Global Water Stewardship Lead and Interim Apparel & Textiles Lead
I lead WWF's global efforts on water stewardship. This role, hosted by WWF-Germany, involves supporting teams around the world and includes oversight on the Water Risk Filter (a leading tool allowing users to explore, assess, value and respond to water risk), supporting work on markets (including standards & certification), and guiding thinking on the value of water, and science-based water targets. From 2010-2015, I helped to establish the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) - specifically leading the multistakeholder development of a global water stewardship standard now recognized by hundreds of members. Since then, I have helped shape WWF's corporate water stewardship partnerships, regularly working with Global 500 companies to mitigate water risk in their operations and supply chains. I have also had the opportunity to play a role in ISEAL, the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate, and have worked to help shape water disclosure efforts via leading efforts like CDP, GRI and SASB. My passion lies in developing innovative and systemic solutions to water challenges. My pathway to here has also see me engage in conservation strategy & performance, impact measures and wellbeing metrics. I was also the lead author for the Environment Domain of the ground-breaking Canadian Index of Wellbeing, and developed mining and biodiversity initiatives for Rio Tinto Alcan and Vale Inco. I hold an undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario (Geography, Anthropology & Biology); an MSc from the University of Toronto (Urban hydro-ecological modelling); and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University (Sustainability, non-profit & change management). I have had the privilege of having served on the board of the White Ribbon Campaign, an international movement to work with men to end violence against women, and currently sit as chair of the AWS Board.