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Since 1990 Alan has worked as a facilitator, planner, analyst and activist for a wide range of conservation groups, indigenous organizations, companies and governments across Canada and internationally. His focus has been on sustainability and leadership strategies for the extractive sector in North America, Latin America, Europe and Scandinavia. His work includes large-scale conservation strategies, ethical practices certification programs in the forestry and mining sectors, as well as various legislative reform initiatives in the extractive sectors nationally and internationally. For over 10 years he has been the Director of the Secretariat of the multi-sector Boreal Leadership Council and is Senior Advisor on Corporate Engagement with the International Boreal Conservation Campaign. He is Chair of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, former Chair of the Forest Stewardship Council of Canada, served on Mining Association of Canada’s Expert Advisory Committee on Tailings Management and is a Director of the Canadian Network of Aquatic Ecosystem Services.