Leveraging Technology to Shape The Future
Today's Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are faced with new challenges as they work to implement the systems and processes required to identify, measure, track and report on the non-financial factors of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). CIOs sit at the intersection of their organization's ESG objectives and commitments, financial and securities reporting obligations, and legal compliance requirements (including, human rights, privacy, regulatory and securities laws). This requires a strategic and artful balance of complex and competing demands as CIOs transform their management information systems to meet the ESG commitments and aspirations of their organizations.
Watch this two-part introduction as a first look at how the growing content on this microsite will help you in managing your ESG compliance as well as a foundation of information on the relationship between ESG and CIOs.
ESG & the CIO: Introduction
Part one focuses on introducing ESG and what it can mean for your organization and your information system.
In part two, Radha Curpen details the pivotal role that CIOs play in developing ESG mandates and an organization's ESG journey over short- and long-term timelines. She provides an overview of trending ESG issues in Canada and a look into how to tackle the continuous process of responding to ESG integrations and establishing frameworks.
Modules and Resources
The growing content on this microsite will help you in managing your ESG compliance as well as a foundation of information on the relationship between ESG and CIOs. For your convenience, we have compiled our modules and related insights to keep you up-to-date on timely and insightful items of interest.
Evolving Regulation of Information in Canada
Information systems can unexpectedly evolve or begin to develop bias. As a CIO and organization, continuous vigilance is required while managing information systems to ensure that data sets are not inadvertently bringing a bias into the system. Watch Stephen's module for insight on the logistics of the regulation of information in Canada and the risk of inherent bias that arises within the information system itself.
Evolving Reporting Requirements
With growing focus on ESG, there's been an abundance of organizations proposing various standards of practice and disclosure. While ESG factors are becoming central to many investing and lending activities, there has been a lack of adoption of consistent standards and reporting. Watch Denise's module for a look into what challenges companies will face as they navigate the actively evolving ESG reporting requirements and decide which frameworks and standards to adopt and utilize.
Information Systems, Data Sets and Bias
CIOs are at the centre of change in ESG. They are balancing their organization's ESG objectives and aspirations with changes in Canadian reporting requirements, laws and information systems. Watch as Stephen Burns provides an overview of Bennett Jones' ESG & CIO series—and how it will provide the context and practical information CIOs need as organizations move ahead on their ESG journeys.
Insights for CIOs
Bennett Jones and the Launch of Mondaq's ESG Comparative Guide
October 07, 2022
The inaugural Mondaq ESG Comparative Guide has been launched. Bennett Jones' Radha Curpen is the contributing editor. She and 10 other Bennett Jones lawyers author the Canadian chapter of the Guide.
Federal Government Introduces Cybersecurity Legislation to Protect Critical Infrastructure
June 17, 2022
The Government of Alberta has announced that, pursuant to the Financial Innovation Act and Financial Innovation Regulations, applications to join the regulatory sandbox will open on July 4, 2022.
Privacy Reforms Now Back Along with New AI Regulation
June 17, 2022
If enacted as currently drafted, we anticipate that the CPPA and AIDA will have a significant impact on organizations' privacy practices and use of artificial intelligence.
Managing the Risks of ESG ReportingOctober 19, 2022
With the rapidly evolving landscape of ESG, stakeholders are navigating the emerging legal and compliance issues that arise from the transformation of information management systems. Please join this webinar on the frameworks and key steps necessary to manage the risks of ESG reporting and compliance.
Bennett Jones and the Launch of Mondaq's ESG Comparative GuideOctober 07, 2022
The inaugural Mondaq ESG Comparative Guide has been launched. Bennett Jones' Radha Curpen is the contributing editor. She and 10 other Bennett Jones lawyers author the Canadian chapter of the Guide. Mondaq's ESG Guide initially includes 18 chapters with contributions from pre-eminent lawyers in leading law firms in Canada, U.S., U.K., Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Brazil and more.