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ESG and Climate Governance in the New Decade

  • 01 Mar 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (PST)
  • Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1B6


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UPDATE: As a result of the rapidly evolving situation and concerns surrounding the Covid-19 virus, we will be rescheduling our ESG and Climate Governance in the New Decade event. The rescheduled date is currently pending, but will likely be in March 2021. 

March 1, 2021 has been set as a placeholder date, however, this date is NOT yet finalized. We hope to share more information and details as they become available.

We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused. 

Trends, Best Practices and Insights on ESG, Sustainability and Climate Governance and the Role of the Board and Governance Professional

The governance field of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and climate change is evolving rapidly and all organizations need to sit up and take notice of the key issues.

Get up to speed in this one-day deep dive with global thought leaders, experts and practitioners representing the full ecosystem around the board and governance professionals, in Canada and internationally.

This program features a full day of expert panels and discussion designed for executives and professionals of all levels and organizations, and will address the following:

  • What is ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) and Climate Governance and how does this relate to the board’s role?
  • What is rising to the board agenda? What new issues are boards facing and why? What can we expect in the coming decade?
  • What are the legal, investor and business cases driving boards to adopt best practices in ESG and climate governance and oversight?
  • What should sustainability practitioners, governance professionals and corporate directors know about ESG and Climate Governance?
  • What practices should competent boards have in place to build ESG and Climate Governance in their organizations from the perspective of directors and corporate secretaries?
  • How is the rest of the world responding? What are international developments and perspectives on ESG Governance and the implications for Canadian governance?
  • How are capital markets making use of ESG information and how does it affect investor decision-making?
  • What do governance professionals need to know about climate change governance?

Click here for the event flyer.

Who should attend:

This session is appropriate for any governance professional, board member or leader who has (or would like to have) a key role vis a vis their board’s oversight and accountability of ESG and climate risks. It is also relevant for investors, owners, and professionals involved in sustainability, CSR, risk, strategy, investor relations, or capital markets who seek to better understand and be on top of this trend.

Speaker line-up includes:

  • Kim Baird, Owner, Kim Baird Strategic Consulting
  • Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO & Founder, Competent Boards Inc.
  • Ravipal Bains, Associate, McMillan LLP
  • Stephanie Bertels, Director, Centre for Corporate Governance and SFU Beedie School of Business and Founder, Embedding Projects
  • Jamie Bonham, Director, Corporate Engagement, NEI Investments
  • Blythe Clark, Engagement & Stewardship Analyst, Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group Ltd.
  • Jennifer Coulson, Vice President, ESG, Public Markets, BCI
  • Roopa Davé, Partner, Sustainability Services, KPMG
  • Michelle De Cordova, Principal, ESG Global Advisors
  • Monika Freyman, Director of Investor Initiatives, CERES
  • Gary Hawton, Senior Director of Client Relations, Sustainalytics
  • Argiro Kotsalis, Vice President, Legal and Chief Governance Officer, Vancouver Airport Authority
  • Carol Liao, Assistant Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC Sauder Distinguished Scholar, Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, UBC Sauder School of Business, The University of British Columbia
  • Margie Parikh, Principal, On Governance Consulting, and Board Director
  • Ian Robertson, Vice President, Director, Portfolio Manager, Odlum Brown Limited and Chair of the Board, Responsible Investment Association
  • Shannon Rohan, Chief Strategy Officer, Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE)
  • Christie StephensonExecutive Director, Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, UBC Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
  • Coro Strandberg, President, Strandberg Consulting and GPC advisor on Sustainability Governance
  • Andrew Sweeney, Vice President & Portfolio Manager, PH&N Institutional, RBC Global Asset Management
  • Bob Walker, ICGN
  • ... and more!

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