Combining academic expertise with 20 years of extensive advisory and consulting experience, Wesley leads WorksDesign’s sustainability practice. Drawing on his background as a sustainability consultant, Wesley provides guidance to a wide range of companies – with extensive experience consulting companies including BMO, Hudson’s Bay Company, High Liner Foods, Arc’teryx and Vancity. He has in-depth expertise in integrated reporting and in global frameworks including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standards, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.
Wesley contributed to the development of the GRI Guidelines as a member of the GRI Governance and Remuneration Working Group, and he continues to advise companies on how they can effectively transition to the Standards. He has also served on sector working groups with SASB, has been a judge for CPA Canada’s Corporate Reporting Awards for seven years and is an advisor to the Conference Board of Canada. He is a frequent speaker at industry, investor and ESG conferences and events, has published two reporting guides with CPA Canada, and is a lecturer for the Sustainability Diploma and Master of Science in Sustainability Management programs at the University of Toronto. Prior to this role, Wesley was a Sustainability Consultant at Stantec and Senior Advisor at Canadian Business for Social Responsibility.