Susan Todd

Susan Todd

B. Comm., MRM, CPA, CA

Susan Todd is the president of Solstice Sustainability Works Inc. and a trusted advisor to business, government and not-for-profit organizations. She is a valuable resource to innovators, working at the leading edge of several intertwined issues – sustainability, climate change readiness, and natural capital accounting. 

Susan began her career as a financial auditor for KPMG in Toronto and Brussels, and completed her Masters in Natural Resource Management at Simon Fraser University (SFU).  Since founding Solsticeworks in 1997 she has worked through consulting and training to elevate and embed sustainability. Her private sector clients include companies from the financial, natural resource, retail, transportation, food and tourism sectors. She also works with municipalities to develop strategic approaches to sustainability.  

Susan’s training activities focus on building organizational capacity to address climate change and other sustainability challenges. In 2003 she founded and led the first professional training program on sustainability/ESG reporting in Canada, The Accountability Project, which ran until 2014. From 2014 to 2017, she developed and led workshops for almost 500 professional accountants across Canada to help them recognize their role in adapting to a changing climate. She facilitated a Royal Roads University non-credit course on Climate Change Perspectives for Project Managers and developed a similar course for a cohort of young female leaders in Africa through the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens. Susan has also been an instructor in SFU’s Beedie School of Business, teaching two upper year courses in sustainability.

She serves on the Board of Douglas College and the Implementation Committee of the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board.