Frances Edmonds
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Frances Edmonds

Head of Sustainability, HP

In her role as head of Sustainable Impact, Frances Edmonds is responsible for overseeing HP’s full suite of corporate social responsibility programs including strategic partnerships with key nonprofit organizations and an industry leading volunteer program. Under Frances’s leadership, HP became the most sustainable technology company in Canada1 in 2018.

Frances works closely with HP’s many partners to drive sustainable practices across HP’s business and throughout Canada. From being a founder of WWF’s Living Planet @ Work and Living Planet @ Campus programs to her TEDx talk demonstrating the power of collaboration, Frances seeks new and innovative ways to leverage the power of HP to create meaningful change across Canada.

Frances also has a passion for environmental education developing and implementing global environmental education and volunteer programs for HP. She is frequently featured in the news as an expert resource for media on sustainable impact.

Frances received her second Clean 50 award in 2017 recognizing her as one of Canada’s top sustainability professionals. She sits on the boards of Learning for a Sustainable Future and the Schulich Centre for Responsible Business advisory council.

Frances started her career with the UK Government as an enforcer of environmental health and safety requirements followed by her role as manager of environmental health and safety in Canada’s chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Frances has a degree in Environmental science from Bradford University (UK), a post graduate diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional
(CRSP).

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On the Road to Circularity: Comparing Business Models and Transition Strategies of First-Mover Companies

  • Sustainability as Strategy
  • Circular Economy
Canadian companies large and small are rethinking their business strategies to enable circularity in their supply chains. But the road to success is often long, winding and littered with challenges.

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David Hughes President and Chief Executive Officer, The Natural Step Canada
Frances Edmonds Head of Sustainability, HP
Melissa Mirowski National Sustainability Manager, Ikea Canada
Henry Stoch National Sustainability Partner, Deloitte