Sustainable Procurement Fellowship

Accelerating the adoption of sustainable procurement to drive the transition to an equitable, low-carbon, circular economy.

 

 

Sustainable procurement is the next frontier for accelerating and achieving net-zero targets.

 

To advance this critical agenda, CBSR is partnering with HP on the Sustainable Procurement Fellowship. The program brings together 40 leaders from across Canada, with the first cohort collaborating from November 2022 to May 2023.

 

Together and within their own organizations, the Sustainable Procurement Fellows will champion sustainable procurement and lead the transition to an equitable, circular, and low-carbon economy.

Meet the Program Advisors

 

 

Frances Edmonds, Head of Sustainable Impact, HP Canada 

Frances Edmonds is the Head of Sustainable Impact at HP Canada, where she is responsible for business development and oversees Corporate Social Responsibility programs nationally. With a focus on sustainable procurement, Frances is driving meaningful change cross-sector that supports a more circular and sustainable economic future for Canada. With more than 30 years of experience, Frances is recognized as one of Canada’s top sustainability professionals, having received two Clean 50 awards and has led HP to become the most sustainable technology company in Canada.

Bob Willard, Sustainability Advantage 

Bob is a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies and a sought-after speaker who has given over 1,500 presentations to corporate, government, university, and NGO audiences. Bob is the author of the highly acclaimed books The Sustainability Advantage and the Business Case for Sustainability which engage the business community in proactively avoiding risks and capturing opportunities by using smart environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. Bob is experienced in sustainable procurement and has created tools to help with its implementation such as the Basic Sustainability Assessment Tool for suppliers to determine their performance on core sustainability issues.  

Monica Da Ponte, Principal Consultant, Shift & Build 

Monica is principal at Shift & Build.  She helps organizations develop and implement strategies that deliver social, environmental and economic value at scale.  She has been working on helping to catalyze the advancement of sustainable procurement over the last 6 years.  During this time, she has led a number of projects ranging from an assessment of the integration of sustainability into public sector procurement to research that deepens the understanding of needs in the area of sustainable procurement.  In addition to her work at Shift & Build, Monica is an adjunct instructor at the Schulich School of Business. 

Ted Ferguson, Managing Director, CBSR & Chief Sustainability Officer, The Delphi Group

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, sustainable supply chain initiatives, 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 master’s degree from the University of Northern British Columbia and an honours undergraduate degree from Trent University. 

Meet the Fellows

 

Explore the exceptional range of perspectives and experiences that our first-ever Sustainable Procurement Fellows are bringing to the program. More fellows will be announced shortly.

Leaya Amey

Sr. Sustainability Reporting Specialist

Janet Annesley​

Chief Sustainability Officer, Kiwetinohk Energy Corp​

Cade Bedford

Sustainable Procurement Consultant, Reeves Consulting

Eric Böhne

General Organizer, Ironworkers International

Natalia Bolaños

Procurement Sustainability Lead, TELUS Communications Inc

Jason Boyce

Director of Sustainability, Panago Pizza

Kyla Cuthbertson

Manager, Sustainability Analytics and Performance Reporting, ATCO

Jennifer Ezekiel, P.Eng.

Vice President of ESG & Strategy, CDN Controls Ltd

Noreen Farrell

Director, Sustainability & Reporting, Capital Power​

Sarah Favel

Sustainability Supervisor, Gibson Energy

Shawn Fitzgerald

Vice President of Enterprise Procurement and Workplace Services, The Co-operators Group Ltd

Brian Hanna ​ 

Manager, Procurement Sustainability and Supplier Diversity - North and Central America 

Rod Hoffelder

Procurement Manager, Lafarge Canada Inc.

David Huck

Director of Sustainability, Canadian Pacific Railway

David Hunt

Manager for Indigenous & ESG Procurement, Canada Post Corporation

Ruth Legg

America's Head of Supply Chain Sustainability and Diversity, HSBC

Clare Li​ 

Manager, Sustainable Procurement​, Air Canada 

Ella Liu

Senior Analyst of Corporate and ESG Reporting, Waterfront Toronto

Carla Mae Mamangun

Sustainability Manager, Canadian National Railway

Trina Manning

Senior Manager, Sustainability, EPCOR

Katie Manu

Hydro One Supply Chain

Calum Matthews​ 

Vice President, Sustainability and Strategy, 4VI 

Jenny Miles

Senior Specialist: Social Purpose and Sustainable Procurement, BCLC

Tori-Rae Park

AVP, Enterprise Procurement, The Co-operators Group Limited

Carissa Rossi

Sourcing Manager, Canfor

Colleen Steele

Sustainability Manager, Federated Co-operatives Limited

Kimi Walker

Associate Vice President Product Stewardship, Canadian Tire

Maud Warner

Senior Manager, Sustainability & Environment, TELUS​

Gabriela Wilson

Manager of Sustainability, Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure

Mélanie Wiseman

Commercial Manager for the Trans-Québec & Maritime Pipeline (TQM), TC Energy

 

 

The Sustainable Procurement Fellowship is brought to you in partnership with HP Canada