Gaby Polanco-Sorto

Head of Purpose & Sustainability, Gore Mutual Insurance Company

Gaby Polanco-Sorto is an executive strategist with 15 years of experience working in multinational organization across Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Environmental Sustainability, ESG, Community Investment, and Social Responsibility. She has worked in various organizations, including Scotiabank, Loyalty One and Manulife Financialin progressively senior roles. Currently, Gaby is the Head of Purpose and Sustainability at Gore Mutual. In this capacity, Gaby is responsible for guiding Gore Mutual’s efforts and priorities to making a difference in Canadian communities. Reporting to the CEO, she is accountable for imbedding ESG into all areas of our business strategy and for leading the social impact, community, purpose, inclusion and sustainability activities across the organization. She is also active in the academic space, currently as lecturer for University of Toronto’s St. Michael’s College Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Graduate Diploma program, as well as sitting on Seneca College’s Program Advisory Committee for the Sustainable Business Management program. Originally from El Salvador, she is passionate about eliminating the barriers faced by immigrants and refugees. She has held various Board positions with NGOS focused on supporting immigrants and refugees in Canada. She holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.