Coro Strandberg

Coro Strandberg

President, Strandberg Consulting

Coro Strandberg, President of Strandberg Consulting, is an influential sustainability strategist and thought leader. Coro is a Canadian trailblazer and visionary in marketplace innovation to advance social, environmental and financial progress and has contributed to the evolving field of CSR and sustainability for more than 25 years. She works with businesses, governments and industry associations to create strategies and pursue business models to address social and environmental risks and opportunities that propel society towards a sustainable future.

 Coro has a tri-sector background in business, government and non-profit leadership working in social, environmental and financial roles. She has 20 years of experience as a Corporate Director and six years of industry association experience. Coro was a director of Vancity Credit Union – three as Board Chairperson – where during the 1990s she helped position the credit union as an international leader in corporate social responsibility and values-based banking. She is currently a Director of BC Lotteries Corporation, a provincial crown corporation. She is a faculty member for Governance Professionals of Canada and Director’s College, training corporate secretaries and directors on sustainability governance oversight respectively.

Coro specializes in helping organizations become leaders in transformational sustainability. This includes advising on sustainability leadership and innovation strategies, social purpose business models and sustainability governance, management, implementation and integration. She works with industry associations to help their members and sector become more sustainable. Coro supports governments to harness the power of business to advance sustainability solutions. She is an expert in integrating sustainability in finance, human resources, risk management and procurement and developing social and inclusive sustainability strategies. She is a member of the Advisory Panel for the Environment and Sustainability Commissioner for the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, a role she has held for several years.

She regularly publishes blogs, articles, research, tools and guides on sustainability and corporate social responsibility leadership on her website at Coro was named the top CSR consultant by the 2015 Clean50 for her leadership and impact in sustainability consulting in Canada. Further, Coro’s green home was awarded LEED Gold status and received a Burnaby Environmental Award. Coro works with organizations that aspire to accelerate, lead and transform to a sustainable world.



Sessions with this Speaker

GLOBE Advance: Turning Social Purpose Dialogue and Vision into Action (in Collaboration with the Social Purpose Institute)

  • Sustainability as Strategy
In the hard-hitting impact-oriented conclusion of GLOBE Forum, business leaders, government, not-for-profits, academics, cleantech innovators and youth will all come together on Feb. 13 for GLOBE Advance. In a completely new event format for GLOBE, experts from the GLOBE community will put pen to paper and develop strategic action plans to further the clean economy.

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Coro Strandberg President, Strandberg Consulting
Mike Rowlands President and Chief Executive Officer, Junxion Strategy

Social Purpose from the Ground Up: How to Define and Activate Social Purpose in Business

  • Sustainability as Strategy
In September 2019, 181 members of the US Business Roundtable (BRT) signed a Statement of Purpose endorsing stakeholder-inclusive purpose for corporations, indicating a departure from the shareholder-focused mentality that has dominated the corporate sphere for decades. This dynamic session will put you at the forefront of social purpose in business. First, hear from leaders from Ikea, ALDO Group and Nature's Path who will share their pivot to purpose, along with the drivers, benefits and challenges.

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Coro Strandberg President, Strandberg Consulting
Valérie Martin Vice President, Communications, Culture and CSR, ALDO Group
Eri Mathy Head of Growth and Innovation, IKEA Canada
Arran Stephens Founder and Chair, Nature’s Path Foods
Mary Ellen Schaafsma Director, Social Purpose Institute