Toby Heaps
Publisher, Editor-in-Chief

Toby is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Corporate Knights. He spearheaded the first global ranking of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations in 2005, and in 2007 coined the term “clean capitalism.” He sits on the Sustainability Accounting Standards Advisory Board and the University of Toronto’s Environment and Finance Committee. He also is a director at Ashoka Canada. Toby has been published in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and the Globe and Mail, and is a regular guest speaker on CBC. In 1998, he played centrefield for the Yugoslav National Baseball Team.


Adria Vasil
Managing digital editor

Adria is Corporate Knights‘ managing editor of all things digital. This Canadian environmental journalist and former NOW Magazine columnist is the author of the bestselling Ecoholic book series. As a straight-shooting advocate for sustainability, she’s appeared on CBC, CTV and Global, as well as in the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen and beyond.  Adria has also been a lecturer at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism.

Donna Mitchell
Copy editor

Donna has been Corporate Knights’ copy editor since 2006. As a freelance writer for many years, she developed educational and marketing content for financial institutions, as well as environmental documents for industry and government. Before that, Donna managed production of the corporate annual report and other strategic communications for a major bank, and was an editor with The Canadian Press and Financial Post.

Contributing editors:

Jeremy Runnalls, Melissa Shin, Rachel Pulfer



Erin Gardhouse
Associate publisher

Erin has been working with many of Corporate Knights’ advertisers and sponsors since January 2013. Prior to joining the organization, Erin worked across the publishing sector, in trade and educational book publishing as well as industry magazines. She holds a BA from Trent University and is a graduate of Centennial College’s Book and Magazine Publishing program.


Sheima Benembarek
Business development & brand communications lead

In addition to her role at Corporate Knights, Sheima is a Toronto-based freelance writer. She has held editorial positions at On the Danforth, The Walrus and The United Church Observer, and previously worked as a book co-edition editor in Montreal. She has a BA from Concordia University and a graduate degree from Centennial College in Book, Magazine and Electronic Publishing.


Alexsandra Marzocca
Operations & special projects coordinator 

Alexsandra is the Operations & Special Projects Coordinator and Executive Assistant at Corporate Knights.  Her background is in the Arts, where she directed, taught and ran her own theatre company for many years.  In 2017, as she was working towards her scuba diving license in Honduras, she was struck by the sad state of coral bleaching and the amount of pollution.  She decided that she wanted to start spending her time working towards protecting the natural world.


Corporate sustainability research:

Michael Yow
Director of research

Michael Yow is Corporate Knights’ director of research, responsible for corporate sustainability data integrity and benchmarking. He is also a former champion badminton player in Mauritius.


Moshmi Desai
Senior sustainability research analyst

Moshmi is the senior sustainability research analyst at Corporate Knights, armed with a BA in urban studies from York University and a post-graduate certificate in Green Business Management from Seneca College. Moshmi shares a keen interest in issues related to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. She helps prepare reports on research findings by analyzing data on energy efficiency, resource consumption and emissions as well as reviewing recent reports from other experts on sustainable technologies, practices and policies.

Wendy Shen-Juarez
Clean revenue & research manager

Wendy leads the Clean Revenue Taxonomy Project, a five-year project to define and refine a global clean revenue taxonomy standard for calculating Clean Revenue. She is responsible for the development of the Clean Revenue Taxonomy for all sectors, her specialization is in evaluating financial institutions. She has previously held positions at TD Bank, UNEP, the Council of Canadian Academies and other non-profits. Wendy holds an Honors BSc from the University of Toronto, and an MA in Environment and Management from Royal Roads University.


jack dylanJack Dylan
Designer, Senior art director

Jack has been the designer and senior art director for Corporate Knights since fall 2011. He is also a freelance illustrator, creating editorial illustrations, posters, graphics, and comics. A recent review of his work stated that: “In much of his recent work, a minimalist and often restricted approach to form and color is wonderfully complimented by the addition of fine details and contrasting accents, while in many of his other pieces, a more playful tone is achieved through elaborate, dense line-work and subtle abstraction.” Past clients have included the CBC, Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, McGill University, New York Press, Toronto Life, Volkswagen (Via Palmhaves) and The Walrus.