Coro Strandberg is the Principal of Strandberg Consulting, a leading sustainability and corporate responsibility strategist, advisor and coach. She supports organizations to integrate social and environmental factors into business strategy, the business model and the marketplace. Coro specializes in sustainable governance and decision-making, sustainable finance and investment, sustainable purchasing, sustainable human resource management and sustainable trade associations. Clients have included the 2010 Olympics, Conference Board of Canada, Industry Canada and Natural Resources Canada, City of Surrey, trade associations such as the Mining Association of Canada, Community Foundations of Canada, and Credit Union Central of Canada, and companies such as TransLink, BC Lotteries Corporation, The Co-operators Insurance Group, and WorkSafe BC.
Prior to her 6-year consulting practice, Coro was the Director of Social Policy for the BC Government, and prior to this Coro was the Social Planner for the City of Surrey and a non-profit manager. From 1987 – 2000 Coro was on the board of Vancity Credit Union, including three years as chair, where she helped the organization build a national profile as a sustainability and corporate social responsibility leader.
Coro has helped organizations develop climate change strategies and advocacy programs and written a number of tools and publications on climate change leadership and GHG management.
In 2010, two of Coro’s clients received national recognition for their sustainability leadership: The Co-operators placed second on the Corporate Knights list of the 50 Top Corporate Citizens in Canada and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games received the Corporate Award for Environmental Excellence (Facilities and Events) from the GLOBE Foundation.
Coro is an active public speaker, facilitator and writer. She has been a finalist for the Business in Vancouver Influential Women in Business Award, the YWCA Women of Distinction Award and the Burnaby Entrepreneur of the Year. She is an Associate with Canadian Business for Social Responsibility.
Coro’s new green home was awarded LEED Gold status and received a Burnaby Environmental Award.