Communications and Public Affairs

Saphina Waters


Saphina Waters is a Partner based in Victoria. Saphina has extensive global experience in corporate communications and issues management, with a focus on ESG communications. She is a creative and thoughtful problem solver, who over the last 19 years has advised senior leaders, Boards and CEOs of some of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, tech start-ups, non-profits and governments on developing and implementing impactful communications strategies.

Combining strategic insight with deep knowledge of the ESG landscape and social impact communications, Saphina is a natural storyteller, distilling complex topics into compelling narratives. Prior to joining Longview, she led climate communications for Total SA, and was the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) and its billion-dollar low-emissions tech fund before returning to Canada and launching her own ESG-focused communications practice. Fully bilingual, Saphina has been a guest lecturer at ISCOM (Institut Supérieure de Communication et de Publicité) and earned an MSc in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Areas of Expertise

  • ESG communications
  • Corporate and Financial Communications
  • Reputation and Issues Management
  • Stakeholder Relations