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

  • Confidence

    July 17, 2024

    Fireside chat: Why ESG matters

    Why does ESG matter? MNP’s Mary Larson and Edward Olson discussed this topic and shared insights on key factors in ESG at the Women Get on Board Summit.

  • Performance

    July 17, 2024

    How will the 2024 federal budget impact professionals?

    What do professionals need to know about the measures introduced in the 2024 federal budget? Discover five key areas that will impact professionals.

  • Confidence

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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.