ESG Spring Conference – The sustainability challenge in regulation & business: instruction, amplification, and collaboration | BCom Occupation Portal

The ESG Spring Convention is hosted by the CIBC Office of Sustainable Finance under the auspices of McGill’s Sustainable Development Initiative (SGI) and McGill Small business Law System. 

This convention will unite business college deans, industry professionals, associates from banking, finance, and law corporations, as perfectly as instructional institutions which include CEGEPs, higher universities, and neighborhood businesses. Jointly, they will engage in discussions on the urgent problem of enhancing the usefulness and universality of ESG procedures by collaborative, community-centered initiatives.


  • 08:20 –  Registration 
  • 08:40 – Welcome Remarks: Professor Peer Zumbansen, Director McGill Business enterprise Law System, Tutorial Direct, SGI CIBC Workplace of Sustainable Finance, Desautels Faculty of Management  
  • 09:00 –  Panel I: Sustainability Activism and the Importance of Visibility – The Part of Law Firms, Companies and Stakeholder Teams in advertising and marketing Climate Modify Mitigation 
    • Panelists: 
      • Harrison (“Harry”) Myles, Goldblatt Partners, LL.P. Toronto 
      • Haley Czarnek, Law Students for Climate Accountability (LSCA) [remotely] 
      • Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Visiting Chair in Sustainable Growth Legislation and Coverage, University of Cambridge [remotely] 
      • Noah Stern, CEO Mooseknuckles, Canada 
      • Kevin Thomas, Shareholder Affiliation for Exploration and Schooling (SHARE) 
    • Moderator: 
      • Shivani Salunke, DCL/PhD Candidate, McGill College, Faculty of Regulation
  • 10:15 – Espresso Break 
  • 10:30 –  Panel II: Sustainability Finance, Reconciliation and Indigenous Communities – Earning Session and Consensus a Fact in Today’s Sustainable Finance Jobs 
    • Panelists: 
      • Aaron White, Head of Indigenous Finance, CIBC  
      • Jaimie Lickers, Senior VP, Indigenous Markets, CIBC [remotely] 
      • Geordie Hungerford, Chief Government Officer of the Initially Nations Fiscal Administration Board [remotely]  
      • Klaus Ludwig Schilling Maciel, Latin American Local weather Attorneys Initiative for Weather Motion (LACLIMA)  
      • Yvan Dude Laroque, Larocque Business enterprise Legislation, Winnipeg 
      • Luisa Castañeda-Quintana, DCL/PhD prospect, Vanier Scholar, McGill Faculty of Law [remotely] 
    • Moderator:
      • Peer Zumbansen, Director, Business Regulation Platform, McGill Law, CIBC Business office of Sustainable Finance 
  • 12:00 – Lunch  
  • 13:30 – Panel III: Sustainability Curriculum Design Throughout Generations – Educating the Subsequent Generation 
    • Panelists: 
      • Mark McGuire, John Abbott College  
      • Gracie Diabo, Loran Scholar, McGill University, School of Engineering  
      • Geoff Garver, Law and Governance Direct, Leadership for the Ezozoic  
      • Hannah West, JD cand. ’24, University of Toronto, School of Law, Member, UofT Regulation Union  
      • Olaf Weber, CIBC Chair in Sustainable Finance, Schulich School of Enterprise, York University Toronto  
      • Glen Dowell, S.C. Johnson College of Business enterprise, Cornell University 
    • Moderator: 
      • Ella Johnson, Co-Editor in Chief, McGill Sustainable Progress Law Journal 
  • 15:00 – Espresso Split
  • 15:15 – KEYNOTE Tackle: Climate Adjust, Sustainability and 21st Century Organization College Education 
    • Keynote Speaker: Dean Andrew Karolyi, SC Johnson University of Small business, Cornell University 
    • Introduction: Daniel Tsai, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Queens Smith University of Small business, Senior Fellow, McGill Enterprise Legislation Platform 
  • 16:00 – DEANS’ Panel: “Sustainability as Academic Problem” – The Spot of Business Faculties in Shifting Mindsets and Training the Following Generation” 
    • Dean Wanda Costen, Smith University of Company, Queens University
    • Dean Detlev Zwick, Schulich School of Enterprise, York University
    • Dean Andrew Karolyi, SC Johnson University of Small business, Cornell College
  • 16:55 – Conclusions 
  • 17:00 – Closing