Angie Redecopp, MBA
I am a corporate lawyer turned academic. I am bringing together my law, business and international human rights passions and experiences in the classroom, in my research and in my other professional activities.
I spent over 10 years practicing corporate law and securities law in Calgary – initially with what is now Norton Rose Fulbright and then with Borden Ladner Gervais. I was also a small business owner both before practicing law and in between law firms. I then worked with International Justice Mission, an international NGO that does human rights work in developing countries. IJM focuses on such issues as forced labour, sex trafficking, illegal detention and property grabbing and seeks to strengthen public justice systems around the world. My work included leading insight trips with Canadians (some with students through travel studies at Ambrose) to learn about human rights and other international development work in Thailand, Cambodia, Rwanda, Uganda, Bolivia, Guatemala and El Salvador.
I joined Ambrose full time in 2015 but have been a sessional instructor since 2012. I teach in the business program (business law, business ethics & corporate governance, business strategy, introductory economics) and international development minor (intermediate international development, human trafficking). Ambrose University's business program focuses on business for more than just profit - better business and better society. My research focuses on business and human rights - as it relates to supply chain and corporate governance. I also co-chair the Soul of the Next Economy Forum, an event hosted at Ambrose that brings together business leaders, academics and those in the non-profit sector to work together towards better business and better society.
My husband, our two teenage kids and I enjoy sports and the outdoors, participate in our community and volunteer at our church.
MBA (University of Calgary)
LLB (University of Calgary)
BEd (University of Calgary)
PhD in progress with University of Salford in Manchester, England. Business and human rights in the Canadian supply chain – case studies on Canadian-based companies as they move from policy to practice.
Articles in progress:
- Shareholder primacy: Why do we still treat profits as the primary proxy for best interests of the Corporation? Analysis of Canadian case law, legislation, history, and literature with brief consideration of international treatment.
- Canadian business & human rights litigation – Analysis of Canadian case law and developing substantive arguments for parent liability.
- Case for supply chain legislation in Canada – Analysis of proposed Canadian bill, previous initiatives, and corporate involvement in comparison with existing legislation in other jurisdictions, with a focus on government procurement, customs, and trade.
Scholarly & Professional Activity
Justice lectures, sermons or speaking engagements on behalf of International Justice Mission include: chapels at King’s University, Prairie Bible College and Ambrose University, sermon at Drumheller Grace Lutheran, presentation at Alberta Missionfest, lecture at Bow Valley College, presentation to Christian Legal Fellowship (Calgary) and numerous other presentations and workshops.
- Seek Justice Summit – Calgary – March 2018 – Fighting Slavery in the Supply Chain
- Seek Justice Summit – Calgary – March 2019 – Sex Trafficking and Beyond
- Retail Council of Canada – June 2019 – Canadian Snapshot on Responsible Sourcing & Responsible Business
- Calgary Logistics Council – December 2017 – Humanity in the Supply Chain
Legal Publications & Presentations
- Presenter at Borden Ladner Gervais, Toronto Stock Exchange and other legal conferences and workshops
- Contributor & co-author of securities & capital markets client bulletins – 2007-2011
- Co-author of charities client bulletin - 2011
- Contributor to investment management client bulletins – 2009-2011
- Co-author of “Securities Class Actions - Investor Power on the Rise?” – 2003
Academy of Management
Academy of Legal Studies in Business (and Canadian regional)
Institute of Corporate Directors
Past member of the Alberta Law Society and the Canadian and Calgary Bar Associations
Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum
Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association
Centre Street Church – Calgary church - board of governors (treasurer), finance committee (chair), past ministry health committee (member)
Harmony through Harmony – Calgary choral ensemble for young adults seeking to raise awareness of justice issues – past board of directors (member)
Place of Rescue Foundation – small foundation providing support to Cambodian rescue centres - past board of directors (member)
MBA Consulting Alliance – student led consulting agency at University of Calgary – past board of directors (member)
Additional governance work through legal roles with senior executives and public companies’ boards of directors while practicing law with Borden Ladner Gervais and Norton Rose Fulbright.
Institutional and Community Service
Soul of the Next Economy Forum – event hosted at Ambrose that brings together business leaders, academics and those in the non-profit sector to work together towards better business and better society – co-chair
Current Ambrose committees – General Faculties Council, International Learning Committee, Sexual Violence Response Team
Past Ambrose committees – Curriculum Committee, Academic Appeals Community
Current community service – school volunteer, church youth and children’s ministry volunteer
Past community service – minor league sports coach, non-profit event volunteer, foster parenting, pro bono legal work for Calgary organizations, law firm led volunteer initiatives and committees, other church and school volunteer roles
Recent Conference Presentations
- Canadian Constitution Foundation Conference – Toronto – Jan 2015 – presentation of International Justice Mission paper on property grabbing in Uganda
- Canadian Academy of Legal Studies in Business Conference – Calgary – May 2016 – presentation and paper on global human rights issues and Canadian/US business’s responsibilities
- Canadian Academy of Legal Studies in Business Conference – Toronto - May 2018 - Shareholder Primacy: Why do we still treat profits as the primary proxy for best interests of the Corporation?
- Academy of Legal Studies in Business Conference (North American) – Montreal – August 2019 – With Power Comes Responsibility: Parent Company Liability in Business and Human Rights
- Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association Conference – University of Essex – September 2019 – Implementing Human Rights Due Diligence: Drivers for Canadian Industries
- Ambrose Research Conference – Calgary – March 2018 – Case for Supply Chain Legislation in Canada