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Isobel O'Connell

Vancouver, Canada

As recognised external relations leader focused on shared value and impact, Isobel builds strong working partnerships, fosters open communications with stakeholders to address non-financial risks in investor-led and extractive sectors.
Having held sustainability leadership positions at DP World and Qatar Petroleum, and led consulting projects & teams for ERM and Deloitte, Isobel has a proven history overseeing all aspects of project development spanning cross-functional team leadership, vendor relationship management, quality improvement, materiality, measurement and introducing lasting solutions that satisfy regulations & compliance, objectives and budgets.
In the course of her career, Isobel has lived and worked in a number of locations including Canada, Middle East, Central America, Europe, Asia, and Russia. She has published thought leadership articles on social performance, keynoted at conferences, and acted as a judge for numerous awards. She holds an MA in Public Policy & Administration and a BA in Human & Social Development and Geography, with professional certificates in Public Relations, Sustainability Management, Human Rights & Gender and Data Analytics & Leadership.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: All
Speaking Topics: HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY DEVELOPMENT & RISK MANAGEMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTING, MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENTS, STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS AWARENE

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Areas of Expertise

Climate Change
Leadership 30.15
Management
Risk Management
Supply Chain
Sustainability 31.72
Health and Safety 30.67
Change Management 30.40

Industry Experience

Agriculture & Mining
Engineering & Construction
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
Forest Products & Paper
Healthcare
Oil & Gas
Other
Primary Metal & Steel
Professional Services
Retail
Utilities

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4 Article/Blogs
Canada has a new Responsible Enterprise watchdog - is it enough to tackle corporate human rights abuse?
Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
April 17, 2019
Canada’s private and public sectors are increasingly focussed on international corporate activity, from sweatshops, conflict minerals in the mining industry, unsafe factory conditions, or egregious working hours in China.

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Tags: Health and Safety, Leadership, Sustainability

UN Sustainable Development Goals
CSRWire
December 31, 2015

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Tags: Change Management, Leadership, Sustainability

UN Sustainable Development Goals
CSRWire
November 01, 2015
he aim of the new SDGs is ambitious: End extreme poverty; fight inequality and injustice; fix climate change in all countries, for all people. The goals come not a moment too soon: Climate change is rapidly becoming the greatest threat to poverty eradication and negatively affecting sustainable development efforts. If action is not taken to cut emissions and support communities to adapt to the changes, its impacts will only increase.

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Tags: Change Management, Leadership, Sustainability

Do Companies Need to Consider Their Human Rights "Foot-Print"? Or "Hand-Print"? Or Both?
CSRWire
October 14, 2015
Similar to a carbon footprint, which measures a company’s greenhouse gas emissions, the human rights footprint of companies has been scrutinized for many years with addressing such issues as slavery in their supply chains, lawsuits, consumer pressure, and occasionally of their own volition. Business’ human rights footprints should include at the very least their labour practices and supply chain processes, but also the financial support that they knowingly or unknowingly (risk management) could be supporting oppressive regimes through commercial engagement.

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Tags: Change Management, Leadership, Sustainability

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