Counsel Connects: ESG 101

Event Time and Date

  • November 17, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am


Venue: Online



Many organizations are implementing environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies in order to effect positive change in a meaningful, measurable way. These strategies are particularly important for companies (including Crown corporations), which face growing demands from investors and stakeholders for better disclosure on what they are doing to address material ESG risks

In this free one-hour webinar for in-house counsel in Saskatchewan, Conor Chell and Samina Ullah will offer an overview of ESG strategies, reporting techniques and emerging trends. This is a continuation of our Counsel Connects series.


  • What Is ESG?
  • Why Is ESG Important?
  • ESG Metrics: Commonly Used Global Standards and Approaches for ESG Reporting
  • Future ESG Trends, Topics and Emerging Issues
  • ESG Service Offerings from MLT Aikins

Event Details

  • Webinar: November 17, 2021
  • Time: 10 to 11:00 a.m. CST
  • Cost: Free
  • Registration closes: November 16, 2021
  • This event has been pre-approved for 1.0 CPD hour by the Law Society of Saskatchewan.

About the Presenters

Conor Chell recently joined MLT Aikins from Suncor Energy Inc. (Canada’s largest integrated energy company), where he was Director of Central Environment and Regulatory and dealt directly with numerous ESG issues over the past decade. He played an integral role in developing Suncor’s global ESG strategy, including the development of Suncor’s Report on Sustainability, and he conducted extensive research on ESG global best practices. Conor also recently obtained a Certificate in Sustainable Capitalism and ESG from the UC Berkeley School of Law. Prior to joining Suncor, Conor practised exclusively as an environmental and regulatory lawyer at a large national law firm.

Prior to joining MLT Aikins, Samina Ullah implemented a compliance program as in-house counsel for a global nuclear energy and mining company. Her work included drafting policies and reporting procedures on third-party due diligence, whistleblowing, conflicts of interest, anti-corruption and community engagement. She has also facilitated internal compliance audits for the French anti-corruption agency and reporting for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI). Samina is very familiar with international best practices on compliance, having authored a report on business integrity for an international organization.


Rachelle Klassen, MLT Aikins LLP
Suite 1500, 1874 Scarth St
Regina, SK S4P 4E9

P: (306) 347-8662

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