CGIC Ontario Branch CPD Webinar – Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) – Reshaping Corporate Governance in the 21st Century
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 1:00 pm ET
Guest Speaker: Michael Taylor, Partner, 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.