Jumpstart 2023


Gain a fresh perspective, expand your knowledge on ESG and conflict management, and build the confidence you need to create a positive impact in a new era of ethics at CPA Alberta’s newly minted roadshow talk:  ESG, Moral Polarization and a New Era of Ethics – A Leadership Opportunity for CPAs and Alberta.

Event dates





Tuesday, October 3
Grande Prairie
3:30 – 6:00 pm
MR MIKES Steakhouse Casual
Wednesday, October 4
4:00 – 6:30 pm
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
Tuesday, October 10
5:30 – 8:30 pm
University of Lethbridge
Wednesday, October 11
Red Deer
3:30 – 6:00 pm
 Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer South
Thursday, October 12
4:00 – 6:30 pm
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)


Session Description

ESG, Moral Polarization and a New Era of Ethics – A Leadership Opportunity for CPAs and Alberta 

We have entered a new and morally polarized era of ethics in which the “old” way of managing business ethics, corporate reputation, whistleblowing, disclosure and ESG (environmental, social, governance) is insufficient.

Stakeholders - from employees to customers to investors - have diverse perspectives on what and how much organizations ought to do to address social and environmental challenges, and CPAs in various roles are being called to navigate these complex tensions.

The personal and business costs of moral polarization (the idea that a business or person is ‘bad’ because of their opinions/views) are becoming increasingly clear – not only in our businesses but also in our relationships, schools, and communities. 

With business expertise and connections to hundreds of organizations across the province, CPAs are uniquely positioned to create a positive impact in this new environment.

Using case studies, personal experience, and interactions with leading thought leaders from around the globe, TEDx speaker Morgan Hamel offers an engaging and fresh perspective on ethics, ESG and conflict management to help participants at all levels feel more confident in this new era and more excited about creating a brighter future for our province of Alberta.

About the speaker

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Morgan Hamel

Morgan is the President of MH Partners Inc., a boutique consulting firm that specializes in guiding leaders and organizations through a new era of stakeholder activism. Morgan brings to clients a business-focused, ethics-rooted perspective on reputation management that is unique in the industry. Morgan has a wide variety of experience in corporate ethics (11 years in a large organization's ethics office), academia (master’s degree in Applied Ethics from Utrecht University in the Netherlands), and ethical entrepreneurship (founded an ESG-centric ethical fashion marketing company that generated $1M in responsible sales in its first corporate year).

She is a proven leader and business ethics professional with a strong desire to help purpose-driven companies build trust and long-term value by navigating the new frontier of stakeholder expectations. Key contributions include building an ESG-centric marketing company that generated $1M in responsible garment sales in its first corporate year, managing a global network of ethics leaders in a large Canadian organization, utilizing a unique behavioural approach to teach ethics to CPAs, and giving a TEDx talk that is shown in business classes across North America.

CPD hours

This session may qualify for up to 1.5 Ethics Continuing Professional Development hours.

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