RE Royalties COO, Peter Leighton, Wins Canada’s 2020 Clean50 Award
Updated: Oct 17, 2019
RE Royalties Ltd. (TSX.V: RE) is pleased to announce that Peter Leighton, Chief Operating Officer, has been named to Canada’s 2020 Clean50 for his commitment to advancing the causes of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada.
The awards ceremony was held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, at the Clean50 Summit 9.0, where over 120 past and new honorees gathered to discuss sustainability challenges facing Canada.
“Peter Leighton was chosen after rigourous screening and research by Delta Management, with advice from internal researchers and external advisors, and was among just 50 Honourees selected from an initial pool of approximately 750 very well qualified nominees from across Canada,” says Gavin Pitchford, CEO, Delta Management Group.
“These individuals are rarely waiting for regulations to drive sustainability forward – but are leading by example and strategically harnessing sustainability as a force for innovation within their organizations. The individuals we chose for the Clean50 this year are true leaders, and should be an inspiration for all Canadians. ”
Peter was specifically recognized for co-founding the first publicly traded royalty financing company focused on growing the amount of renewable energy generated on a global basis. He has helped build the company that owns a portfolio of 63 royalties from solar, wind and hydro projects in Canada, the USA and the EU. The projects remove 255,000 tonnes of carbon annually from the electricity grid, and provide clean electricity to 113,000 homes globally. RE Royalties innovative financing solution allows their clients to build more renewable energy generation while offering investors the opportunity to contribute to growing the green economy.
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 causes of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada.
To receive a Clean50 award is truly indicative of Peter’s leadership, both within the organization and within the category in which Peter was named; Angels: Investors & Eco System Support.