Delyse Sylvester

Delyse Sylvester has three decades of expertise connecting social entrepreneurs with corporate leaders, thought leaders and new media partners. With Ashoka Changemakers, she led over 60 co-branded campaigns with partners such as the National Geographic Society, Nike, GE, the G20, eBay, Google, and the Robert Wood Johnson, Rockefeller and Gates Foundations, raising over $60 million for solutions to social challenges.

Mentored by Nike’s social media experts and the eBay marketing leadership team, Sylvester has experimented with new media and global media. She secured over 30 media partnerships, launched The New Yorker’s first fully sponsored content and designed and delivered a dialogue lab with The Monitor.

As president of Social Currents, Sylvester applies thought leadership and strategic direction across the ENGO “greening the economy” sector. With Natural Step Canada, she co-designs sustainability leadership labs that convene uncommon stakeholders and apply high-leveraged communication strategies to shift the energy transition narrative. She is also an executive in residence at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. 

Delyse is an advisor for the Social Innovation Certificate program.