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The federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development – 10 things you have always wanted to know but were afraid to ask

Julie Gelfand

Commissioner, Environment and Sustainable Development, Office of the Auditor General, Canada

Thursday November 23, 2017


Julie Gelfand, November 23, 2017 [image]

 

Julie Gelfand

Commissioner, Environment and Sustainable Development, Office of the Auditor General, Canada

Abstract:  Ms. Gelfand will speak about her role as the Commissioner, as well as her latest reports dealing with climate change.

Biography:   

Julie Gelfand was appointed as Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development in March 2014.

Before joining the Office of the Auditor General, Ms. Gelfand held the positions of Chief Advisor at Rio Tinto Canada and of Vice-President of Environment and Social Responsibility at the Rio Tinto Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC).

Prior to joining IOC, Ms. Gelfand was Vice-President, Sustainable Development at the Mining Association of Canada and co-chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Centre of Excellence, under the federal CSR Strategy for the Canadian International Extractive Sector.

From 1992 to 2008, she served as President of Nature Canada. She also founded and chaired the Green Budget Coalition.