ConsensusWorks Consultants Inc. draws on the experience of more than two decades of domestic and international engagement in strategic communications programming on sustainability in the resource and manufacturing industries in British Columbia, as well as Canada, the US, South America, Europe and Asia.
Tom Tevlin, President of ConsensusWorks Consultants Inc., has worked with leading global industry, government, and environmental/social agencies to establish environmental reputation management campaigns related to forestry, mining, energy, aquaculture, biotechnology and polymers, and has participated in every stage of campaign planning and execution from research to implementation to evaluation.
Tevlin has led several delegations to UN sessions in New York, Geneva, the Hague, Denpasar and Johannesburg in order to influence the UN Commission on Sustainable Development regarding its proposed instrument on forests; played key roles in industry and market adoption in North America as a range of certification schemes including CSA, FSC, SFI and ISO systems; made representations to Olympic Bid committees and related groups, appeared before numerous US municipal councils and met with dozens of fortune 500s and other organizations on sustainable procurement.
A journalist by training, Tevlin served as a founding team-member of the Forest Alliance, where he held various positions over the life of the organization, including Executive Director, President and most recently Chief Executive. He’s been a member of the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry Advisory Council, a number of working committees of Forest Products Association of Canada and the North America-wide Wood Promotion Network, PricewaterhouseCoopers ISO External Oversight Committee, and the BC Provincial Minister’s Advisory Council on Certification as well as the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers’ Criteria & Indicators Technical Working Group
Tevlin led the industry-supported Forest Alliance in a successful bid to become the first association of its type in the world to gain membership in the Mexico-based Forest Stewardship Council. He has designed and executed media relations campaigns in Europe, Brazil, the U.S. as well as within Canada regarding British Columbia’s sustainable forest management and environmental reputation.
Most recently, ConsensusWorks Consultants Inc. has assisted organizations in sustainability-related market communications and stakeholder engagement campaigns in North America, Asia and Europe.
Tom works with a team of professionals with whom, over the years, he’s developed a seamless interaction, winning strategies and a strong ability to implement those strategies effectively. His company is associated with Greenspirit Strategies Ltd. and electricPR Media Inc., both located in Vancouver.