Wesley combines academic expertise with extensive first-hand experience in working with organizations on sustainability strategy development and implementation, including such areas as performance measurement, materiality analysis, corporate governance, stakeholder engagement and sustainability reporting. Prior to joining The Works, he was Senior Sustainability Consultant at Stantec and Senior CSR Advisor at Canadian Business for Social Responsibility. A working group member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Wesley is a graduate of the Master’s in Sustainable Business program at the University of Leeds.

Articles by Wes

How to Make Sustainability Reporting Matter…to Accountants

How do you make something matter to an accountant?* It’s actually pretty simple: you just have to show why it matters to that accountant’s business.

chartered-accountantWhen it comes to sustainability reporting, most corporate finance and accounting professionals now recognize that it can contribute to better strategic thinking and can improve business and investment decision making. However, there are still some hold outs who don’t see the value of sustainability reporting – here’s how to get them on board.

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Seeing the drive for innovation in sustainability through the lens of beauty

Please indulge me as we move into a different way of thinking, as we consider how we can and often do aspire for ambitious action on sustainability. This isn’t about new buzz words or new branding schemes to further confuse those involved in this ubiquitous and all-encompassing space; nor is this about how to engage with grumpy executives. It is about us, as passionate people, and how we can continue to be driven to be truly creative, inspired and good people. It’s about wanting to be in many more of those rare situations that have given us goose bumps. It is about beauty.

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