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Why Choose Crane & Derek De Biasio?

About Crane

Vancouver-based management consulting firm that has undertaken over 160 consulting assignments, mainly in the areas of sustainability, ESG, decision support, economics, business planning, social impact, policy analysis, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and environmental permitting. 

Assignments conducted for Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations.

Wide-ranging stakeholder engagement and facilitation activities performed for many of the assignments undertaken for public sector organizations.

Derek De Biasio leads the company, and arranges for specialized and experienced sub-contractors as required.

SASB Consultant Program member.

Crane Management's Vancouver office is located on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

About Derek De Biasio

A senior level manager with extensive working credentials in sustainability, ESG, economics analysis, economic development, social impact, policy analysis, government program development and review, strategic and business planning, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and stakeholder engagement.

Company president Derek De Biasio possesses educational and professional credentials from top level institutions, including a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University, a Bachelor degree in economics from the University of British Columbia, a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) professional designation, an Environmental Professional (EP) designation from the Canadian Environmental Certification and Approvals Board and a Gener Based Analysis Plus (GBA+ certificate from Women and Gender Equality Canada.

He has led or participated in more than 200 projects over a 25+ year consulting career.


Possess significant experience with, and knowledge of the strategic business issues of many major Canadian industries, including forestry, outdoor tourism and recreation, clean energy, business software development, mining, agri-food, environmental management, transportation, fisheries and seafood, hydroelectricity, and natural gas. Consulted to large/medium/small companies, to federal, provincial and local governments, and Indigenous/First Nation governments, associations and businesses.


Collaboration always

Over the course of the project, we move from a general articulation of constraints and opportunities to more specific information, all the while drawing upon the diversity of backgrounds, experiences and expectations brought to the table by clients.  They are not just asked to provide their views about project objectives and goals, but encouraged to participate meaningfully in project processes.

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