Toby Heaps

Toby is the president and co-founder of Corporate Knights. He is a current board member of Friends of the Earth Canada and chairman of E3 Canadian Roundtables, a series of roundtables to define a Canadian energy strategy that will catalyze the country’s clean energy superpower potential. He spearheaded the first global ranking of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations in 2005. The rankings are now an annual staple of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and have also been published by Newsweek, BusinessWeek and Forbes. In 2008, Toby served as press secretary to Ralph Nader. Toby is a regular contributor to public debates in Canada and beyond about public policy and business responsibility, particularly related to environmental and developmental challenges. He authored a policy manifesto on how Canada could meet its Kyoto obligations and founded Option 13, a campaign for just global climate policies in the post-2012 era. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at McGill University in economics, with a minor in international development, Toby spent 1997-98 in the Belgrade Field Program (LLB in Management Studies) at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has been published in the Globe and Mail, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Toronto Star, and is a regular guest speaker on CBC. Toby is committed to cleaning up capitalism with practical tools, intelligence, and insights so that markets work to make the world a better place.