Community Events

Centre for Corporate Sustainability (CCS)

Thanks to the generous donations from our sponsors, the Centre for Corporate Sustainability currently hosts two seminar series through the academic year: Center for Corporate Sustainability Seminar Series and the Enbridge Research-In-Action Seminar Series.

The Centre for Corporate Sustainability Series

Sustainable Finance in a Post-Pandemic World, July 7th 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

The Enbridge Research-in-Action Seminar Series

Adjusting to a Post-COVID-19 Reality: Finding Your Pathway to Recovery and Growth, May 20th, 2020

A webinar that provides evidence-based insights on managing the post-crisis recovery and growth for business owners and managers drawing from rigorous research and global best management practices. A discussion on the practical insights that the complexity theory teaches us about thriving on major environmental jolts, as well as lessons of the Chinese business adaptation to the post-COVID-19 reality.


Oleksiy (Oleks) Osiyevskyy, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Haskayne School of Business