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

Event Description

Join us on June 17th for the 2nd session of the five-part series, ESG in B.C.: An opportunity for a sustainable economy, presented with lead sponsor Bennett Jones and presenting sponsor CPABC. This session will feature guest speaker Stephanie Bertels, Director, Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability, Simon Fraser University.

The Business Council is pleased to share a thought piece by David Labistour which examines materiality in the context of ESG and how organizations must consider what matters, and why and how to report on it. Click here to read more.

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  • Location:Online via Zoom
  • Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
  • Time: 9:00am - 10:45am
  • 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

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.

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: Embedding sustainability through governance, presented in partnership with the CPAs of B.C.

Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 9:00 am - 10:45 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.