Anne CopelandCEO & Sustainability Advisor, Copeland & Partners

For over thirty years, Anne Copeland has assisted corporates and the financial sector to adopt sustainability best practices. She is an independent sustainability advisor with Copeland & Partners and Sedgwick Richardson, an independent assessor for the Asian Development Bank, and a Board Advisor for the B-Corp certified Arowana Impact Capital Group. Previously, Anne was the APAC Environmental and Social Specialist for the International Finance Cooperation, an environmental lecturer at the University of Hong Kong and also worked at consultancies in Hong Kong and in Canada.  

In 1997, she co-founded CanCham Hong Kong’s Sustainable Development Committee, is a Co-Director of Cancham’s Women’s Network and was a mentor and Advisory Council member for The Women’s Foundation. Formerly, she was a founding member of the HKSAR Council for Sustainable Development’s Strategy Sub-committee, and one of the first 31 members of the Global Reporting Initiative Stakeholder Council. 

She earned an MA in Political Science and Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto and a BA (Honours) in Political Science from McGill University in Montréal. Anne was also a Rotary Exchange Student, attending a year of high school in La Rochelle, France.