ERS & ESG

Balance ESG compliance with value creation 

The global energy ecosystem is changing. Energy companies in Canada are striving for net zero carbon emissions and making positive environmental and social impacts, all while balancing business objectives with the pressing need to meet investor expectations.

It has become crucial for your energy company to invest in and report on its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives. It’s how you communicate the urgency your organization places on sustainability and how you quantify and validate your sustainability efforts to stakeholders.

With investors shifting to sophisticated screening strategies, you need to provide reporting that adheres to emerging standards and frameworks to earn their trust and thrive in this evolving economy. MNP’s ESG team will combine experience with expertise to help you map your ESG journey in line with best practices, ensuring that you meet your strategic and sustainability goals concurrently.

Insights

  • Progress

    Your farm succession plan isn’t complete until it exists in writing

    The average age of farmers in Canada is increasing. Having a written succession plan becomes more important as you age, to help secure your legacy, protect your farm operation, and reduce conflict.

  • Progress

    How SMARTPro Helps Enhance Practice Value

    Learn how to get your practice into a ready state for a sale with SMARTPro.

  • April 10, 2024

    Unlock board value: key strategies for strong governance

    In the face of ever-present change and rapidly evolving challenges, having a solid board of directors can be a game-changer for your organization.

Contact our ESG Team

Edward Olson

Partner, National Leader, Environmental, Social and Governance

Edward Olson is Leader of MNP’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practice and Leader of the Firm’s Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) practice for the BC Okanagan region. With more than two decades of Canadian and international experience in both public practice and industry, Edward delivers practical and meaningful business advice to clients in both the private and public sectors.

Edward helps his clients with ESG sustainability awareness and adoption, including identification, measurement, management and reporting of financially material issues. He also provides enterprise risk management, internal audit, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, process efficiency, performance improvement and value for money audits.

Edward works directly with executive leadership teams, boards, internal audit and compliance departments, as well as with industry regulators. He has deep industry experience in utilities, financial services, educational services, the public sector and government and government agencies.

Edward earned a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm Co-op) in accounting from the University of Alberta in 1998. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan. Edward is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE). He holds a Global ESG Competent Boards Designation (GCB.D) from Global Competent Boards.