Sustainability Strategist and People First Leader – Devon Bertram

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Devon Bertram is the VP of Sustainability Consulting at Stok, focused on impact at scale, advising clients on how to define, implement, and manage customized sustainability programs and standards for their building portfolios that authentically align with their brand, values, and purpose.
Her work aims to reinforce broader strategic goals to enhance ESG initiatives, develop corporate carbon strategies, and improve overall sustainability impact.
Former and current clients and partners include SFPUC, Sitecore, Delta Dental, Twitter, Starbucks, Citibank, Subaru, and Sephora.

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  • Mapping Stok’s direction and impact.
    a. Role focuses internally and externally helping align culture to stay true while also helping clients tackle challenging climate issues.
    b. Link: The Sustainable Real Estate Program Handbook.
    c. Provide integrated solutions for our clients with a sustainability consulting team, workplace solutions team, engineering team and a commissioning team.
    d. Latest Stok publication “High-Performance Buildings and the Evolution of the Workplace: Insights for a People-First Approach” comprises survey responses that offer clarity about decisions and changes to the workplace experience that will positively impact employee productivity, retention and wellbeing.
  • Integrating corporate initiatives, not just in building design but how a company works.
  • Working with clients and partners to identify what challenges they’re trying to resolve or solve and how to prioritize and identify the right SMEs to help push those solutions.
  • Navigating decarbonization and ESG with clients to set operational goals to shift from hopeful to action.
  • A new goal to “walk and talk” with clients and partners, and move this practice beyond internal team members.
  • Understanding there’s no bad or wrong questions will drive the green building movement forward.

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