About me

This blog is written by me, Celesa Horvath.

I’m a consultant, with over 25 years of experience in environmental assessment, regulatory affairs, corporate responsibility, and sustainability.  I’ve been involved in projects across Canada and internationally, including China, the Middle East, and Central America, for clients in the energy, mining, infrastructure, transportation, and government sectors, providing both strategic advice and practical implementation support.  I strive for transformational corporate and organizational engagement wherever possible.

I chair the Board of the Southwest Alberta Sustainable Community Initiative, a community-driven multi-stakeholder synergy group established in 2002, to foster sustainability by improving the community’s knowledge and building engagement, collaboration, and decision-making capacity.

I believe in personal accountability and integrity.

On LinkedIn, I manage the Canadian CSR and SD Practitioners Network, Canadian Environmental Assessment Practitioners Network, and the CSR and Social Media group. I spend far too much time on Twitter.

I have a B.E.S. in physical geography and geology from the University of Waterloo and a M.Sc. in earth and atmospheric sciences from the University of Alberta.  I wish I’d known earlier that I would never use periglacial geomorphology in my work, except perhaps as a conversation-starter (or ender) at cocktail parties and networking events.

I’m originally from Toronto.  Now I’m an urban refugee (some might call me an “amenity migrant”); I live in a small house in a small town in southern Alberta, where the prairies meet the mountains.  I can see Montana from here.  I get my city fix when I travel for business.   I appreciate high-speed internet.  I am an advocate of the Oxford comma.

  1. Dear Celesa,
    Your blog post on a National Vision of a Sustainable Future on Qatar is interesting, and I find it worth to reproduce in my new publication “Qatar Business Pulse” in its launch.
    May I seek your permission to go ahead with it, please reply.

    Lionel Yodhasinghe
    Chief Editor

  2. Dear Celesa,

    Thank you for your thought leadership. I recently wrote the following article for CSRwire: http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/862-usaid-launches-new-water-strategy-as-corporations-build-on-supply-chain-empowerment?utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=CSR+and+sustainability+news

    I would love to discuss collaboration with you if you are interested?

    Ben Mann

    • Hi Ben,
      Thanks for your comment, and sorry for the delay in responding; been a little busy lately! I’d love to chat with you about collaboration – not surprisingly, it’s a recurring theme in so much of the #CSR and #sustainability dialogue these days. I’m crazy busy through this summer, though. Can we aim to chat further come the fall?
      Warm regards,

  3. Hello Celesa,

    We are working on a CSR Event which will be held in Johannesburg. I would like to discuss available opportunities and if possible have you as a speaker. May you please let me know and we can discuss further details.



    • Hi Nyembe,
      Sorry for the delay in my reply; I missed this comment earlier.
      Do you have a prospectus or planned agenda, and schedule, for the conference?

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