Delivering Services that Protect our Environment and Prioritize Social Equity and Strong Governance
With the increased interest in the impact of climate change and social equity, municipalities are getting to grips with how to prepare for a more resilient future. The pandemic has pushed ESG themes (Environment, Social, and Governance) to the very top of the agenda. The growing population is now demanding more sustainable infrastructure and resources, amidst economic shortfalls. Citizens are becoming increasingly vocal about the need for municipalities to establish a clear framework for safeguarding economic and social inclusion.
By adopting ESG strategies, local governments can simultaneously create opportunities and investments to tackle sustainability, improve quality of life and pursue smart growth. Municipalities are leveraging opportunities to develop a roadmap for establishing and meeting ESG benchmarks and priorities. Critical to local governments’ success, is their ability to learn from best practice and fulfill their social and economic mandate while accounting for the welfare of all their constituents.
The summer edition of Public Sector Network’s Local Government virtual event series will equip attendees with the tools and insights they need to move towards a more sustainable future and improve economic and social inclusion.
Benefits of Attending
Developing an ESG Strategy for Municipalities
- Creating your ESG strategy, goals and priorities
- Gaining buy-in and community engagement
- Developing a roadmap for adoption, including funding and financing, reporting, governance etc.
Doug Smith, Director of Sustainability, City of Vancouver
The Electric Road to a Sustainable Future
- Business collaboration for environmental innovation
- Exploring solutions to advance environmental sustainability
- Understanding the potential pitfalls to success
Mike Parks, Acting Commissioner of Public Works & Engineering, City of Brampton
Optimizing Your Strategy for Economic and Social Inclusion
- How are you embedding diversity and inclusiveness across your workplace?
- What are your short and long-term economic inclusion/equity priorities?
- What strategies are you using to protect the vulnerable people in your community?
- How are you providing new skills training?
- What are your plans to improve access to housing and food security across the communities you serve?
Raphael Costa, Director, Economic Development, City of Vaughan
Jodie Koch, Director, Talent and Diversity, City of Hamilton
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