Team

Our lean and agile team is made up of passionate people ready to offer you the support you need to accelerate your sustainability journey. Our team members bring diverse backgrounds and experience to their roles, spread across the province, and supported by Green Economy Canada.

Emma Murphy
Director

Emma recognizes the critical market force of Canadian businesses to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon circular economy. Her work as the Director of Sustainability and Innovation supports Hubs and businesses across the Green Economy Canada network to ignite this force for change. Over her decade-long career, Emma brings with her a diverse professional background from grassroots for-impact organizations, automotive manufacturing, corporate retail, and the design industry in roles focused on the integration of environmental and sustainability principles into organization-wide practice.

Maria Fernandez
Business Sustainability Manager

Maria Adelaida Fernandez is a seasoned economist with a profound expertise in sustainable
development and climate change. Her education includes a BSc in Biology, a MSc in
Environmental Economics and Natural Resources, a Master’s degree in Sustainable
Development and a PhD in Economics. In her more than 15 years of professional experience,
Maria has worked closely with both public and private partners in designing and implementing
sustainable development strategies. She has been a Senior Economist at the Ministry of the
Environment in Colombia, Her efforts have significantly contributed to achieving measurable
objectives in biodiversity conservation, genetic resources benefit sharing, emissions reduction
and promoting low carbon development.

Esther Ibang
Communications and Events Coordinator

Native of Cameroon, where she was raised with a passion for sustainable living, Esther brings her joy and creativity to serve the development of the New Brunswick hub through communication and events management. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, concentration in international management at the University of Moncton. Her background includes roles in research, communications, marketing and the planning of events. When she’s not working you can find her reading, baking, exploring the outdoors or enjoying quality time with friends and family.