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Navigating the ESG & Sustainability Landscape Series


Québec City


February 15, 2024

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Protecting the Brand in the Era of Activism

McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to invite you to the next session of our exclusive Navigating the ESG & Sustainability Landscape Series. This session will explore some of the considerations faced by companies in balancing the interests between social activists and other corporate stakeholders. The panel will discuss some recent market developments in social activism, potential sources of liability stemming from social activism, the opportunities and challenges brought on by expressing positions (or not expressing positions) on social issues, and some of the key legal considerations for safeguarding corporate brands when assessing and addressing sensitive public issues.


  • Peter Block, Partner, FGS Longview
  • Robert Richardson, Partner, M&A, Capital Markets and Financial Services Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Tansy Woan, Partner, Litigation, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Bill Zawada, Senior Vice President, Business Development at Laurel Hill Advisory Group

Note: The presentation will take place in our Toronto office and will be given in English only. For those participants who cannot join us in person, please select the webinar option during the registration process. All instructions and information on how to access the webinar will be forwarded a few days before the event.

For information about this seminar, please email [email protected].

This program qualifies for up to 1.5 hours of CPD credit under the mandatory education regimes in British Columbia and Ontario.

Barreau du Québec Continuing Education: This program contains up to 1.5 hours of content. For more information regarding the declaration and recognition of educational activities, please contact the Barreau du Québec.

Time (ET): 

11:30 a.m. — Registration and lunch
12:00 p.m. — Seminar Begins
1:30 p.m. — Seminar Concludes

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