Mark Brownlie

Mark Brownlie is Chief Executive of Responsibility Matters Inc. He has worked extensively in the fields of environmental and sustainability communications, management, assessment, protection, and public reporting. Mark has broad international experience in the corporate, non-profit, government, and consulting sectors.

Immediately before founding Responsibility Matters in 2002, Mark directed the communications program at the Global Reporting Initiative, a sustainability reporting standards-setting body. Crucial to the GRI's success was his focus on media relations, resulting in several hundred articles covering the organization in its formative years. He also coordinated and edited technical publications, managed Internet site content and design, and developed public outreach materials and events.

Prior to GRI, Mark co-directed the Corporate Eco-Efficiency Services program at the Pembina Institute, an environmental think tank. The program involved working with energy companies to implement practices that support sustainable development, such as life-cycle value assessment, greenhouse gas reduction strategies, and improved environmental reporting.

For almost seven years at Nortel Networks, a global telecommunications company, Mark developed environmental performance tracking tools, an innovative Environmental Performance Index and the annual environmental reporting program that garnered best in Canada awards for four years. He also co-created global eco-efficiency targets and coordinated efforts to achieve them. Other aspects of his work at Nortel included directing the company-wide environment, health and safety audit program, liaison with the socially responsible investment community and regulatory officials, and general environmental management issues.

Prior to 1993, Mark worked for three years at an environmental consulting firm, and for five years as the environmental planner for a regional government planning agency. As a result, he has experience in: investigation and remediation of contaminated sites; environmental monitoring; environmental impact assessments; natural features protection; and community planning.

Mark serves on the Board of Directors for Inspire Community. He is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and the University of Calgary, and has written more than 20 articles for specialist and popular magazines.

He holds a Master's of Natural Resources Management from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Science degree (Honours) from Michigan State University.

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Rosa Rivero

Rosa Rivero has been part of the Responsibility Matters team since September 2011. During this time, she has co-facilitated 17 materiality workshops, and participated in the development of 10 sustainability reports, including managing preparation of three reports. She has also developed due diligence processes, mapped value chains, analyzed performance data, created infographics, and conducted interviews of stakeholders and data owners.

Before joining Responsibility Matters, Rosa provided consulting services for the public and private sectors, and worked with the oil, oilfield services and steel industries, as well as with municipal governments, universities and First Nations.

Rosa is familiar with the issues facing natural resource and large multinational enterprises and the increasing pressure for accountability and reporting, specifically with the GRI G4 reporting guidelines, AA1000 standards, the Carbon Disclosure Project and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.

Rosa is an MBA graduate from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, with a specialization in Global Energy Management and Sustainable Development.

She has an interest in decision support and change management applied to sustainability issues. She is also skilled at presenting complex issues in simple and graphic ways.

Rosa became a Principal of Responsibility Matters in May 2015.

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