Steph Bertels

Director, Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Stephanie Bertels is the director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability at the Beedie School of Business of Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver, Canada. She founded and leads the Embedding Project, where she works with dozens of global companies to help them embed sustainability into their operations, governance and decision-making ( Her most recent work draws upon a review of over 3200 board position statements and interviews with over 200 global CEOs and board chairs to explore how corporate governance and corporate strategy processes are shifting to account for environmental and social constraints. She has previously worked as an environmental engineer and is a trustee and chair of SFU's Academic Pension Plan. She has a Ph.D. in strategy and global management and sustainable development from the University of Calgary, an M.Sc. in petroleum engineering from Stanford University, USA, and a B.Sc. in geological environmental engineering from Queen's University. She is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar.

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