Canada’s Ocean Supercluster CEO Kendra MacDonald named a top sustainability leader in 2022 Clean50 Awards

MacDonald recognized as category leader for Investors and Ecosystem Support

(Toronto, ON) Today, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster CEO Kendra MacDonald was named one of Canada’s top sustainability leaders for the Clean50 Awards. From more than 1,000 nominees across the country, MacDonald has also been named category leader for Investors and Ecosystem Support as a part of this year’s Clean50 Awards.

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 two years. MacDonald says she is excited to share this recognition with other Canadian leaders who are committed to creating sustainable growth opportunities that also help contribute to the path to net-zero. “While it’s my name on the award and that is a great honour, this is truly representative of how the Ocean Supercluster network collectively is changing the way ocean business is done.”

“The sustainable development of our ocean economy is one of the most important opportunities of our time, and the work of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster and its almost 450 members is a testament to what we can achieve when we work together,” said Kendra MacDonald. “We know the ocean is at the forefront in the fight against climate change and it’s the incredible innovation and Canadian made ocean solutions that are not only tackling some of these global challenges but also creating exciting new companies, jobs, and opportunities from coast-to-coast-to-coast.”

Successfully building a network of 450 cross-sectoral collaborators and investors and leading almost $300 million in investment into more than 50 blue technology projects across Canada over the past two years was among the reasons why MacDonald was awarded the recognition.

“The 2022 Clean16 are truly the leaders of the leaders in sustainability in Canada. The competition for the top spot this year in every instance left us with a record number of great choices – and to be selected from amongst such a strong group of peers is truly a testament to the contribution Kendra MacDonald has made to helping make Canada more sustainable for all Canadians,” said Gavin Pitchford, CEO of Delta Management Group.

The purpose of Clean50 Awards is to identify, recognize and connect sustainability leaders from across Canada. Clean50 believes a solution for climate change will take input from every sector of Canadian life, and that cross-sector collaboration will be critical to achieving any measurable success. The Clean50 Awards Summit was created to accelerate this process.

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About Delta Management Group / Canada’s Clean50:
Leading ESG, sustainability and clean tech search firm Delta Management Group founded, and remains the steward of the Canada’s Clean50 awards, created in 2011 to annually identify, recognize and connect 50 sustainability leaders from every sector of Canadian endeavor, in order to facilitate understanding, collaboration and innovation in the fight to keep climate change impacts below 1.5 degrees C.  Ancillary awards also recognize 20 Emerging Leaders and the Top Sustainability Projects of the year, as well as bestow Lifetime Achievement designations.

About OSC
Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is a pan-Canadian, industry-led transformative supercluster focused on tackling some of the biggest challenges across ocean sectors through a collaborative program designed to accelerate the development and commercialization of sustainable, globally-relevant solutions, while also building a highly-capable, inclusive workforce. The Ocean Supercluster has approved 56 projects to date with a total value of more than $290M which will deliver more than 100 new made-in-Canada ocean products, processes, and services to sell to the world.

Media Contact:
Gavin Pitchford
Delta Management Group
416.925.2005 x 2300

Nancy Andrews
Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

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