Susan McGeachie, Ernst & Young, Market Leader, Central Canada, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young
Meghan Harris, Ernst & Young, Western Canada Market Leader, Sustainability and Climate Change Services, Ernst & Young
Cathy Cobey, Ernst & Young, National Assurance Market Leader, Sustainability and Climate Change Services, Ernst & Young
Thibaut Millet, Eastern Canada Market Leader, Sustainability and Climate Change Services, Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young Team

Ernst & Young LLP has one of the largest sustainability consulting teams in Canada and acts as trusted advisor for a wide range of companies. EY’s team of four sustainability leaders is a combination of various perspectives and experience to support decision-makers to evaluate the financial impact of sustainability. The team of Cathy Cobey, Meghan Harris, Susan McGeachie and Thibaut Millet has helped to improve the sustainability performance of 30% of the S&P / TSX 60 - Canada’s largest 60 public companies, which in turn positively impacts our environment and society in a measurable way.

Francisca Quinn, President and Founder, Quinn & Partners Inc.
Doug Webber, Executive Vice President, Halsall Associates

Loop-Halsall Team

Through Loop Initiatives and Halsall Associates (divisions of Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Canadian operating company), Francisca Quinn and Doug Webber helped companies adopt practices that have led to marked sustainability improvements. Their combined expertise in designing both strategy and physical infrastructure allowed them to create practical solutions, including the development of the IRIS™, an industry-leading sustainability reporting tool. Francisca led teams that supported Delta Hotels & Resorts in building their award-winning “Delta Greens” program and WWF in creating toolkits, with the support of HP, to help small medium enterprises formulate their first sustainability plan - something now in use at over 400 SMEs across Canada. Francisca recently founded Quinn & Partners Inc. Doug is Managing Director of Loop and Green Building Practice Leader at Halsall. Halsall’s Green Building team, one of Canada’s largest, has greened over 100M square feet of buildings, including First Canadian Place and the Toronto-Dominion Centre.

Monica Pohlmann

Principal, Monica K Pohlmann & Associates

Sustainability strategist and facilitator Monica Pohlmann has been leading change and community engagement in Calgary and across Canada for 20 years. She is currently guiding the work of The United Way of Calgary's "Leading Boldly" initiative, which helps organizations build capacity for Collaborative Social Innovation. She is also Chair of the Board of The Natural Step Canada (TNSC), which uses a science-based approach to help build resilient organizations and communities. Through her company, Monica K Pohlmann & Associates, Monica excels at connecting people and ideas to new possibilities to thrive.

Jeanette Southwood

Principal | Global Sustainable Cities Leader | Urban Development & Infrastructure Leader – Canada, Golder Associates Ltd.

As the Canadian Urban Development & Infrastructure Leader and the Global Sustainable Cities Leader at Golder Associates, Jeanette Southwood has played a leadership role across Canada and globally. She and her teams have worked to support revitalization and resilience for their public and private sector clients. Examples close to home include solutions and projects that have won Canadian Urban Institute awards for 5 years in a row, as well as Water’s Next honours. This is some of the recognition she and her teams have received both in Canada and internationally.