Denise Baker, Vantage Point
Denise Baker is the Executive Director of Vantage Point, a not-for-profit that delivers foundational, advanced and custom learning opportunities focused on governance, leadership, planning and people engagement. As Executive Director, she is responsible for leading and executing Vantage Point’s mission to totally transform not-for-profit leadership.
Denise has had the opportunity to create high performance teams and organizations in a career that has spanned international for-profit, higher education, and not-for-profit. Before coming to Vantage Point she was an Assistant Dean at the Sauder School of Business and prior to that spent 10 years at Crystal Decisions/Business Objects. Denise is a skilled facilitator, leading discussions on the topics related to board governance, leadership, women in leadership, strategic planning, and mentoring. Denise has an Honours English Degree and a Masters of Library and Information Science from UBC.
Christie Stephenson, UBC Sauder School of Business
Christie Stephenson is the Executive Director of the Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at the UBC Sauder School of Business. She previously spent more than 15 years in key roles at socially responsible investing firms Sustainalytics, NEI Investments (Ethical Funds) and Purpose Capital.
She also has more than two decades of diverse board experience, having served as a director of cooperatives, non-profit organizations and private companies in diverse industries and ranging from startup to $100 million in annual revenue. She currently serves on the boards of both the Canadian Centre for International Justice and Canadian Business for Social Responsibility, as well as a governance committee member at BlueShore Financial.
She is a frequent speaker to industry and professional audiences on topics related to governance and business responsibility. Her work these issues has appeared in publications including the Globe and Mail, Report on Business Magazine, Corporate Governance Review, Corporate Knights, and the book 50 Best Ethical Stocks for Canadians.