Andrea Goertz

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2018
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TELUS
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A champion of the triple bottom line approach to the economy, society, and the environment, Andrea Goertz is a leading figure in sustainable management and infrastructure investment in Canada.

Andrea Goertz is TELUS’s chief communications and sustainability officer.

With more than 25 years of experience in finance, business development, communications, and corporate strategy, Goertz is a sought-after leader and speaker. She leads a national team responsible for the execution of a diverse portfolio comprised of TELUS’s social and media relations, community investment, executive communications, real estate, sustainability, sponsorships, and privacy.

Goertz embraces a triple bottom line approach to business, focusing on the social, economic, and environmental impact of the numerous programs she oversees. In 2015, she helped deliver TELUS Garden, TELUS’s corporate home in downtown Vancouver. Recognized as an architectural and green design icon, TELUS Garden received the highest LEED scorecard ever by Canada’s Green Building Council. Goertz’s passion for creating the environmentally focused workplace of the future includes the launch of Work Styles, an innovative program enabling TELUS team members to work where and when most convenient and productive for them.

Goertz is dedicated to TELUS’s philanthropic promise, We give where we live, and to building caring and compassionate communities from coast to coast to coast. She is also committed to protecting the privacy of TELUS customers and leads the evolution of TELUS’s privacy model – built on trust and transparency – and its innovative educational program, TELUS WISE, empowering Canadians to use online technology safely. Goertz has contributed to TELUS earning national and global recognition, including Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, a Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporation, inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for 17 consecutive years, and inclusion on the World Index for two. Her leadership earned her a position on the WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards in 2012 and 2014.