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Working with communities to advance sustainable solutions

If you ever get the chance to meet the full Prism team, one of the first things you will notice is the diverse pool of talent that makes up our 50-person company. From engineering solutions to strategic planning, we apply our collective knowledge and experience to help our clients meet their sustainability objectives.

Our team continues to grow, and we are pleased to welcome Charlene Ponto to our Sustainability Team.

Our Sustainability Team Lead, Sarah Smith, shares: “Charlene brings with her a wealth of experience in sustainability planning and reporting, public engagement and strategic communications, key skills for helping organizations advance their sustainability goals.  I know our clients will really benefit from her expertise and enthusiasm for this work.”

Charlene says what drew her to Prism was the wide range of sectors our consulting firm serves and the ability to make an impact.

I have always been passionate about working with communities and organizations to advance social and environmental change,” she says. With over 12 years of experience leading a diverse range of sustainability projects and programs, Charlene brings a strong background in working with stakeholders to increase engagement and foster innovation.

“Prism has a strong set of clients from a wide range of sectors, including advanced education, health authorities, business, industrial, utilities, K-12 and across all levels of municipal, provincial and federal government,” Charlene says. “I’m excited to join the team and help build capacity across sectors to advance our clients’ sustainability and climate action goals.”

Since joining Prism, Charlene has been working on projects with a diverse range of clients. These include sustainability strategy development for school districts, energy conservation coaching programs in the advanced education sector, sustainability reporting and strategy development for energy utilities, and sustainability and communications plan development for the federal government.

Outside of work, Charlene enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, and road trips on the beautiful west coast. When the pandemic is behind us and COVID-19 restrictions ease up, travelling will also be on top of the wish list.

In these unprecedented times where work is reimagined and mostly taking place remotely, Charlene’s proven ability to build partnerships and lead multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder teams in highly complex environments will be of great value to Prism and our clients.