Welcome to the EXCEL Partnership website! 

Formally affiliated with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, EXCEL was formed in 1996 to accelerate EXCELLENCE IN CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP in Canada. In doing so, EXCEL strives to: 

  • Raise the profile of environmental performance and financial linkages.
  • Collaborate, network and share knowledge with members.
  • Stimulate and encourage environmental leadership and innovation.

A powerful interactive peer group for senior environmental and other corporate executives, members of EXCEL:

  • Exchange ideas and experiences to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of corporate environmental and sustainable development activities;
  • Interact with high-level federal government officials and ministers to promote public policy in recognition of corporate environmental excellence;
  • Assess and share knowledge on innovative practices with leading North American and European corporate sustainability practitioners;
  • Engage with and influence capital-market leaders to promote the concept of share value that rewards environmental performance;
  • Develop the business case on how sustainable development leadership delivers tangible results for shareholders, and
  • Benchmark performance against a peer group of companies to maintain competitiveness.


The EXCEL Partnership empowers executives to improve corporate performance through sustainability leadership. We facilitate cross-sector innovation and provide industry leaders with access to cutting-edge research, analysis, and insights. Founded in 1996, the EXCEL Partnership has become Canada's most trusted and influential business group focused on sustainability.

EXCEL is part of a constellation of organizations that includes GLOBE Series, The Delphi Group and Leading Change. Our shared vision is to achieve a sustainable, prosperous and socially just future in a generation – and to have fun while we’re doing it. Together, we provide services and platforms that empower business, government and youth to improve performance while accelerating the clean economy.


EXCEL Members