Gaby Polanco-Sorto

Financial Services Executive, Gore Mutual Insurance

Gaby Polanco-Sorto is an executive strategist with close to 20 years of  experience working in multinational Financial Institutions across Environmental  Sustainability, ESG, Community Investment and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion  (DEI). 

She has worked in various organizations, including Scotiabank, LoyaltyOne and  Manulife Financial in progressively senior roles.  

Currently, Gaby is the VP and Head of Purpose and Sustainability at Gore  Mutual Insurance. 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.  

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. Gaby is currently a  Board Member of CUSO International as well as Volunteer Toronto. 

She holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.