Stephen A. Pike
Stephen A. Pike is a Toronto-based Partner at the Gowling WLG law firm and is Co-Leader of the firm’s Canadian ESG Advisory Services practice. Stephen advises Canadian, American and global businesses on corporate law and governance, ESG, transactional, operational and risk management issues. He also regularly advises businesses outside Canada on expansion into Canada.
He writes and speaks frequently on ESG issues including ESG and the role of the Board of Directors, and how businesses can address the risk of forced labour and child labour in their supply chains. In March 2022, Stephen appeared as a Witness before the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights to give evidence regarding Bill S-211 Canada's proposed Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act. In late 2021, Stephen addressed the All Party Parliamentary Group to End Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.
Stephen is Co-Editor of ESG in the Boardroom: A Guidebook for Directors published in March 2022 by the American Bar Association (ABA). Stephen holds the ICD.D designation having completed the Directors Education Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management.
Stephen serves on the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Canadian Cancer Society; is a Co-Chair of the ESG Joint Subcommittee of the Corporate Governance and Federal Regulation of Securities Committees of the Business Law Section of the ABA; and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Commission of Jurists – Canada.
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