Instructors and Leader Mentors have practical experience in social and environmental responsibility with a focus on law, business, accounting, social purpose, social investing, ethics, environmental studies, organizational development, literature and philosophy.
BOB WILLARD, PhD - Internationally Respected Author, Speaker and Sustainability Leader
M.J. (MIMI) MARROCCO, PhD - Faculty Leader, Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility
Mimi Marrocco is the Faculty Leader for the Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility at St. Michael's College. She started the program in 2001 in partnership with the Conference Board of Canada; while serving as founding Director of Continuing Education at St. Michael’s.
BINDU DHALIWAL, LL.B, Law; Grad. Dip. Social Innovation, Certificate in CSR (@USMC), Ombudsman at BMO Financial Group
Bindu Dhaliwal is the Ombudsman at BMO Financial Group. Prior to her current role, Bindu was Associate General Counsel & Director, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), responsible for BMO’s sustainability performance disclosure; identifying and evaluating emerging ESG issues; and engagement activities with stakeholders on sustainability matters. Bindu was also the founding chair of BMO’s Legal & Compliance Diversity Council. Bindu is a frequent speaker on sustainability trends in the financial services sector, social finance and diversity & inclusion in the legal profession. In 2014 Bindu was awarded the Top 10 under 30 something award by the Association of Corporate Counsel.
KAZ FLINN, CSR Certificate Harvard Business School, B.Arts in Mass Communications - Governance & Strategy
Kaz Flinn established and led Scotiabank’s global Corporate Social Responsibility function from 2006 to 2015 as the Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility. She was responsible for leading the organization’s CSR strategy and initiatives across governance,
community, employment, customer and environmental sectors.
NADINE GUDZ, B.Sc., M.Sc., Global Director, Sustainability Strategy, Interface
LEONARD J. BROOKS, B.Comm., MBA, FCPA, FCA - Business Ethics and Accounting
WES GEE, Master Sustainable Business, Certificate in Cleaner Production, B.Commerce - Reporting Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
CATHY GALLAGHER - LOUISY, Certificate in CSR, St. Michael's College; Honours BA, Psychology - Diversity and Inclusion
KATHRYN COOPER, B.Sc., MBA, M.Ed. (SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENT) - Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Education
Kathryn is President of the Sustainability Learning Centre; a learning and networking hub for sustainability. The Centre focuses on the development of practical Sustainability Core Competencies and Whole Employee Engagement for Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. The Centre delivers sustainability focused professional development workshops to hundreds of people each year, through public and in-house programs instructor-led programs and E-Learning.
PEGGIE PELOSI, Certificate in CSR (@USMC), CEO, Orenda
Mentor Leader Program
One of the unique features of the Certificate in CSR/Sustainability at the University of St. Michael's College is the Mentor Leader Program. Mentors guide each participant through their chosen practical, real world Capstone project. This might be the development of a CSR or Community Investment Strategy or the study of Best Practices in a focus area of their choosing. Subject Matter Experts mentor each participant through this Capstone Project and Assignments throughout the program. Some of our Instructors serve as Mentors, as well as the individuals listed below.
STEVEN FISH, CSR Manager at Aurora Cannabis/Founder, ESG Ledger - multi-sector partnerships, emerging technology, sustainability strategy and organizational purpose
Steven is the Corporate Social Responsibility Manager for Aurora Cannabis and Founder of ESG Ledger, a blockchain platform to collect, verify and publish corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) disclosures. Previously he was Executive Director of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR). As an entrepreneur and thoughtleader, Steven has played a seminal role in the advancement of responsible business leadership in Canada. He has deep experience in socially and environmentally responsible supply chains and stakeholder engagement. Steven is a Member of the CSR Education Council @USMC and a Mentor Leader in the Program.
MARILYN FRIEDMANN, B.A. (Management Economics), Certificate in CSR (@USMC).
Marilyn has served as - Director, Corporate Development and Cause Marketing at the CAMH Foundation; Chief Development Officer, United Way of Peel Region; Vice President Development, World Vision Canada, and Vice President, Sun Life Canada.
Marilyn has more than 30 years of experience in management consulting, coaching, facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships and leading marketing and fundraising teams in order to improve impact. She provides consulting and coaching services in the areas of fundraising, leadership development, corporate social responsibility, community investment, strategic planning, multi-stakeholder partnerships, marketing strategy and product / service innovation.
Marilyn is a Certified Management Consultant* and accredited Partnership Broker, through the Partnership Brokers Association, UK.. She is currently pursuing completion of the Certified Professional Co-Active Coach designation through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI).
YVONNE JEFFERY, B.A. (English & Management), Graduate Certificate in CSR, University of St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto
Yvonne is Manager, Community Investment & Sustainability, Vermilion Energy Inc. She is a Certified Sustainability CSR Practitioner, and a Community investment and sustainability professional, passionate about corporate citizenship, social responsibility and the achievement of shared value for both communities and corporations.
Yvonne’s skills and experience include:
• Sustainability program development and GRI G4 reporting, including materiality analysis and stakeholder engagement, and aligning community needs and corporate vision
• Community investment program management, from major opportunity identification to implementation and ongoing stewardship with an emphasis on positive social and environmental impact
• Staff engagement through volunteer programs, including internal fundraising campaigns, natural disaster response, ongoing community service programs and event management
• Community engagement and relationship building in diverse cultural and social contexts, such as developing nations, rural Canada and economically disadvantaged urban areas
• Communication planning, management, implementation and analysis