Clean Tech & Sustainability Practice
This is a growing area of our practice. Delta founder Gavin Pitchford has long been interested in what today we consider part of sustainability, but then was considered to be a purely ecology / recycling driven initiatives, and not sufficiently embraced by corporate Canada to justify support a search practice. Our assessment is that the world is slowly waking up to the challenges we face, and that increasingly, corporate Canada is acknowledging — and soon embracing — the opportunities that adopting a sustainability focused culture can offer them.
Our offerings are in three areas:
- Enterprise: We are seeing increasing numbers of CEOs (Chief Environment Officers) and CSOs (Chief Sustainability Officers) in this country, and through the founding and extensive involvement with Canada’s Clean50, there is no better partner than Delta for a company to have when filling those or any related roles. Our extensive contacts with industry experts also enables us to provide or suggest expertise as needed for specific projects.
- Clean Tech: Canada has an incredible group of clean-tech inventors and innovators. Part of Delta’s “value add” is our ability to connect some of those innovators with potential corporate customers, and with financial support, but our primary offering is to help those companies build strong sales and executive teams. We will often consider lower fees and equity to help kick start promising start-ups.
- Eco-Focused Charities / NFPs: Finally, we support the good works of others and offer extraordinarily reasonable fees to eco-focused NFPs (Not-For-Profits) and charities when they look for Executive Directors, senior team members and fundraisers.
Canada’s Clean50: Recognizing the leaders in sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada
In 2011, with the support of Corporate Knights magazine, Delta Management founded the Clean50 awards. Delta has long believed that it is specific individuals that make the real difference and then lead their teams or organizations to make positive change. As a result we created the awards to honour the 50 individual Canadians who contributed the most to “clean capitalism” and sustainability in our country, and then bring those individuals together to tackle some of our most pressing problems. For more details, or to nominate someone, please visit clean50.ca.