BRAND STRATEGY | GLOBAL GOALS | PURPOSE | SOCIAL IMPACT | SUSTAINABILITY
Angela understands the unique opportunities and challenges facing purpose-driven businesses. She has more than ten years of experience working in brand strategy, social enterprises, start-ups and charities. She has worked with more than 150 conscious companies in business development, brand architect, consultant, writer and speaker in social impact and sustainability. Most recently, she led over 80 brand partnerships as Director of Brand Development at Koru Distribution, Canada's preeminent wholesaler of social impact brands and premium sustainable lifestyle products, voted one of the 2019 Top 10 Real Leaders in global social impact. Before that she championed philanthropy and corporate social responsibility at Holt Renfrew in the groundbreaking sustainable luxury initiative, HProject.
After completing her BA Arts and Contemporary Studies in 2008, she was granted Ryerson University's Top 30 Under 30 Alumni award in 2009 when she inspired more than 30,000 young people on a North American speaking tour. In 2013, she graduated MSc Environmental Management at the University of London, where she clarified her passion for corporate social responsibility and committed to helping conscious companies reach their best customers and make a meaningful impact. She has previously served on the Board of Directors for Zooshare Biogas Co-operative. Her passion for the environment grew out of her childhood experiences on her family's rural property in Raglan, Ontario, now a designated Natural Heritage System area in the protected Ontario Greenbelt.
Angela concentrated her undergraduate education and early professional experience in the charitable sector, with a focus on socially conscious initiatives, social impact and youth engagement. She continues to focus on brands, corporate activism in environmental and social responsibility, climate change, strategic business development, relationship management and communications.
Angela is a published freelancer, contributing articles to the independent online magazine, Eluxe Magazine, and a multi-author site, Feelgood Style, among others. She enjoys cooking local food, cycling, the practice of meditation and yoga, and fairtrade fashion. She currently lives in downtown Toronto, Canada with her five-year-old daughter, Charlotte.