Ontario Solar Provider
1 Atlantic Ave #105
Toronto, ON M6K 3E7
March 2nd, 2015
Please accept my application to the Business Development Associate position at Ontario Service Provider (OSP).
I would be delighted to apply my analytical mind, entrepreneurial spirit, and integrative sustainable management skillset to support the development of the OSP business within Canada and globally. With a M.Sc. Integrated Water Resources Management from McGill University, I have the educational background to understand the biophysical, environmental, institutional and socio-economics aspects of water use and management in an integrated context. Over the last four years, I have extended this holistic perspective beyond the water sector to support a variety of global socio-ecological sustainability initiatives and social businesses, including a an enterprise I co-founded in 2011. I am certain that my dynamic capacity will line up to serve the needs of a dedicated Business Development Associate within OSP.
From Spring 2012- Winter 2013, I worked with the Institute for Ecological Economy Research in Berlin, Germany with a team consulting social enterprises in the water sector. This involved supply chain analysis of eco-sanitation ventures. I also wrote tailored “Change Reports” for several social enterprises in South America, Europe, Asia and East Africa on operational and network scaling pathways to advance their social missions. From Spring 2013-Spring 2014, I supported the leadership of the BALTA Scaling Innovation for Sustainability Project through research and consultation on scaling strategies for sustainability initiatives within the BALTA membership of 30 + social ventures, research institutions and community groups across Canada and the UK. Most recently, from Summer 2014-Winter 2015, I conducted a program evaluation of Evergreen’s Canada-wide Urban Watershed Restoration Program to address issues pertaining to water quality monitoring, quality assurance and quality control, data management and reporting, citizen science education and community engagement. In this role, I comprehensively redesigned programming to better achieve the program’s restoration mission and to attract new regional partners.
Over the course of my career, I have built a strong, diverse, and global network through my strengths as an active listener, collaborator, facilitator, and adviser on strategic and sustainable entrepreneurship. In doing so, I have hosted multiple presentations, multi-stakeholder dialogues and university lectures on sustainable management practices across several basic needs sectors (water, sanitation, food, housing, finance and energy) in Canada and Europe.
I would be delighted by the opportunity to support the OSP team to propel business and shape the global future of energy generation. Please find my CV below, where you will find information on my education, experience, and skills as well as links to some of my online publications and blog posts.
Thank you for your consideration of my application.