Vice President, Sustainability and Citizenship, The Co‐operators Group Limited
Barbara started her business career as an independent insurance broker in Montreal and in 1997 joined The Co‐operators Group Limited, a $43 billion Canadian‐owned, multi‐product insurance and financial services company. Barbara has managed underwriting teams in property and casualty and held responsibility for community and shareholder relations.
Presently, Barbara leads the enterprise‐wide integration of the Sustainability Vision, Policy and Strategy with responsibility for producing the annual Integrated Report and carbon management programs. She is a member of The Co‐operators Impact Investing Committee and has responsibility for The Co‐operators community programs, including The Co‐operators Foundation.
Barbara holds a Masters in Environment and Business from the University of Waterloo and a Chartered Insurance Professional designation. She is a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Waterloo, Faculty of the Environment. Barbara’s volunteering activities include organizations that advance sustainable development ‐ Director with The Natural Step Canada and a Board member of the United Nations Environment Program – Finance Initiative Global Steering Committee.