ESG Communications Summit 2

April 26th 2024 in Toronto


ESG Communications Summit 2


April 26th 2024 in Toronto

About the Event

Join Us at Canada's Premier ESG Communications Summit 2 in Toronto on April 26th!

We are thrilled to invite you to the most anticipated ESG Communications event in Canada, the ESG Communications Summit 2. After a sold-out success last year, we are back with an even grander agenda that promises to be a game-changer in the world of sustainability and corporate communication.

Book by April 13th and SAVE $100! Are you a member of IABC Toronto? Contact us today for your 15% discount code.

Why Attend the ESG Communications Summit 2?

  • Unparalleled Insights: Engage with top-tier ESG communications experts from industry giants like L'Oreal, Walmart, PwC, EY, TELUS, Live Nation, Manulife, Hydro One, Volkswagen Group Canada, and many more. Gain exclusive access to their invaluable perspectives on the latest ESG advancements and strategies.
  • Critical Discussions: Dive deep into the pressing ESG trends that shape today's business landscape. Explore navigating ESG in an ever-evolving global environment, grasp the nuances of Canada's ESG landscape, and glean firsthand insights into the transformative ESG journeys of leading Canadian organizations.
  • Master Authentic Communication: Learn to effectively communicate your organization's ESG initiatives authentically, especially in a world where audiences are increasingly skeptical. Discover proven strategies to resonate with stakeholders and build trust through transparent and impactful communication.
  • Navigating Legal Waters: Gain essential knowledge about navigating the legal complexities of ESG communications. Understand the regulatory landscape and compliance essentials to ensure your communication strategies align with legal standards.
  • Harmonizing DEI and ESG: Explore the intersection of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) with ESG strategies. Learn how to harmonize these crucial elements to drive meaningful change and create a more sustainable and inclusive future.

At the ESG Communications Summit 2, seize the opportunity to network, collaborate, and discover innovative approaches to elevate your organization's ESG communications!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be part of Canada's biggest ESG Communications event. Secure your spot today and be a catalyst for change in the world of sustainable communication.

Mark your calendar for April 26th and join us in Toronto for the ESG Communications Summit 2. Together, we'll shape the future of ESG communications and drive positive impact for our organizations, communities, and the planet.


Riannon John Argyle

Mubashira Nusrat Farooqi PRovoke Media's Inaugural Young Changemakers Award Recipient

Emrul Hasan CARE Canada

Tom Chervinsky TELUS Health

Conor Chell KPMG Canada

Andrea Vandenberg EY

Lara Korba Southwest Airlines

Soré Agbaje Live Nation Entertainment Group

James Temple PwC

Maya Colombani L'Oreal

Shristi Ella Husky Technologies

Brooke Tucker-Reid Manulife

Paul Anthony Hamilton LCBO

Jessie Sitnick The Natural Step Canada

Ogho Ikhalo Founder and CEO, AFROdisiac Consulting

Shenandoah Johns West Fraser

Rustam (Rusty) Juma Volkswagen Group Canada Inc

Brooke Graham LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services

Janine Tamboli Maple Leaf Foods Inc

Eric Saarvala Raymond James Ltd.

David Luba tentree



Registration and Morning Coffee


Opening Keynote: 

The WHY of ESG: Navigating Environmental, Social, and Governance Principles
Join us in this illuminating session as we unravel the 'WHY' behind ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance). Delving into the core of ESG principles, we'll explore the compelling reasons for its adoption in today's corporate landscape. Discover how ESG drives positive impacts on businesses, society, and the environment, making it a critical element in sustainable and responsible practices. 
Maya Colombani, Chief Sustainability & Human Rights Officer, L'Oreal


Navigating the ESG Journey in Canada: Current Insights and Future Directions
Join us for an insightful exploration of the current landscape of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) practices in Canada. This engaging presentation will delve into the progress made and the challenges that lie ahead in the Canadian ESG ecosystem, shedding light on the importance of Environmental, Social, and Governance factors in shaping sustainable and responsible corporate strategies. Whether you're an industry expert or just beginning your ESG journey, this session will provide valuable insights into where Canada stands and the path forward to a more sustainable future.
Emrul Hasan, Chief Programs Officer, CARE Canada


Winning with Climate Solutions
David Luba, co-founder of tentree & veritree, takes us on an enlightening journey through the evolution of sustainable business practices and climate solutions. David will share invaluable insights gained from his experiences with tentree, a pioneering brand that has planted over 105 million trees worldwide. Discover how tentree's success sparked a new paradigm in corporate responsibility, leading to the creation of veritree. Through innovative technology, veritree provides a platform for businesses to integrate verified climate solutions into their models, instilling trust and awareness among consumers, investors, and businesses worldwide. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from David's journey and explore the future of restorative business. 
David Luba, Co-Founder & Head of Partnerships, TENTREE


Lunch for Speakers and Delegates


Interactive Panel Discussion: Unlocking ESG Communication Excellence: Insights from the Journey
Join us for an engaging and informative panel discussion where industry experts and thought leaders will share their insights on the key takeaways from their ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) communications journey. In this session, our panelists will draw from their experiences to explore the challenges, successes, and strategies that have shaped their organization's ESG communication practices. From transparency and stakeholder engagement to effective reporting and messaging, this conversation will provide valuable takeaways for businesses looking to navigate the complex landscape of ESG communications. Whether you are well-established in your ESG journey or just beginning, this panel will offer practical insights and best practices to help you communicate your commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance responsibilities effectively.
Tom Chervinsky, Director, Government Relations, TELUS Health
Brooke Tucker-Reid, Global Head, Sustainability Strategy and Reporting (AVP), Manulife
Riannon John, Vice President, Sustainable Value, Argyle
Shristi Ella, Project Manager, ESG, Husky Technologies
Jessie Sitnick, VP External, The Natural Step Canada
Eric Saarvala, Head of Corporate Sustainability, Raymond James Ltd.


Walking the Talk: Proving Your Brand's Commitment to Purpose
Join James for a session that explores the importance of aligning your brand's values with real actions. Discover how to authentically demonstrate your commitment to purpose through practical insights, real-world examples, transparency, and effective storytelling in today's socially conscious marketplace.
James Temple, Chief Sustainability Officer, PWC


Beyond the Hype: Authenticity in Purpose-Driven Branding
Join Sore for an insightful session that delves into the world of purpose-driven branding. Discover the importance of authenticity in communicating your brand's commitment to a greater mission. Learn how to effectively convey your brand's values, backed by real actions and genuine engagement. Sore will share practical strategies and insights to help your brand stand out in a world where consumers seek genuine purpose and meaning in the products and services they support.
Soré Agbaje, Global Program Manager, Live Nation Entertainment Group


Networking and Refreshment Break


 Panel Discussion: Navigating the Legal Landscape of ESG Communications
Delve into the intricate legal landscape surrounding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) communications in this panel discussion. Seasoned experts, including legal professionals with extensive experience, will explore the evolving realm of ESG reporting and governance. Gain insights into the delicate balance between transparency and legal compliance, strategies for mitigating legal risks, and stay informed about the latest regulatory developments. Real-world case studies will provide practical lessons for corporate counsel, ESG officers, compliance professionals, and those involved in ESG reporting, offering a comprehensive understanding of navigating the legal complexities inherent in ESG communications.

Conor Chell, National Leader ESG Legal Risk & Disclosure, KPMG Canada
Shenandoah Johns, Chief Environment and Sustainability Officer, West Fraser
Rustam (Rusty) Juma, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Volkswagen Group Canada Inc.


Harmonizing DEI and ESG: A Unified Path to Sustainable Success
Join our panel of experts as they delve into the critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices. In this insightful discussion, our panelists will explore how DEI initiatives are becoming an integral part of ESG strategies, shaping a holistic approach to sustainable and responsible business. We'll uncover the significance of diverse and inclusive workforces and leadership, ethical governance, and the social impact of companies. Through real-world examples and practical insights, this panel will illustrate how aligning DEI and ESG not only drives social progress but also enhances long-term business sustainability. Discover the keys to creating a more inclusive, ethical, and successful future.
Paul Anthony Hamilton, Former Director Talent Acquisition, LCBO
Ogho Ikhalo
, Founder and CEO, AFROdisiac Consulting

Brooke Graham, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager, LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services
Mubashira Nusrat Farooqi, Integrated Communications Consultant at CAA Club Group


Measuring What Matters: Metrics and Messaging for ESG Success
Many leading organizations have committed to undertaking initiatives that fall across the ESG spectrum. But which ESG/impact initiatives should companies be measuring, monitoring and reporting on? Not every initiative is material (strong likelihood and strong impact) to an organization. This session will explore at a high level how companies can identify the initiatives most material to their organization, determine which metrics to report on, add data control measures to ensure the accuracy of data, and how best to communicate their progress using data and storytelling.
Andrea Vandenberg, Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS), Ernst & Young


End of ESG Communications Summit 2

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