Christie Stephenson

Christie is the Executive Director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, where she focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing and governance.

Christie is a regular TV, print and radio media commentator on responsible business and investing, and a member of the Climate Governance Experts Network of the Canadian Climate Law Initiative, the Metro Vancouver Zero Emissions Innovation Centre’s investment committee, and the British Columbia Securities Commission Corporate Finance Stakeholder Forum, and has served as a judge for both Governance Professionals of Canada’s Excellence in Governance Awards and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s Corporate Reporting Awards.

Prior to joining UBC Sauder in, she spent 15 years working at ESG investing firms Jantzi Research Associates (Sustainalytics), NEI Investments (Ethical Funds), and Rally Assets (Purpose Capital).

Christie also has more than two decades of diverse director experience, serving on the boards of organizations from start-ups to large mature entities, including private companies, cooperatives, non-profit organizations, university governance bodies, and a multi-employer pension plan.

Throughout her life, Christie has had deep roots in the credit union movement and co-operative sector, which has included serving on the boards and committees of credit unions in both B.C. and Ontario.

Currently, she is a director of Vancouver City Savings Credit Union and has served on its governance, audit, equity and people, technology and nominations committees.

Director since 2021.