Our Mission

We analyze the organizational issues in depth in order to find the necessary strategic levers, in an insightful and courageous way. We bring the right people together to revisit the management practices and drive the transformation for both the strategy and the operational side. We work with our clients to develop their capabilities that will allow their organizations to gain a lasting advantage, seize new opportunities and improve their overall performance.
Let's shape the future, together.

Our Vision

We wish to be a partner of choice with organizations that adopt a business model and management practices in line with the realities of the 21st century.
We want a future where organizations take better care of their societal responsibilities and contribute to the concrete sustainability of our planet.
We strongly believe that they have the capacity to transform themselves and to better understand the impacts of their activities to act more responsibly so that they fly to markets of a more sustainable economy.

Our Values

Pursuing excellence through action
Creating value for our customers and their stakeholders
Build on a collaborative approach
Act with integrity and rigour

COESIO was founded in 2013 in Montreal and offers consulting services in corporate social responsibility to organizations across Quebec, in Canada and internationally.

Francine Craig and Charles Duchesne launched COESIO in the wake of the BNQ 21000 project, and the firm has become a key player in Quebec in the fields of strategic planning and sustainable development management.

The challenge of transitioning to a sustainable development paradigm is to rethink the relationship between human beings and nature, an aspiration shared by a growing number of individuals. These citizens are taking a critical look at a development model that too often damages the ecological balance and leaves the majority of humanity living in poverty.


Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Bruntland Report (Our Common Future), 1987

This concept stems from a scientific consensus stating that we cannot continue to grow endlessly, that we need to address the shortcomings of a development model that focuses on economic growth only to a limited extent on environmental and societal considerations, and that we need to reconsider our ways of doing things and making decisions with regard to their impact on the survival of species and human beings on a planet with limited resources.

We must therefore take action and reconsider our practices according to three essential priorities:

  • Maintaining the integrity of the environment to ensure the health and safety of human communities and preserve life-sustaining ecosystems;
  • Ensuring social equity to enable the full development of all women and men, the development of communities and respect for diversity;
  • Pursuing economic efficiency to create an economy that is innovative, prosperous as well as environmentally and socially responsible.


At COESIO, we aspire to accompany leaders in the transformation process of their organizations, so they can contribute actively towards the challenges of the 21st century.

Our team of experts and partners work closely with leaders and organizations to implement best management practices at both the strategic and operational levels. Our interventions integrate the principles of all major international standards and guidelines for sustainable development and corporate responsibility. As a training organization accredited by the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail, the courses, personalized coaching programs and multiple workshops offered by our experts offer based on the highest quality standards.

Our resources have recognized expertise in the implementation of ISO 26000 – Guidance on Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Standard BNQ 21000 – Guidelines for the Implementation of Principles for Management of Enterprises and Other Organizations from the Bureau de Normalisation du Québec, as well as other resulting standards. We are qualified to produce extra-financial reports following the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Our development work has also led us to produce, in collaboration with ECOCERT CANADA, the 4-level certification specifications of the ECORESPONSIBLE Program from the Conseil des industries durables (CID). We have also developed the official curriculum, the ECO Methodology, as well as the set of tools, training workshops and content that facilitates the achievement of the certification criteria. We also work within the context of responsible purchasing policies, both with clients and their suppliers, and we are members of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council.

COESIO is also composed of experienced CID EXPERTS and specializes specializes in supporting companies in their efforts to obtain the ECORESPONSIBLE certification.


Charles Duchesne

COESIO's main focus is to support managers and organizations wishing to meet the challenges of the economy and to become the leaders of today and tomorrow with confidence. Our clients understand the value of our services and expertise to support them in the long-term.

Our community involvement

Sustainable Montréal 2016-2020
COESIO is a partner in the City of Montreal's Sustainable Development Plan for 2016-2020 and voluntarily implements initiatives to contribute to the Plan's objectives.
Fondation Papillon
Our team is involved in the annual clean-up of the Camps Papillon.

Yearly carbon offsets of our transportation emissions

Our team at COESIO does everything in its power to minimize the environmental impact of transportation to and from our clients. We use public transportation and bicycles for our local trips and prefer to take the train and bus for longer distances. We are also equipped with the necessary technology to carry out our interventions remotely.

Each year, we compensate for all the GHG emissions that we were unable to avoid, in order to reduce our environmental footprint.

We do this by purchasing carbon offsets through the following two initiatives:

Carbone boréal's Research plantations
Carbone boréal is both a greenhouse gas offset program, through tree planting, and a research project led by researchers at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. The forest sector can play a significant role in mitigating global warming. Today, forests capture (sequester) the equivalent of 25% of human-caused emissions. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimated that up to 15% more could be sequestered by forests with moderate efforts. The Carbone boréal project aims at establishing research forests, in collaboration with Québec’s Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, while respecting forest ecosystems and boreal biodiversity.
Scol'ERE Scholarship through the purchase of educational carbon credits
Offsetting through the purchase of Educational Carbon CreditsMD from the Scol'ERE Carbon Exchange is to promote and make available a creative educational program on environmental responsibility in the elementary schools of Quebec.
  • Becoming aware of your carbon footprint and offsetting it with avoided GHG emissions
  • Promoting an educational program on environmental responsibility in Quebec elementary schools
  • Being part of a society committed to a more sustainable, local and responsible consumption
  • Committing to reduce its carbon footprint (Je m'engage)

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