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Sandra Odendahl, Senior Vice President and Head, Sustainability and Diversity, BDCSupplied

BDC is excited to announce the appointment of Sandra Odendahl to the new position of Senior Vice President and Head, Sustainability and Diversity.

In this role, Sandra is responsible for all facets of BDC’s sustainability and ESG programs, including the bank’s renewed and enhanced focus on the environment as well as its diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.

A pioneer in sustainable finance, Sandra is a respected and well-known voice in promoting sustainability and clean capitalism. She believes in the power of business to be a force for good in society—good for the economy, the environment, and communities.

With over 25 years of experience in environmental science, responsible finance and social innovation, Sandra will play a pivotal role in BDC’s ambitious vision to empower entrepreneurs to build a better tomorrow for all.

Before joining BDC, Sandra was Vice President and Global Head of Sustainability at Scotiabank, where she oversaw corporate sustainability and social impact programs, ESG reporting, and climate change strategy. She also served on the bank’s Global Inclusion Council. Sandra previously held senior leadership roles at RBC, developing and leading enterprise-wide environmental sustainability and social finance programs.

Sandra has served on the boards of many non-profits, including the Canadian Climate Institute, the Transition Accelerator and NEXT Canada. She holds a Master of Applied Science degree in Chemical Engineering and is a CFA charter holder.

BDC is the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs. It provides access to financing, as well as advisory services to help Canadian businesses grow and succeed. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers a wide range of risk capital solutions. For more information, visit