The Centre for Corporate Sustainability Series

The Centre for Corporate Sustainability Series

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An energy transition is underway across the world and significant climate concerns are arising alongside an escalation in global energy demands. In this context, how can Alberta and Canada as a whole demonstrate leadership in both energy and climate over the coming decades?  What are the capital market trends (ESG, climate disclosure, transition finance) that will reveal opportunities and risks to leaders in the energy industry?  Why is a national energy strategy needed and how does Alberta contribute in an energetic, positive and confident way? What are insights from the Expert Panel of Sustainable Finance report that can enhance our economy? 

This Enbridge Research in Action (ERIA) Seminar that featured guest speaker Andrew Chisholm where he provided insights and guidance for business leaders about Canada’s role in the global energy transformation.  

Speaker: Andrew Chisholm, member of the Board of Directors of Royal Bank of Canada

Moderator: Deborah Yedlin, Chancellor, University of Calgary

Presented on Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Prior to COVID-19, green investment was accelerating, but how will the trend change now? Three panellists debate the big questions, including: Will investor appetite for ESG change? Could corporations rethink their aggressive GHG emission reduction goals? Does COVID change the pace of energy transition? How will sustainable projects be financed?


  • Barbara Zvan, Member of Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance and former Chief Risk & Strategy Officer of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Arlene Strom, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Yrjo Koskinen, Associate Dean Research and Professor of Finance, Haskayne School of Business
  • Jackie Forrest, Senior Director of Research ARC Energy Research Institute