Lara Ryan Consulting

Sustainability Solutions

If you need to learn more about sustainability options or you are a green pro, let Lara be your trusted advisor to provide sound Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental Social Governance (ESG) guidance


About Lara Ryan

Lara spent more than 30 years honing her strategic leadership skills.  She is an expert in stakeholder engagement and designing and implementing sustainability, ESG and CSR plans.  She helps clients articulate and demonstrate their social and environmental value as they navigate low carbon economy opportunities.

Her background is in the not-for-profit sector.  Most recently she served for 12 years as regional director with the Canada Green Building Council.  In that role she advanced the adoption of green building practices in Atlantic Canada through member engagement, education and advocacy.

Lara is a member of the Boards of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust and the Nova Scotia Housing Trust.  She lives in beautiful Fergusons Cove with her husband, musician Brett Ryan.  


Consulting Services

Focus. Impact. Value.

CSR & ESG Consulting

Stakeholder Engagement

Sustainability Planning

Casual Business Meeting

Let Lara help you demonstrate your leadership with the development of a CSR or ESG strategy that reflects your organization's values.  She can provide advice on strategy, implementation, measurement and reporting as a way to grow your business, build your brand and strengthen your relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Designing and executing effective roundtables, stakeholder consultations, networking and education events and conferences are all in Lara's toolbox.  Let her help you define your objectives and then watch her curate and execute engagement or training sessions that meet your goals.

A prosperous organization’s ability to navigate uncertainty is often bolstered by values, commitment to its people and capacity to be a positive force in the world.  Examining and planning with social and environmental considerations in concert with traditional business focus is the path to success.


Clients & Collaborators

Upswing Solutions

Associate Consultant

Real Estate & Construction Service Offerings

Custom built sustainability solutions designed to drive resilience in property portfolio, mitigate climate risks and deliver clear ESG benefits for stakeholders.

Past Clients

  • Nova Scotia Power

  • McInnes Cooper

  • Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

  • Neptune Theatre

  • Stewart McKelvey

  • Black Business Initiative

  • Progress Magazine

  • NSCC

  • Mount St. Vincent University

Sustainability Policy Work

CaGBC - Senior Associate 

  • NS Energy Benchmarking Pilot Program

Project Manager

  • HalifACT R3 Design Team

  • NS NZER 2030 Code Workforce Coalition




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