Christa Kananen

Program Manager & Consultant

A creative strategist and energetic problem-solver, Christa has over seven years’ experience in environmental compliance and sustainability, overseeing water compliance and stewardship programs at manufacturing facilities across the U.S.A. She is a passionate advocate for sustainability and is committed to building partnerships across disciplines to accelerate results.


  • Sustainability program development
  • ESG disclosure frameworks including CDP, EcoVadis, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Sustainability certification programs Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) International Water Stewardship Standard, Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) ®, and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) ®
  • Implementation of programs to comply with federal environmental regulations including CAA, CWA, RCRA, SARA and associated state regulations
  • Environmental risk and opportunity assessments
  • Auditing


  • Corporate Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Manager, paper mill
  • Wastewater Pretreatment Program enforcement


Bachelor’s degree in geoscience from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay