- Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.
- The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute has completed a report for that examines the impact climate change is likely to have on Alberta's ecosystems. Alberta's boreal forest may transition to aspen forest and grasslands as a result of changing climate conditions.
- The Climate Bonds Initiative has issued proposed eligibility criteria for solar assets under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme.
- Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050
- The sun is finally rising on the global solar business, with growing demand in developing regions helping to ignite the first increase in industry wide capital spending in three years in 2014
Chief Sustainability Officer, Alcoa, USA
Kevin Anton was named Chief Sustainability Officer for Alcoa in August 2010. In this role, he is responsible for developing a comprehensive strategy that integrates all of the Company's sustainability efforts. Kevin has been the leader of the Alcoa Sustainability Steering Committee for the past year. He is also a vice president of Alcoa and sits on the Alcoa Executive Council, the senior leadership group of the company that sets strategic direction for the company.
Kevin has worked more than 30 years in the metals and mining industry. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Finance and Strategy for Alcoa Global Primary Products. Kevin joined Alcoa in 1998 as vice president of Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals. He then became vice president, Finance for Alcoa's Primary Products organization. In 2001, he became president of Alcoa Materials Management, which involves purchasing and the physical and financial trading activities of primary and scrap aluminum, electricity trading, and transportation purchasing for the Primary Products business. In 2006, he was elected a vice president of Alcoa, and a year later became Chief Financial Officer for Global Primary Products, while still maintaining responsibility for Alcoa Materials Management. As CFO, Kevin oversees financial activities and strategy for Alcoa's nine alumina refineries, bauxite assets in Australia, Brazil, Jamaica, Suriname and Guinea, and the company's worldwide smelting system.
Before joining Alcoa, Kevin held senior management positions at Alumax, serving as vice president and controller for its primary aluminum group and director of business planning. Alcoa acquired Alumax in 1998. Earlier, Kevin held various financial positions, including director of Business Planning and Development, for AMAX Inc., a diversified mining and metals company based in New York City.
Kevin is the past chairman of the U.S. Aluminum Association. He graduated from the University of Bridgeport in 1986 with a degree in accounting. He and his wife, Irene, have two sons.