Inspiring. Highly connected. Collaborative. Credible. Strategic and pragmatic. Experienced. On top of trends and best practices. A catalyst for change. Futurist. Mentor.
These are just some of the top-of-mind attributes clients use to describe Coro Strandberg. She’s a purpose-driven social and environmental sustainability expert with an impressive record of delivering innovative and progressive business solutions with measurable results.
Coro helps businesses, governments and industry associations create strategies and pursue business models to address social and environmental risks and opportunities that propel society towards a sustainable future.
As principal of Strandberg Consulting, Coro combines strategic advice with practical, implementable solutions to advance businesses, governments and industry associations in their sustainability journey – whether they’re just starting out or poised for transformational impact.
Coro guides boards, executives, and sustainability practitioners toward social, environmental, and economic innovation that also creates shareholder and business value. She is an expert on sustainability leadership and transformational business practices and relationships, and her consultation efforts focus on long-term, big-picture changes.
Coro offers insights, tools, and tips on a step-wise approach to embedding and integrating sustainability into organizational culture for long-lasting results.
Coro is a visionary with a global view on sustainability. Transitioning society to a sustainable future requires exceptional leadership: Coro stands out from the crowd for her deep insights, extensive research and practical experience. We need more organizations to pursue accelerated sustainability and with Coro’s advice and guidance, solutions are within reach.
Coro's Background is Extensive
Coro has contributed to the evolving field of CSR and sustainability for more than 25 years.
She is a Canadian pioneer, thought leader and visionary in marketplace innovation to advance social, environmental and financial progress. In the early 1990s, as a board director of Vancity – the world’s largest community credit union – she first encountered the concept of corporate social responsibility. During her tenure, Coro was a trailblazer who helped guide the company toward its status as an industry leader in CSR, governing the launch of the first independently verified sustainability report in Canada in 1997 during her tenure as chair of the board.
While at Vancity, Coro was the first social planner for the City of Surrey, Canada’s fastest growing municipality at that time, where she created an affordable housing fund and catalyzed the launch of the Surrey Foundation. Subsequently, she served as a senior strategist in the British Columbia government. As director of social policy and green economic policy advisor, she mapped out community economic development and green economy strategies, as well as advising deputy and cabinet ministers on a range of social policies including health, education, justice and income assistance.
Inspired by Vancity’s success in generating integrated social and business value, Coro left her senior government role to pursue a consulting career, advising business, governments and industry associations to envision and innovate a sustainable future. She founded Strandberg Consulting in 2004 and has helped more than 100 organizations pursue sustainability innovations to advance societal and business progress.
Top CSR Consultant in Canada
Coro was named the top CSR consultant in Canada by the 2015 Clean50 for her leadership and impact in sustainability consulting in Canada. She has been honoured as 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 a recipient of the Canada 125 Medal in recognition of her significant contributions to her community. Additionally, Coro is a member of the Federal Office of the Auditor General’s Panel of Advisors to the Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development.
Coro is an active public speaker, facilitator and writer and an associate with Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR). She is a faculty member of Director’s College, training directors on sustainability stewardship and oversight.
What Coro Offers
- Global expert in what it means to be a sustainability and corporate social responsibility leader
- Insights drawn from decades of advising on sustainability strategy and implementation
- Futurist and trend-spotter, identifies and addresses existing or emerging challenges and risks
- Translates frontier thinking into pragmatic and action-oriented solutions
- Twenty years of corporate board experience, three as Chair of Vancity Credit Union
- Social sustainability and non-profit expertise with 20 years’ experience in social and community sector
- Local and provincial government experience with more than ten years in government leadership roles
- Industry association experience through six years as an association board member
- Strong background in finance, banking, investment and insurance
- Meets client where they’re at then tailors solutions and approaches
- Freely shares a wealth of resources, practical tools and best practices on her website
- Award-winning CSR consultant
About Strandberg Consulting
Strandberg Consulting helps organizations transform in ways that puts social purpose at the heart of every decision they make. Coro can work with your organization, leveraging sustainability to reveal new market opportunities, grow your business, engage stakeholders - and become a force for good.