Transformative Sustainability & ESG, a CMR & GLJ Partnership
SARAH SKETT, Sustainability Reporting & Community Development, CMR Consulting
Sarah is a sustainability and community development specialist with fifteen years of experience in research and project design, socioeconomic assessment and reporting, and community consultation and engagement in more than 15 developed and developing countries. She is driven by her passion to collaborate with organizations, local leaders and their communities to build meaningful and lasting partnerships that allow her to better understand and address their needs, and to build strategies that foster mutually beneficial projects, capacity building, and sustainable growth. Sarah has experience working with vulnerable, at-risk, and culturally diverse groups, Indigenous and rural communities, the private sector, governments, NGOs, academia, and international financial institutions in multi-stakeholder projects, some carried out in multiple countries. Sarah leads all ESG & Sustainability Reporting for CMR Consulting and has more than ten years experience leading and managing projects with deliverables from the local to national level. Prior to joining CMR, Sarah was an Assistant Professor in Sustainability Studies at the University of Calgary.
COLLEEN SHERRY, VP Sustainability, GLJ Ltd
Colleen Sherry is the current and inaugural Vice President, Sustainability, at GLJ Ltd. GLJ is a global energy consultancy based in Calgary, Alberta, that is rapidly expanding their advisory capacity in decarbonization, energy transition, responsible production certification, and emerging technologies. In partnership with CMR Consulting, they have formed Transformative Sustainability & ESG to offer an integrated and holistic ESG reporting service. Colleen is a sustainability, geotechnical and business strategy specialist with more than 25 years of operational and leadership experience, largely in the energy and natural resource sectors. Her expertise has supported client sustainability strategy assessment and development in numerous jurisdictions around the world. Colleen holds a BSc in Geology with a minor in Geophysics from the University of Calgary, an MSc in Earth Sciences from the University of Ottawa, an MBA jointly from Queen’s University and Cornell University, and an MSL (Master of Sustainability Leadership) from Arizona State University. In addition to her work with GLJ, she serves as an Academic Associate with the School of Sustainability at ASU, providing online sustainability education to a global student cohort. Colleen is a member of ISSP (International Society of Sustainability Professionals), CSPG, and is a director with CSUR.
Topic: Emerging Trends in ESG
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is an increasingly important topic for business, government and society. The world is experiencing a shift in understanding of how human activities are impacting the globe. Within the context of the Global Energy Show, this new awareness demands that the energy industry further documents its ESG risks but also evolves to maximize its ESG opportunities.
As ESG adoption gains momentum, several trends are emerging that will further shape the ESG landscape. Firstly, we will review several recent and imminent changes to reporting and disclosure standards. Secondly, we will discuss the need to expand the ESG narrative to be more inclusive of the Indigenous perspective.