Vice President, Corporate Program
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Andrea Moffat is the Vice President of the Corporate Program and leads Ceres work with business on sustainability issues such as climate, energy, water, and supply chains. With more than 18 years of experience, Andrea leads the corporate advisory team, engaging with more than 80 companies to help them meet sustainability commitments and achieve greater performance results.
Andrea works directly with company leadership at more than two dozen Fortune 500 companies to develop new strategies, facilitate stakeholder engagement, and elevate sustainability to the boardroom. Andrea was the lead author of The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability and The Road to 2020: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability. She has also contributed to a wide range of other Ceres’ publications. She regularly speaks to business and investor audiences at conferences and events, as well as leading trainings for executive teams and boards of directors.
Before joining Ceres, Andrea led and managed a corporate responsibility program for Canada's Environment Department. This program was focused on supporting corporations in a number of areas, including sustainability reporting, developing the link between sustainability and business value, and providing corporations with sustainability tools, research and information. Establishing partnerships with a wide-range of stakeholder groups was an important component of this program.
Andrea's other professional experience includes community development work with the African Medical Research Foundation in East Africa, research with the Canadian Environmental Law Association and an environmental lecturer at the University of Toronto. She is also a board member of the International Institute of Sustainable Development, and on the advisor council of the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board.
Andrea has a Master of Environmental Studies degree from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in sociology/psychology from Queen's University, Canada. She also was invited to attend the High Potential Leaders executive education course from the Harvard Business School in 2012.
Recent Blog Posts
In the second post of her two-part series, Andrea Moffat describes her recent experience in Cambodia working with suppliers, local NGOs and major apparel manufacturers on the implementation of a new program to improve the lives of workers.
More than 20 years ago, LS&Co. became the first multinational apparel company to establish a comprehensive workplace code of conduct for its global suppliers. But LS&Co. concluded two years ago that the code, while important, is not enough.
Freedom House—an independent watchdog organization dedicated to expanding freedom around the world—recently held its annual awards event to honor exceptional individuals and organizations that are supporting and accelerating the cause of freedom and democracy.
In a world of mounting economic risk from climate change, water scarcity, poor labor conditions and other threats, it’s time for a new set of incentives. Some major companies are linking executive pay to sustainability performance – that is, toward achieving environmental, social and governance goals that improve long-term viability.