Linda Crompton heads a new-generation strategic and management services company that utilizes a unique global partnership model to help clients translate social vision into action. Mindful Networks serves mission driven companies seeking to incorporate for-profit concepts into their business model; social entrepreneurs and philanthropy organizations needing market-led approaches to achieve their goals; and corporations trying to implement shareholder, environmental and socially responsible principles into their corporate culture. Prior to co-founding MNG Linda was the President of the Investor Responsibility Research Center, the world’s leading source of independent, impartial research on corporations and shareholder issues. IRRC ‘s mandate was to help institutional investors, financial regulators and corporations to better understand shareholder environmental, social and governance concerns. Before assuming the leadership role at IRRC, Linda was the founder and president of Citizen’s Bank, making her Canada’s first female Bank president. Linda has more than 25 years of business experience, always maintaining a focus on the nexus between for-profit market-driven enterprise and socially purposive firms. She has served on the Board of Directors of more than 30 organizations, and as a federal commissioner on the Canadian Democracy and Corporate Accountability Commission, which produced the 2002 Report -“The New Balance Sheet – Corporate Profits and Responsibility in the 21st Century”. She has lived and worked on three continents, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, an master’s degree in Political Theory from the University of British Columbia, and an master’s in Business Administration, Environmental Specialty, from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the UK.