The Corporate Citizen & COVID-19: Environment and the Corporation

Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST (UTC–05:00)
Public Event: Virtual Event

Presented by CIGI and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre

This four-part virtual panel series is presented by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in collaboration with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa. The series celebrates the publication of CIGI’s newest book, Corporate Citizen: New Perspectives on the Globalized Rule of Law, which explores the legal frameworks and standards of conduct for multinational corporations.

This session examines the impact of multinational corporations on the environment, including looking at this issue from Indigenous storytelling perspectives. Expert panellists discuss how corporations are responding to the growing societal call for climate action and a greener transition to a no-carbon economy. They will consider how government and industry action in the coming months could strengthen environmental justice and shape a greener, more sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Janis Sarra, Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia


  • Darcy LindbergAssistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
  • Sandra Odendahl, Vice President, Social Impact and Sustainability, Scotiabank
  • Douglas Sarro, Bombardier Scholar and doctoral candidate, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

View the other sessions in this series: