Canada Edition

Paving Your Professional
Career Path in Sustainability

Episode 14

Sustainability is a rising sector gaining increasing attention and interest. However, the general consensus is that there is a need for the market to build up ESG capacity to keep up with this movement. 

In this hour-long session, Ms. Anureet Kaur, Mr. Jeff Robertson and Ms. Laura Corrales from Canada will share with us their sustainability career journeys, words of advice and insights on the job prospects of sustainability practitioners. 

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  01 Jun 2022 (Wed) 16:00 - 17:00 (GMT +8)

Meet the Speakers

Anureet Kaur
Sustainability Manager
Softchoice
 Anureet is appointed as Softchoice's first ever Sustainability Manager. In her previous role as a Senior Consultant, Sustainability and Reporting at Purolator Inc., Anureet led the Corporate Sustainability report, ESG disclosures, and created the organization’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory process. She also supported Purolator’s emission reduction strategy and pathway. Anureet is passionate about mentoring students, recent graduates, and young professionals who are looking to enter the sustainability sector. She conducts workshop sessions at sustainability conferences and universities in the Greater Toronto Area and provides insights on how Canadian organizations can address climate risks. She is currently appointed as a Sessional Lecturer/Professor at Seneca College for the Sustainable Business Management Program where she teaches social impact and climate justice. Anureet has 5+ years of progressive experience in ESG, sustainability strategy, climate risk, and policy. 
Anureet is born and raised in Dubai. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Sustainability Management. Topics that get Anureet hopeful: Climate and racial justice, youth involvement in Canadian politics, growth mindset podcasts, financial inclusion, and social impact.
Jeff Robertson
Director, Environment & Sustainability
Bimbo Canada

Jeff Robertson is the Director of Environment & Sustainability at Bimbo Canada (formerly Canada Bread), leading a national team in the execution of the organization’s 10-year environmental sustainability strategy. Prior to joining Bimbo Canada, Jeff held multiple leadership roles in the public sector (most recently as head of the Partners in Project Green group at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority) and in consulting (most recently as Manager, Sustainability & Climate Change with Deloitte Canada).

Jeff is an award-winning thought leader in the climate change space, and brings technical expertise in sustainability strategy, climate risk, GHG quantification and associated methodologies/protocols, energy efficiency, carbon neutral strategies, and corporate environmental compliance in the areas of air, water, and waste. Jeff has written for multiple industry publications in the areas of climate change strategy, wastewater treatment and stormwater management, and has delivered speaking engagements at multiple domestic and international conferences. Jeff has also taught dozens of courses & seminars on climate change, GHG management, energy conservation and environmental compliance.

Jeff earned his Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Jeff is also a licensed Professional Engineer (PEO) and a certified Environmental Professional (ECO Canada).
Laura Corrales
Senior Consultant
ESG, Sustainability and Climate Change

Laura is a Senior Consultant at PwC Canada’s Climate Change advisory practice. With an Industrial Engineering background and a Master’s in Sustainability from Harvard University, Laura enjoys the entrepreneurial nature of corporate sustainability, and considers herself a social intrapreneur who uses empathy as a tool to influence and drive change at different hierarchical levels. She has led grassroots sustainability initiatives within different complex corporations, and has worked on circular economy projects for industries like fashion, waste management, and event planning.

During her time at UPS Canada she started the first employee-led Sustainability Committee, joined Canada’s Sustainability Steering Committee, and developed a TCFD and Climate Risk Analysis for their Corporate Sustainability Office. Outside of work, she is a member of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, where she served as the first Community Champion for Canada in 2020 – 2021 after being Curator of the Montreal Chapter. Through the Shapers she has been involved in projects ranging from climate action and SDG awareness to women empowerment and closing the skills gap for fourth industrial revolution roles. Laura is also involved in other initiatives like the Climate Reality Project, Leading Change Canada, and is part of the Local Leaders Organizing Committee for One Young World Montreal 2024. In 2022, Laura became an Action Canada Fellow, Canada’s top accelerator for new leaders, where over the course of 10 months her team worked on developing policy recommendations to enhance newcomers understanding of Canada’s truth and history.

Laura left her native Colombia in 2014 and settled in Canada in 2016. She enjoys running, reading, and spending time outdoors with her husband and puppy.
Dr Glenn Frommer
Founder
ESG Matters

Dr Glenn Frommer is one of the pioneers of sustainability and the environmental movement. He has worked in the field for more than thirty years and was involved in the drafting of the GRI G4 Reporting Guideline, the AccountAbility 1000AP Standard, and Reporting 3.0.

Prior to founding ESG Matters, Glenn held senior management positions with the Mass Transit Railway Corporation Ltd. in Hong Kong for more than twenty-two years where he embedded sustainability through an Enterprise Risk Management approach and implemented China’s and the transport sector’s first climate change policy. His extensive cross-sector and cross-industrial experience extends throughout the international arena, specifically in Europe and Asia-Pacific.