Principal – Strandberg Consulting
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I support vanguard companies, organizations and projects to advance a sustainability tipping point, particularly by leveraging actors in the market economy, such as buyers, consumers, employees, customers, suppliers, industry associations, boards of directors, governments, professionals, investors, lenders, insurers, co-operatives, companies, non-profits and others.

I help companies embed sustainability into their core purpose and their value chains using the “Qualities of a Transformational Company” which I developed for Canadian Business for Social Responsibility.

I specialize in corporate social responsibility and sustainability at a general level. Specifically I focus on integrating transformational sustainability into corporate strategy, procurement, human resources, risk management, remuneration plans, leader competencies, board governance, management systems, decision-making, investment, finance and capital projects.

I assist industry associations to develop sustainability programs and voluntary standards for their members. I harness my social development and planning background to help companies develop social sustainability strategies and embed social purpose in their business models.

I usually work as a strategic planner, program manager, coach, facilitator, researcher, thought leader, networker, community developer, educator and innovator.

Articles by Coro

It’s Time for Transformational Corporate Water Leadership


Water is high on the 10-year risk list. Too much, too little, contaminated, pure – “water crises” is identified in the recently released World Economic Forum’s 2015 Global Risks Report as one of the most likely and most impactful risks over the next decade. It shares the stage with climate change, extreme weather events, biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse – all of which involve water.

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Should Government Legislate that Companies Must Disclose Information Relating to CSR?

Recently the European Commission adopted a groundbreaking CSR directive. It applies to 6,000 large companies with over 500 employees. Effective 2017, it directs them to disclose information on policies, risks and outcomes related to environmental matters, social and employee-related aspects, respect for human rights, anti-corruption and bribery issues, and board director diversity. This is a bold and sensible move by the EU and should be applauded.  

Now…what will Canada do?


Canada reviews the Canada Business Corporations Act – where does CSR belong?

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(REPORT) Moving Beyond Environment…how can business improve its social footprint?

social-value-businessHaving tackled their environmental footprint, more and more businesses are looking at how they can improve their social footprint. Progressive business are pursuing innovative approaches to enhance societal well-being. And there’s no time like the present given the scale of the social challenges ahead, challenges that will also have a bottom-line impact – rising income inequality, high unemployment, aging populations, food poverty and obesity. (The juxtaposition of food poverty and obesity is no mistake but that’s another story.)

These companies are pursuing initiatives that create business value while generating social value. However, they lack a roadmap to guide them on their journey. This was the inspiration for a new report: “Social Value Business Guide”.

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Does Money Drive Behaviour: Introducing Sustainability Pay

Show me the moneyWhen I was a director of a financial institution in the 1990s, we struggled in vain to get top executives to pay attention to the Board’s sustainability priorities. To no avail. Then we stumbled upon the idea of rewarding the CEO for long-term sustainability performance. The result? We saw a dramatic improvement in the company’s sustainability performance from then on (financial performance, too!). Once we realized the impact of this simple measure, the board quickly embedded the principle in its compensation philosophy, which, in turn, spread the concept throughout the management ranks.

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Who Holds the Balance of Power for Driving Sustainability In Your Organization?

driving-change-in-2014It’s a bird … It’s a plane … No, it’s a CFO — the new sustainability superhero!

CFOs are emerging as the new superheroes of the sustainability world. Their unique perspectives, skills, tools and roles empower them to advance corporate sustainability in the rapidly changing marketplace. Deloitte’s global research [PDF] reveals that finance’s sustainability role is on the rise: In 2012, 26 percent of CFOs from large companies indicated they had sustainability authority, up from 17 percent a year earlier. Nearly two-thirds of these finance chiefs expect their involvement to increase by 2014.

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  • TSSS EVENT: Sport and Sustainability: A Focus on the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games (FREE Livestream)

    Pam AM TorontoJoin TSSS on April 1st as our panel explores the power of sport to reach people and communities like nothing else can. Topics to be discussed include: Community Engagement, Sustainable Purchasing, Importance of a Clear Vision, Diversity and Inclusion, Branding and Leaving a Legacy. Learn more
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