The Green List: Green business

Green Business is building our new enviro-friendly economy. These eco-business are part of our Green List, compiled by Green Living Magazine.

Godo Stoyke (The Carbon-Fighter)
Through his company, Carbon Busters, founded in 1992, has helped clients in North American and Europe save around 55 million kg of greenhouse gases and over $20-million. His latest book is The Carbon Buster's Home Energy Handbook. Read more about Godo Stoyke and Carbon Busters.

  • Mark Anielski (The Economist)
    Albertan economist who is pioneering Genuine Progress Indicators, based on building an economy aligned with quality-of-life values. Author of The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth. Currently advising the Chinese government on greening its GDP.
  • Peter Busby (The Architect)
    Managing director at the architectural firm Busby Perkins + Will, one of the greenest in Canada. The company is the main architectural firm behind Victoria's Dockside Green, which is aiming for LEED Platinum certification, not to mention Calgary's The Vento Residences, North America's First LEED Platinum multi-family residential building.
  • Andrew Heintzman and Michael de Pencier (The Investors)
    Launched Investeco Capital Corp., Canada's first environmental investment-management company, in 2003. Their focus on the environmental sector has led to support of many leading green companies, including Bullfrog Power, Organic Meadow, Triton Logging Inc., EnerWorks and Schneider Power.
  • Michael Jantzi (The Researcher)
    Jantzi Research Inc. developed the Canadian Social Investment Database, the first of its kind in the country to follow the environmental, social and governance performance of Canadian companies.
  • Dr. Matthew Kiernan (The Innovestor)
    Founder and chief executive of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors Inc., a global environmental and social-investment research advisory firm. Previously directed the Business Council for Sustainable Development. Innovest is also responsible for authoring the 2007 Carbon Disclosure Project Report.
  • Carol Newell and Joel Solomon (The Social Entrepreneurs)
    Founded Renewal Partners in 1993. Dedicated to locating, linking, inspiring and supporting a network of entrepreneurial businesses that have a strong social purpose and that work towards a long-term, conservation-centred economy in B.C.
  • Nicholas Parker (The Clean Techie)
    Co-founder and chairman of the Cleantech Group, which encourages investment in and helps to define the rapidly developing clean-tech sector. The Cleantech network includes 1,300 affiliate members with over $3-trillion in assets under management.
  • Vicky Sharpe (The Clean-Tech Funder)
    President and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, which helps support clean-technology projects worth an overall $1-billion.
  • Read more about green Canadians:
    Green players
    Deep Greens
    Media green
    Baby Greens
    The Originals
  • Jordy Gold, a sustainability consultant, created the Green List with additional research from Lee Schnaiberg, an environmental consultant.