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EVENT

The Professionalism Series: ESG and Indigenous considerations

November 01, 2021

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Webinar
Part 1: November 1, 2021
Part 2: November 8, 2021

Connection details will be provided after you register.

Perspectives on Relations with Indigenous Communities, Social and Environmental Responsibilities

All too often, non-Indigenous-owned companies are not strategically positioned to build and maintain the positive relationships with Indigenous governments and communities that reduce social and environmental risk.

In this two-part series, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier will offer a new model for 21st century leadership, and show why issues like the environment, the economy, foreign policy, global health, and sustainability are not separate concerns, but a deeply interconnected whole.

Part 1: Keynote Presentation - Everything is Connected | November 1

With a focus on solutions, Sheila brings the realities of the Arctic―where Inuit today face profound challenges to their environment, their economy, their health and their cultural well-being―to light. The challenges they face are clearly connected to the industries we support, the disposable world we have become, and the non-sustaining policies we create. Because her Inuit culture faces the most extreme challenges of globalization, Sheila speaks from firsthand experience, and couples that with her extensive experiences as a global leader.

Part 2: Panel Discussion – Linking the “I” to ESG | November 8

Drawing on the perspectives shared in the previous session, Sharon Haward-Laird (General Counsel, BMO Financial Group), Tiffany Murray (Partner, Indigenous Law group, BLG) and Chris Roine (Regional Lead, Indigenous Law Group, BLG) will discuss with Sheila the ways that legal professionals can have an impact on moving their organizations towards sustainable social governance. The discussion will tackle questions such as: “What are some of the key ways the Truth & Reconciliation Commission and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples impact Indigenous relations across the country?” and “How can business leaders consider Indigenous perspectives, being mindful of reducing social and environmental risk, as they embed ESG standards into their strategic frameworks?”

We hope that you will join us for these compelling virtual sessions this fall. Please submit any questions you have about the topics when you register and our panel will address as many as they can.

If you have any questions about this event, please email RSVPToronto@blg.com. Please RSVP by October 28, 2021.


CPD information

November 1 Session

BC | This course has been accredited for 1.5 Practice Management hours. Course name: The Professionalism Series: ESG and Indigenous Considerations. Course number: N11012021.

ON | This program contains 1.5 hours of EDI Professionalism content.

QC | Please note, the concept of "recognition" or "accreditation" has been abolished. By doing this, the Barreau is trying to make it easier for lawyers to claim mandatory CLE credits without a formal accreditation process. It is now up to individual lawyers to determine the eligibility of a training activity and to declare the hours in their “Dossier de formation en ligne”.

SK | We will be submitting an application to have this program accredited by the Law Society of Saskatchewan.

November 8 session

BC | This course has been accredited for 1.5 Practice Management hours. Course name: The Professionalism Series: ESG and Indigenous Considerations. Course number: N11082021.

ON | This program contains 1.5 hours of EDI Professionalism content.

QC | Please note, the concept of "recognition" or "accreditation" has been abolished. By doing this, the Barreau is trying to make it easier for lawyers to claim mandatory CLE credits without a formal accreditation process. It is now up to individual lawyers to determine the eligibility of a training activity and to declare the hours in their “Dossier de formation en ligne”.

SK | We will be submitting an application to have this program accredited by the Law Society of Saskatchewan.

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