3B – Environmental Management Systems: The Journey from EMS to Environmental, Social, Governance

May 11 – Course agenda

Course Description

This popular CANECT course led by environmental management expert Randy Sinukoff of Stantec Consulting Ltd., investigates the environmental aspects, impacts, risks and opportunities associated with making an EMS more resilient. Learn about Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), including the benefits and challenges associated with it, including practical case studies.

Attend this course to learn how these strategies can help you and your organization save time and money while increasing effectiveness.

Course Chair

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Randy Sinukoff, Senior Associate, Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Guest Speakers

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  • Sid Baksh, Senior Project Manager, ADEC Innovations
  • Janet Bobechko, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Vince Chiricosta, B. Eng, MBA, Contract Manager, Veolia Resource Solutions / Total Waste Management
  • Kelly Deeton, Director, Environmental and Operational Sustainability, Legal and Regulatory Compliance, BMO Financial Group
  • Michael DeWit, ICF Consulting
  • Peter Hitchen, CM, P.Mgr, General Manager, Veolia Resource Solutions / Total Waste Management
  • Stella Karnis, Senior Director, Environment, CN Rail

Course begins 9 AM

Welcome and Introduction

EMS as a Foundational System
  • From a new concept to a commodity
  • Is an EMS still relevant
  • Risks and opportunities – focused improvements

Speaker: Randy Sinukoff, Stantec Consulting Ltd.


 Context of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
  • 30 years of sustainability – 1992 Rio Declaration to ESG today
  • ESG alphabet soup (approaches): What matters?
  • Materiality, outreach, data, validation /verification / assurance, reporting
  • Managing the minefields / processes / pitfalls

Speaker: Michael DeWit, ICF Consulting


EMS and ESG: How These Work Together to Ensure Environmental Leadership
  • The journey
  • Freedom within framework
  • Engagement and culture change versus ratings

Speaker: Stella Karnis, Senior Director, Environment, CN Rail


ESG Legal Aspects

Speaker: Janet Bobechko, Partner, WeirFoulds


Practical Applications
1. Case Study (Finance) – One bank’s net-zero journey through the ESG lens
  • Decarbonization efforts throughout the value chain
  • Material issues
  • Risks and opportunities, goals and targets

Speaker: Kelly Deeton, Director, Environmental and Operational Sustainability, Legal and Regulatory Compliance, BMO Financial Group

2. Case Study (Industry) – Entering the World of ESG
  • Developing baselines and goals
  • Determining brand priorities today and for the future
  • Building and sustaining an ESG culture

Speaker: Sid Baksh, Director, Neuvero EIS Limited

3. Case Study (Services) – ESG – Environmental Triple Win (Water/Energy/Waste)
  • Public environmental sustainability goals for energy, water and waste
  • Total waste management and achieving goals
  • Interconnectivity of waste / water / energy management

Speakers: Vince Chiricosta, Contract Manager, and Peter Hitchen, General Manager, Veolia Resource Solutions


EMS and ESG – The Perspective of Interested Parties
  • Interactive Panel Discussion

Panelists:

  • Vince Chiricosta, Veolia Resource Solutions / Total Waste Management
  • Kelly Deeton, BMO Financial Group
  • Michael DeWit, ICF Consulting
  • Peter Hitchen, Veolia Resource Solutions / Total Waste Management
  • Stella Karnis, CN Rail
  • Randy Sinukoff, Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Positioning for the Future
  • Certainties and uncertainties
  • What to do and when
  • Maintaining confidence in your systems

Speaker: Randy Sinukoff, Stantec Consulting Ltd.


Question and answer period

Course ends 4:30 PM

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