Nelson Switzer

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Consulting and Deals


Sustainable Business Solutions


University of New Brunswick, University of Toronto

Nelson Switzer is a director with the Consulting and Deals practice within the Toronto office of PwC Canada. He is the leader of the Sustainable Business Solutions group for the Greater Toronto Area and eastern Canada.

Nelson oversees sustainability and corporate responsibility, which includes strategy and implementation, reporting and assurance, governance, risk management, responsible investing, stakeholder engagement and policy.

Nelson has led the environmental, corporate responsibility and sustainability functions for some of the world’s leading corporations and has advised businesses in the finance, energy, real estate, asset management, consumer goods and natural resource sectors, among others. He is credited for helping these organizations identify, manage and mitigate their environmental, social and economic challenges, enabling financial performance while preserving and protecting the natural and social capital on which our economy and communities depend.

Nelson holds a BSc (Biology) from the University of New Brunswick. He also obtained his MEng at the University of Toronto and was one of the first graduates to complete the Environmental Studies program at the same time. Nelson completed the Climate Change and Finance certificate through the United Nations in 2007 and in 2008, Nelson became a certified presenter of Al Gore's Climate Project and has delivered over 50 presentations to audiences around the world.

Nelson joined PwC in 2012 following nearly 15 years of corporate and consulting experience.