Do Business Like A Canadian Event Series

Canadian Business for Social Responsibility in partnership with The Globe and Mail, Ramp Communications, Export Development Canada, Nutrien, Bayer and Keurig Canada will be presenting a National event series and corresponding print and social media campaign to promote a set of Canadian business values and business leadership in environmental stewardship, inclusivity and innovation. We aim to unite Canadians around a values-driven, sustainable and inclusive economic development strategy as a competitive advantage and simply the modern way to do business #LikeACanadian. 

Four Live Event Dates 


Event Speakers

Dominic Barton - Global Managing Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company

Dominic Barton - Global Managing Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company

Dominic Barton

KEYNOTE
April 4, 2019 – Calgary

Dominic Barton is the global managing partner emeritus of McKinsey. He is based in London and leads the firm’s focus on the future of capitalism and the role business leadership can play in creating long-term social and economic value.

Dawn Calleja - Deputy Editor of Report on Business Magazine, The Globe and Mail

Dawn Calleja - Deputy Editor of Report on Business Magazine, The Globe and Mail

Dawn Calleja

MODERATOR
March 27, 2019 – Toronto

Dawn is the deputy editor of Report on Business magazine, handling long-form features and packages. She also writes the magazine's back-page column, "Last Word," along with the occasional feature.

 
Marie-Anne Champoux-Guimond - Advisor, Sustainability & Strategic Partnerships, Keurig Canada

Marie-Anne Champoux-Guimond - Advisor, Sustainability & Strategic Partnerships, Keurig Canada

Marie-Anne Champoux-Guimond

PANELIST
March 27, 2019 – Toronto
April 4, 2019 – Calgary

Marie-Anne Champoux-Guimond joined the Keurig Canada team in 2017 and acts as the company’s Advisor for Sustainability and Strategic Partnerships. In her current role, she manages Keurig Canada’s sustainability initiatives and partnerships, from environmental stewardship to community relations, and everything in between. Over the past two years she has been deeply involved in Keurig’s recyclability journey and has contributed to the development of fruitful partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other stakeholders. She helps foster Keurig’s reputation as a sustainability leader, and is confident that the company can play an active role in the development of a Canadian Circular Economy.  

Prior to joining Keurig Canada, Marie-Anne worked for over 10 years in the philanthropic and international development sectors. 

She holds a Master’s degree in International Studies from Laval University in Québec City. 

Kathryn (Kate) Chisholm - Senior Vice President, Chief Legal & Sustainability Officer, Capital Power

Kathryn (Kate) Chisholm - Senior Vice President, Chief Legal & Sustainability Officer, Capital Power

Kate Chisholm

SPEAKER
April 4, 2019 – Calgary

Kate Chisholm has been a member of the senior executive team since July 2009 and played an instrumental role in Capital Power’s restructuring and Initial Public Offering that led to the company’s creation. Kate leads Capital Power’s legal, regulatory and compliance, environmental policy, government relations and external affairs teams, risk management and internal audit, and sustainability efforts. She has personally led significant and successful commercial negotiations, managed high stakes litigation and overseen important public policy influence strategies for Capital Power. 

Prior to Capital Power, Kate served as EPCOR’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from 2004 to 2009, and Vice President, Legal and Commercial for Alberta’s Transmission Administrator (now the Alberta Electric System Operator) from 1999 to 2003. 

Kate has provided counsel and expert witness testimony in numerous electric utility hearings, including those arising from the restructuring of the Alberta electricity industry. 

Kate obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University, her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta, and her MBA from Queen’s University.  She was awarded the prestigious “Robert V.A. Jones” Lifetime Achievement Award by the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association in 2008, appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2010, named one of Canada’s Top 50 Diversity Champions by Women of Influence Magazine in 2013, named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and given a Leadership in the ProfessionAward by WILL/Counsel Network/Association of Women Lawyers in 2014, and named one of Canada’s Top 50 General Counsels in 2016.

Kate currently serves on a number of boards and governing bodies, including the Alberta Securities Commission. She created the MORE mentoring program for high potential young professional women in Edmonton and was one of the founding members of Legal Leaders for Diversity, an association of Canadian general counsel who support and promote diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. 

Shurjeel Choudhri - Senior Vice President and Head, Medical and Scientific Affairs, Bayer Inc.

Shurjeel Choudhri - Senior Vice President and Head, Medical and Scientific Affairs, Bayer Inc.

Shurjeel Choudhri

PANELIST
March 27, 2019 – Toronto

Dr. Choudhri is the Head of Medical and Scientific Affairs (M&SA) for Bayer Inc. He joined Bayer Corporation in 1999 and has had significant experience with the Bayer US and Global medical organizations. Before assuming his current role as Head of M&SA in Canada, Dr. Choudhri was a Global Clinical Leader, Anti-Infectives with Bayer Global Clinical Development.

Prior to joining Bayer, Dr. Choudhri was an assistant professor in the Departments of Medical Microbiology and Internal Medicine at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. He was also the director of the AIDS program at the St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg; and the Manitoba satellite director for the Canadian HIV Clinical Trials Network.

Dr. Choudhri obtained his MD and did his specialty training in internal medicine and sub-specialty training in infectious diseases at the University of Manitoba. Following completion of his training, he completed a senior research fellowship in Nairobi, Kenya. In 1996, he was awarded the Young Investigator Award by the Canadian Association of HIV Researchers. Dr. Choudhri has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific abstracts and has contributed to over 40 peer-reviewed publications. He played an active role in the creation of the Canadian Clinical Trials Asset Map. Dr. Choudhri is currently the chair of the Canadian Clinical Trials Coordinating Centre executive committee, a member of theCanadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) institutional advisory board, and a member of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) board. He is a passionate advocate for mobile and digital Health and is also member of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) Mobile Health Advisory Board. 

Chris Coulter - CEO, GlobeScan

Chris Coulter - CEO, GlobeScan

Chris Coulter

PANELIST
March 27, 2019 – Toronto

Chris works with leadership organizations to help them better understand and respond to shifting stakeholder expectations, build trust with key constituencies and exert greater influence in shaping the future.

Chris has two decades of experience in providing evidence-based counsel in the areas of reputation, purpose and sustainability. He is passionate about building trusted and recognized leadership for GlobeScan’s clients.

Chris has substantive international experience having lived in North America, Europe and Asia and works with GlobeScan clients in all regions of the world. He is also a member of SustainAbility’s Council and is a Board Member of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility and Good World Solutions.

Chantale Després - CN Director, Sustainability

Chantale Després - CN Director, Sustainability

Chantale Després  

PANELIST
March 21, 2019 – Montreal

Chantale leads CN’s sustainability strategy, working closely with key internal and external stakeholders, to advance sustainable supply chain solutions across North America.  She is a volunteer and a member of the Board of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project Canada, as well as several other professional and not for profit organizations. In 2015 Chantale was named to Canada’s Clean16 in recognition of her contributions to sustainable development and clean capitalism.

Chantale holds a Masters Degree in Marketing from l'Université de Sherbrooke (Quebec) and a Business Administration Degree from l'Université de Moncton (New Brunswick).

Max C. Dokuchie LL.B, MBA

Max C. Dokuchie LL.B, MBA

Max C. Dokuchie

PANELIST
April 2, 2019 – Vancouver

Max Dokuchie is a member of Key First Nation in Saskatchewan.  He has been practicing law for over twenty years and is currently General Counsel to the First Nations Health Authority.  He has worked on the development and implementation of two pieces of federal legislation: The First Nations Land Management Act and the First Nations Fiscal Management Act.

In his over 20 years of practice, he served as legal adviser to two National Chiefs, provided advice to financial institutions on long-term debt financing and security requirements on reserves, and assisted First Nations communities in large scale infrastructure projects.    

Max also served 8 years as an adjudicator in the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication program, which awarded compensation to victims of physical and sexual abuse while attending an Indian Residential School.

Elizabeth Dove - Director, Corporate Citizenship, Volunteer Canada

Elizabeth Dove - Director, Corporate Citizenship, Volunteer Canada

Elizabeth Dove

CASE STUDY
April 2, 2019 – Vancouver

Elizabeth is the organizational lead on supporting companies in their employee/stakeholder community engagement programs. She convenes the Corporate Council on Volunteering, leads the consulting practice, and collaborates with companies and nonprofits to create thought-leadership on CSR practices that provide benefit to communities, businesses, their employees and other stakeholders. She has worked as senior staff and consultant for companies and nonprofits advancing health issues, empowerment of women and youth, the arts, and international development.  Elizabeth holds the McGill-McConnell Master of Management for National Voluntary (Non-Profit) Sector Leaders and was a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work on social justice issues.

David Ebner - National Correspondent, Vancouver Bureau, The Globe and Mail

David Ebner - National Correspondent, Vancouver Bureau, The Globe and Mail

David Ebner

MODERATOR
April 2, 2019 – Vancouver

David Ebner is a national correspondent for The Globe and Mail, based in Vancouver. He joined The Globe and Mail in 2000 and worked in Toronto and Calgary before moving to Vancouver in 2008. He has reported on a wide range of stories – business, sports, politics, arts, crime – and has been a business feature writer for Western Canada since late 2017. He was a finalist for a National Newspaper Award in sports in 2013.

David was born in Ottawa, grew up in Calgary, and graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa.

Frances Edmonds - Head of Sustainable Impact, HP Canada

Frances Edmonds - Head of Sustainable Impact, HP Canada

Frances Edmonds 

PANELIST
March 21, 2019 – Montreal

In her role as head of Sustainable Impact, Frances Edmonds is responsible for overseeing HP’s full suite of corporate social responsibility programs including strategic partnerships with key nonprofit organizations and an industry leading volunteer program. Under Frances’s leadership, HP became the most sustainable technology company in Canada in 2018.

Frances works closely with HP’s many partners to drive sustainable practices across HP’s business and throughout Canada. From being a founder of WWF’s Living Planet @ Work and Living Planet @ Campus programs to herTEDx talk demonstrating the power of collaboration, Frances seeks new and innovative ways to leverage the power of HP to create meaningful change across Canada.

Frances also has a passion for environmental education developing and implementing global environmental education and volunteer programs for HP. She is frequently featured in the news as an expert resource for media on sustainable impact.

Frances received her second Clean 50  award in 2017 recognizing her as one of Canada’s top sustainability professionals. She sits on the boards of Learning for a Sustainable Future and the Schulich Centre for Responsible Business advisory council.

Frances started her career with the UK Government as an enforcer of environmental health and safety requirements followed by her role as manager of environmental health and safety in Canada’s chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Frances has a degree in Environmental science from Bradford University (UK), a post graduate diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).

Tim Faveri, Vice President, Sustainability & Shared Value, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Tim Faveri, Vice President, Sustainability & Shared Value, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Tim Faveri

PANELIST
April 4, 2019 – Calgary

Tim Faveri is Vice President, Sustainability & Shared Value at Maple Leaf Foods. In this capacity, Tim leads the development and execution of the strategy and initiatives that deeply embed sustainability and shared value into Maple Leaf’s culture and business. Sustainability and shared value provide the framework for Maple Leaf’s purpose - Raise the Good in Food.

Tim is a seasoned business and sustainability professional with 25 years’ experience. His specialties include sustainability and environmental strategy development and implementation; corporate reporting / disclosure; stakeholder engagement; and supply chain and environmental risk assessment and verification.

Prior to joining Maple Leaf, Tim was Director, Sustainability and Responsibility at Tim Hortons Inc., one of North America's largest publicly-traded restaurant chains and iconic Canadian companies.

Tim sits on the Board of Directors of Stewardship Ontario and is a member of the National Public Trust Committee for Canada’s Agri-food sector. Tim holds a Bachelor’s degree (Biology) from Queen’s University and a Master’s of Health Science degree from University of Toronto.

Robert Fosco - VP Corporate Sustainability, EDC

Robert Fosco - VP Corporate Sustainability, EDC

Robert Fosco

PANELIST
March 21, 2019 – Montreal
April 2, 2019 – Vancouver
April 4, 2019 – Calgary

Robert Fosco is currently Vice-President, Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility at Export Development Canada (EDC).   He joined EDC in October 2000 and has since held leadership positions within the Financing, Business Development, Human Resources, and Insurance Groups.  Between 2006 and 2008, Robert led the Insurance Groups’ preparations for EDC’s Legislative Review.  He is the 2006 recipient of EDC’s Excellence in People Leadership Award.  From 2008 to 2011, Robert was seconded to the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle, Washington where he led the Mission’s Trade and Investment efforts as Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner.  Prior to joining EDC, Robert practiced law in Montreal within the commercial litigation group of Borden Ladner Gervais. He holds both Civil and Common Law degrees from the University of Ottawa as well as a Political Science degree from McGill University.  He is fluent in English, French, Italian, and speaks rudimentary Spanish.  He has a passion for cooking and soccer and lives in Ottawa with his wife and two teenage boys.

Jean Paul (JP) Gladu - President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Jean Paul (JP) Gladu - President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

JP Gladu

PANELIST
MARCH 21, 2019 – Montreal

Jean Paul (JP) Gladu is currently the President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) based in Toronto. Anishinaabe from Thunder Bay JP is a member of Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek located on the eastern shores of Lake Nipigon, Ontario. JP completed a forestry technician diploma in 1993, obtained an undergraduate degree in forestry from Northern Arizona University in 2000, holds an Executive MBA from Queens University and the ICD.D from Rotman School of Management University of Toronto. JP has over two decades of experience in the natural resource sector. His career path includes work with Aboriginal communities and organizations, environmental non-government organizations, industry and governments from across Canada.  In JP’s current capacity at CCAB, he speaks extensively not only across Canada but internationally as he shares the challenges and successes of Aboriginal business in Canada today.

Currently, JP serves on the Board of Ontario Power Generation and Noront Resources as well as the Canadian Electricity Association Public Advisory Panel.  He has most recently been appointed as the Chancellor of St. Paul’s University College Waterloo.  His previous appointments include Colleges and Institutes Canada (previously ACCC), the Northern Policy Institute, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, advisory member to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, a committee member to the Provincial Forest Policy Committee. In 2014, he was identified as a Diversity 50 Board Ready Candidate from the Canadian Board Diversity Council and a recipient of the Community Service Award – Transformation Awards from Diversity Magazine.

As a father to his young daughter Chloe, along with a passion for his community, his culture and traditions; JP brings the past, present and future to the table, moving non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal business toward sustainable partnerships and shared economic prosperity.

Robert Greenhill - Executive Chairman, Global Canada

Robert Greenhill - Executive Chairman, Global Canada

Robert Greenhill

MODERATOR
April 4, 2019 – Calgary

With a strong interest in global issues, Robert Greenhill has combined a career in international business with a commitment to public policy.

Robert Greenhill is Executive Chairman of the Global Canada Initiative. Previous roles include Managing Director and Chief Business Officer of the World Economic Forum, Deputy Minister and President of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and President and Chief Operating Officer of the International Group of Bombardier Inc. Robert started his career with McKinsey & Company.

Robert has a BA from the University of Alberta, MA from the London School of Economics, and MBA from INSEAD.

Alison Grenier - Head of Culture & Research for Great Place to Work® Canada

Alison Grenier - Head of Culture & Research for Great Place to Work® Canada

Alison Grenier

CASE STUDY
April 2, 2019 – Vancouver

Alison Grenier is Head of Culture & Research for Great Place to Work® Canada.  With a decade of experience studying the Best Workplaces, Alison leverages GPTW’s unparalleled data library to uncover emerging workplace trends and insights. Alison is skilled in high-level analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data, and supports some of Canada’s leading organizations with specific and actionable feedback to improve their workplace culture.  Prior to joining the Institute, Alison worked in a variety of human resource roles in the manufacturing, not-for-profit and service sectors.  Alison lives in beautiful British Columbia with her husband and four children.

Richard Hébert, Member of Parliament

Richard Hébert, Member of Parliament

Richard Hébert

SPEAKER
March 21, 2019 – Montreal

Richard Hébert was elected Member of Parliament for the Lac-Saint-Jean riding in October 2017. At the time of his election, Mr. Hébert was completing his term as mayor Mayor of Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC.

In August 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed him Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, the Honourable Mary Ng. In this role, Mr. Hébert supports the Minister in her mandate to help businesses start, grow and access new markets. Since his appointment, he has met with both small businesses and economic ecosystem players from Quebec and other provinces, all with the goal of ensuring that the Government of Canada continues to listen to and support Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs across the country.

Before dedicating himself to public service, Richard Hébert worked in family business in the field of funeral and ambulance services and advocated strongly for regional economic development. He also served as president of the Corporation des thanatologues du Québecfrom 2004 to 2007 and representative of Quebec at the Funeral Service Association of Canada from 2008 to 2013.

Denise Hockaday - Climate Business Lead, Bayer

Denise Hockaday - Climate Business Lead, Bayer

Denise Hockaday

PANELIST
April 4, 2019 – Calgary

Denise is responsible for the Canadian business of The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Bayer, which aims to help all the world’s farmers sustainably increase their productivity through the use of digital tools. First launched in the United States in 2015, the company’s Climate FieldView™ platform gives farmers a deeper understanding of their fields so they can make more informed operating decisions to optimize yields, maximize efficiency and reduce risk. Denise launched the business here in Canada in 2017 and now FieldView is currently on more than 60 million paid acres across the United States, Canada, Brazil and Europe. It has quickly become the most broadly connected platform in the industry and will continue to expand into other global regions over the next few years.

Denise has been previously held executive positions with Bayer, managing the company’s seed business of corn, canola and soybeans prior to leading the Climate business. She brings nearly two decades of agriculture experience to the table along with extensive experience in launching new products that transform the agricultural industry.  Involved in ag industry and education programs, Denise has served as a designate for Soy Canada, is past president of the Canadian Agri-Marketing Association, and participates in the University of Guelph MBA program as an industry resource as well as University of Guelph Student Mentoring opportunities.   

Denise is a University of Guelph graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce with a focus in Agribusiness.

Denise grew up on a dairy farm in eastern Ontario and was actively involved in her farming community. Today, she lives in Waterloo, Ontario with her husband and their children, who keep them busy with their many sporting activities.

Gregory John - Vice President of Indigenous Relations at Project Reconciliation; President and CEO of Social Enterprise, Four Peaks Business Development Ltd. and Technology Firm, Unimaize Technologies Inc.

Gregory John - Vice President of Indigenous Relations at Project Reconciliation; President and CEO of Social Enterprise, Four Peaks Business Development Ltd. and Technology Firm, Unimaize Technologies Inc.

Gregory John

PANELIST
April 2, 2019 – Vancouver
April 4, 2019 – Calgary

Gregory has accumulated a wealth of professional experience in two countries and across numerous industries. He is currently Vice President of Indigenous Relations at Project Reconciliation, also President and CEO of Social Enterprise, Four Peaks Business Development Ltd. and Technology Firm, Unimaize Technologies Inc. 

His educational background comes from the University of Calgary where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance. While he enjoys turning the businessman's ultimate blank canvas, a blank excel workbook, into a tool based work of functional art, his experience and expertise lies in corporate strategy, risk management, and relationship building across Indigenous and Stakeholder groups.

With over a decade’s experience in Indigenous and Stakeholder relations, he is excited that he is able to help propose a reparative solution to Canada's infrastructure and development impasse, through using his mutual understanding of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous worlds, as a proud Cree Metis man. 

He is a true believer that corporate innovation is not only something we institutionalize around product and service delivery, but also in reimagining how businesses are structured and governed. He is honored to bring his perspective to this conversation around what he believes is the start of a major transition in the Canadian economy.

Jeffrey Jones - Mergers and Acquisitions Reporter, The Globe and Mail

Jeffrey Jones - Mergers and Acquisitions Reporter, The Globe and Mail

Jeffrey Jones

MODERATOR
April 4, 2019 – Calgary

Jeffrey Jones is a veteran journalist specializing in mergers, acquisitions and private equity for The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business. Before joining The Globe and Mail in 2013, he was a senior reporter for Reuters, writing news, features and analysis on energy deals, pipelines, politics and general topics. His work has taken him from the Far North to the Deep South.

Joanna Kyriazis - Senior Policy Advisor, Clean Energy Canada

Joanna Kyriazis - Senior Policy Advisor, Clean Energy Canada

Joanna Kyriazis

PANELIST
March 27, 2019 – Toronto

Joanna works to develop and advance federal and provincial policy solutions that address climate change while promoting clean growth. Based in Ottawa, she regularly connects with thought leaders, industry stakeholders, and policymakers at the federal level. Before joining Clean Energy Canada, Joanna worked as a management consultant helping businesses identify and manage climate change risks and opportunities and transition to a low-carbon economy. She also previously practiced as a lawyer in New York and Toronto advising governments and industry on emerging issues in climate change and energy law. Joanna served on the Federal Expert Panel on Climate Adaptation and Resilience Results and was recently appointed to the Canadian Electricity Association’s Sustainable Electricity Program’s Public Advisory Panel. In 2017, she was named one of ten Clean50 Emerging Leaders, recognized for her role in advancing the low-carbon, clean economy. Joanna has a bachelor of science in natural resources from Cornell University and a law degree from the University of Toronto.

Melina Laboucan-Massimo, member of the Lubicon Cree First Nation from Northern Alberta, Fellow at the David Suzuki Foundation, TV series host

Melina Laboucan-Massimo, member of the Lubicon Cree First Nation from Northern Alberta, Fellow at the David Suzuki Foundation, TV series host

Melina Laboucan-Massimo

PANELIST
April 2, 2019 – Vancouver

Melina Laboucan-Massimo is a member of the Lubicon Cree First Nation from Northern Alberta. She has worked on social, environmental and climate justice issues for the past 15 years. Currently a Fellow at the David Suzuki Foundation, Melina's research is focused on Climate Change, Indigenous Knowledge and Renewable Energy. Melina holds a Masters degree in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria with a focus on Renewable Energy in First Nation communities. As a part of Masters thesis Melina completed a 20.8 kW solar installation in her home community of Little Buffalo in the heart of the tar sands, which powers their health centre.

For over a decade, Melina worked as a Climate and Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace Canada and the Indigenous Environmental Network internationally. She has written for a variety of publications and produced short documentaries on the tar sands, climate change, water issues and Indigenous cultural revitalization.

 Melina has studied, campaigned and worked in Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Canada and across Europe focusing on resource extraction, climate change impacts, media literacy and Indigenous rights & responsibilities.

Melina is the host of a new TV series called, "Power to the People" which documents renewable energy, food security and eco-housing in Indigenous communities across North America. Melina currently serves on the boards of 350.org, NDN, Seeding Sovereignty as well as the executive steering committees of Indigenous Climate Action and Indigenous Clean Energy.

You can view more at: lubiconsolar.ca

Candace Laing - VP Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations, Nutrien

Candace Laing - VP Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations, Nutrien

Candace Laing

PANELIST
March 27, 2019 – Toronto

Candace Laing is a skilled resource in the development of strategic business initiatives that create high performance cultures and help organizations achieve business results. Candace is currently the Vice President of Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations at Nutrien – the world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services. Her career has spanned both private and public-sector organizations and she has served as an instructor at the University of Saskatchewan in the Edwards School of Business. Candace is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and she has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Arts in Leadership. People describe Candace as highly personable, competitive and always energized by challenge. She is passionate about agriculture and is proud to have grown up in Saskatchewan which is where she currently lives and where her family farms.

Lisa Mooney – Global Lead, Sustainability & Strategic Inclusion, Nutrien Ltd.

Lisa Mooney – Global Lead, Sustainability & Strategic Inclusion, Nutrien Ltd.

Lisa Mooney

SPEAKER
April 2, 2019 – Vancouver

Lisa Mooney is the Global Lead, Sustainability and Strategic Inclusion for Nutrien. She is a proud Aboriginal woman who has lived on Treaty 6 territory and the traditional homeland of the Metis for all of her life.  She studied sociology and social work at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina. She has worked in both the federal and provincial governments, in addition to the not-for-profit and charity sectors. Lisa’s volunteer work has centered around affordable housing, women’s issues and diversity. Her focus, both professionally and in her volunteer work, has been to work to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities.

Jennifer Macdonald - Manager, Impact Investing, CoPower

Jennifer Macdonald - Manager, Impact Investing, CoPower

Jennifer Macdonald

PANELIST
March 27, 2019 – Toronto

As Manager of Impact Investing at CoPower, Jennifer develops and implements client growth strategies and assists CoPower’s existing green bond holders, providing support and building engagement. She joined CoPower after four years as an Associate on the Institutional Investment Management team at Phillips, Hager & North (RBC Global Asset Management), where she helped manage and monitor institutional client accounts ranging from pension plans to foundations and endowments across Canada, provided coverage for the firm’s global and emerging market equity strategies, and helped develop and integrate ESG initiatives.

Jennifer started her career at BMO Capital Markets, where she gained exposure to energy and power infrastructure assets. She was the lead Energy Analyst for Project Vision, an economic development program for Togo. She holds a MBA from the University of Cambridge, where she studied under the Energy & Environment concentration.

Dan Mancuso - VP International Growth, EDC

Dan Mancuso - VP International Growth, EDC

Dan Mancuso

PANELIST
March 27, 2019 – Toronto

Dan Mancuso is the Vice President of International Growth Capital with EDC. In his current role, his group is responsible for the delivery of EDC’s Cleantech strategy as well as Investments and Financing products in support of small and mid-market exporters.  Prior to this, Dan held various roles at EDC in the financing, business development and corporate strategy groups. Mr. Mancuso has been with EDC since 1999. Before joining EDC, he worked with the Toronto Dominion Bank. Mr. Mancuso holds an Honours B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Windsor.

Sandra Odendahl - President and CEO of CMC Research Institutes (CMCRI)

Sandra Odendahl - President and CEO of CMC Research Institutes (CMCRI)

Sandra Odendahl

 Sandra Odendahl is President and CEO of CMC Research Institutes (CMCRI), an environmental company that leads clients to develop innovative carbon management technologies and strategies for competitive advantage.  CMCRI facilitates the testing and scale-up of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) and greenhouse gas monitoring technologies, and advises government and private sector on carbon strategy.  

Sandra joined CMCRI in September 2017 with over 20 years of experience in environmental science, engineering, and responsible finance.  She previously headed the Royal Bank of Canada’s Corporate Sustainability, Social Finance and Social Innovation teams.   Prior to joining RBC, she worked as an environmental scientist in the natural resources sector in Canada and Southeast Asia.

Ms. Odendahl is Board Chair of The (Toronto) Atmospheric Fund, and a board director and Audit Committee Chair of the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA).  Sandra has a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto.  She is a licensed professional engineer, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder.

Jeanette Patell - VP Government Affairs & Policy, General Electric (GE)

Jeanette Patell - VP Government Affairs & Policy, General Electric (GE)

Jeanette Patell

PANELIST
March 21, 2019 – Montreal

Jeanette Patell is the Vice-President of Government Affairs and Policy for General Electric (GE) in Canada. In this role, she leads GE Canada’s engagement on public policy issues with governments and seeks to promote growth of the company in Canada and around the world. She has also served as co-chair of Alberta’s Energy Diversification Advisory Committee to provide recommendations to the government of Alberta on building a more resilient and diversified energy sector in the province. Prior to joining GE, Jeanette was a diplomat with Global Affairs Canada. Her career in the Canadian Foreign Service focused on international trade policy and securing market access for Canadian exporters, with postings to the Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C. and the Mission of Canada to the European Union. She is bilingual (English & French) and is a graduate of Mount Allison University with a B.A. (Hons) in International Relations. 

Adrienne Rand - Director of Strategy, Public Inc.

Adrienne Rand - Director of Strategy, Public Inc.

Adrienne Rand

CASE STUDY
March 27, 2019 – Toronto

Adrienne Rand was the first official employee at Public Inc., and has worked in the world of social impact for over 12 years. As a trained anthropologist, Adrienne has parlayed an interest in in human behaviour into thinking about wide-scale behaviour change and how businesses can be agents in creating positive impact across a range of today’s most pressing social issues.

A passionate contributor and life-long student of the social purpose space, Adrienne is excited to witness the recent growth and momentum of the purpose sector and can’t wait to help unlock its full potential.

As a Director of Strategy at Public, Adrienne has worked with large-scale companies in Canada and the U.S, such as Converse, Danone, Maple Leaf Foods, and Aviva Insurance, as well as the federal government, provincial governments, municipal governments and nonprofit organizations.

Leor Rotchild - Executive Director, CBSR

Leor Rotchild - Executive Director, CBSR

Leor Rotchild

PRESENTER
March 21, 2019 – Montreal
March 27, 2019 — Toronto
April 2, 2019 – Vancouver
April 4, 2019 – Calgary

Leor Rotchild is the Executive Director of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR), where he is nurturing a growing national network of Canadian businesses working to be a force for good in the world. He is also co-host of a popular energy and environment podcast called Pipelines & Turbines.

Leor brings to CBSR, 20 years of sustainable business experience that includes CEO of an environmental B Corp called DIG, and key architect of The Natural Step’s Energy Futures Lab, which acts as an incubator for new collaborations and innovations to accelerate Canada’s energy transition.

While working as a sustainability advisor to two of Canada’s largest oil and gas companies, Leor launched a global youth-led initiative to champion new research on climate change, innovation and inclusivity, which was presented at the World Petroleum Congress.

Anne-Marie Saulnier - Senior Advisor in Sustainable Procurement and ECPAR’s General Manager

Anne-Marie Saulnier - Senior Advisor in Sustainable Procurement and ECPAR’s General Manager

Anne-Marie Saulnier

PANELIST
March 21, 2019 – Montreal

As a specialist on issues related to socio-economic development, employment and health and safety, Anne-Marie Saulnier has been exposed to the challenges of implementing codes of conduct and sustainable procurement policy in global supply chains, on behalf of the UN and various Canadian base companies. Her master's thesis carries on corporate social responsibility and more specifically on the social and environmental demands imposed by North American and European companies to their suppliers located all over the world. In 2006, after drawing the conclusion that sustainable procurement practices in industrialized countries improve the management of social and environmental aspects of global supply chains, she decides to promote these practices with major Quebec-based buyers.

On the strength of a ten years of experience in Quebec’s social economy sector and eight years as a manager in international development, Anne-Marie is currently the general manager of the Espace de concertation sur les pratiques d’achat responsable (ECPAR), a network of leaders in sustainable procurement involving more than twenty major Quebec ordering customer and their stakeholders. Strongly interested in participating to Quebec’s ecological transition and socioeconomic development, she sees sustainable procurement as a stimulating factor of change among Quebec workers, entrepreneurs and governments.

Cynthia Shanks - Director of Communications & Sustainability, Keurig

Cynthia Shanks - Director of Communications & Sustainability, Keurig

Cynthia Shanks

PANELIST
March 21, 2019 – Montreal
April 2, 2019 – Vancouver

Cynthia Shanks joined the Keurig Canada team in 2012 and now acts as the Director of Communications and Sustainability. In her current role, she leads all corporate communications campaigns, brand public relations as well as sustainability programs and partnerships. Over the past few years, she has worked closely with the recycling industry for the development and launch of recyclable K-Cup podsShe believes that brand owners have an important role to play to foster innovation and environmental stewardship in order to develop a Canadian circular economy.She also advocates for responsible coffee sourcing and practices, and local community support through various programs and employee volunteering. 

Prior to joining Keurig Canada, Cynthia led internal communications team at Hydro-Québec and Deloitte.

She holds a Bachelor degree in Communications from University of Montréal. She currently sits on the board of the Canadian Plastic Industry Association, where she focusses her energy on sustainability goals and projects. 

B. Lorraine Smith - writer and independent consultant

B. Lorraine Smith - writer and independent consultant

B. Lorraine Smith


PANELIST
March 21, 2019 – Montreal

B. Lorraine Smith is a writer and an independent consultant. She imagines a future where business, people and markets serve a thriving society in a healthy biosphere. In other words, she invests her time in the evolution of a regenerative economy.

As a writer, Lorraine shares her ideas through her blog which introduces different people, places and possibilities connected to the future we want. Her forthcoming book, Where the Trees – ten human stories made possible by trees, journeys through landscapes and moments that challenge us to evolve our roles in nature. And she writes reports and articles about new mindsets and business models.

Since 2004 she has been working with global companies and leaders who are keen to shape the next phase of business. Along with working directly with clients, Lorraine is also an Associate Director at Volans, a catalyst for system level change led by John Elkington, where she informs the agenda on the New Carbon Economy initiative. She is also a senior consultant with BuzzWord, a leading sustainability reporting and strategy group based in the US.

She sits on the Board of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility and is a member of the Expert Council of the Future-Fit Business Benchmark, an open source tool that quantifies how businesses are contributing to a sustainable future.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Lorraine has lived in Australia, Brazil, Germany, New Zealand and New York City. She currently calls Montreal home. To find out more about Lorraine’s work at https://www.blorrainesmith.com/.

Christie Stephenson, Executive Director, Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder School of Business.

Christie Stephenson, Executive Director, Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder School of Business.

Christie Stephenson

PANELIST
April 2, 2019 – Vancouver

Christie Stephenson is the Executive Director of the Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder School of Business. She currently serves on the boards of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility and the UBC Staff Pension Plan, as well as on the governance committee at BlueShore Financial.

Before joining UBC Sauder in 2016, Christie spent more than 15 years at socially responsible and impact investing firms Sustainalytics (then Jantzi Research Associates), NEI Investments (Ethical Funds) and Purpose Capital (now Rally Assets). She also has more than two decades of diverse board experience, having served as a director of a charity, several cooperatives, numerous non-profits, two university senates, and several private companies ranging from startup phase to $100 million in annual revenue.

Christie is a frequent speaker to industry and public audiences on topics related to governance, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and lectures on responsible business and investing at UBC Sauder. She is regular media commentator and her work has appeared in publications including the Globe and Mail, Report on Business Magazine, Corporate Governance Review, and the book 50 Best Ethical Stocks for Canadians.

Coro Strandberg - President, Strandberg Consulting and Associate of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility

Coro Strandberg - President, Strandberg Consulting and Associate of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility

Coro Strandberg

SPEAKER
April 2, 2019 – Vancouver

Coro Strandberg is the President of Strandberg Consulting and Associate of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility. She is a nationally recognized leader in corporate social responsibility and sustainability, with over twenty-five years of experience helping business, government and industry associations embed social and environmental sustainability into governance, business models and value chains. She specializes in the Social Purpose and Transformational Company, which are leading models for social progress within business. Coro is a Corporate Director of BC Lotteries Corporation, a member of the BC Government’s Emerging Economy Task Force, and a member of the Office of the Auditor General’s Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Committee. She is a faculty member for Governance Professionals of Canada and Director’s College where she educates governance professionals on the role of the board in providing oversight of a company’s purpose and sustainability performance. Coro publishes her thought leadership on her website at www.corostrandberg.com. She lives in a LEED Gold home which she built with her partner in Burnaby.

Nelson Switzer, Chief Growth Officer, Loop

Nelson Switzer, Chief Growth Officer, Loop

Nelson Switzer

PANELIST
March 21, 2019 – Montreal

Nelson Switzer joined Loop Industries in 2018 as Chief Growth Officer and is responsible for the company’s growth and commercialization strategy.  

In his role, Nelson oversees the company’s approach to growth through customer engagement, sales, marketing, corporate affairs, stakeholder engagement and feedstock management. He reports to the company’s Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Executive Team. Nelson brings nearly 20 years of experience working in the public and private sectors at both the local and international level, specializing in sustainable development, business management and stakeholder engagement.

Before joining Loop, Nelson was Chief Sustainability Officer of Nestlé Waters North America and the Sustainability Leader for Nestlé in the United States where his technical and business expertise coupled with his approach to relationship management supported one of the company’s most important areas of focus – securing and maintaining social license to grow. 

Prior to that, Nelson was Director and Leader of Sustainable Business Solutions at PwC where he designed and led a premium sustainability and stakeholder engagement management advisory practice across a wide range of industries. Nelson also has served as Head of Corporate Responsibility at Centrica plc NA, Senior Manager of Environmental Affairs at the Royal Bank of Canada and has held adjunct positions and executive in residence status at leading universities including the University of Waterloo and Ivey School of Business. 

Nelson holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of New Brunswick.  He lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.

Lindsay Thompson - Director of Indigenous Relations, BC Hydro

Lindsay Thompson - Director of Indigenous Relations, BC Hydro

Lindsay Thompson

PANELIST
April 2, 2019 – Vancouver

Lindsay is a strong, dynamic and innovative leader who has been with BC Hydro for eleven years with experience spanning the capital project delivery group, advancing the Indigenous relations portfolio for Site C and the North region, and recently took on managing the Indigenous Relations division for the company.

Lindsay is able to accomplish a heavy workload in a positive and effective manner by motivating team members to excel and seek innovative ways to meet our business objectives through advancing productive and meaningful relationships with First Nations partners.  Having successfully managed over 30 capital projects for BC Hydro, Lindsay is well versed in Indigenous Relations engagement, consultation, negotiation and relationships, and has extensive experience in planning and execution of major capital projects. 

Mark Thompson - VP Business Development, Nutrien

Mark Thompson - VP Business Development, Nutrien

Mark Thompson

PANELIST
April 4, 2019 – Calgary

Mark is currently the Vice President, Business Development at Nutrien. In this role, Mark is responsible for the ongoing development of Nutrien Retail’s business and growth strategy, while also leading the evaluation and execution of global M&A activity, as well as the organization’s greenfield build program. Mark also plays a key role in developing and leading external partnerships with stakeholders across the agricultural ecosystem, including early-stage companies, venture capital funds and established agricultural industry participants.

Prior to being appointed to his current role, Mark held the positions of Vice President, Strategy & Special Assistant to the CEO at Agrium, leading the development of the company's corporate strategy, along with oversight responsibilities for growth of the organization – in addition to providing strategic and financial advisory support to Nutrien’s current President & CEO. Mark also held past positions at Agrium in Business Advisory & Analysis, Wholesale (NPK) Sales, Marketing & Distribution, Corporate Development & Strategy, and Investor Relations.

Before joining Agrium, Mark worked in several portfolio management roles for the Government of Canada’s Real Property Branch, focusing on commercial real estate investment management/analysis, market analysis and strategy. Mark holds B.Comm (Finance) and B.A (Sociology) degrees with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan, and has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Alberta.

Konrad Yakabuski - Columnist, The Globe and Mail

Konrad Yakabuski - Columnist, The Globe and Mail

Konrad Yakabuski

MODERATOR
March 21, 2019 – Montreal

Konrad Yakabuski is a columnist for The Globe and Mail. He writes on politics, policy and business for The Globe’s Opinion section and Report on Business. He was a 2014 National Newspaper Award finalist in the column writing category.

Konrad previously worked as The Globe’s chief U.S. political writer, based in Washington, covering all aspects of the American political scene up to and including the 2012 presidential election campaign.

Prior to joining the Washington bureau in 2009, he was based in The Globe’s Montreal bureau and wrote on Quebec business, politics and culture for more than a decade. Before that, he worked as a political reporter at Le Devoir. He began his journalism career at the Toronto Star.

Konrad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from McGill University and a Master of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of British Columbia.


Event Participants 

Audience of 125 participants in each of the four locations will be made up of senior business leaders from multiple sectors as well as youth and non-profit leaders.

National Press and Social Media Campaign

  • 4 part print series published nationally in Report on Business section, timed to coincide with each event

  • Campaign website with curated Canadian business content and event recordings

  • Online pledge to adopt the following Canadian business values: collaborative, eco-conscious, ethical, gender balanced, globally minded, inclusive, innovative, and purpose driven

Event Agenda

  • 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Registration 

  • 1:00 pm – 1:20 pm: Opening Remarks: Elaborating on What it Means to 'Do Business Like A Canadian' 

  • 1:20 pm – 2:05 pm: Panel #1: Canadian Business Leadership and Global Competitiveness: “How can Canadian business provide the kind of bold leadership needed in a complex, changing and hyper-competitive world?”

  • 2:05 pm – 2:30 pm: Corporate Case Study

  • 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm: Refuel and Networking Break

  • 3:15 pm – 4:10 pm: Featured Speaker: Remarks + Armchair Interview with The Globe And Mail Journalist

  • 4:10 pm – 4:55 pm: Panel #2: (location specific, see below) 

  • 4:55 pm – 5:00 pm: Closing Remarks 

  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Networking Reception

Location Specific Panel Topics

March 21, 2019 – Montreal – Aligning Supply Chains with the Sustainable Development Goals

How can leading businesses and governments engage contractors and suppliers to maximize positive social and environmental impacts?”

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March 27, 2019 – Toronto – Investing in Climate Opportunities

How are investors driving capital into new Canadian innovations turning climate risks into business opportunities?”

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April 2, 2019 – Vancouver – Reconciliation Through Responsible Business

What new models of partnership with Indigenous peoples can lead to economic reconciliation and prosperity for all Canadians?” 

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April 4, 2019 – Calgary – Canada the Food Nation

How can Canada leverage its existing leadership in food production and distribution to be a global leader in solving food insecurity and environmental degradation?”

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