Over the past number of years, companies in the oil and gas sector have been heavily scrutinized in relation to their environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) performance. With the ESG landscape evolving at a rapid pace, this scrutiny is intensifying, as is the potential for legal exposure and liability. Institutional investors, financial institutions and private equity are increasingly allocating capital and making investment decisions based on companies’ ESG performance. As such, it has never been more important for companies in the oil and gas sector to develop and implement robust ESG strategies. The time to act is now.
This one-hour webinar is catered specifically to companies in the oil and gas industry and will be presented by our ESG team, who have extensive experience developing ESG strategies in the energy and mining sectors. Recognizing the important role oil and gas will play in Canada’s energy future, our team will provide an overview of ESG and discuss key trends, issues and considerations that will help your business navigate this complex topic, and do so successfully.
- The history of ESG
- Why is ESG important?
- Hierarchy of ESG guidance (common frameworks, standards, metrics)
- ESG issues and considerations for the Oil and Gas industry
- Key ESG trends
- ESG risks and mitigations
- Webinar: January 25, 2022
- Time: 10 to 11:00 a.m. MST
- Cost: Complimentary
- Registration closes: January 24, 2022
- This event has been pre-approved for 1.0 CPD hour by the Law Society of British Columbia and 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.
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