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Greenwashing Panel Discussion

Location details: This event will be hosted in the Open Learning Lab. The Lab is located in Suite 400, Tower 2, Bow Valley Square (205 5th Ave SW). Tower 2 is located on the corner of 5th Ave and 1 St SW. We recommend using the 1st SW entrance.

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Greenwashing Panel Discussion
Greenwashing Panel Discussion

Time & Location

Jan 31, 2024, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Open Learning Lab, 205 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3G6, Canada

About The Event

Location details: This event will be hosted in the Open Learning Lab. The Lab is located in Suite 400, Tower 2, Bow Valley Square (205 5th Ave SW). Tower 2 is located on the corner of 5th Ave and 1 St SW. We recommend using the 1st SW entrance.

Greenwashing is everywhere. It's in the news, in advertisements, and in frequent debate.

Join us for a panel discussion and solution-oriented conversation to learn about:

  • Types and examples of greenwashing
  • Related and similar terms such as greenhushing, greenwishing, redwashing, and bluewashing
  • Potential impacts and unintended consequences
  • Solutions and leading practices to mitigate misleading claims

We are excited to learn from the experiences of our panelists and hear perspectives from event attendees.

Our panelists include:

Jennifer Ezekiel, P.ENG.


Jennifer is a Professional Engineering with 18 years of expertise in ESG and sustainability leadership, energy and environmental policy, and regulatory frameworks in Canada. She has curated this experience through her work for multinational consulting organizations, energy producers (oil, gas, and renewables), service companies and volunteer opportunities. She has directed sustainability planning and ESG strategic priorities, created robust environmental policy outcomes for energy sector activities, and leveraged knowledge of business development and communications skillsets to elevate these successes.

Jennifer is most known for her ability to deliver precedent-setting initiatives, thriving under the challenges of managing never-been-done-before projects. Through her work in the Canadian energy sector, she has demonstrated her aptitude working with diverse groups of clients and stakeholders and identifying areas of mutual benefit and consensus with these stakeholders—all while meeting environmental and social objectives and increasing industry competitiveness.

As Vice President of ESG & Strategy at CDN Controls and a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Jennifer has positioned CDN as the dominant leader in the energy services sector for ESG performance, driving forward both internal strategy and external ESG-linked services, and six formal Indigenous partnerships. Her passion for environmental issues and strong skill set in collaborative problem solving, technical analysis, and relationship building have played an essential role in CDN’s ongoing growth and success.

Ed Ma, K.C.


Ed Ma, K.C., has experience advising some of the world’s largest technology companies.  When it comes to Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG), Ed’s experience is unique in that he has deep subject matter expertise as a former head of legal with Canada’s largest renewable energy company and as a Senior Strategy Advisor, Energy & Climate Change Policy with Canada’s largest integrated energy company.  In his current role, Ed is the head of legal for Thinkific Labs Inc., a TSX listed company (ticker symbol: THNC), where he provides strategic leadership in the areas of corporate securities law, IP protection, sustainability and ESG.  Ed also served as the Alberta Representative and advisor to 3 consecutive Ministers of Environment & Climate Change Canada’s Sustainable Development Advisory Council; he is an Expert & Advisory Committee member of the Canadian Climate Law Initiative (a partner of the global Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative) focused on mobilizing Canada’s climate governance and policy knowledge, and he is a former director and Canadian Chair of the International Emissions Trading Association.

Baltej Sidhu, MBA


Baltej Sidhu is an ESG Research Analyst at National Bank Financial (NBF) and is based in the company’s Calgary office. In his current capacity, Baltej is responsible for all facets regarding NBF’s ESG thematic Research presence, functioning as a subject matter expert for internal and external clients, while collaborating with the fundamental analyst team and acting as a conduit to the fluid world of ESG. He joined the Equity Research team in 2019 as an Associate Analyst helping with the coverage of a diversified suite of companies engaged in the Energy industry before transitioning to become the ESG Analyst at the beginning of 2022. Prior to joining NBF, he spent time as a Geophysicist with leading organizations focused within the upstream exploration sector of the energy industry with experience ranging from both domestic operations to international. Baltej holds a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics from the University of Calgary and an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University.

Tim Clausen


Tim Clausen joined ATB Financial in June 2023, where he is Head of Risk Strategy reporting to the Chief Risk Officer.  In addition, Tim leads its climate risk function, including representing Risk Management on ATB's ESG Executive Steering Committee.

Tim is a global expert in financial stability regulation, he led international regulatory strategy for the HSBC Group in London 2017-2023 and was appointed as an adviser to the UK government on post-Brexit trade in financial services (2019-2023). From 2015-2017, Tim was an adviser to the Governor of the Bank of England in his then capacity as Chair of the Financial Stability Board.  Prior to moving to the UK, Tim spent 2008-2014 at the Australian Treasury in Canberra where he worked on competition policy, bank policy and led the financial regulation agenda for Australia's 2014 G20 Presidency.

Tim has an Honours degree in Economics and a Finance degree from Monash University in Melbourne (2002-2008), where he grew up.  Tim recently moved to Calgary to raise his two young children closer to the family of his Alberta-born wife... and is slowly recovering from spending the pandemic in a 700sqft flat with a newborn and a young toddler in central London.


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