Sarah Keyes, FCPA, FCA, is CEO at ESG Global Advisors and an ESG and climate change expert with over a decade of work experience as a thought leader, consultant, facilitator, and auditor. She regularly presents to Executive teams and Boards of Directors on the link between ESG and climate change with financial and operational performance and long-term value. Sarah helps her clients establish ESG and climate change strategies that align with strategic priorities, enabling effective integration with existing risk and strategy processes.
Susan Todd is the President of Solstice Sustainability Works Inc. and a trusted advisor to business, government and not-for-profit organizations. She is a valuable resource to innovators, working at the leading edge of several intertwined issues – sustainability and ESG, climate change readiness, and natural capital accounting. Susan is committed to sustainability education and development at all career stages. In 2003 she founded The Accountability Project (TAP) to deliver sustainability management and reporting training based on global standards. TAP trained more than 500 managers and executives from six continents.
Shreya Verma Mair is a Senior Associate at ESG Global Advisors, a boutique consulting firm that is driven by an informed belief that Environmental, Social and Governance issues matter and businesses that incorporate them into their decision-making stand to thrive over the long-term. Shreya has over six years of experience in advisory services, assisting clients in understanding the business impacts of climate change and broader ESG considerations. Shreya has worked with mid- and large-cap organizations, supporting clients with identifying and prioritizing ESG-related risks and opportunities (including climate) and developing strategies that align with organizations strategic objectives in order to drive value. She has deep knowledge on investor-expectations and the rapidly changing regulatory environment on sustainability-related disclosures, including climate.
Prior to joining ESG Global Advisors, Shreya was part of the Sustainability & Climate Change practice at Deloitte Canada. She worked with financial institutions and multinational organizations, providing insights on ESG matters and sustainable investing, assisting in the reporting and disclosures of financed emissions in alignment with industry standards (i.e., the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials), and developing supplier programs for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting. She also supported the development of Deloitte’s global strategy for climate services across all business lines.
Shreya has an Honours Bachelor of Accounting from the Goodman School of Business at Brock University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).
Shelley Gilberg, CPA, CMA, ICD.D, is the Canadian Leader for ESG for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. She has spent more than 25 years in both industry and in advisory services. She has been a COO, CFO, and a Transformation executive delivering on finance, operations, technology, strategy, and innovation portfolios. In advisory services to clients she has led strategy, sales and delivery globally across several industries. Shelley brings proven experience providing clients with trusted advice to enable their most strategic and important initiatives, such as ESG. She focuses primarily on pension funds and private equity, but works across all sectors translating ESG risks and opportunities into measurable enterprise value.
Edward Olson is Leader of MNP’s Environmental, Social and Governance practice. Drawing on more than 24 years of Canadian and international experience through roles in public practice and industry, Edward delivers practical and meaningful business advice to private and public sector clients. He is an accomplished senior leader with a proven track record of driving organizational success through strategic leadership and collaboration. With a wealth of experience working closely with senior executive leadership teams and boards of directors, Edward has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership capabilities and a keen understanding of complex business environments. This now includes assisting his clients with environmental, social and governance sustainability awareness and adoption including identification, measurement, management of material topics.
He works directly with executive leadership teams and boards of directors including industry regulators. He has deep industry experience in utilities, financial services, capital markets as well as government and government agencies. He also has practical business understanding through leading the strategic transformation at the helm of an alternative energy company. He was responsible for assessing the business, political landscape, financial modelling and legal construct for building and expanding the business model. This included working with the respective regulator, developers for designing, owning, operating and maintaining regulated utility thermal assets, and customers to help them address an array of goals from deferred maintenance to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as part of sustainability strategies.
His experience also includes evaluating the implications and impacts of greenhouse gas reductions and the need of clientele to identify the existence of carbon credits for potential sale or offset as part of emission strategies. This included establishing management systems to ensure data integrity of new technology platforms, as well as the frameworks required to effectively manage and report on environmental targets and achievements. Edward currently is a member of CPA Canada’s Sustainability Reporting Advisory Committee, is a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) TC 207 committee on greenhouse gas and climate change management, and is the co-chair of the global advisory committee on ESG for the Praxity Alliance. Edward has and continues to work with clients across North and South America, and the Caribbean.