Emma Bedlington

Manager
, BA, MBA
+1.613.241.1001, ext. 249

Emma is one of Stratos’ reporting experts. She primarily works with private companies, industry associations and government departments to improve disclosure of their sustainability performance and management practices.

“What I love about my job is the variety. I have such interesting clients and colleagues and my work spans several different sectors – energy, mining, forestry and finance,” Emma says.

Emma also specializes in materiality analysis, performance management, sustainability program development and design, and Aboriginal relations. In 2011, she was involved in the redesign of of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business’ flagship Progressing Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Program.

Since then, she has helped Canadian companies develop Aboriginal engagement strategies, measure social impact and performance, and understand the emerging transparency and disclosure requirements.

“When people ask me what I do, I tell them I help companies and organizations make better decisions for the environment and the communities where they operate,” she says. “I’m optimistic about what we can accomplish when we collaborate.”

Joined Stratos: 2010

Specialty:

Corporate disclosure and reporting, sustainability program development and management, performance measurement, Aboriginal relations

Prior Work Experience:

  • Lecturer on Corporate Social Responsibility, Nipissing University
  • Geomatics Specialist, Natural Resources Canada
  • Geomatics Specialist, Statistics Canada 

Education:

  • Master of Business Administration, Segal School of Business, Simon Fraser University, 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts, Geography, McGill University, 2002

What Emma offers:

Emma brings a comprehensive knowledge of sustainability reporting and disclosure requirements as they continue to evolve both in Canada and around the world. She also specializes in materiality analysis, sustainability program development performance management and Aboriginal relations.

Working across sectors, Emma’s clients have included:

  • Sustainable Development and Technology Canada
  • Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
  • J.D. Irving Forest and Paper Products
  • Syncrude
  • The Royal Bank of Canada
  • The International Council for Forest and Paper Associations
  • Environment Canada
  • Canada’s Eco-fiscal Commission

In 2011, Emma played a key role in the redesign of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business’ flagship Progressing Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Program. This program has provided numerous Canadian companies with a framework to understand and improve Aboriginal employment, business development, community investment and community engagement.

Since then, she has helped many Canadian companies develop Aboriginal engagement strategies, measure social impact and performance, and understand the emerging transparency and disclosure requirements

As a geographer, Emma gets her greatest inspiration from the “two Janes” – Jane Goodall and Jane Jacobs.

“Clients and colleagues can count on me to be resourceful, practical and persistent but that doesn’t mean I won’t challenge the status quo when it’s called for,” Emma says.  

When she’s not in the office, Emma enjoys traveling and exploring the Ottawa valley with her family. Having lived in Japan for several years, she also speaks Japanese and makes a mean okonomiyaki.