Diana will be overseeing the day-to-day financial activities primarily focussing on invoicing and is also responsible for all aspects of financial reporting for all constellation companies.
Prior to joining CBSR, Diana was the Accounting Analyst for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, where she was responsible for the financial reporting, month-end and budget processes and leading the annual external financial audit.
Diana is currently working towards completing her CPA designation. She has successfully passed all the required exams and is now working towards finishing the final months of the required experience.
In her spare time Diana enjoys spending time with her friends, family and dog Bentley the Shih Tzu. She loves running, hiking, yoga and played university varsity soccer throughout her undergrad. Diana also loves to travel and is a huge football fan. Go Pats go!!
Alex Carr heads up the marketing communications team at CBSR and its sister organizations within the constellation. She has more than 15 years of experience working with and for blue chip corporations, government and NGOs in Canada, Australia, Europe and the U.S. Alex has extensive expertise across the range of marketing communication activities, with a focus on advancing sustainability and the low-carbon economy.
Alex has a Master of Communications from Sussex University and an undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia.
In her spare time, Alex likes to spend as much time outdoors as possible with her two young boys and dog.
As Chief Sustainability Officer for the constellation of organizations that includes The Delphi Group, GLOBE Series, Leading Change Canada, and Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR), Ted is responsible for ensuring each group is working in accordance with our vision, and making steady progress towards it through the specific missions of each entity.
Ted has over 25 years of experience working with leading-edge companies, governments and strategic initiatives to create value from combining business strategy and sustainability. Half of his experience has been with Delphi, helping business succeed through sustainability across most sectors of the economy, including: energy, food and beverage, retail, finance, telecom, manufacturing and transportation. He has delivered dozens of strategies for clients, and continues to work with many of them on ensuring successful implementation. He led Delphi as president from 2016 to the beginning of 2021.
Prior to joining Delphi, Ted worked for BC Hydro, where he was responsible for corporate sustainability strategy, policy engagement on carbon regulations, and climate change risk management. He also helped develop the first set of rules and guidelines for the international emission markets while working at Foreign Affairs Canada. Ted began his career at the David Suzuki Foundation.
Ted has a Masters Degree from the University of Northern British Columbia and an Honours undergraduate degree from Trent University.
Jennifer’s intrinsic belief that social justice and climate justice are wholly intertwined has culminated in her joining Delphi and CBSR as a Marketing & Communications Specialist.
Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from UBC, as well as a Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication from Royal Roads University – both of which inform her intersectional and holistic communication practises.
She is a strategic storyteller and self-proclaimed word wizard who has worked across industries that include clean energy, academia, broadcasting, and journalism.
Her perpetual curiosity and appreciation for the human condition and climate resilience fuels her to always cultivate meaningful work.
Elizabeth is a recognized energy, sustainability, and clean technology expert, with nearly 20 years of experience working with industry, innovators, investors, governments, and environmental organizations to accelerate a cleaner, more sustainable future.
As Managing Director, CBSR, Elizabeth oversees the strategic direction of Canada’s only membership association for companies co-creating a sustainable, equitable future. In this role she also works with the Executive Director and senior management team to implement programming and initiatives. As President, GLOBE Series, she leads a passionate and highly skilled team that designs and implements impact-oriented sustainability events. These include GLOBE signature events, such as GLOBE Forum and GLOBExCHANGE, as well as diverse client events and activities. GLOBE Series and CBSR are part of Profoundry, a collective of like-minded sustainability and climate experts who help organizations create value and have a positive impact on society.
In her previous role as Emission Reductions Alberta’s Executive Director of Policy and Strategy, Elizabeth was responsible for leading on strategic initiatives and events. These ranged from developing ERA’s Technology Roadmap to delivering its biennial, three-day SPARK conference. She led the organization’s strategic stakeholder engagement and partnerships initiatives, and held the pen on its annual business plan.
Prior to joining ERA, Elizabeth served in various roles with the Government of Alberta, including Director of the Climate Change Secretariat, which supported the development of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan; and Director of Innovation Policy and Programs within Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education. Elizabeth’s previous experience also includes providing government relations support to Capital Power and providing policy advice to the Canadian Electricity Association in Ottawa and the Nuclear Energy Institute in Washington, DC.
Elizabeth has a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and geography from the University of Mary Washington.
As the Programs & Communications Coordinator, Abi is responsible for many of the inner functions of CBSR. This includes spearheading the monthly newsletter, on-boarding and maintaining member accounts, and conducting research to bring together many of our member services.
Prior to joining CBSR, Abi worked as an Ecological Restoration Specialist where she implemented carbon off-setting and climate change mitigation efforts. She also had the opportunity to intern as a Sustainability Consultant where she helped to create a CSR strategy for a Fortune 500 company. These combined experiences gave her an understanding of both the creation and implementation stages of ESG & CSR strategies, allowing her to create more effective projects and initiatives.
Abi graduated with a B.Sc. Geography, Minor in Business and Certificate of Sustainability Studies from the University of Calgary. She is excited to apply her education and passion of Sustainability to this role.
In her spare time, Abi enjoys working towards and competing in endurance races. She is a 6-time marathon finisher, and recently completed her first half Ironman in Victoria, BC.
Julian Zambrano is a Professional in Government and Foreign Affairs, a coffee lover and an amateur soccer player. His path in the universe of sustainability and climate change began in his first stage as a professional, contributing technically and operationally to the management of climate change and sustainable development projects at a territorial and local level in Colombia. Julian considers that his path of learning and training is far from over, so he enrolled in the Graduate Program in Green Business Management and Sustainability at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, to obtain new conceptual and practical tools that are in line with the new trends in corporate social responsibility and decarbonization.
Julian considers that cooperation, honesty, respect and learning must be the fundamental bases of teamwork, so he hopes to be able to generate value for the organization thanks to his experience and values, while learning by doing what he likes the most, contribute to the construction of a more conscious and sustainable world. Finally, he believes that the happiest moments in life are found in the simplest things of daily life, such as taking a walk to breathe, having a good cup of coffee, helping others without expecting anything in return or smile with a loved one.
Julia is a leader in the low carbon economy. As the interim Executive Director at Canadian Business for Social Responsibility, Julia is excited to work closely with Canadian businesses to help them reach their net zero goals. Julia has considerable expertise using human-centred design principles in solving complex challenges with actionable solutions to help government, industry, and businesses advance their decarbonization goals.
Julia also acts as a consultant at Delphi, working collaboratively on climate change and sustainability projects. Based in Toronto, her day-to-day involves advisory and engagement services across numerous sectors, including; electricity, the circular economy, and transportation.
Julia was formerly awarded the 9th position on Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalist Under 25 for her leadership in the community energy sector. She a Studio Y Fellow at the MaRS Discovery District.
With a background in economics and international development, Julia has a Master of Environmental Studies and Business from York University and Schulich School of Business. Julia has also completed a Certificate in Energy Management from the University of Toronto.
CBSR is proud to work with a wide network of leading industry professionals. Some of those professionals serve as advisors to our organization, informing our growth opportunities and how we can support and advance the future of corporate sustainability in Canada.
Sandra Hamilton is a Strategic Procurement Advisor and Canada’s First Social MBA. She works with governments, industry and NGO’s to modernize procurement processes and to achieve more social value through public sector supply chains.
For Hamilton “It’s about moving beyond Do No Harm, to proactively Doing Some Good.”
Hamilton has over 20 years’ experience as a strategic advisor and business consultant. She is the former Business Manager to Vancouver 2010 Olympics CEO John Furlong and Olympic rower Silken Laumann.
Known for her progressive, trade agreement compliant approach, Hamilton has designed both British Columbia’s & Alberta’s first Social Procurement Frameworks and was recently nominated to profile her work at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Symposium on Sustainable Government Procurement in Geneva.
Hamilton believes that Canada’s anticipated $180 billion investment in infrastructure, must also be an investment in people. Consequently, over the last year she has led an industry supported pilot that has resulted in the design of a standardized approach to community benefit procurement, which can be applied across multiple governments. Believed to be the first of its kind in Canada, pilot collaborators included the Vancouver Island Construction Association, the Construction Foundation, the City of Victoria, Town of Qualicum Beach and City of Campbell River.
In Cumberland, BC, Hamilton designed British Columbia’s first Social Procurement framework, which later became the catalyst for Alberta’s first Social Procurement framework. Hamilton is currently leading an initiative with a group of BC Mayors to advance the concept of a Community Benefit Resource Hub.
Building upon her work with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Hamilton, continues to dedicate one week a month to advancing Social Procurement Alberta. She currently leads the Wood Buffalo Community Benefit Network (WBCBN), which is working toward the implementation of Alberta’s first provincial Community Benefit Infrastructure pilot and is working with the Halton Community Benefit Network to advance a more strategic approach to procurement in Ontario.
Coro Strandberg was instrumental in the development of the Transformational Company Qualities. She is the Principal of Strandberg Consulting, which provides strategy advice to companies and industry associations that seek to integrate social and environmental considerations into their purpose, governance, operations and supply chains to create business value and societal benefit. She specializes in sustainability and corporate social responsibility leadership.
Coro has a tri-sector background in business, government and non-profit sectors working in social, environmental and financial roles. Her insights are drawn from a twenty-year career in the sustainability field, including 12 years as a director of Vancity, where as Chair of the Board she helped position the credit union as an international leader in corporate social responsibility.