Gord Lambert is Vice President, Sustainable Development for Suncor Energy. In this role, Gord works with senior management and external stakeholders to align and improve the company’s long-term financial, social and environmental performance. Prior to assuming this role in July 1997, Gord spent two years as Director, Sustainable Development for TransAlta Corporation and 15 years with Imperial Oil Limited in Environment, Health and Safety, Planning and business development roles. He is involved with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in support of its work on climate change, energy and sustainable development within the business community. He is currently on the Boards of the Suncor Energy Foundation, Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF), the Canadian Water Network and is Chair of the Board of Carbon Management Canada. He is a former Canadian representative on the Joint Public Advisory Committee to the US, Canadian and Mexican Environment Ministers under NAFTA (The Commission for Environmental Cooperation). He is currently co-chair of the Coordinating Committee of the Oil Sands Leadership Initiative (OSLI) that has been established to accelerate the pace and scope of environmental performance improvement through collaboration among six key oil sands companies. Gord completed the Ivey Executive Program in 1996. He is a current member and past director/treasurer of the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists. Gord graduated in 1980 from the University of Guelph with an Honors Bachelor of Sciences degree.