In the Sustainable Business Leadership program, you will learn from a diverse group of industry experts who introduce you to the world of sustainable business leadership through course content, applied projects, and guest speakers.
has over 20 years’ experience catalyzing sustainable solutions with a particular emphasis on collaboration across business, government and community. She is currently Principal of CreatingPLACES and Senior Associate with Vancouver-based One Earth. Rosemary leads the Share Reuse Repair Initiative (SRRI) in the region on behalf of One Earth with core conveners the Vancouver Economic Commission, the Recycling Council of BC, Recycling Alternative and The Thingery. The Initiative accelerates a culture and economy of sharing, reuse and repair through action-oriented experimentation and innovation working groups. Rosemary also provides strategic advice and research concerning business transition to operating within planetary boundaries including, but not limited to, circular business models.
is a Senior Sustainability Specialist at the City of Vancouver. At the city Angela works across disciplines on projects and programs related to adaptation to sea level rise and heat as well as ecology and biodiversity. Angela has a BSc in marine biology, a certificate in storm water management and an MSc in environment and management. She is a Registered Professional Biologist with the BC College of Applied Biology. Angela lives in Vancouver, BC.
holds a CPA designation, which he obtained with KPMG in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications group. For six years, he advised clients with revenues ranging from $10 million to $2 billion and financial institutions managing over $20 billion in assets. Working at the nexus of sustainability and business, he advised companies on their ability to respond to climate change, impact and financial reporting, and impact investing strategies.
, PhD, is the Program Head for the Sustainable Business Leadership Program and Faculty in the Communication Department at BCIT. As an educator, Tessa specializes in business communications and values-based business, focusing on how the private sector can create and communicate social and environmental value. In 2018, Tessa was named John Dobson Enactus Fellow of the Year by Enactus Canada for her work as Faculty Advisor for Enactus, a global social entrepreneurship student organization. As a researcher, Tessa studies the role of art and culture in social and political movements with a focus on the Canadian women’s movement. Her book Feminist Acts: Branching Out Magazine and the Making of Canadian Feminism is forthcoming from the University of Alberta Press in 2019.
is a Business Readiness Partner at Vancity. Her work focuses on change management through learning and process improvements to bring large, strategic and complex projects to life. Tracey has a long history at Vancity but did take two years off to lead CCEC Credit Union as their General Manager and CEO. Tracey has worked internationally with credit unions to promote and strengthen the co-operative model and co-operative movement. She holds a Master’s degree in Co-operative and Credit Union Management from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. Outside of work, Tracey sits on the board of the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada, the Credit Union Foundation of BC and the Squamish Montessori Society. She is a co-founder of Canada DE, a credit union development education program that brings credit union professionals from around the world to Canada annually.
Liz Lougheed Green
is the Director of Community Investment for Vancity, managing a variety of teams in the impact business, impact real estate, Aboriginal partnerships, sponsorship and events and granting spaces. The 28+ member team of community economic development professionals provides critical strategic counsel to Vancity leadership about impact investing and inclusion. Prior to coming to her current role, Liz was Vancity’s Impact Business Development Manager, and supported the development of impact businesses and impact in conventional businesses, with the aim of helping values-led organizations reach their full potential. Prior to joining Vancity, Liz was the manager of strategic programs for Vancity Community Foundation (VCF), and earlier in her role as executive director, Liz led the Potluck Café Society from start-up through to sustainability. She holds a Multidisciplinary Masters in Policy and Practice, and serves on the CED Advisory of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, and the Board’s of Corporate Knights and the BC Co-op Association.
is a senior manager in the community investment team at Vancity and a lifelong co-operator. She holds a masters in management of co-ops and credit unions and has spent most of her career advancing public policy campaigns and supporting advocacy work. Through this, she has learned how the traditional tools of finance, law and communications can be harnessed for social purposes, and this is the lens she brings to co-operative marketing.
is an environmental professional and science communication specialist whose work focuses on water and environmental protection, planning, and sustainability. He has worked on research and consulting projects across Canada, including water management plans, environmental impact assessments, contaminated site investigations, and environmental outreach campaigns. Currently, Alan is the Scientific Communications Manager at STEMCELL Technologies and serves on the board of directors for Science Slam Canada. He holds a MSc in Environmental Engineering from Columbia University and a BSc in Environmental Earth Science from the University of Alberta. Alan is on Twitter at @watercomm