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Andrew Telfer, B.A. (Geography)

Andrew currently leads the sustainability efforts for Walmart's Canadian market, and is a Walmart global sustainability leader. He also co-leads the company's world-wide waste diversion team – dubbed the Zero Heroes.

Andrew's career spans more than 16 years in the retail and consumer-goods industries. He joined Walmart Canada in 2005. Prior to Walmart, Andrew held a range of sales and category management positions with General Mills Canada and The Nielsen Company of Canada.

Andrew is a sought-after speaker on the topic of business sustainability, and is involved in mentorship programs at the Schulich School of Business, the Telfer School of Management and the Ivey School of Business. He is also an active member of the Retail Council of Canada's sustainability task-force.

Andrew holds a degree in Geography from the University of British Columbia. At home, he helps the environment by teaching his son to recycle, to turn off lights, and to take stairs instead of elevators.

Candace Sellar, BA, EMPD, MA (Disaster and Emergency Management)

Candace Sellar is an accomplished professional with diverse experience in both the public and private sectors. Candace is skilled at engaging and managing a wide range of stakeholders, advising on government policy, regulatory matters and compliance promotion. An expert communicator and accomplished public speaker, Candace has the unique ability to translate complex technical issues to a non-technical audience. Candace holds a degree in Geography from McMaster University and a Masters degree in Disaster and Emergency Management from Royal Roads University. She is currently working at the Canadian Standards Association.

Lynda Rankin, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Lynda Rankin is the Manager of Sustainable Procurement Integration for the Province of Nova Scotia. Throughout her career she has worked in the field of environmental protection and sustainability in a variety of positions with both public and private sector organizations. Her work has spanned issues ranging from food production, biological pest control, pesticide use, management and applicator certification, to pollution prevention and environmental management for SMEs, municipalities and institutions.

More recently Lynda has focused on the development of green/sustainable procurement policy and related initiatives within the Public Sector. In 2004/05 she led the development of Nova Scotia Environment and Labour's Environmentally Preferable Procurement Policy and more recently has played a key role in the development and implementation of a Sustainable Procurement Policy for the Nova Scotia Government.

Paulette Padanyi, Ph.D.

Dr. Paulette Padanyi is Associate Professor Emerita in the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies at the University of Guelph. Dr. Padanyi spent the first 18 years of her career in marketing management positions at Bristol Myers Canada and Proctor & Gamble Canada before moving into academia in 1990. She earned her PhD from the Schulich School of Business at York University in 2001.

Dr. Padanyi's primary research interest is pro-social consumer behaviour. Her initial academic research focussed on theoretical concerns related to market orientation and student volunteerism in the not-for-profit sector. For the past decade, she has been involved with applied projects related to sustainable purchasing behaviour. Dr. Padanyi was the co- lead researcher of a federally funded MSC research study entitled: Consumer Behaviour and Sustainable Consumption: How Do We Encourage Consumers to Purchase Sustainably? She is the lead investigator for a local food project funded by the OMAFRA/University of Guelph Partnership Fund entitled: Exploring the Feasibility and Benefits of incorporating Local Foods into Ontario's Health Care System. She has served as an advisor on several of MSC's research projects including: How do Consumers Identify Sustainable Products and Services and Identifying Gaps in Consumer Protection in the Repair, Resale and Reuse Market in Canada. She is also the author of Helping Canadian Households Achieve Their Sustainability Goals, a September 2012 white paper written for Kruger Products.

Tenille Bonoguore, B.A. (Journalism)

Tenille is an award-winning journalist with a passion for bringing environmental issues and concerns into the everyday lives of readers and residents. An ex-pat Australian based in Waterloo, Ontario, she has worked as a print and web reporter at national and regional news outlets, including The Globe and Mail, and was publisher at Alternatives Journal. She is now a freelance writer and editor, and has also taught in the journalism programs at Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College.

Tenille is an actively engaged community member who works to unite art, environment and community in creative collaborations. These include the founding of the Grand Porch Party, and involvement with Open Streets Uptown Waterloo.