CGIC Ontario Branch CPD Webinar – Ever-evolving ESG:  Oil and Gas and Beyond! 


SESSION: Ever-evolving ESG:  Oil and Gas and Beyond!
DATE: Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at 1:00 pm ET

Guest Speakers: Michael Taylor and Miles F. Pittman, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


ESG considerations in corporate governance and the finance/investment industries have gained significant traction. It’s no longer an emerging issue or a trend, but is here to say and will become an even greater focus in the future. There is now a growing consensus among executives and investment professionals that ESG programs create shareholder value, both long-term and short-term. This session will provide an in-depth overview of ESG issues for corporate governance professionals and provide insights about tackling ESG issues in corporate governance programs.





Michael Taylor – Michael practices investment management and securities law. He focuses on the areas of registrant regulation, securities compliance, derivatives registration and documentation matters, hedge/pooled/private equity funds. Michael advises securities registrants throughout their securities registration and compliance lifecycles, including foreign and Canadian advisers, dealers, and fund managers on registration and ongoing securities compliance matters. He also advises both offshore and domestic hedge and private equity funds on the sale of their product in Canada and the regulatory aspects of private placements. Additionally, Michael acts for investment funds and other entities that use derivatives, including negotiating the ISDA, futures, and other standard documentation, and advising on derivatives regulatory compliance matters.


Miles F. Pittman – Miles advises clients involved in energy sector transactions and project proponents on acquisitions and divestitures, corporate transactions, and project structure and development. He has led significant transactions in the upstream, midstream and oilfield service sectors, and has advised on virtually all aspects of the Liquefied Natural Gas value chain. He has particular expertise in transactions involving engineering companies. He has dealt extensively with alcohol regulation in Alberta. He has played a lead role in significant restructuring transactions both within Canada and internationally.



BLG | Canada’s Law Firm
As the largest, truly full-service Canadian law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) delivers practical legal advice for domestic and international clients across more practices and industries than any Canadian firm. With over 725 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals, BLG serves the legal needs of businesses and institutions across Canada and beyond – from M&A and capital markets, to disputes, financing, and trademark & patent registration.


CGIC has been empowering aspiring governance professionals to excel for 100 years. There has never been a better time to be involved in governance and be an advocate for CGIC.  We are a community, and together we will excel as leaders in the practice of good governance for 100 more.

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Apr 26 2023


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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