Yolanda Banks is Senior Advisor (Corporate Social Responsibility) at Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s export credit agency. She is responsible for CSR reporting, reviewing transactions for CSR risks, and management of relations with EDC’s non-governmental stakeholders.
She serves on the board of the Trade Facilitation Office Canada, the primary Canadian provider of information, advice and contact for exporters in developing and emerging economies. She was previously a member of the Management Advisory Board of the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN), and part of Canada’s delegation to the International Standards Organization Working Group on Social Responsibility (ISO 26000).
Before EDC, Ms. Banks was with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada with postings in London, Dhaka, Addis Ababa, with cross-accreditations to Myanmar and Sudan. She holds an MA (International Affairs, Carleton University), and a MBA (University of British Columbia).