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

Event Description

Watch all the past ESG in B.C. sessions here.

Starting on May 17th, the Business Council of B.C., will launch a five-part series, ESG in B.C.: An opportunity for a sustainable economy, with lead sponsor Bennett Jones.

Register today for the kick-off event which will feature Nigel Topping, U.K.'s High-Level Climate Action Champion ahead of U.N. Climate Talks at COP26, taking place in Glasgow later this year. Nigel will discuss the U.N.'s Race to Zero campaign and shifting global climate expectations ahead of COP26. The event will also include a panel discussion on shifting global investor expectations featuring speakers from BlackRock, the B.C. Investment Management Board and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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  • Location:Online via Zoom
  • Date: Monday, May 17, 2021
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • BCBC Member Tickets:
    • Single Event Ticket:
      $15 + GST
    • Full Series (5 Events) Ticket:
      $40 + GST
    Non Member Tickets
    • Single Event Ticket:
      $30 + GST
    • Full Series (5 Events) Ticket:
      $80 + GST

Schedule of Events

Over the next six months, BCBC will convene global and national leaders, industry, government decision makers, Indigenous leaders, and policy experts to examine problems, evaluate opportunities and define a path forward, together. Through the series' events, complementary publications, commentary and case studies, ESG in B.C., will feature diverse interests to explore the progress and possibilities for B.C., the forces driving the evolving framework, and the implications for business, supply chains, talent and investors.

The series will consist of five virtual sessions, each focusing on different aspects and opportunities of ESG.

Registration is now open for the full series, or for single tickets for the launch event on May 17th.

Launch Event: ESG in B.C., featuring series lead sponsor Bennett Jones and guest speaker, Nigel Topping, U.K.'s High Level Climate Action Champion

Monday, May 17, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (PST)

Session 2: ESG: Governance, measurement and reporting, presented in partnership with the CPAs of B.C.

Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am (PST)

Session 3: ESG: Meaningful engagement: People, purpose and community impact, presented in partnership with 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)

All ticket sales are final and non-transferrable. Please contact for any questions.

In an effort to support net-zero goals, the ESG in B.C. series will be carbon neutral through the purchase of carbon off-sets sponsored by Wheaton Precious Metals.

If you are a BCBC Member, please check your email for member pricing or email for the promo code. Please find the full list of BCBC members here.