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Energy Finance Discussion Group (EFDG) Webinar: Tuesday June 9th - 2020, 8:00 AM. 

Due to the global Corona Virus - COVID-19 - pandemic and the resulting Colorado Safer At Home order, EFDG will not meet in person for breakfast in June.  I am working on speakers for the fall, but will wait and see how things evolve before we decide what to do RE: format in September and beyond.

Christopher Nielsen, Manager, Sustainability for Ovintiv will present:

​“ An Oil and Gas Perspective on the Ever-changing ESG Landscape”

As interest in ESG continues to grow, how can we align investor expectations and corporate interests? ESG reporting requirements are reaching new heights, prompted by climate change risk and investor engagement, yet the majority of investors are not satisfied with the current level of ESG disclosure. So what can be done to close the gap? Christopher Nielsen will address these challenges while also tackling the following questions:

     -   What are the most important ESG challenges and opportunities for oil and gas companies?
     -   How should companies and investors view third-party data providers (MSCI, Sustainalytics) and ESG ratings/rankings?
     -   What can we learn from company ESG disclosures?
     -   What does the future of reporting look like?

Christopher Nielsen is a Sustainability Manager at Ovintiv (formerly Encana) where he leads an international team focused on delivering sustainability strategy and managing ESG risks. Christopher has been with Ovintiv for over 12 years and has successfully managed programs in environmental and energy policy, environmental compliance, health and safety, corporate auditing, and business development. Christopher currently serves as a Board member for the Aurora Community Connection and has previously held volunteer leadership positions with Colorado Youth at Risk, World Denver, and the Colorado Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. A South Dakota native, Christopher has a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of South Dakota and a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver.  When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two small children, skiing, traveling, and listening to live music

Ovintiv is one of North America’s oldest oil and natural gas producers with roots going back to the late 1800s when workers for the Canadian Pacific Railway drilling a water well discovered natural gas. Today, Ovintiv is a leading North American energy producer focused on developing its multi-basin portfolio of oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas producing plays. Ovintiv has a multi-basin portfolio with scale, anchored by large, contiguous positions in the heart of the Permian and Anadarko basins, and the Montney in Canada, in addition to other positions in several high-quality plays including the Bakken, Duvernay, Eagle Ford, and Uinta basins.

This should be an interesting and timely presentation.  Please join us to hear Christopher’s perspective on the ESG environment, especially as we head into uncharted economic times!

Please use the Visit My Store button to register  before Friday June 5th, close of business, and I will send you a link with an invitation to the conference on Monday morning prior to the talk.

​Sincerely Andy Logan 
Coordinator:  Energy Finance Discussion Group
(303)-278-3378