Sandra Odendahl

Senior Vice-President & Head, Sustainability and Diversity & Partnerships, BDC

Sandra Odendahl is Senior Vice President and Head, Sustainability and Diversity & Partnerships of BDC. A trailblazer in sustainable finance, Sandra is leading all facets of BDC’s sustainability and ESG strategy and programs, including the bank’s renewed and enhanced focus on the environment as well as its diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.

A respected and well-known voice in promoting sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada, Sandra has previously led enterprise-wide sustainability, community investment and social finance programs and strategies at Scotiabank and RBC. Sandra holds a Master of Applied Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a CFA charter holder.

A committed community volunteer, she has served on the boards of many non-profits, including the Canadian Climate Institute, the Transition Accelerator and NEXT Canada. Sandra believes that businesses can and should be a force for good — contributing to economic prosperity, environmental stability, and vibrant, inclusive communities.

Speaker Sessions

Business to Business: Strengthening Supply Chains for Canada’s Energy Transition (Invite-only)

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
Session Date
Tuesday, Feb 13 2024 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Featuring
Chris Henderson Founding Executive Director, Indigenous Clean Energy and President, Lumos Energy
Sandra Odendahl Senior Vice-President & Head, Sustainability and Diversity & Partnerships, BDC
In collaboration with

Business to Business: Strengthening Supply Chains for Low-carbon Buildings in Canada (Invite-only)

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Labour, Skills Training and Capacity Building
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
Session Date
Tuesday, Feb 13 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Featuring
Chris Henderson Founding Executive Director, Indigenous Clean Energy and President, Lumos Energy
Sandra Odendahl Senior Vice-President & Head, Sustainability and Diversity & Partnerships, BDC
In collaboration with

Driving Change from Within: How Sustainability Executives Can Lead the Way to a Sustainable Future

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Intersectional Track
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Featuring
Sharon Tomkins Vice-President, Sustainability and Social Impact, TC Energy
Jamie Gray-Donald Senior Vice President Sustainability & EHS, Operational Excellence, QuadReal Property Group
Sandra Odendahl Senior Vice-President & Head, Sustainability and Diversity & Partnerships, BDC
Gordon Raman Partner, M&A and Corporate Governance & Chair, ESG Sustainability Practice, Fasken
In collaboration with