Virtual Speaker Series: Melissa Mirowski, IKEA Canada Sustainability Manager

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Your Green Business’ virtual speaker series features innovators and leaders in the green business sector.

In this episode, Melissa Mirowski, IKEA Canada Sustainability Manager, shares invaluable insights into business sustainability and IKEA’s sustainability efforts and corporate culture.

About Melissa Mirowski

For over 12 years, Melissa has had the pleasure of leading change towards sustainability with diverse roles in private, non-profit, and public sectors. These roles included a range of experience in corporate social responsibility, academia, natural resource management, renewable energy development, and social finance. As the head of sustainability for IKEA Canada, Melissa provides strategic and dynamic leadership across the organization to facilitate the delivery of the IKEA Group People & Planet Positive Strategy — enabling the ongoing transformation and growth of the business.

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