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The legal and financial consequences of climate risk are rapidly evolving and involve a complex web of issues that impact most businesses. You need to be prepared with the latest to manage your escalating legal risks and obligations.

Designed for online and led by legal and industry experts, this OsgoodePD program will provide you with the latest critical legal information, practical guidance and proactive strategies to improve how you manage escalating climate risks and responsibilities. You will get a practical summary of emerging legal and regulatory issues, along with a forecast of where things are going to help you prioritize efforts to combat urgent climate risks and exposures.

  • Overview of the latest major climate issues and legal trends – includes practical considerations for properly advising your clients
  • Impacts of climate change on corporate transactions and finance
  • Navigating the evolving roles and duties for corporate directors and officers
  • ESG and human rights criteria and risk management
  • Recent developments in climate change liability and litigation
  • Key factors driving investor expectations and how companies should be responding

Can’t make the date? Online format includes 120-day program access.



  • Judy Cotte LLM, CEO, ESG Global Advisors
  • David Estrin, Certified Environmental Law Specialist, Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

2020 Faculty:

  • Judy Cotte LLM, CEO, ESG Global Advisors
  • Robert Elms, President, North American Carbon Canada Inc.
  • David Estrin, Certified Environmental Law Specialist, Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Murray Gold, Partner, Koskie Minsky LLP
  • Hyewon Kong, CFA, Vice President, Responsible Investing, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)
  • Jason Kroft, Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Mark Lewis, Global Head of Sustainability Research, BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Dr. Janis Sarra, Presidential Distinguished Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
  • Robert Schuwerk, Executive Director, North America, Carbon Tracker Initiative
  • Priyanka Vittal, Legal Counsel, Greenpeace Canada
  • Cynthia Williams, Osler Chair in Business Law, Osgoode Hall Law School


Fees include online attendance and program materials. Please inquire about group discounts and financial assistance.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute a full refund (less $75 administration fee) is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. No other refund is available.

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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Alexandra Karacsony at akaracsony@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

May 5, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
Online - Live, interactive

Online Replay
June 9, 2021
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Online - Live, interactive

Fee per Delegate

$595 + HST

Newly Licensed (2018-2021): $297.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Corporate and commercial lawyers
  • Litigators
  • In-house and corporate counsel
  • Corporate directors, officers and board members
  • Government counsel · Financial and risk officers
  • Securities and investments professionals
  • Pension and benefits professionals
  • Policy makers
  • Environmental lawyers

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