“We have all the technologies we need: we just don’t have the leadership and the guts to do what needs to be done”

John Coyne

Vice President Legal and External Affairs, Unilever Canada Inc. and Executive Chair, Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance, Inc.

John Coyne is Vice President Legal and External Affairs at Unilever Canada Inc. John is well known for his leadership in corporate sustainability. He is a passionate activator of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, designed to help Unilever deliver its objective of growing the business while reducing its environmental footprint and increasing its positive contribution to society. In 2013 John was recognized for his leadership in corporate sustainability by being named by Clean 50 as one of Canada’s top sustainability leaders. Last year, John was appointed as a member of the Ontario Government’s Climate Action Group advising the Ontario Minister of the Environment on effective climate change actions that will help Ontario meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals and transition to a prosperous, low-carbon economy.


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