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Implementation Committee for the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board

About the Implementation Committee

The Implementation Committee’s role is to develop the initial institutional structure for the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB). 

The Implementation Committee’s work serves the public interest by:

  • defining and codifying key governance and due process considerations;
  • managing the recruitment process for the Chair and members of the CSSB;
  • providing transitional oversight of the CSSB until decisions on a permanent oversight structure are made; and
  • establishing a robust structure that will support the development of standards in the public interest that can be adopted by various sectors in Canada.

Staff Contact(s)

Viveka Suntharalingam, CPA, CA Strategy And Operations Lead, Standards


The Implementation Committee is comprised of 14 members, including:

  • six members from the Accounting Standards Oversight Council (AcSOC) and the Auditing and Assurance Standards Oversight Council (AASOC); and
  • seven members with subject matter expertise in sustainability. 

The chairs of AcSOC and AASOC serve as co-chairs. 

The Implementation Committee will meet as frequently as necessary to undertake its responsibilities.

  • Lorraine Moore, MBA, ICD.D – President, Accelerate Success Group (Co-Chair)
  • Kevin Nye, MBA – President, KGN Consulting (Co-Chair)
  • George Addy, LLB, ICD.D – Senior Counsel, Davies Law Firm
  • Donna Bovolaneas, FCPA, FCA – Independent Director
  • Elliott Cappell, M.Sc., National Climate Change Leader and ESG Partner, PwC Canada
  • Katie Dunphy, GCB.D – Partner, ESG KPMG in Canada
  • Deidre Henne, CPA, MBA, CA – Chief Executive Officer, Lead
  • Michael Jacobs, ICD.D – CEO, Cambium Indigenous Professional Services
  • Sarah Keyes, CPA, CA – CEO, ESG Global Advisors Inc.
  • Jon Mitchell, MEDes, Vice-President, Sustainability at Suncor
  • Fred Pries, PhD, FCPA, FCA – Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Business, University of Guelph
  • Susan Todd, MRM, CPA, CA – President, Solstice Sustainability Works 
  • Miville Tremblay, MBA, CFA, ICD.D – Board member, Autorité des marchés financiers du Québec
  • Grant Vingoe, JD, LL.M. – CEO, Ontario Securities Commission