Jillene Marlowe

PhD candidate

Jillene Marlowe is a PhD candidate in the Sustainability Management program at the University of Waterloo. Jillene’s interest include research on accounting for carbon and improving communication of sustainability reporting methods. Specifically, how to enhance the resources available to stakeholders on the design and implementation of carbon accounting and sustainable reporting within their organization.

Jillene is interested in researching how current sustainable cities report on their carbon budgets and sustainable initiatives. Her goal through her research is to develop recommendations on improvements to the measurement and reporting methods used that increase accuracy, reliability and transparency. She believes the CPA profession can and should play a bigger role.

Jillene is a CA, CPA and has worked in industry over the last decade, both as an internal audit manager and financial accounting manager. During her time in industry she worked in both a municipal and provincial government setting. Her experience as an audit manager enabled her to audit several sustainable initiatives and programs that were developed and implemented. These included assessing GHG baseline reporting, emission reduction policies, LEED certification and controls over tailings ponds.

Jillene has also been a contractor with the CPA program since its inception. Recently she has transitioned into a full-time academic role and will be joining the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland in Fall 2021.

In addition, Jillene obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland prior to becoming a graduate from the Master’s of Environment and Business (MEB) program at the University of Waterloo.

Jillene joined the team in September 2020.