Rob has served on the CBSR Board of Directors since 2005, and was the interim CEO of CBSR from October 2011 to July 2012.
Currently, Rob is a Partner at Crestview Strategy, where he advises clients on government relations and strategic communications & campaigns.
Prior to joining Crestview Strategy, Rob was the Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Stakeholder Relations at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). Rob has extensive communications and public affairs experience. He has held the positions of Senior Vice President of Communications at Loblaw Companies Ltd.; Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Hudson’s Bay Company; Director of Public Affairs, Canada, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide; Director of Communications and Press Secretary for the Mayor of the City of Toronto; and was the Principal at the communications firm, Perkins Moore Associates.
Rob received an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at McGill University.
Chris Coulter works with leaders in business; multilateral organizations and NGOs 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 over 15 years of experience in providing evidence-based counsel to leadership organizations at the nexus of reputation, brand and sustainability. He is passionate about building recognized leadership for GlobeScan’s clients through stakeholder intelligence and engagement strategies.
He is a specialist in international relations, holding an MA in International Affairs from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs. Chris has substantive international experience having lived and worked in North America, Europe and Asia.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Lorraine worked from SustainAbility’s New York office and directed SustainAbility’s Engaging Stakeholders network, informing and enabling the transparency efforts of over thirty companies dedicated to corporate accountability. She also directed client projects on strategy, stakeholder engagement and value chain or life cycle thinking. She has facilitated strategic development and engagement with global corporations in mining and metals, retail, consumer products, agriculture, and manufacturing, with a focus on the inter-connectivity across multiple sectors, and across functions within companies. Additionally, she brings extensive expertise in sustainability reporting initiatives involving external stakeholders.
Before joining SustainAbility she worked as a sustainability consultant beginning in 2004. Her work included projects with organizations from a range of sectors, including aluminum products manufacturer Novelis, garment manufacturer Gildan Activewear, retailer Walmart Canada, grocery products manufacturer Liberté, networking organization Canadian Business for Social Responsibility, environmental not-for-profit Evergreen Foundation, sustainability reporting and strategy consultancy BuzzWord, and consumer branding company Green Living Enterprises.
Prior to her focus on sustainability, Lorraine worked as a Senior Business Analyst for Manulife Financial, as a Manager of Logistics for a New Zealand-based electronic engineering firm, as well as supporting fundraising and communications for World Wildlife Fund Canada.
Bob joined Sustainalytics in 2007 and is now the President and Chief Operating Officer. In his present role he is responsible for managing the company’s executive team and working with the CEO to set the company’s strategic priorities.
In the ensuing years, Bob was responsible for the growth and continued expansion of key departments. He oversaw Sustainalytics’ flagship product, the Jantzi Social Index, and led the development of a clean tech line of indices. At the same time, he led the Sustainability Services team, which is now one of the firm’s leading business lines.
In addition, Bob worked with Canadian Business for Social Responsibility to help corporate leaders improve their understanding of how corporate responsibility performance was measured by ranking and rating organizations.
To date, he has led workshops for participants in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Most recently, has been asked to sit on the judging panel for the CERES Sustainability Reporting Award. Moreover, Bob is part of the advisory committee for the University of Toronto’s Environmental Finance Professional Development Program and the board of directors for The Sustainability Network.
Previously, he completed a Master of Arts in Economics at the University of Toronto and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics at York University. The focus of this academic training has been on understanding the links between corporate responsibility, sustainability and business strategy. In addition, Bob has an MBA specializing in Sustainability and Finance, from the Schulich School of Business at York University.