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The success of an organization is no longer measured solely by its financial results: leaders must also know how to respond to issues of climate change, workforce diversity, supply chain ethics, and economic inequality along with identifying growth threats and prioritizing trust.
The next several episodes of the Shift podcast will take the form of a mini-series titled CEO Viewpoints.
The series explores Canadian insights from PwC’s 25th Annual Global CEO Survey to help leaders uncover the best strategies for a smooth transition.
CEO Viewpoints Episode 4: Boldly stepping forward on the path to net zero (part 2 of 2)
In the second part of a two-part discussion focusing on the path to net zero, host Elliott Cappell, Partner and National Climate Change Leader at PwC Canada, continues his conversation with Jason Storah, CEO at Aviva Canada. Elliott and Jason discuss strategies for inspiring Canadian leaders to take action, the importance of leading by example and more.
00:00 - Elliott’s introduction to CEO Viewpoints and Jason Storah00:57 - Jason shares his perspective on what is holding Canadian CEOs back when it comes to climate change initiatives 04:37 - Jason shares his thoughts on how we can inspire Canadian leaders to take bold action09:16 - Jason shares his perspective on building a unified senior leadership team and breaking down the silos when it comes to ESG 12:04 - Jason discusses the importance of leading by example15:37 - Jason shares some final words of wisdom for leaders when tackling ESG17:51 - Elliott’s closing thoughts and conclusions
CEO Viewpoints Episode 3: Boldly stepping forward on the path to net zero (part 1 of 2)
In this first of a two part episode, host Elliott Cappell, a Partner and the National Climate Change Leader at PwC Canada, sits down with Jason Storah, CEO at Aviva Canada. Together, Elliott and Jason continue the conversation surrounding ESG initiatives, diving into strategies to get to net zero and why leaders need to take bold action today.
00:00- Elliott’s introduction to CEO Viewpoints and Jason Storah01:19- Jason discusses his experience as CEO of Aviva Canada03:33- Jason explains the impacts of climate change on the insurance industry06:18- Jason discusses Aviva’s ambitious climate change goals09:53- Jason explains why he chose to prioritize ESG as a leader12:18- Jason shares key strategies for engaging people within your industry to learn about climate change17:29- Jason discusses the importance of continuing the dialog surrounding climate change in the insurance space18:51- Jason explains how the industry can build back better post-pandemic23:01- Jason shares his perspective on Canada’s role in the fight against climate change24:24- Elliott’s closing thoughts and conclusions
CEO Viewpoints Episode 2: Trust, transparency and making an impact through ESG
In this episode, host Shelley Gilberg, Canadian Platforms Leader and a member of the extended leadership team at PwC Canada, sits down with Rania Llewellyn, the President and Chief Executive Officer at Laurentian Bank. Rania shares her perspective on ESG strategy, transformation, and where trust and leadership factor into the equation. She also shares more about her own career journey, including how she became the first woman to head a major Canadian chartered bank in 2020.
- 00:00- Shelley’s introduction to CEO Viewpoints and Rania Llewellyn
-01:17- Rania discusses more about her journey to becoming the first woman to head a major Canadian chartered bank
-07:02- Rania explains why she believes ESG is such a critical responsibility at the bank, and the specific values she drives forward
-08:46- Rania explains how she and the team decided what to prioritize in terms of ESG strategy
-12:04- Rania shares her perspective on where trust and values factor into the ESG equation
-15:43- Rania explains the importance of shared values in attracting and retaining top talent
-19:10- Rania summarizes her best advice for ESG and values disclosure
-22:10- Rania reflects on some of Laurentian’s recent accomplishments that she’s most proud of
-23:23- Shelley’s closing thoughts and conclusions
CEO Viewpoints Episode 1: Driving business transformation through ESG
This new podcast mini-series is dedicated to discussing Canadian insights from PwC’s 25th Annual Global CEO Survey. Environment, social and governance, known as ESG, has risen to the top of the CEO agenda today as a key component of transformation. The success of an organization is no longer measured solely by its financial results: leaders must also know how to respond to issues of climate change, workforce diversity, supply chain ethics, economic inequality and much more. In the first episode of the CEO Viewpoints podcast series, host Shelley Gilberg, PwC Canada Partner and ESG Markets and Consulting Leader, sits down with Heather Chalmers, the President and CEO of GE Canada, to discuss why ESG is the biggest transformational opportunity of our time, how leaders can take bold actions to reach sustained outcomes, and Canada's path to net zero.
-00:00- Shelley’s introduction to CEO Viewpoints and Heather Chalmers
-01:29- Heather shares more about her career background
-03:30- Heather explains why ESG is more important now than ever before
-07:59- Heather shares advice on how organizations can position themselves for that long-term growth when it comes to ESG and net zero
-12:12- Heather shares her perspective on why we need to reimagine collaboration to reach our goals
-15:02- Heather expands on GE’s approach to ESG investing and how they measure success
-17:02- Heather describes the process of getting started with ESG reporting
-20:08- Heather shares some final advice for organizations across Canada to take away
-21:33- Shelley’s closing thoughts and conclusions
Valuing customer experience and helping Canadians make better choices
A conversation with John Bayliss, Executive Vice President and Transformation Officer at Walmart Canada, where we discuss Walmart’s commitment to innovation and digital transformation.
Personalizing your HR technology transformation with change champions
In this episode, we sit down with Kelly Taylor, Senior Director People Ops from the LCBO, to discuss the LCBO’s 3 year HR Transformation. Kelly shares a few of the challenges seen, as well as critical success factors in this transformation. Ultimately supporting their journey towards creating excellence in their employee experience.