Congratulations to Canada’s Clean50 Award winners!

Clean50 Award Winners

Every year, the Clean50 Awards—organized by the Delta Management Group—recognize those people driving forward innovation in sustainable business in Canada. Executives and emerging leaders crossing industries, academia and government who have made outstanding contributions to clean capitalism are recognized for accomplishments made in the previous two years.

The Clean50 are nominated in one of 16 categories; leaders in each of the categories are then made part of the distinguished Clean16. Up and comers under the age of 35 are recognized with the Clean50 Emerging Leader Awards.

This year’s Clean50/Clean16 and Emerging Leader Award recipients include those from the bullfrogpowered community—including Bullfrog Power’s own CEO, Ron Seftel. Congratulations to all recipients!


Ron Seftel

Ron Seftel, Clean16/Clean50 Recipient
CEO, Bullfrog Power

Bullfrogpowering their energy has allowed thousands of businesses and individuals across Canada to displace over 1,530,000 tonnes of CO2e since 2005. Recently, with Ron as CEO, Bullfrog launched a green transportation fuel choice—a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels that is sourced from waste oil that has now displaced a million litres of gasoline. The company also expanded its Community Renewable Projects Program to partner with 140 communities across the country.


Steve Beauchesne

Steve Beauchesne, Clean16/Clean50 Recipient
CEO and Co-Founder, Beau’s Brewing Co.
(a Bullfrog Power customer)

At six million litres of beer annually, Beau’s is Canada’s largest organic independent brewery—and also the first Canadian brewery to choose 100% green natural gas in addition to 100% green electricity with Bullfrog Power. Since 2014, Beau’s has reduced its CO2 emissions footprint by more than 2,100 tonnes of CO2.


 

Julia-Maria Becker

Julia-Maria Becker, Emerging Leader Recipient
Director, Clean Economy, Pembina Institute
(a Bullfrog Power partner and customer)

Julia is a master connector and leading voice for climate action in Alberta, advancing the discussion around energy efficiency and clean energy. She created the New Energy Economy project, a web-based map highlighting low-carbon projects across Alberta.


Maia Becker

Maia Becker, Clean50 Recipient
Director, Environmental and Social Risk Policy, Royal Bank of Canada
(a Bullfrog Power customer)

Maia leads RBC’s efforts to identify, assess and mitigate climate-related risks that may have an impact on the bank. She also works to create greater awareness of climate-related risks, including speaking publicly on behalf of RBC and drafting publications, such as RBC’s Climate Change Position and Disclosure Statement (2017), which was the first such disclosure in Canada.


Peter McArthur

Peter McArthur, Clean50 Recipient
Senior Account Manager, ICT and Cleantech, Royal Bank of Canada
(a Bullfrog Power customer)

As the cleantech expert at Canada’s largest bank, Peter manages the banking for 30 different cleantech companies across Canada, and has advocated tirelessly both within and outside the bank for the sector. He helped the bank extend new loans totaling $43 million to 11 cleantech companies over the past two years.


Miranda Fuller

Miranda Fuller, Clean50 Recipient
Executive Director, Oxford Community Energy Cooperative
(a Bullfrog Power community project)

Miranda was part of the project management team who took Gunn’s Hill 18MW, 10 turbine Wind Farm over the finish line—demonstrating the effectiveness of community owned renewables generation and the cooperative model. Bullfrog Power has long been a proud supporter of this project, providing financial support right from the early stages of development.


 Kristi Soomer

Kristi Soomer, Clean50 Recipient
CEO, Encircled Inc.
(a Bullfrog Power customer)

Manufacturing locally ensures fair wages, high quality, good working conditions, as well as fewer emissions from transportation. Kristi’s business, Encircled, also responsibly recycles any scrap fabric that cannot be upcycled through a textile recycling bin in Toronto.


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