Bob Hawkesworth

Bob Hawkesworth, MA

Senior Advisor

Value Proposition

Bob builds collaborative, cross-sectoral stakeholder teams in complex policy environments. He creates innovative, realistic, and workable solutions to difficult problems. Bob brings a depth of knowledge and passion around energy efficiency, energy management, renewable energy projects as well as the housing industry. Bob uniquely combines effective leadership of strategic planning, change management initiatives and the development of public policy with the facilitation of public engagement.

Selected Achievements

    • As Calgary City Councillor, Bob lead a number of ground breaking and award winning initiatives including:Negotiating $11 billion new infrastructure funding program for Alberta municipalities.
          • Ride the Wind: The first Light Rail Transit system in North America totally powered by renewable energy. Calgary Transit received the Global Metropolitan Rail Industry Metro Award: Copenhagen, Denmark, 2008.
          • City of Calgary Climate Change Plan: By 2012, The City of Calgary sourced 100% of its electricity from wind power. GHG emissions were reduced 50% below 1990 levels. Calgary received Emerald and FCM Community Sustainability Awards for this significant accomplishment.
          • Green Building Policy: The City of Calgary became the first government in Canada to require new buildings and major retrofits to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) Gold level. Received Canadian Green Building Council inaugural Leadership in Government Award, 2008.
          • The Bridges: Ward Councillor who lead the visioning and oversight for the redevelopment of the Calgary General Hospital site. This transit supportive development received a National Urban Design Award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), 2005.
        • As President of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Bob is most proud of his accomplishments in:
          • Implementing the Alberta “Welcoming and Inclusive Communities” network, tool kit, and initiatives.


        • ENMAX, Founding Director, 1998 – 2010
        • Alberta Municipal Services Corporation (AMSC), Board Chair, 2004 – 2007
        • TRICO Group of Companies. Director, 2012 – 2015
        • Co-Chair, Calgary Homeless Initiative
        • Founding Director, Calgary Homeless Foundation
        • Coordinator of the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre
        • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, University of Alberta, 1971
        • Master of Arts, Resources and the Environment, University of Calgary, 2003; Thesis topic: “Examining Collaborative Relationships to Alleviate Homelessness”

Articles Written by Bob

To learn more about Bob please contact Managing Principal Gord Forbes.

Phone: (403) 264-8195   ext.1006
Toll Free: (888) 282-8450

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