Experts' profiles - Ann Duffy
Ann Duffy
Ann’s 25 years of experience helps to bring vision, values and projects to life and to scale. Her firm, The Ann Duffy Group, provides sustainability, CSR and legacy guidance to domestic and international major sport event hosts, bids, sponsors and corporations.

As the Corporate Sustainability Officer for the Vancouver2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Ann developed the Games’ Sustainability Management and Reporting System which brought bid commitments to reality an Olympic first! The work involved governance, program development, sourcing, communications and engagement and was recognized by the North American and the Canadian Green Building Councils, the Globe Foundation, and CERES.

Ann has since worked with the IOC, Sochi2014, Pan Am Toronto2015, Istanbul2020, 2015 Canada Winter Games, FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, Krakow2022, and FIFA International and advises on integrated sustainable event management and legacy policies, plans, engagement initiatives and reporting activities. She also worked on the technical committees for the ISO 20121 and GRI to develop the new standards on sustainable event management and reporting.


Ann is an expert member of the IOC Sport and Environment Commission, the Chair of the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee for Sustainable Event Management, and a fellow with the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Social Innovation and Sustainability. She is also frequent public speaker and calls Vancouver, Canada home.
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