Corporate Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors represent the very essence of stewardship by providing cash and in-kind contributions that enable PBI to do its work. They apply principles of environmental welfare to the production of their own products, processes, and services—and, by association, polar bears.

  • PBI endorses behavior by corporations that hold all employees, processes, and products to strong standards for environmental sustainability.
  • PBI showcases businesses that demonstrate an ecological conscience through the responsible development and management of a product from its inception to its ultimate end and discontinuation.
  • PBI promotes organizations that recognize and act on the premise that a significant part of success is principled stewardship of the global community.

If you are interested in becoming a major sponsor (over $10,000 in value), please email

Platinum Sponsors

Annual cash or in-kind contributions of $100,000 or more

Bering Time 
Bering's limited edition Time to Care watches are dedicated to the protection of polar bears: the undisputed kings of the Arctic who are threatened by arctic sea ice losses due to climate change. BERING has designed two SLIM CERAMIC watches with black and white ceramic elements in a brilliant gold tone and matt IP gunmetal to help the bears. The watches are a limited edition of 2,000 units. BERING will donate 100% of the net profits to Polar Bears International for every watch in the special  edition that it sells. 

Canada Goose
Canada Goose makes the warmest parkas on the planet. Every year, the company donates special PBI Expedition Parkas to our Research Advisory Council scientists and other team members. The clothing helps keep them warm even in the fierce cold of the High Arctic. Canada Goose also donates Chilliwack Parkas for use by our Leadership Camp students and instructors, as well as our volunteers and support staff. The purchase of either parka includes a donation to PBI and a PBI membership.

Frontiers North's® Tundra Buggy Adventure
A longtime supporter of PBI, every year Frontiers North's Tundra Buggy Adventure generously supports our Climate Alliance training by donating nights on its remote Tundra Buggy Lodge to campers and educators. They also donate the use of a mobile classroom—the famous Buggy One—for our PBI Tundra Connections webcasts and video conferences that link educators with students and groups all over the world.

FNTBA also supports PBI’s other Churchill-based initiatives, including PBI Field Ambassadors who provide free on-buggy lectures. In addition, FNTBA makes a cash donation each year to PBI in the form of one-year memberships to each of its Specialist and Enthusiast level guests.

FNATBA is a family organization led by John, Merv and Lynda Gunter, who have deep roots and a strong commitment to the Churchill, Manitoba community. John is a member of our Stewardship Advisory Council; his special focus is on eco-tourism and human impact on polar bears. 

Natural Exposures Photography 
Award-winning photographer and PBI friend Daniel J. Cox of Natural Exposures Photography generously donates photographs for use in our communications materials, particularly this website. He also created a series of photographs of PBI Research Advisory Council members conducting field research on polar bears and donated them for use in PBI Arctic Ambassador CentersCox is also a PBI Media Advisory Council member.

Gold Sponsors

Annual cash or in-kind contributions of $50,000 or more

Calm Air
Based in Thompson, Manitoba, the Hub of the North, Calm Air connects Churchill and other northern communities with Winnipeg. The company helps support our educational programs in Churchill, including PBI Leadership Camp and PBI Tundra Connections® broadcasts, by offering discounted flights to participants, staff, volunteers, scientists, and educators.

Silver Sponsors

Annual cash or in-kind contributions of $25,000 or more

Arctic Velvet
Arctic Velvet Premium Brands' mission is to provide a high-quality product and experience through all our company’s activities. We are fully committed to ensuring our products and actions embrace a social and environmental conscience. The polar bear is a symbol for our business and we are pleased to be working with Polar Bears International to improve conditions for the species and to assist in the preservation of arctic habitats and the region’s inhabitants.

Arctic Velvet is the one of the largest private water asset management companies in the world. Stewardship and environmental responsibility are cornerstones for all we do.

BIO is a digital marketing agency that specializes in making simple the often confusing task of bringing a business or organization online. BIO specializes in web design and development, possesing strong strategic, design and technical skills that produce great results for their clients.

The Body Shop Foundation is a charitable company, limited by guarantee, that operates closely with The Body Shop International. They give money to innovative, global projects working for social and environmental change. Since its inception in 1989, The Body Shop Foundation has funded thousands of projects across the world, donating just over £21 million.

Funding is provided through the sale of Dragon Fruit Lip Butter, sold globally in the stores of The Body Shop® and through various fundraising activities, allowing for three different grants programs—addressing issues about animal protection, human rights, and environmental protection around the world.

Kelleher Ford Sales Brandon
Established in 1990, Kelleher Ford Sales Brandon is built on both customer satisfaction and minimized environmental impact, incorporating the first-ever dealership Heat Recovery Ventilator system and GeoThermal heating. The ventilation system employs a counter-flow heat exchange between in- and outbound airflow, providing the building with fresh air and improving climate control, all while promoting efficient energy use. The GeoThermal water-containing pipes heat both the floors and water for consumption. Their environmental awareness extends to staff members choosing Environmental Responsibility as a workplace value and reducing, reusing, and recycling throughout the building.

Fietz GmbH Polar-Kreuzfahrten specializes in exploring the polar regions in small groups aboard small expedition vessels. They believe that small groups ensure a direct and intensive nature experience for their clients while enabling sensitive contact with these fragile and pristine habitats. They focus to maximize the time ashore within a responsible distance from wildlife, thus ensuring the best possible nature experience for their guests. All their expeditions are carefully planned and accomplished by experienced and knowledgeable expedition leaders and range among the most extraordinary expeditions to the polar regions.

Poseidon Expeditions 
As a member of the Association of Russian Polar Explorers, Poseidon Expeditions pledges to make its own contribution to the development and furthering of arctic science research. The company actively encourages and supports participation in its voyages by naturalists and scientists engaged in arctic research and endeavors to promote this by offering them a platform from which to perform their research and a forum with which to voice their unique understanding of this delicate and ever-changing land mass. Preservation of the arctic habitat and the polar ice cap are environmental imperatives and the responsibility of all. They accept this tenet and through their work help their passengers understand the importance of preserving our one unique Earth. 

Quark Expeditions
For almost 25 years, Quark Expeditions has been a proud ambassador of the polar regions, and a long-time, progressive supporter of various sustainability initiatives in the Arctic and Antarctic. Thanks to their passengers, Quark’s onboard auctions have raised over $1 million for charities dedicated to environmental and conservation efforts, including Polar Bears International. By bringing passengers to the fragile and pristine polar regions, and through the ongoing education efforts of our Expedition Leaders and staff, many Quark passengers become life-long ambassadors and advocates of Polar Bears International, and the polar regions.

Sheraton Four Points Winnipeg Airport Hotel
Every fall, the Four Points by Sheraton--located just steps away from the Winnipeg Airport--donates hotel accommodations to PBI Climate Alliance trainees attendees and educators who overnight there before traveling to Churchill. They also donate accommodations to our support staff and scientists. Without their help, many of our fall programs in Churchill would not be possible.

Volkswagen Group Japan KK
Volkswagen Group Japan KK coordinated its PBI sponsorship with the launch of its new, energy-efficient Polo vehicle. In addition to a monetary contribution to help underwrite PBI's research and education efforts, the company has launched an environmental awareness campaign, Think Blue. It includes the need to reduce carbon emissions to help save polar bear habitat.

Bronze Sponsors

Annual cash or in-kind contributions of $10,000 or more

Argos Technologies
Argos Technologies manufactures and distributes laboratory equipment and supplies. Their PolarSafe brand is a market leader in cryogenic storage products. Argos shares PBI's work with their clients through their catalog and publications. They also support our work financially by donating a portion of their sales. By educating their customers on the threats posed by climate change to polar bears, they bring attention to the impact each of us has on the environment.

Feather Industries 
Feather Industries Canada is proud to support PBI and its cause to conserve polar bears and their habitat. This includes not only a monetary contribution, but a commitment to a strong moral and ethical corporate policy. All the down and feathers that they process are a by-product of the poultry industry and all animals are treated in a fair and humane way. They also work hard to minimize their impact on the environment through all aspects of production and processing, including recycling up to 90% of the water utilized during the processing of down and feathers.

Graphics Services
Graphic Services of Lavonia, Georgia, generously donates both time and materials on print projects for PBI.

Imperial Enterprises Inc., Japan

Jamieson Laboratories Ltd.
Jamieson Laboratories is Canada’s oldest and largest manufacturer and distributor of natural vitamins, minerals, concentrated food supplements, herbs and botanical medicines, with no animal testing. Their donations to PBI help support our research, stewardship, and education programs.

Spirit Hoods 
A transformation takes place when you wear a SpiritHood. This experience is un-definable, and completely unique to you .... Join the Tribe, share your experience. SpiritHoods believes in inspiring positive change, and the truth is we can all help. This is why they created PRO BLUE—when you purchase a SpiritHood with the PRO BLUE logo, the company donates 10% of net profits to a non-profit organization dedicated to helping that particular Spirit animal. One of their major goals is to educate people about the importance of helping these animals and empower them to make a difference.

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