Julie is one of Stratos’ owners, Vice President of the firm’s Corporate Sustainability Practice, and has over 20 years of experience in the field of sustainability management. Julie works with clients across a range of sectors to more effectively integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their overall strategy, management, performance measurement and disclosure. She has a wealth of experience and an excellent understanding of leading practices and tools; and draws upon this expertise to build customized solutions for Stratos clients.
Julie has conducted numerous gap assessments and strategic reviews designed to assess the effectiveness of client’s sustainability strategies, management systems and practices, as well as leading teams in developing strategies, policies, procedures and programs to manage specific ESG issues. She is very familiar with a range of management, performance measurement and disclosure standards, and draws on this knowledge to inform her work.
Julie has a particular expertise in designing and facilitating multi-interest engagement processes/ workshops, as well as training. She has worked with organizations to design and facilitate advisory groups and dialogues to provide advice and work towards collaborative solutions, as well as interactive training sessions built on adult education principles.
“My clients are looking to address challenges and prepare for future success,” she says. “The range of issues we tackle together makes my job so interesting – it’s dynamic and constantly evolving.”
Joined Stratos: 2000
Specialty: Environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy and management, program design, stakeholder and Indigenous convening, engagement and facilitation, training design and delivery, performance measurement and disclosure
Prior Work Experience:
- Environmental Management Consultant, Jacques Whitford Environment Ltd.
- Community Development Research Analyst, African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) (research placement), East Africa
- Associate, The Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, Chairman’s Department
- Master of Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University, 1998
- Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), Political Science, Queen’s University, 1992
What Julie offers:
As Stratos’ Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, Julie has a comprehensive understanding of the complex environmental, social and economic issues affecting the corporate sector today.
Her consulting expertise encompasses the full range of services organizations require to more effectively integrate ESG considerations into their overall strategy, management, performance measurement and disclosure.
Julie is also certified by the ISO as a Lead Auditor and has taken Sustainability Assurance Training as part of the international Certification Program for Sustainability Assurance Practitioner (CSAP), developed by AccountAbility and the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA) in London, England.
Examples of Julie’s clients include: a range of industry associations, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), Enbridge, The Gordon Foundation, Hydro One, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Ivey Foundation, Mackenzie Valley Impact Review Board (MVEIRB), NEI Investments, NWT Board Forum, Pembina Pipelines, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Syncrude Canada Ltd.
Julie describes Stratos as committed to providing “quality tailored solutions.” Plus, she says, “I work with a great team of people, which keeps it fun.”