The team at Aki Energy wants to extend our congratulations to Shaun Loney, Director of Development at Aki Energy and social enterprise guru!
Shaun Loney has recently been honoured as an Ashoka Fellow, a coveted award that recognizes leaders in social innovation. Shaun is being recognized for his work with Aki Energy, as well as his role in founding BUILD Inc, a social enterprise that provides training and job skills to inner city residents providing energy and water efficiency upgrades in low income housing, Manitoba Green Retrofit and as a founding developer of the Winnipeg Social Enterprise Centre.
Shaun has also been recognized as the Ernst and Young's Prairie Entrepreneur of the Year with a Special Citation in the Social Entrepreneurship Category. It's been a big month!
While we're singing Shaun's praises - did you know he wrote a book? The book is called Build Prosperity - Energizing Manitoba's Local Economy, and it provides a blueprint for how we can create local and Aboriginal employment and lower emissions in Manitoba through social enterprise. It's a must read for anyone interested in Aboriginal employment, community economic development, climate change and building a healthier green economy in Manitoba and across Canada. Even better - it's available for free online. Check it out here.
The whole team at Aki Energy wants to congratulate Shaun - he's a busy guy and we're so lucky to have him on board!