ESG in B.C.

ESG in B.C.

ESG is the latest evolution of corporate responsibility divided into three focus areas — environmental, social, and governance. The goal of this series is to move B.C. forward in our ESG journey.

The exponential growth and desire for businesses to articulate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles and measurements is a rapidly evolving global business trend and represents a significant opportunity for British Columbia businesses, employers, investors, and entrepreneurs.

Launched on May 17th, the ESG in B.C. series will feature diverse interests and perspectives to explore the progress and possibilities for B.C., the forces driving the evolving ESG frameworks, and the implications for business, supply chains, talent and investors. The series will consist of five virtual sessions, written commentary and digital content, each focusing on different aspects and opportunities for ESG in B.C.


Upcoming Events:

Session 3: ESG: Meaningful engagement across communities, presented in partnership Global Container Terminals

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am (PST)

Session 4: ESG: Sustainability and infrastructure, presented in partnership with Deloitte

Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am (PST)

Session 5: ESG: Sustainable investing, presented in partnership with TELUS

Tuesday, October 19, 2021* | 9:00 am - 11:00 am (PST)

*Date subject to change with notice

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Past events:

ESG in B.C. - An opportunity for a sustainable economy

ESG in B.C. Session 2: Embedding sustainability through governance

Defining ESG

Why does ESG matters and how can business leaders drive ESG within their organization? This paper from Bennett Jones takes those conversations one-step further by providing a practical and high-level overview of the legal, operational and reputational tenets of an effective ESG strategy. Download it now.


As part of the Business Council of British Columbia's five-part series, ESG in B.C.: An opportunity for a sustainable economy, Denise Mullen, the Council's Director of Environment, Sustainability and Indigenous Relations has prepared an overview of the ongoing ESG evolution and its emerging impact on today's business landscape. Download it now.

What is ESG? Watch this video to get a better understanding of what ESG is and it's impact on the economy.

ESG Sponsors

ESG in B.C. would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and is completely carbon neutral. The Council will be purchasing the carbon offsets required for the time of all attendees, panelists, and moderators to attend the events and will purchase additional offsets to account for the staff and contractors who have worked diligently to prepare and deliver this series. ESG in B.C.’s Carbon Sponsor is Wheaton Precious Metals.