Geoff Cape

Co-Founder & Executive Director at The Evergreen Foundation

Geoff Cape

Geoff Cape

Co-Founder & Executive Director at The Evergreen Foundation

Biography

Geoff Cape

CEO, Evergreen

Board Committee(s):

Corporate Governance Committee

Location:

Toronto, ON

Board Member Since:

Sept 2015

As the founder of Evergreen, Geoff Cape has been its CEO since 1990. Evergreen has grown to include over 150 staff and offices in Toronto and Vancouver with a collection of programs focused on action and sustainable cities.

With a focus on strategy, campaign building and cross sector collaboration, Geoff is a team player who enjoys new ideas and working on complex problem solving exercises that involve sustainability and the revitalization of urban landscapes. Across Canada, Evergreen has enabled over 7,100 action projects. The largest is Evergreen Brick Works—a unique collection of 16 buildings on a 41 acre campus with exhibit space, community programming, conference facilities, offices, demonstration facilities and a spectacular park setting. More recent projects include work in Hamilton, lane way housing projects, and a strategy to help revitalize the ravines of Toronto.

Geoff is a founding member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum, and a regular participant at the World Economic Forum, Davos, and a member of the Selection Committee for the WEF Technology Pioneers Awards. Geoff is also founding Chair of the Sustainability Network and has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40, an Ashoka Fellow, winner of the Peter F. Drucker Award, and the Governor General’s Golden Jubilee Medal. In 2007, Geoff was awarded Canadian Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation. In 2010, Geoff was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from Sustainable Buildings Canada.

Geoff lives in Toronto with his wife, Valerie, and three boys, Toma, Ben and Sebastien, and cycles to work every day—even in blinding Canadian snowstorms.

Overview
Career Highlights

The Evergreen Foundation

RelSci Relationships

413

Primary Location

Toronto, Canada

Number of Boards

5

Number of Awards

5

Interests

Cycling

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Chief Operating Officer at The Evergreen Foundation

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Co-Founder at The Evergreen Foundation

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Senior Manager-Public Relations at Harmonic, Inc.

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Former Minister of Natural Resources at Government of Canada

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Member, Board of Directors at Sustainable Development Technology Canada

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Chief Operating Officer at Ooka Island, Inc.

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Member-Environmental Committee at The Community Foundation of Mississauga

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Member, Board of Directors at Sustainable Development Technology Canada

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Co-Founder at The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Inc.

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Geoff Cape
Co-Founder & Executive Director at The Evergreen Foundation
Education
Master of Management
Class of 2002

McGill University is a public research university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1821 during the British colonial era, the university bears the name of James McGill, a prominent Montreal merchant from Glasgow, Scotland and alumnus of Glasgow University, whose bequest formed the beginning of the university.

Bachelor of Arts
Class of 1999

Queen's University at Kingston (commonly shortened to Queen's University or Queen's) is a public research university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Founded on 16 October 1841, the university predated the founding of Canada by 26 years. Queen's holds more than 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) of land throughout Ontario and owns Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England. Queen's is organized into ten undergraduate, graduate and professional faculties and schools. The Church of Scotland established Queen's College in 1841 with a royal charter from Queen Victoria. The first classes, intended to prepare students for the ministry, were held 7 March 1842 with 13 students and two professors. Queen's was the first university west of the maritime provinces to admit women, and to form a student government. In 1883, a women's college for medical education affiliated with Queen's University. In 1888, Queen's University began offering extension courses, becoming the first Canadian university to do so. In 1912, Queen's secularized and changed to its present legal name.

Attendee

Trinity College School operates as a co-educational boarding and day school for students in grades 5 to 12. The company was founded by William Arthur Johnson in 1865 and is headquartered in Port Hope, Canada.

Memberships
Ashoka Fellow
2005 - Current

Ashoka provides professional support to social entrepreneurs. The firm's areas of focus and investment include social entrepreneurship, every child practicing empathy, youth in charge, and innovation teams. The company was founded by William Drayton in 1980 and it is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

Member
Current

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Career History
Co-Founder & Executive Director
1991 - Current

At Evergreen, we believe we can solve today’s critical environmental challenges by bringing diverse groups of people together, inspiring them with ideas and engaging them to take action. And we believe it will be in the world’s cities that these challenges must be met. By convening environmental innovators, city builders and researchers at the forefront of the emerging green economy, and engaging Canadians to be part of the conversation and solution, Evergreen is helping to create sustainable cities.

Boards & Committees
Member, Steering Committee of Lake Ontario Park
Current

WATERFRONT Toronto operates as an organization administering revitalization projects. Its projects include corus quay, cherry street transit, foot bridges, lake Ontario park and storm water treatment system. The company was founded in November 2001 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Member, Advisory Council
Current
Founding Chair
Prior
Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology's (SDTC) mission is to act as the primary catalyst in building a sustainable development technology infrastructure in Canada. The foundation finances and supports the development and demonstration of clean technologies which provide solutions to issues related to climate change, clean air, water quality and soil. They also look for technologies which provide economic, environmental and health benefits to Canadians. SDTC seeks to bridge the gap between research and the commercialization of innovative clean technologies

Member of the Selection Committee
Prior
Awards & Honors
2010
Tiffany Mark Award
2010
Sustainable Buildings Canada - Lifetime Achievement Award
2007
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship - Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award
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