EXCEL Partnership

We empower executives to improve corporate performance through sustainability leadership.

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The EXCEL Partnership is a unique learning partnership that empowers Canadian companies 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 an initiative of GLOBE Series and is managed in part by The Delphi Group. EXCEL is also a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD’s) Regional Network.

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EXCEL is dedicated to making its members even more competitive by building capacity in corporate sustainability leadership.

Benefits of membership include:

Executive development

  • Share strategic insight and business intelligence from your peers in Canada’s largest companies, as well as idea generation on market value and competitiveness gains related to sustainability.
  • Peer learning and engagement via management briefs, performance studies/surveys, teleconferences, webinars and real-time benchmarking.
  • Twice-yearly member-only roundtables on critical issues relating to corporate sustainability leadership. Past topics have included the circular economy, the evolving role of the Chief Sustainability Officer, and defining business value from sustainability priorities.

Expert advice and research

  • Priority consulting time with The Delphi Group at any point during the year. Each member has up to two days for a wide variety of assignments, including analysis, research, benchmarking, executive engagement, policy engagement or technical assessments.
  • Exclusive access to publications and issue-specific reports throughout the year.

Brand building

  • Opportunities to promote your sustainability leadership through case studies, risk and opportunity research, and at GLOBE Series events.

Annual review of member corporate reporting

  • An annual feature of the EXCEL program, the benchmarking program compares companies across key reporting categories that are in line with global standards such as the GRI, CDP, SASB and DJSI. The framework is reviewed annually to reflect integrated reporting trends, financial disclosure guidelines and sustainability trends.

Issue-specific sessions/working groups

  • Focus on issues important to your company and learn how other leaders approached and addressed them.

Policy intelligence

  • Interact directly with government and NGOs on existing and emerging policies that affect your competitiveness and environmental and social initiatives.

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Contact info@excelpartnership.com