Lorraine Smith is a New-York based Associate at SustainAbility as well as an independent consultant with the purpose of shifting business to be truly regenerative. She works with leaders and leading companies to inform strategy, shape stakeholder dialogue, and challenge mindsets.
Her work includes facilitation, writing, research and other forms of connecting the dots to generate decisions that get us closer to a flourishing future. She is the co-author of two reports published by SustainAbility that explore corporate transparency and integration: Sustainability Incorporated and See Change.
Along with her work as an Associate at SustainAbility, she currently works as a researcher on the Breakthrough agenda with Volans, and is writing a book that explores the relationship between trees and people through a series of essays that explore her journeys through the world’s forests from a personal and industrial perspective.
Since 2004, she has facilitated executive engagements and external dialogue with global corporations in many sectors including agriculture, forestry, food, apparel, mining and metals, finance, retail, consumer products, and manufacturing. Additionally, Lorraine’s expertise in sustainability reporting and transparency focuses on opportunities for transparency far beyond communications, to inform meaningful decisions that bring about change.
She has held senior positions at SustainAbility, and at Canadian Business for Social Responsibility, where she currently sits on the Board; she also sits on the Review Council of the Future Fit Business Benchmark. Previously she worked with World Wildlife Fund (Canada) in fundraising and communications, Compuspec (New Zealand) in logistics and customer care, and Manulife Financial (Canada) in business analysis. Lorraine speaks fluent French, as well as conversational Portuguese, German and Spanish. She graduated with an Honours BA from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick (Canada).