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Geography with a focus on economics and global environmental issues and impact assessment. Business management studies and economics.
I have worked for several years in both the private sector and within government agencies incorporating sustainable development into planning processes. I have years of experience providing advice to corporations in relation to strategic planning, business development and ensuring the satisfaction of regulatory requirements in relation to the environment and communities (socio-economic). I have developed sustainable development strategies and programs to ensure corporations are able to obtain and retain their "social licence to operate" in both remote and urban situations, including the development and implementation of stakeholder engagement; social investment; cooperation agreements, environmental and soci-economic impact assessment , mitigation and management plans/strategies.
Excellent organizational and project management skills, problem-solver, Experienced team leader (including technical, multi-disciplined and geographically dispersed teams, Consultation, engagement and communication skills are strong across broad range of stakeholders (government, indigenous, community, shareholders), Sustainability reporting, audit and assurance across the full range of environmental (including climate change) and socio-economic aspects, familiar with global standards, Board experience in developing and implementing sustainable development strategies, policies and tools for resource companies, Report writing, compilation, editing and production skills are well-developed, along with data collection, analysis and reporting in relation to sustainable development and impact assessment, Socio economic and environmental impact assessment and impacts management experience, Sound negotiating and people management skills; able to balance multi-party needs and expectations, Business management, financial and strategic planning ability, Integration of sustainability into contracts and procurement, including local content and HSEQ aspects, Broad range of Health, Safety, Environment and Communities (HSEC) related skills and experience (operational and corporate) including audit and assurance, hazard/risk analysis and management, Extensive experience and knowledge in the development and execution of HSEC policy, strategy, systems and standards (ISO certification experience), Experience designing and deploying sustainable development (HSEC) related training, awareness and competency-based programs, including the development of supply chain capacity and pre-qualification capability
Brenda Kuzyk has over 25 years of experience working with corporations and government agencies to ensure balanced decision-making in relation to economic development in both remote and developed regions of Australia and Canada. She encourages the consideration of all aspects of sustainable development including potential positive and negative social, environmental and economic impacts of development decisions. Brenda is currently working as a consultant to Aboriginal corporations in discreet communities in Queensland AUS to ensure sustainable business outcomes for the corporations that result in long-term opportunities for Aboriginal people.Brenda volunteers in her community and also does external speaking at conferences about incorporating strategic sustainability planning in corporate business processes. She would like to gain widespread networks and maintain current within the industry.
Health and Safety Regulations for Companies, Maintaining Sustainability, Developing Policy, Long Term Sustainability planning and strategy; stakeholder engagement, Aboriginal engagement; environmental and socio-economic impact assessment, risk assessment, training development and delivery; workforce development and skills/training needs assessment; business planning and budgeting; performance measurement and reporting
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