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Andrea Goertz

Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer at TELUS

Andrea is a telecommunications industry leader with more than 25 years of experience in finance, business development, communications and corporate strategy. She currently leads a national team responsible for the execution of a diverse portfolio comprised of TELUS’ social and media relations, creative services, government relations, real estate, travel services, sponsorships, privacy and sustainability.

Andrea is passionate about creating greener, healthier communities across Canada. She takes a balanced approach to business and is committed to following sustainable and responsible business practices and to balancing economic growth with social and environmental benefits.

Andrea’s visionary leadership and stellar results have earned her a coveted position on the 2012 and 2014 WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, as well as being named a Canada Clean 50 Winner in 2013. Additionally, TELUS has received distinguished recognition for its sustainability practices, including being named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for four consecutive years and being listed to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fifteenth year, a feat unequalled by any other North American telecommunications company.

Complementing her role at TELUS, Andrea is passionate about volunteering in her community. She is a respected member of the TELUS Calgary Community Board and is Chair of the Women’s Executive Network Calgary Advisory Board.

She can be found on Twitter @andrea_goertz
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What Your Buildings Say About Your Brand

While not always top of mind in traditional brand assessments, a company's real estate holdings can be one of the most meaningful and concrete representations of its brand. Office buildings define skylines, shape cities' personalities and transform neighbourhoods. In doing so, they have tremendous potential to exhibit the true essence of a company's brand.
10/02/2015 05:08 EDT
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The World Needs More Green Bonds

Green bonds are a new type of financing that make it easier for organizations to fund projects that deliver positive environmental and climate benefits. Green bond proceeds exclusively fund green initiatives and, unlike traditional bonds where investors do not have visibility into how the funds will be used, require transparency so investors can see that the funds are being used to benefit or protect our planet.
08/13/2015 07:58 EDT
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Finding Healthy Work-Life Balance in a Wireless World

Work-life balance used to be a straightforward concept: you worked during the day and your evenings and weekends were yours. Today however, mobile technology keeps us constantly connected. In order to promote healthy work-life balance in a wireless world, companies need to create an environment that supports a new model: work-life integration.
04/22/2014 12:25 EDT