Gillian Orris

Senior Advisor, Sustainability and Impact, Canada Games Council

Gillian Orris, a dynamic consultant specializing in Environmental and Sustainability, brings an extensive background to the forefront of climate solutions. Having engaged in front-line environmental activism with Greenpeace and emergency response at the Canadian Red Cross, Gill demonstrates a profound commitment to sustainability. With an Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Business Leadership, she smoothly navigates between profit and non-profit sectors. In her current role as the Senior Advisor for Sustainability and Impact at the Canada Games Council, Gill spearheads initiatives, collaborates on impact measurements, and manages many partner relationships. As the founder of Gillian Orris Consulting, she shares her expertise with prominent clients such as Cirque du Soleil, Vancity, and the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Furthermore, Gill is the driving force behind the national Green Sports Day Canada movement, underscoring her dedication to sustainable practices through sport. Her passion for implementing tangible actions for climate solutions is evident in her collaborations with local businesses, government organizations, non-profits, and social enterprises.

Speaker Sessions

Planting Forests, Not Trees: Opportunities for Corporate Sustainability with Miyawaki Mini-Forests

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
Session Date
Thursday, Feb 15 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bruce Dudley Chief of Partnerships and New Initiatives, Delphi
Heather Schibli Partnership & Engagement Lead, Dougan & Associates
Dr. Joe Huddart Biodiversity Solutions Engineer, NatureMetrics
Gillian Orris Senior Advisor, Sustainability and Impact, Canada Games Council
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