26 Sep 2012

“One of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s core values is to help organizations assume their societal and environmental responsibilities. To do so, the Firm is launching a new practice that positions it as a sustainability and GHG leader.”
– Johanne Gélinas, Partner in Charge of Sustainability and GHG Management, Management Consulting Group

MONTRÉAL, September 26, 2012 – Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton today officially launched its new Sustainability and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management practice.

On this occasion, the Firm is proud to announce the appointment of Johanne Gélinas as Partner in Charge of the new practice within the Management Consulting Group.

A former Canadian Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development and former Commissioner with the Quebec Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement, Johanne Gélinas has more than 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors where she led numerous consultations and reviews on policy and program efficiency pertaining to environmental and sustainability issues in national and international contexts. She says she is thrilled with her new functions: “Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is particularly committed to its community, and its societal values converge toward the service we are launching today. By offering this new Sustainability and greenhouse gas expertise under the management consulting services, we are setting ourselves apart on the market to become an unquestionable leader,” observes Gélinas.

The new Sustainability and GHG Management team will leverage its consulting services expertise to support its clients, from designing corporate responsibility strategies to the operational implementation of sustainable development procedures.

“I am pleased to welcome Johanne Gélinas and her team. Our new practice in Sustainability and GHG Management adds value to our consulting group and enhances the services offered by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton to meet the needs expressed by our customers”, stated Pierre Fortin, Partner in charge of the Management Consulting Group at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.

About Johanne Gélinas, M.Sc.

Johanne Gélinas is a Partner in the Management Consulting Group and heads the Sustainable Development and GHG Management practice at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. Ms. Gélinas has more than 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors where she led numerous consultations and reviews on policy and program efficiency pertaining to environmental and sustainable development issues in national and international contexts. She leverages her extensive audit expertise for the benefit of public- and private-sector clients. As the former Canadian Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development between 2000 and 2007, she led a specialized team whose mandate was to audit the performance of all federal agencies and departments and handle major environmental and sustainable development issues. From 2007 to 2012, Ms. Gélinas directed the Sustainability & Climate Change group at Deloitte. She can be reached by email at gelinas.johanne@rcgt.com or by telephone at 514 390-4158.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, today Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is a leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, business recovery and reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of almost 2,300 people including some 230 partners in more than 100 offices in Quebec, Eastern Ontario and New Brunswick. For the past 30 years, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has been a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd., providing its clients with the expertise of the member and correspondent firms in more than 100 countries.

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Information:
Marie-Eve Carignan | Senior Consultant, Communications | Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Telephone: 514-668-9187
Email: carignan.marie-eve@rcgt.com