter)