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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Loop Initiatives, Project Analyst, 2012-Present
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

     Select Project Experience

  • Conducted a comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory for 21 million sq.ft. of premier retail and commercial properties in Canada; CSA/ISO14064-1/WRI compliant
  • Advised a leading North American transportation and logistics provider on authoring their first corporate sustainability report; Global Reporting Initiative 3.1, Level B
  • Guided a global integrated infrastructure company through a materiality analysis by interviewing senior management, engaging external stakeholders and benchmarking analyst ratings

     Team Contributions

  • Produced proposals, presentations, reports and communications
  • Developed business, networked and promoted the capabilities of a dynamic firm
  • Innovated to continuously improve business practices, processes and service lines
  • Monitored emerging sustainability topics, best practices and industry trends

The Natural Step, Program Manager, 2010-2011
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  • Organized advanced multi-day courses on strategic sustainability management; 100% sold out, 90%+ participant satisfaction
  • Managed a national network of sustainability professionals; expanded membership by 20%, increased revenue by 120%
  • Program management responsibilities included strategic planning, business development, financial tracking and reporting

TakingITGlobal, Program Manager, 2008-2010
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Developed and taught a project management e-course designed for sustainability entrepreneurs
  • E-course was officially recognized by the United Nations as a best practice in A Digital Shift: Youth and ICT for Development
  • Program management responsibilities included strategic direction, administration, communications, promotion, partnership outreach, program evaluation and team management

EDUCATION

Columbia University, M.Sc. in Sustainability Management
New York, NY, USA, 2012

Harvard University, Strategies in Sustainability Management
Cambridge, MA, USA, 2010

University of Toronto, Honours B.A., International Relations & Political Science
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2008

SKILLS

Consulting Client service, problem solving, project management, time management, quantitative and qualitative data analytics, critical thinking, strong verbal, written communication and presentation skills
Computer Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
Language English (primary), French (basic comprehension)

PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT

Certificates
  • Global Reporting Initiative Certified Sustainability Reporting Course, ISOS
  • Sustainability for Leaders Course, The Natural Step Canada
Workshops

  • Public Speaking: Communication Strategy and Delivery, Earth Institute
  • Life Cycle Analysis and Carbon Foot Printing, Earth Institute
  • Sustainability Metrics, Earth Institute
  • Strategies and Tools for Climate Change Adaptation, Earth Institute
  • Greenhouse Gas Accounting, Earth Institute
  • Sustainability Reporting: Approaches and Methods, Earth Institute
Membership
  • Member, International Society of Sustainability Professionals
  • Member, The Natural Step Exchange
  • Member, Network for Business Sustainability

INTERESTS
Yoga, cycling, traveling, camping, skiing, museums, art galleries, live music


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